Waitangi Tribunal hearing

Oranga Tamariki's bosses have fronted up to the Waitangi Tribunal today to explain why Māori fare so badly in the state care system.The panel overseeing the Oranga Tamariki urgent inquiry, from left to right, professor Rawinia Higgins, Judge Michael Doogan and Kim Ngārimu....
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'Māori are innovators and it’s time we are recognised for it'

The co-founder of New Zealand’s first period-proof underwear company, Awwa, didn’t plan to start up two successful businesses after she left her career in corporate law.But growing up Michele Wilson knew, no matter what she did, she had to achieve one thing.“I wanted t...
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Ombudsman rules on Oranga Tamariki baby uplifts

Oranga Tamariki has been removing babies from their parents more by routine than exception, the Chief Ombudsman has ruled.Peter Boshier has released a report, He Take Kōhukihuki: A Matter of Urgency, following his investigation into the policies and practices of the mi...
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Māori Women's Welfare League

The strategic partnership is the first between Oranga Tamariki and a national Māori organisation.It already has existing agreements with four iwi, including Ngāi Tahu, Ngāpuhi, Waikato-Tainui and Tūhoe.The partnerships are designed to place vulnerable Māori children wit...
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'Structural racism':

August 5, 2020

Woeful Maori, Pasifika representation in NZ science

Māori and Pasifika scientists have been "severely" under-represented at the country's universities and research institutes – a dismal and continuing trend one commentator says highlights "structural racism" in New Zealand science.A new study, led by Dr Tara McAllister, of...
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Māori cultural performances axed

Auckland Museum is facing a $3 million deficit due to the impact of Covid-19 on tourism, leading to cultural performances being cut.Twelve performers of the arts troupe 'Raukawa’ who delivered 21 performances a week have been deemed “financially unsustainable”.But desp...
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Some home truths

August 4, 2020

about child protection

When it comes to child protection in New Zealand, it is time to lay the corporate warrior and troubled Pākehā conscience to rest, writes Dr Ian Hyslop The intent of this article is to provide some wider background and context to the current critique of child prot...
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More Māori, Pasifika in

August 4, 2020

damp, mouldy homes than previously reported

Earlier this year, Stats NZ released its findings on people living in occupied private dwellings. The information was taken from the first ever nationwide data collected on household damp and mould, gathered in the 2018 Census.The Census asked the degree to which a...
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and embracing his Māori identity

Stan Walker has revealed he was told he had to be "less Māori" to be successful in Australia.The singer and actor, who first made a name for himself when he won Australian Idol in 2009, has climbed the charts on both sides of the Tasman and won eight New Zealand Music Award...
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Restaurateurs in stoush over 'kingi' name

Two of Auckland's hippest restaurateurs have engaged in an online stoush over whether the name of a new restaurant, kingi, is a case of Māori cultural appropriation or merely a shortening for kingfish.Owners of popular Auckland restaurant Orphans Kitchen, Tom Hishon and Jos...
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