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Debt picture grim for ageing Māori

Debt picture grim for ageing Māori -  Māori heading for retirement could be in more dire circumstances than their Pākehā counterparts, but their plight is being overlooked. That's how New ...

Māori health infrastructure boost sought

Māori health infrastructure boost sought -  Māori claimants have put a pitch for 15 percent of the health budget. The Waitangi Tribunal is sitting in Wellington this week to hear closing ...

Call strong for community-level justice

Call strong for community-level justice - Young Māori go to prison far more frequently than young Pākehā and they have worse outcomes. they get longer prison sentences than Pākehā do ...

Northern Territory set to hand back indigenous housing leases in remote communities

Northern Territory set to hand back indigenous housing leases in remote communities - The Northern Territory will today tell Canberra it intends to hand back all indigenous housing leases in 44 remote communities, forcing the federal ...

A big jump': People might have lived in Australia twice as long as we thought

A big jump': People might have lived in Australia twice as long as we thought - The research, with its contentious potential implications for Indigenous habitation of the continent that came to be Australia , has been presented to the ...

One Nation's Mark Latham addresses idea to DNA test people claiming Aboriginal ancestry

One Nation's Mark Latham addresses idea to DNA test people claiming Aboriginal ancestry - And I think it's a good idea in indigenous affairs.” Mr Latham told Today the “self-identification” system had turned the average Australian into “a bit of a ...

From $2500 extra a year to study to $4500 for moving expenses: The welfare privileges only open ...

From $2500 extra a year to study to $4500 for moving expenses: The welfare privileges only open ... - An examination of Australia's welfare system shows indigenous people are entitled to an extra $2,500 a year for their studies compared to their ...

Indigenous Australians receive organ transplants at a quarter of the rate of non-Indigenous

Indigenous Australians receive organ transplants at a quarter of the rate of non- Indigenous - The federal government has announced it will provide $2.3 million towards increasing the number of Indigenous Australians receiving donor kidneys.

How racial segregation was exposed at an Australian hotel

How racial segregation was exposed at an Australian hotel - When two groups make identical bookings, the Aboriginal group receives a room .... Only three of those complaints came from Aboriginal Australians .

Cambridge man seeks justice for brother killed 30 years ago in Australia

Cambridge man seeks justice for brother killed 30 years ago in Australia - Cambridge man seeks justice for brother killed 30 years ago in Australia ... In 2017 , a coroner concluded the death of Scott Johnson, who was gay , ...

Gay Qantas CEO responds in cutest way to 10 year old's letter

Gay Qantas CEO responds in cutest way to 10 year old's letter -  Gay Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has invited a 10 year old for a meeting after the ... He asked the Australian CEO for general advice before saying that like ...

Locals blocking plans for LGBTI senior home say it's 'in no way' homophobic

Locals blocking plans for LGBTI senior home say it's 'in no way' homophobic - New York City's first affordable LGBTI -welcoming senior housing development welcomes residents at the same time of the 50th anniversary of ...

Give LGBTI free gender transition services in government hospitals: Experts

Give LGBTI free gender transition services in government hospitals: Experts - This was proposed at the two-day national conference on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex ( LGBTI ) that concluded on Sunday at ...

Alcohol laws' effect on Maori questioned

Alcohol laws' effect on Maori questioned - South Auckland Maori warden David Ratu is asking the Waitangi Tribunal to investigate ... "It's putting a cap on the number of outlets in New Zealand .

New novel explores history through the eyes of young New Zealanders

New novel explores history through the eyes of young New Zealanders - Major themes of the book include the Treaty of Waitangi, Pākehā- Māori relations, and the New Zealand Wars. Dowling-Mitchell will launch the book, ...

Racism is real' - Māori woman verbally abused after alleged roading incident

Racism is real' - Māori woman verbally abused after alleged roading incident - Disturbing footage is going viral online showing a Māori woman being ... However the man has told the NZ Herald that he did not call her "a black ...

Worker verbally abuses Māori woman on camera, claims he was 'set up'

Worker verbally abuses Māori woman on camera, claims he was 'set up' - Footage has emerged of a Māori woman being verbally abused by a Pākehā alarm company worker on the side of a New Zealand road. In the video ...

Russian feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot throws support behind protesters this afternoon

Russian feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot throws support behind protesters this afternoon - She said New Zealand had the opportunity to be an example to the world ... three of the four mandated trustees for the Makaurau Marae Maori Trust.

Should correct pronunciation of Māori names be compulsory in schools?

Should correct pronunciation of Māori names be compulsory in schools? - need for schools to teach the Māori history of New Zealand have resurfaced ... However, the ongoing issue of some teachers mispronouncing Māori  ...

