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Electricity, partners and politics in Papua New Guinea

Electricity, partners and politics in Papua New Guinea - Launched in 2010, the policy called for 70 per cent of the country's people to be connected to electricity within 20 years. It projected that achieving the ...

Anne Frank's Diary translated into te reo Māori

Anne Frank's Diary translated into te reo Māori - Klap hopes the translation of Anne Frank's diary will lead not only to more people in Aotearoa/ New Zealand learning te reo Māori but to a greater ...

The Māori ward project is failing, and it's hurting New Zealand democracy

The Māori ward project is failing, and it's hurting New Zealand democracy - Traditional local council structures are shutting out indigenous voices. Māori wards were supposed to be the answer – so why are so few being ...

Love and solidarity': Posters against racism hit Christchurch streets

Love and solidarity': Posters against racism hit Christchurch streets - When I told him I was from New Zealand and was part Maori , he was disappointed saying he thought I was Tahitian and that he wouldn't let any of his ...

Taro part of early mix of Māori agriculture

Taro part of early mix of Māori agriculture - Taro part of early mix of Māori agriculture ... research has found that taro was part of the early mix of agricultural production by Māori in New Zealand .

Soldiers without guns': How unarmed Anzacs brought peace to war-ravaged Bougainville

Soldiers without guns': How unarmed Anzacs brought peace to war-ravaged Bougainville -  New Zealander Will Watson, director of Soldiers Without Guns, said the war is ... The Bougainvillean leaders were offered a traditional Pwhiri Maori  ...

UN's Empty Promises to World's Indigenous Peoples

UN's Empty Promises to World's Indigenous Peoples - It is no accident that the last four nation states to support the Declaration – Australia , New Zealand, Canada and the United States – were precisely ...

Millions for solutions to indigenous youth suicide

Millions for solutions to indigenous youth suicide -  Indigenous Australians die by suicide at twice the rate of other Australians and this rate is even higher for youth. So far this year, 12 indigenous boys ...

More women in Australia are going to prison than ever before. Here's why.

More women in Australia are going to prison than ever before. Here's why. - Just over a third of female prisoners in Australia are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This is particularly significant given Indigenous women ...

Thousands of visitors take the Great Easter Egg Trail and enjoy a record 20000 eggs

Thousands of visitors take the Great Easter Egg Trail and enjoy a record 20000 eggs - Thousands of visitors flocked to the Museum of Australian Democracy ... facts about Australian democracy, including who Australia's first indigenous  ...

Lest we forget Indigenous Australians at war

Lest we forget Indigenous Australians at war - The term has been increasingly used by historians to speak of the violent conflicts between Indigenous Australians and European settlers during the ...

Gold Coast 2018 mascot Borobi reborn as champion for Indigenous languages

Gold Coast 2018 mascot Borobi reborn as champion for Indigenous languages - There used to be 250 Indigenous languages spoken in Australia , now 90 per cent are considered endangered. "Borobi will be a great asset in ...

Australian Greens comprehensive LGBTIQ+ policies

Australian Greens comprehensive LGBTIQ+ policies - The Greens will invest $1.7 million in the LGBTI Health Alliance and its partner organisations to facilitate health programs and initiatives that will ...

Australian Labor Party pledges to ban gay conversion therapy

Australian Labor Party pledges to ban gay conversion therapy - These include a dedicated LGBTI commissioner, extra funding for HIV prevention and treatment, and a clampdown on laws that allow discrimination ...

US Supreme Court will finally decide on LGBTI employment ...

US Supreme Court will finally decide on LGBTI employment ... - Supreme Court of the United States announced on Monday (22 April) they will review three cases dealing with LGBTI discrimination in the ...

LGBTI Inclusive Practice for Aged Care Workers Training

LGBTI Inclusive Practice for Aged Care Workers Training - This training will strengthen your understanding of the LGBTQI community, enabling you to deliver more inclusive, informed and appropriate care.

How a River Was Granted Personhood

How a River Was Granted Personhood - For more than 700 years, the Maori , the indigenous people of New Zealand, fought to maintain their spiritual connection to the Whanganui River.

