Te Manu Korihi

Forestry contractors welcome review

Forest Industry Contractors Association president and managing director of Kajavala Forestry, Jacob Kajavala.

The Forest Industry Contractors Association is welcoming the recommendations of a major review into safety and workplace practices in the industry.

Bid to keep Goldie paintings in NZ

Goldie's painting 'Thoughts of a Tohunga, Wharekauri Tahuna' which sold this week at auction for $416,000.

An auction house that sells many paintings by reknowned artist Charles F Goldie says they could be banned from leaving the country in the next few years.

1970s Maori film to screen in Napier

A still from the 1970s film To Love a Maori.

A rarely screened 1970s film by New Zealand's first Māori filmmaker will be revived on the big screen in Hawke's Bay this Sunday.

Hamilton hosts Hapu Wananga classes

Maori baby boy

Young parents-to-be in Hamilton have become the first to attend a new series of parenting courses based on the kaupapa Maori approach.

Iwi criticises process for water issues

The site of the proposed dam.

Ngati Kahungunu Iwi says there is little opportunity for iwi to engage effectively with regional councils on water issues and varying levels of genuine intent on the part of the councils.

Marae secures major tourism deal

Awataha Marae

An Auckland marae says it has secured a deal with a Chinese company to provide Maori cultural experiences for up to 40,000 tourists a year.

Cherrington mourned north and south

Riki Cherrington

Māori at opposite ends of the country are mourning the passing of influential kaumatua Riki Cherrington, who has died at the age of 72.

Chinese park decision upsets marae

Atawaha Marae

A leader at an Auckland marae is disappointed the New Zealand-inspired aspect to a Chinese theme park has been dropped, but is glad the pa hasn't lost any taonga.

Govt calls for hunter patience

The Te Urewera National Park.

The Government is calling for patience from hunters wanting to get into Te Urewera, as Tuhoe works on a review of hunting permits.

NZ theme park ditched for golf course

golf course

A New Zealand theme park in China has been dropped in favour of a golf course, according to Auckland marae which was going to be involved in the project.

Warning of dearer drugs if deal agreed

bottle of pills

Health organisations and medical experts are warning Maori could be put off buying medicines if the Government signs the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement.

Challenge to replace marae buildings

The blaze destroyed the wharenui and wharepaku.

A Northland marae says it has faced continual challenges in trying to rebuild its fire-ravaged buildings including a $250,000 bill to install new sprinklers.

Sovereignty group questions flag funds

flag ang pohutukawa

A Maori sovereignty group is questioning why nearly $26 million has been allocated for referenda on changing the New Zealand flag to be held next year and in 2016.

Māori health fears under TPP

hospital bed

Medical specialists are warning that health outcomes for Māori will suffer a setback if the Government signs up to the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Plea for programmes to stay on TVNZ

tvnz building auckland

A Maori film and television group says it wants broadcasting funding agency Te Mangai Paho to reconsider ring-fencing $3 million for Television New Zealand programmes.

Research unit to identify needs

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An Auckland Maori trust says a new research hub will help the North Island's Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency identify which areas need the most attention.

Violence during pregnancy risk studied

preganant woman in hospital

Pregnant Maori women who experience domestic violence are more likely to face problems trying to get health care, according to a study by researchers at the University of Auckland.

Ngai Tahu confirms role for Wilcox

Julian Wilcox.

Ngai Tahu has confirmed that former head of news and production at Maori Television, Julian Wilcox, is to take charge of its media team.

Maori TV speaks with regional councils

rotorua city

The Rotorua Chamber of Commerce says it would welcome Maori Television if it decides to move to the area, which would be central to Auckland and Tauranga.

Trust launches community research unit

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An Auckland Maori trust says its newly launched research hub aims to find out from the community how to fix social problems such as domestic violence and poverty.