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23rd
APR

Labour in shock as Jones calls it quits

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The Labour Party is in shock after the announcement by high-profile list MP Shane Jones that he will quit the party and politics before the next election. He said last night that he had been an MP for nine years “and I don’t want that life anymore”…

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13th
APR

Healing our dark heart

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A historic and unique Treaty settlement with Ngai Tuhoe has laid out the blueprint for the iwi to take self-autonomy of its land and people. An hour down the mostly gravel road that snakes east from Murupara into the mist of Te Urewera’s dense bush you reach Ruatahuna….

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2nd
APR

Large crowd remembers crucial battle in land wars

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Prime Minister John Key acknowledges the New Zealand Wars as an important part of the country’s history but says a national holiday to commemorate them is unlikely. Mr Key made the comments as dignitaries including King Tuheitia, Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae and Ngati Tuwharetoa paramount chief Sir Tumu Te Heuheu gathered yesterday for the 150th anniversary of the battle of Orakau…

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30th
MAR

A 6-year-olds battle with a deadly brain tumour

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6-year-old Iris Pouao from Porirua, New Zealand, has an inoperable and incurable brain tumour called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Diagnosed in February 2014, Iris’ whanau are doing all they can to make every moment they have with her special. Marae Investigate reports.

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11th
MAR

Maoriland Film Festival, Otaki

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HE PANUI TENEI - PRESS RELEASE New Zealand’s new premier film festival devoted to international indigenous cinema will be launched in Otaki on the 26th March 2014. The MAORILAND FILM FESTIVAL runs for four days and features some of the best indigenous short films and feature films from New Zealand and the world. Otaki has some truly unique screening venues including historic Rangiatea Church, Raukawa Marae, the new multi-million dollar events centre Nga Purapura and the art deco Civic Theatre – all of which are being outfitted with the latest cinema projection equipment. Local school children and a team of volunteers will ensure the filmgoer’s experience is memorable; with beachside accommodation for visitors, and the best of fresh foods. A…

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6th
MAR

Iwi wants Tuhoe settlement inquiry

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Ngati Ruapani in Te Urewera wants MPs to launch a full inquiry into the Tuhoe Treaty settlement. A bill to put the Crown package for Tuhoe into law is being reviewed by the Maori Affairs Select…

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19th
FEB

Maori numbers rise in Otautahi

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The latest census figures show Canterbury has recorded big spikes in its Maori population. Between 2006 and last year’s census, the Maori population increased 57 percent in the Mackenzie District, and just over 50 percent in…

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19th

Expatriate Party seeks Maori support

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A Maori rights movement in Australia is taking a cautious approach on a new political party representing expatriate New Zealanders. The Perth-based Expatriate Party aims to run in this year’s general elections, but it’s not yet being supported by the group Iwi in Aus…

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15th
FEB

Compensation bid over Urewera raids

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The family of a man arrested in the 2007 Urewera raids have launched a bid for compensation, claiming police breached their rights under the law. The family of a man arrested over the 2007 Urewera raids say police breached their rights and have launched a bid for compensation.

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15th

Ambush that became full-on battle

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Maori remember a surprise attack on troops in Waikato, the battle at Waiari, which left many dead on both sides. It was February 11, 1864 and the invading British forces advanced deeper into the Waikato heartland, closing in on the Maori King Movement’s agricultural base. But as some troops tried to cool off in a stream in the hot sun, some Maori couldn’t resist the opportunity to have a go at them…

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25th
JAN

Key’s Opinion: Maori better off under National?

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MPs from across the political spectrum have made their pitches at Ratana Pa today with the Government staunchly defending its record and opposition MPs promising to do better. Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader David Cunliffe cut contrasting figures as they addressed the church leaders and the crowd of several hundred. Cunliffe began his speech with a greeting in Maori before a typically colourful speech where he emphasised Labour’s enduring relationship with the church dating back to the “days of Mickey J Savage,” the former Labour Prime Minister. Labour was ready “to pick up the challenge the prophet gave Mickey Savage - to care for our people,” he said. “We want to prove to you that our heart is…

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25th

Maori Party ‘open to Labour’

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The Maori Party has used the annual Ratana anniversary to send a message to Labour not to rule it out as a potential coalition partner. Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell said the party was looking at all options. It would do as it had in the past and talk to its supporters after the election results were known.

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