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Thursday, 2 May 2019

Early influenza season in Central Australia

Early influenza season in Central Australia
- Influenza can cause severe illness or death, especially in people at high risk such as pregnant women, Indigenous people, the elderly, individuals with ...

It's time to properly acknowledge - and celebrate - Indigenous composers

It's time to properly acknowledge - and celebrate - Indigenous composers
- This is at odds with the fact that numerous Australian composers have referenced Indigenous music and culture in their works, many of which have ...

Racist vandalism targets Aboriginal Greens candidate's federal election poster

Racist vandalism targets Aboriginal Greens candidate's federal election poster
- Mr Sumner is a respected Ngarrindjeri elder who, in 2014, was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to the Indigenous ...

Uranium mines harm Indigenous people – so why have we approved a new one?

Uranium mines harm Indigenous people – so why have we approved a new one?
- Last week the federal government approved the Yeelirrie uraniam mine in Western Australia in the face of vigorous protest from traditional owners.

Indigenous candidate's campaign posters vandalised with 'vile' slur

Indigenous candidate's campaign posters vandalised with 'vile' slur
- A campaign poster for an Indigenous Greens Senate candidate in South Australia has been defaced with a racial slur. The poster of Major 'Moogy' ...

Port Botany residents in 'permanent state of anxiety'

Port Botany residents in 'permanent state of anxiety'
- Cr Said said the location was one of “if not the most significant spot in Australia”, due to its importance to indigenous Australians and the story of the ...

8 funny, uplifting LGBTI films to watch if you're feeling lonely or down

8 funny, uplifting LGBTI films to watch if you're feeling lonely or down
- Never has a mainstream romcom been gayer. Directed by Greg Berlanti, the husband of gay US soccer star Robbie Rogers, LGBTI cast and crew ...

Seven murders of LGBTI + persons in Brazil in the last two weeks

Seven murders of LGBTI + persons in Brazil in the last two weeks
- In the last two weeks, from April 6th until April 19th, there were at least seven LGBTI + deaths in Brazil. Among the seven deaths, six of them were trans ...

Stink as: another video game appropriating Māori taonga



Another day, another flagrant rip-off of Māori taonga and intellectual ... with the Māori New Zealand Arts & Crafts Institute, a legal entity enshrined in ...

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Older LGBTI people fear having to return to the closet

Older LGBTI people fear having to return to the closet
- Filmmaker Glenda Rome helmed the production. The documentary talks to several LGBTI people in Scotland aged 50+ about their fears as they age.

How I started living for myself and not just for weekends on the gay scene

How I started living for myself and not just for weekends on the gay scene
- What came out of it was the older LGBTI people in Brighton came to us and said it was amazing. These were people that weren't going out but they still ...

Changing face of sport cannot ignore women


How could it be anything but tokenism - how could a Maori female possibly be the right ... In response, New Zealand Cricket is transforming - and fast. ... Sport New Zealand recently set a target for all sports organisations to have a ...

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Moderate, extreme feed off each other


Muslims, Maori, and people of colour in New Zealand have described how their concerns regarding racist and Islamophobic violence in New Zealand ...

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Heartwarming moment McDonald's worker speaks to a young Maori family in their own language


A New Zealand mother has taken to social media to praise a young ... worker after he took her family's order in their native language, te reo Maori.

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NZ Maori Council takes on Don Brash and Hobsons Pledge


The New Zealand Maori Council has today asked the New Zealand Human Rights Commission to investigate the organisation known as "Hobsons ...

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More Māori in jobs and nefs off couch


Māori unemployment dropped one percentage point in the first quarter to 8.6 ... Statistics New Zealand says wages grew 3.4 per cent over the year to ...

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Maori Television chairman Jamie Tuuta named chair of Tourism New Zealand


Jamie Tuuta as has been appointed chairman of the New Zealand Tourism ... He is currently the chairman of Māori Television, the Taranaki Mounga ...

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