HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS
"On behalf of Kairangi and Anahera, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the Runanga for the financial support they have received this year to assist them in competing in the Trans-Tasman Cup in Sydney early this year.
He Tohu exhibition hui
Ngapuhi were well represented at the naming launch of the new He Whakaputanga and Te Tiriti exhibition 'He Tohu due to open in the National Library of New Zealand in early 2017. On the 25th of August representatives from the exhibition project team attended a Kaumatua and Kuia hui in Kaikohe to inform and update them about the exhibition. A successful partnership with Maori about this kaupapa is critical. "It means that the Maori side of the story is clearly evident in the exhibition, and Maori are confident that He Tohu has been developed in accordance with tikanga."
The Maori Affairs Select committee heard some strong submissions on Tuesday about Te Ture Whenua bill - including from lawyers who believe the legislation won't solve governance issues over Maori land. All of the submitters agreed that at this stage the bill isn't fit for purpose and they would rather wait until more amendments are made before it goes any further.
Call for institutional racism investigation
Former government minister Dame Tariana Turia is calling for an investigation into institutional racism in the public sector.
When New Zealand was colonised in the 1800s, the ancient Maori practice of moko kauae - or sacred female facial tattooing - began to fade away. Now the art form is having a resurgence. Here's what it means to stamp your identity on your face.
Stronger whanau needed to tackle violence
The chair of the North Island Whanau Ora commissioning agency Te Pou Matakana says the government's new domestic violence strategy overlooks the role whanau must play in addressing the issue.
Indigenous Rights Declaration proving useful
Far north iwi Ngai Takoto marked the start of spring with a walk around Lake Ngatu on Wednesday.
The Iwi Collective Partnership of 14 Iwi tribes is backing Te Ohu Kaimoana's decision to continue court action given the Government's rejection of an iwi compromise over the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary.
The number of empty homes in Auckland and nationwide should get filled immediately with families. This is the message from members of the Tamaki community as they prepare to pitch their tents outside those homes tonight.
Whai Rawa success for all
Ngai Tahu is celebrating the success of its Whai Rawa programme, which helps members save for first home deposits, tertiary education or a more comfortable retirement.