Te Manu Korihi

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Onus on Hamilton runanga to sell houses

Hamilton-based Te Runanga o Kirikiriroa says it must sell most of the 62 houses it plans to build, otherwise it won't be able to continue developing more for people in need.

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Abuse report advocates cultural research

A new report into family violence is recommending kaupapa Maori-based research centres be set up to find culturally relevant ways of stopping domestic abuse amongst tangata whenua.

The Rena ran aground in October 2011.

Iwi leaders give money for Rena fight

The Iwi Chairs Forum has donated $2000 to a Motiti Island hapu which is fighting to have the wreck of the container ship Rena removed from their reef.

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Fishing by calendar could be cheaper

The Society of Maori Astronomy Research and Traditions says it wants to help whanau, hapu and iwi save money by fishing according to the Maori calendar.

Rebecca Burke - always fascinated by Maori culture.

German tourist becomes Maori expert

The first doctoral student from Germany studying at Victoria University will graduate next month with a PhD in Maori Studies. Rebecca Burke first came to NZ seven years ago.

Tame Iti.

Iti wants more debate on anti-terror bill

Ngai Tuhoe kaumatua Tame Iti says the Government has not allowed the public to understand new anti-terror laws giving the SIS more powers, with public submissions allowed for only one day.

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Leaders seek ban on state home sales

Iwi chairpersons are calling for a moratorium on the sale of state homes. The Government is to sell more HNZ stock and expects community providers and iwi to provide housing.

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Big demand for Maori medical grants

Tangata whenua are snapping up grants to study health. The Government says a record 728 students received a Hauora Maori scholarship award this year.

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Maori 'dictated to' through home loan

A trustee building houses for whanau says a home loan aimed at Maori is prescriptive, conservative and dictatorial. The Kainga Whenua loans is a government initiative.

The charter school about a week before opening in February.

Problem charter school review delayed

The Ministry of Education says an ERO review of troubled Northland charter school Te Kura Hourua ki Whangaruru has been delayed - but will ultimately be released.

Diabetics must monitor their blood sugar levels frequently.

Maori using new diabetes service

The Waitemata District Health Board says a new diabetes service at an Auckland-based Maori health centre is drawing in more tangata whenua than the DHB.

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Deadline for TVNZ Maori shows criticised

Maori screen guild Nga Aho Whakaari has criticised state broadcaster TVNZ for what it says is an unrealistic deadline in its outsourcing of programmes Waka Huia and Marae Investigates.

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Possible Te Matawai members identified

An Iwi Chairs Forum member has identified people he thinks should be on a new independent Maori language entity, Te Matawai, promoting the use of te reo.

University of Otago

Uni programme fostering Maori values

A kaupapa Maori programme is helping students to excel in research. Te Koronga is part of the University of Otago and incorporates Maori values into learning. (AUDIO)

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Tribal fish plan 'somewhere in between'

An iwi group leasing its catch quota to a fishing company is agreeing with a call for Maori to step up and seize opportunities in the industry.

 Atholl Anderson

Call for Maori history to be compulsory

A leading scholar in Maori history believes the subject should be a compulsory part of the school curriculum. Atholl Anderson says a Maori perspective is needed.

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First District Court hearing at marae

The first District Court hearing at a Northland marae held last week is being described as progressive and significant.

Pita Sharples.

Sharples disappointed at legal action

Former Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples is disappointed in Willie Jackson for taking legal action against the Independent Maori Statutory Board's selection process.