Science sticking point in Manuka honey fight

Science sticking point in Manuka honey fight - We are going to try to identify where our government scientists are coming from and where the scientists representing the Māori interests and not only ...

Time to address 'invisible epidemic' of brain injuries and suicide says Elder

Time to address 'invisible epidemic' of brain injuries and suicide says Elder - She described a visit to Waikato a couple of year ago and hearing a group of young men talking about a young Māori farm labourer who had shot ...

New Zealand's Beloved Greenstone

New Zealand's Beloved Greenstone - Before pounamu was introduced to Maori , they were using things like basalt and argillite, and quite common rocks in the construction of tools and ...

New Place Names Lift Māori Culture in New Zealand's Capital

New Place Names Lift Māori Culture in New Zealand's Capital - A new policy in Wellington aims to revitalize the indigenous Māori language. First up: giving new, non-colonial names to sites around town.

How One New Zealand Couple Honoured Their Māori Roots On Their Wedding Day

How One New Zealand Couple Honoured Their Māori Roots On Their Wedding Day - No request is too big and no intricate detail is too small when it comes to the "Big Day." But why do we get married the way we do? World Wide Wed ...

Cycling to close the health gap

Cycling to close the health gap - South Australia's remote APY lands, a young man is cycling 700 kilometres a to bring about change in closing the gap in Indigenous communities.

An entirely preventable disease that kills

An entirely preventable disease that kills - The rate is about 122 times higher among Indigenous Australians than non- Indigenous people, and it kills two young Indigenous people each week.

Indulge in our native bush food

Indulge in our native bush food - the art of foraging, learn about native Australian ingredients and indigenous flavours and enjoy intimate conversations with some of ...

Avoidable emergency department visits costing SA taxpayers $22m each year

Avoidable emergency department visits costing SA taxpayers $22m each year - Avoidable and repeat emergency department visits by South Australia's most ... Indigenous South Australians were more than two times more likely to ...

Could Perth host a DC-style national museum of Aboriginal culture?

Could Perth host a DC-style national museum of Aboriginal culture? - For some time there's been talk of developing a similar precinct in Australia to celebrate Aboriginal culture. Indigenous tourism operators in Western ...

The Mayor Fighting to Save Her Island Home from Climate Change

The Mayor Fighting to Save Her Island Home from Climate Change - The Islanders are one of Australia's two distinct indigenous cultural groups, the other being the aboriginal people. About 4,000 Islanders live on the 18 ...

Trump supporter arrested for sending homophobic death threats to Democrats

Trump supporter arrested for sending homophobic death threats to Democrats - Kless targeted LGBTI ally Cory Booker on 16 April. He repeatedly called him the n-word and a 'monkey'. He added: 'we're going to have a war in this ...

New breed of terrorists in Northern Ireland

New breed of terrorists in Northern Ireland - In an emotional speech, Canning said McKee's murder left her "without the love of my life, ' and Northern Ireland's LGBTI community 'without a tireless ...

India's opposition party claims to take LGBTI issues 'seriously'

India's opposition party claims to take LGBTI issues 'seriously' - She said the INC's manifesto included LGBTI rights and the party president felt 'strongly' about it. This will trickle down to the bottom of the party, she ...

Inaccessibility to LGBTI spaces is leaving disabled people out in the cold

Inaccessibility to LGBTI spaces is leaving disabled people out in the cold - From Pride events to pubs, clubs and LGBTI safe spaces, inaccessibility is often a top priority. But more often than not, it's not their disability holding ...

Emilia Wickstead Enlists An Extraordinary Cast Of New Zealand Women To Model Her New ...

Emilia Wickstead Enlists An Extraordinary Cast Of New Zealand Women To Model Her New ... - In 1981, Te Awekotuku became the first Maori woman in New Zealand to gain a doctorate, and she is seen here wearing a cloak that her mother made ...

How McDonald's changed a farm

How McDonald's changed a farm - Whangara Farms, just north of Gisborne on SH35, is a partnership of three Māori incorporations running 75,000 stock units. Always a special farm, this ...

