Te Manu Korihi

Local kuia mourned in Ashburton

Paula Bennett meeting local Ashburton leaders to express her condolences.

The Maori community in Ashburton is mourning the death of local kuia, Peggy Turuhira Noble, caught up in yesterday's fatal shooting at a Work and Income office in the town.

Ngapuhi looking for negotiators

ngapuhi map

The Board steering Ngapuhi's treaty settlement - Tuhoronuku is looking for its negotiators after it inducted its 22-member board and named Sonny Tau as chair.

Preserving Maori Battalion's legacy

The 28th Maori Battalion waiting to move up into the front lines from Gambettola, Italy on 19 October 1944.

The Government is contributing $700,000 to a project to help preserve the Maori Battalion's legacy and lead to new learning resources for students, Hekia Parata says.

Quitline calls for smokefree champion

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An anti-smoking organisation is keen to see who will be the next champion to pick up from Tariana Turia and lead the fight to ban smoking.

Questions over kura board election

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A review of a board election at a troubled Far North kura last year has found some parents and staff did not know it was happening. The Commissioner said he was seeking a legal opinion.

Funding for group fighting for kokako

North Island kokako.

A Waikato conservation group fighting to bring back North Island kokako to Mount Pirongia says it is pleased its efforts will be boosted by Government funding.

Skype used to teach Maori symbols

Anne Rooney.

A teacher in Australia is using Skype to help her students learn about Maori symbols such as koru and poutama motifs. Anne Rooney teaches at Wilderness School in South Australia.

Waikato riverbed claim unresolved

Pouakani has been seeking ownership of a portion of the Waikato River that includes three state-owned hydro dams.

The Supreme Court has failed to resolve a sub-tribe's claim to a section of the Waikato River riverbed, and leaves its ownership in question.

Plea for applicants to be heard in court

Anyone who demonstrates a reasonable interest should be able to be heard, as the coast is very important to many New Zealanders, says Robert Makgill.

An environmental lawyer says it is important for anyone who wishes to be heard in court over customary marine title applications to be given the opportunity to do so.

Maori King discharged from hospital

Maori King Tuheitia.

The Maori King has been discharged from hospital after he was admitted last week as a result of diabetes-related ailments. King Tuheitia left the Waikato Hospital yesterday.

Judge allows group at Marine Act bid

Coastline at Mahia.

A group which opposes the Marine and Coastal Act has been granted permission to be heard on an iwi's application for customary marine title in Ikaroa-Rawhiti.

Group keen to restrict legal high sales

Synthetic cannabis and a pipe.

A Whanganui Maori development organisation is aiming to get 500 submissions on restrict the sale of synthetic drugs in the city.

Turia's successor has 'big boots to fill'

Tariana Turia.

The Maori Medical Practitioners Association says it is watching very closely to see who takes over the reins as Associate Minister of Health after the next election.

Kaipara snapper mutating - NIWAA

Nearly 260 snapper were hidden in the hull of the man's boat.

The gills of juvenile snapper in Kaipara Harbour are mutating due to increased sediment on the sea floor, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research says.

Maori Party aims to lift tertiary access

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell.

The Maori Party says it wants to encourage more young Maori to participate in tertiary education at the launch of their tertiary education strategy in Palmerston North.

Calls for help to clean Kaipara Moana

The Kaipara Harbour estuary

An environmental group that is working to revitalise Kaipara Moana in Northland wants people to take part in a hui looking at strategies to preserve it.

New GM for Maori, Pacific Programmes

The TVNZ building in Auckland.

Television New Zealand has announced that Raewyn Rasch, who has been acting general manager, is now the new general manager for Maori and Pacific Programmes at the network.

Test case for Marine Coastal Area Act

Tamaitemioka and Pohowaitai, two of the Titi Islands south-west of Stewart Island.

A case in which a South Island man applies for customary marine title over two of the Titi Islands will be the first of its kind to be tested in the High Court.