A very tragic history': how the trauma of a 1926 massacre echoes through the years

A very tragic history': how the trauma of a 1926 massacre echoes through the years - 1926 tensions between Aboriginal people on the mission and residents of the ... They inflicted ruthless reprisal attacks on Aboriginal men, women and ... Western Australia's coroner at the time, Alastair Hope, said Oombulgurri was ...

One in 35 Australian children under protection, with Indigenous worst affected

One in 35 Australian children under protection, with Indigenous worst affected - The number of Australian children in the child protection system is on the rise, according to a study that shows Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders ...

Living with the past: Indigenous reconciliation

Living with the past: Indigenous reconciliation - the second episode of our series, we hear from Indigenous people in Australia , New Zealand and Canada about what reconciliation means in ...

Morrison government backs down on banning Milo Yiannopoulos in face of backlash

Morrison government backs down on banning Milo Yiannopoulos in face of backlash - The department also listed a series of "controversial statements" Mr Yiannopoulos has made about Muslims, Indigenous Australians , African ...

Accor investigates 'Aboriginal segregation' at Australia hotel

Accor investigates ' Aboriginal segregation' at Australia hotel - Global hotel chain Accor is investigating claims that staff at one of its Australian hotels have been racially segregating guests. Aboriginal guests at the ...

The importance of Indigenous communities coming together

The importance of Indigenous communities coming together - The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) held its second Indigenous Affairs conference, Reimagining Public Administration: ...

Stop demonizing LGBTI people, Malaysian politician demands

Stop demonizing LGBTI people, Malaysian politician demands - Both said local leaders and newspapers are sensationalizing the inclusion of LGBTI rights in the Women's March Malaysia to avoid the issues at stake.

Council plans for schools across Glasgow to introduce LGBTI inclusive education

Council plans for schools across Glasgow to introduce LGBTI inclusive education - Plans to include LGBTI inclusive education across Glasgow schools are one step closer to reality. At the end of last year, Scottish Ministers accepted ...

NSW election battlelines drawn as Liberals, Labor launch campaigns

NSW election battlelines drawn as Liberals, Labor launch campaigns - will also ban the controversial practice of gay conversion therapy and will ask the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission to work with the ...

Alliance Francaise French Film Festival: 'Oui' All Love It!

Alliance Francaise French Film Festival: 'Oui' All Love It! - Last year we launched the first LGBT section to celebrate the marriage equality in Australia , and we still have an LGBT section in this year. This year I ...

Metal meets Maori legends

Metal meets Maori legends - Now, they're bringing the noise back to New Zealand for a six-date tour. ... And then adding the Te Reo Maori just adds another layer, so I guess I'm ...

What Cook missed when he landed

What Cook missed when he landed - The current New Zealand innovator of the year, Ian Taylor, is on a mission to sear ... Taylor is Māori , and the room scanned as largely wealthy and Pākehā, so a ... Yet this is not the way most of Pākehā New Zealand understands its ...

60th anniversary of Barbie marked with career dolls, role models, and partnership with Singapore ...

60th anniversary of Barbie marked with career dolls, role models, and partnership with Singapore ... - Naomi Osaka, American actress Yara Shahidi, and the first ever Maori Barbie, modeled after New Zealand sports journalist Melodie Robinson.

Māori at an advantage in engagement with Asia trade

Māori at an advantage in engagement with Asia trade - We now have the data to show that Māori can succeed in their engagement with Asia ... New Zealand an honest broker with a big role in shaping Asia.

Former Corrections officer wants prisoner voting ban end

Former Corrections officer wants prisoner voting ban end - The evidence highlighted that the gap is widening and 50.7% of the prison population is Māori . The incarceration rates have triggered national and ...

Māori at an advantage in engagement with Asia trade

Māori at an advantage in engagement with Asia trade - talking about the research with people , I've noticed an interesting pattern: non- Māori are surprised by the findings, and Māori are not. We don't need ...

Julianne Moore reveals she was fired from an acclaimed LGBTI film

Julianne Moore reveals she was fired from an acclaimed LGBTI film - Julianne Moore revealed she almost had Melissa McCarthy's Oscar-nominated role in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, a critically acclaimed LGBTI film ...

Think being LGBTI has nothing to do with Brexit? Think again

Think being LGBTI has nothing to do with Brexit? Think again - If you think that your sexuality or gender identity has little to do with what you stand to lose from Brexit, then our report, LGBTI & THE EU: The LGBTI  ...

