Te Manu Korihi

Non-Maori urged to connect with Maori

There are too many schisms between Māori and non-Māori according to a church leader, who is urging non-Māori to work harder to form positive relationships with tāngata whenua.

Manawatu tribe claims ancient toki

A Manawatu tribe is making a claim on an ancient argillite adze that was found in southern Wairarapa last year.

Call for more Maori deacons

An executive member of the Maori Catholic Council says one way to encourage more tangata whenua into the ministry is to recruit more Maori as deacons.

Church fears the Mass in Maori may die out

The Catholic Bishop in Christchurch is warning that the celebration of Mass in Te Reo Maori is diminishing.

Maori Party says iwi should have right of refusal

The Maori Party wants iwi to get the first right of refusal for all state houses the Government plans to sell.

Settlements 'go some way to righting wrongs'

An expert on the Treaty of Waitangi says Maori culture was ignored, but the historical settlements have gone some way towards righting the disastrous effects.

Emergency housing 'needs strengthening'

The Maori Party is not confident the Prime Minister's social housing announcement will deal with the immediate needs for the homeless and those living in substandard condition.

Mangatawa marae fire devastates community

The chair of Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Incorporated in Tauranga says the fire that damaged one of its marae buildings has left people devastated.

Academic says rates for multiple landowners unfair

An academic says multiple owners of unproductive Māori land should not have to pay their rates while wealthy non-Māori are given rates holidays by councils.

Arson suspected at Tauranga marae

A firefighter in Tauranga says a fire on the Tamapahore Marae last night is being treated as suspicious and could be the work of a serial arsonist.

Drive to get Maori into carpentry

An advisor at Te Wananga o Aotearoa says he is driven to get more Maori and Pasifika people to want to take up carpentry.

Pou vandalised ahead of unveiling

Police are investigating after newly installed pou at Whangaparaoa College were vandalised, putting their unveiling on hold.

Oral history to be used as evidence

A group of landowners against a wastewater plant planned for their land hope their oral history can be used as evidence in an appeal to stop the plant.

Joint effort to prevent kauri disease

Scientists and tangata whenua will be meeting in Hokianga next month to share ideas about how to tackle the Kauri dieback disease.

Cash for kids heading back to kura

A Te Tau Ihu tribe is giving $50 back-to-school grants to tamariki and rangatahi to help pay towards the cost of a uniform, stationary, and school fees.

Theatre practitioners desperate for office

Leading Māori theatre practitioners say they are desperate for an administrative office in Wellington, but efforts to secure adequate funding have been rejected.

Another bid to overturn treatment plant

The Environment Court hearing to stop a contentious wastewater treatment plant going up on land intended as an extended Maori family homestead is underway.

Council supports papakainga development

Auckland's Mayor Len Brown says the council is supportive of papakainga development for hapu and iwi in the rohe.

Auckland Council asks iwi for input

Auckland's Mayor Len Brown says the council has asked iwi around the region to provide a list of what is critical to sustain the survival of their marae.

Crown turns down 10 foreshore applicants

Ten applicants have fallen at the first hurdle in their attempts to gain customary marine title to stretches of coastline.