Most Pro-Brexit MPs don't support LGBTI rights, damning report shows

Most Pro-Brexit MPs don't support LGBTI rights, damning report shows - The original research by Gay Star News and LGBT+ for a People's Vote analysed the voting records on six key bills that sought to strengthen LGBTI  ...

Billie Eilish responds to backlash over new single Wish You Were Gay

Billie Eilish responds to backlash over new single Wish You Were Gay - Billie Eilish responds to backlash over new single Wish You Were Gay ... became her highest charting single in the US, UK, Australia and Canada.

Facebook and Stuff are allowing racism to flourish on their platforms

Facebook and Stuff are allowing racism to flourish on their platforms - The People's Harassment Report, a study undertaken by ActionStation and UMR, found one in three Māori online faced racial abuse in 2018. Here we ...

Project Pepeha sees non-Māori participating in Māori customs

Project Pepeha sees non- Māori participating in Māori customs - This initiative was designed to get more non- Māori involved in Māori culture and ... If New Zealand is your home you should learn the language, your ...

Pacific nations look to throw off legacy of 'crooked' Captain Cook

Pacific nations look to throw off legacy of 'crooked' Captain Cook -  New Zealand is now often called by its Maori name of Aotearoa — Land of the Long White Cloud. Mount Cook, its highest mountain, is now Aoraki.

How this Māori Principal turned a failing school into one of the top schools in the country

How this Māori Principal turned a failing school into one of the top schools in the country - 90 percent of the Māori students, whether they were boy or girl, irrespective of which iwi they were from, couldn't read, couldn't write and couldn't do ...

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An end to endings: how to stop more Australian species going extinct

An end to endings: how to stop more Australian species going extinct -  As Paul Keating stated in his landmark Redfern speech, we should all see Australia through Aboriginal eyes – more deeply feel the way the country's ...

Another Aboriginal reserve considers legal action over 'disgraceful' living conditions

Another Aboriginal reserve considers legal action over 'disgraceful' living conditions - Western Australia's Aboriginal Legal Service will look at whether there is a case to sue the government over "disgraceful" living conditions at a remote ...

Summer flu outbreak prompts debate on two flu shots a year

Summer flu outbreak prompts debate on two flu shots a year - Experts fear we are on the cusp of another super flu season after a record-breaking 25,000 Australians were hit by the virus in the last four months.

Backing the strengths of Aboriginal young people

Backing the strengths of Aboriginal young people - But if you are from a disadvantaged group, and being Aboriginal is the most disadvantaged group in the Australia , the issues of living with this ...

Indigenous people protest Ipswich housing development

Indigenous people protest Ipswich housing development -  Indigenous people protest Ipswich housing development ... The development company, Frasers Property Australia , has promised to leave the state ...

100 of the Most Influential Women in Sport: Cathy Freeman

100 of the Most Influential Women in Sport: Cathy Freeman - The first Aborigine to compete at the Olympics, Freeman had become the poster-girl for Australia and the event as a whole. She carried the flag at the ...

The Homophobic President of Brazil Just Tweeted a Video of Gay Sex

The Homophobic President of Brazil Just Tweeted a Video of Gay Sex - His election as Brazil´s president could pose a huge risk to Indigenous Peoples and quilombolas, traditional rural communities, LGBTI people, black ...

Gay Star News launches report in UK Parliament on Brexit's impact on LGBTI people

Gay Star News launches report in UK Parliament on Brexit's impact on LGBTI people - Brexit will reduce the UK's global influence and have an impact on LGBTI rights further afield,' the report stated. Moreover, the end of free movement ...

Israeli right wing leader compares LGBTI people to dogs

Israeli right wing leader compares LGBTI people to dogs - leader of the Union of Right Wing Parties in Israel compared LGBTI people to dogs in an interview, before apologizing for the remarks. Rabbi Rafi ...

71% of LGBT voters would choose Remain in a second Brexit referendum

71% of LGBT voters would choose Remain in a second Brexit referendum - They will form up into the official LGBTI column for the general march. The new demonstration, supported by GSN, is likely to be even bigger than last ...

Cameras, not weapons': young Papuans denounce the exploitation of their homeland

Cameras, not weapons': young Papuans denounce the exploitation of their homeland - Residents of Papua , the easternmost province of Indonesia, have been ... We've built up a network of about 60 young people , many of whom live in ...

Indigenous education conference opens with focus on language revitalization

Indigenous education conference opens with focus on language revitalization - It also aims to have 85 per cent of New Zealanders valuing Maori as part of ... There is also societal pressure to pronounce Maori place names and ...

Health advisory boards rife with racism

Health advisory boards rife with racism - A study driven by the desire to get behind the closed doors of government health advisory boards has painted a picture where Māori and Pasifika ...

Māori Climate Commissioner on Student Protests

Māori Climate Commissioner on Student Protests -  Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, says NZ is sending hypercritical messages by telling students not to join the climate change ...

Investing in the future of forestry

Investing in the future of forestry - They are available to Māori and/or female students enrolling in a Bachelor of Forestry Science or Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Forest ...

The new stolen generation of Māori children

The new stolen generation of Māori children - The new stolen generation of Māori children. I am deeply skeptical of the new Oranga Tamariki. Oranga Tamariki was set up after a damning 2015 ...

People and issues outside our big cities are diverse

People and issues outside our big cities are diverse -  Indigenous peoples are among rural and regional Australia's largest ... Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enterprises are active in agriculture, ...

Why don't Aboriginal suicides matter?

Why don't Aboriginal suicides matter? - Tracy is the Western Australia's Australian of the Year for 2018, recognised for ... the burden of mental ill health and suicide in Aboriginal communities.

Where did you grow up? How strontium in your teeth can help answer that

Where did you grow up? How strontium in your teeth can help answer that - Thousands of skeletal remains of Aboriginal people are kept in museums across Australia , North America and Europe. Many Aboriginal people refer to ...

Heartfelt thanks for amazing community work

Heartfelt thanks for amazing community work - His work in our communities is amazing as he pushes for recognition of problem gambling in Aboriginal communities throughout NSW and Australia .

Indigenous Incarceration

Indigenous Incarceration - There is also a particular resonance between the experience of Indigenous people in Australia with those in other 'settler' countries of Canada, New ...

Woollahra synagogue welcomes indigenous voices for referendum

Woollahra synagogue welcomes indigenous voices for referendum - “I think that because it's a synagogue, people think it isn't open, but we are part of multicultural Australia , and want to hold events that are of interest to ...

ITB Berlin tourism partner Malaysia claims it has 'no gays'

ITB Berlin tourism partner Malaysia claims it has 'no gays' - Malaysia faces a potential backlash from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex ( LGBTI ) rights groups after claiming that the Muslim-majority ...

Only LGBTI actors playing gay roles is 'dangerous territory'

Only LGBTI actors playing gay roles is 'dangerous territory' - Pride Openly gay actor Andrew Scott has warned against calls for only LGBTI actors to play gay roles . The 42-year-old ...

Pussy Riot protest for LGBTI rights in Chechnya at SA Parliament

Pussy Riot protest for LGBTI rights in Chechnya at SA Parliament - But that's exactly what happened on Wednesday when the feminist protest group Pussy Riot took to the steps, protesting the lack of LGBTI rights in ...

Gay and lesbian singers need to stop validating biphobic attitudes

Gay and lesbian singers need to stop validating biphobic attitudes - Apparently not only does this biphobia happen in everyday situations within the LGBTI community – But in the music people from the community ...

New Zealand's infant mortality rate falls significantly in 10 years

New Zealand's infant mortality rate falls significantly in 10 years - A decline in infant mortality has seen some of the lowest-ever rates reported for New Zealand's total population and for Māori . The rate fell from 5 ...

A Ban on Smoking and Vaping in Cars With Minors Will Have Racist Consequences

A Ban on Smoking and Vaping in Cars With Minors Will Have Racist Consequences - Over half of women in prison in New Zealand are Māori . Smoking rates among Māori mothers of children under 18 are the highest in the country.

Fund open for freshwater fisheries

Fund open for freshwater fisheries - Fund open for freshwater fisheries. Te Wai Maori Trust is looking for projects that promote and advance freshwater fisheries development, research ...

Pacific's Cook Islands mulls new name

Pacific's Cook Islands mulls new name - The committee, convened in January by a paramount chief, Pa Marie Ariki, is deliberating on a name in Cook Islands Māori , which is similar to New ...

New Zealand in pictures: Gisborne

New Zealand in pictures: Gisborne - The haka is traditionally performed at Maori welcome ceremonies and has also been embraced by the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team in order to ...

New Zealand's First Māori-Owned and -Operated Winery Has Global Distribution and a 500-Year ...

New Zealand's First Māori -Owned and -Operated Winery Has Global Distribution and a 500-Year ... - Some people have a one-year or five-year plan; well, we have literally a 500-year plan,” Dan Taylor, the export and sales manager for Tohu Wines, ...

It is still acceptable for gays to write 'Aussies only' in Grindr profiles – we have to fight it

It is still acceptable for gays to write ' Aussies only' in Grindr profiles – we have to fight it - is still acceptable for gays to write ' Aussies only' in Grindr profiles – we ... But in the time since, what has changed for queer Indigenous people and ...