New Zealand rugby star gives Israel Folau the boot

New Zealand rugby star gives Israel Folau the boot - All Blacks and Chiefs prop Angus Ta'avao showed his support for the LGBT community in Saturday night's Super Rugby match between the Chiefs ...

Who is applying rights-of-nature laws?

Who is applying rights-of-nature laws? - This approach, some advocates say, could offer a new path toward ... A treaty settlement agreement reached by Maori tribes and the New Zealand  ...

The first 'te reo Māori' capital city in the world

The first 'te reo Māori ' capital city in the world - The first 'te reo Māori ' capital city in the world ... partnership to put the building blocks in place for a New Zealand that proudly speaks te reo Māori .

The Maori River in New Zealand is a legal person. Soon, the government will recognize a forest ...

The Maori River in New Zealand is a legal person. Soon, the government will recognize a forest ... - The great River flows from the mountains to the sea. I am the River, the River is me.” With these words, the Maori tribes of Whanganui, New Zealand , ...

Artist and director Lynette Wallworth uses virtual reality to forge cultural connections through film

Artist and director Lynette Wallworth uses virtual reality to forge cultural connections through film - Wallworth made “Collisions” and “Awavena” at the invitation of the Martu and Yamanawa, indigenous peoples of Western Australia and the Amazon, ...

Trump admin's gay, US ambassador compares Pete Buttigieg to Jussie Smollett

Trump admin's gay, US ambassador compares Pete Buttigieg to Jussie Smollett - A VP with a notorious record on LGBTI rights. Pence swore in Grenell as US ambassador to Germany last year, making Grenell the highest-ranking ...

11 intimate portraits of the transmasculine community

11 intimate portraits of the transmasculine community - Besides presenting their subjects' stories, American Boys also includes essays and a timeline on the advancement of LGBTI rights in the US.

If we're celebrating Easter, why not Passover and Ramadan, too?

If we're celebrating Easter, why not Passover and Ramadan, too? - On behalf of the LGBTI community, I was disgusted and furious. Thankfully, there has been a backlash and the sensible amongst us are condemning ...

Same-sex couples gear up for marriage deadline

Same-sex couples gear up for marriage deadline - To mark the historic day, the LGBTI rights organization also plans to arrange a traditional wedding banquet outside the Presidential Office Building in ...

Why the PM is shutting up about the culture wars in this campaign

Why the PM is shutting up about the culture wars in this campaign -  Morrison said the reason his government hadn't legislated yet for the LGBTI students was because Shorten had refused to allow a conscience vote on ...

US health department wants to cut information on LGBTI foster kids

US health department wants to cut information on LGBTI foster kids -  The Trump-Pence administration is proposing cutting another Obama-era regulation, this time having to do with LGBTI children in foster care. The US ...

Pete Buttigieg moves to third place in Democratic presidential run

Pete Buttigieg moves to third place in Democratic presidential run - The candidate has been particularly critical of Vice President Mike Pence, who hold anti- LGBTI rights beliefs on the grounds that they are not ...

What we missed in Rugby Australia's homophobia scandal

What we missed in Rugby Australia's homophobia scandal -  Today, Israel Folau's views on the LGBTI community are shockingly clear — according to the controversial rugby star, "hell awaits" them and other ...
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Where are some of Hobart's earliest gravesites and who is buried there?

Where are some of Hobart's earliest gravesites and who is buried there? -  Australia's second oldest city is home to numerous gravesites where church .... "At the end of the Black War when Aboriginal people were exiled to ...

How to be an ethical traveller on Aboriginal land

How to be an ethical traveller on Aboriginal land - We've taken some of the learnings from our successful Canadian program to our Indigenous brothers and sisters in Australia to see how it can benefit ...

The myth of 'the Queensland voter', Australia's trust deficit, and the path to Indigenous recognition

The myth of 'the Queensland voter', Australia's trust deficit, and the path to Indigenous recognition - Today we're bringing you a special discussion about the federal election that took place at the launch of a book of Conversation essays, Advancing ...

It's time to solve it, Australia!

It's time to solve it, Australia ! - From obesity to environmental degradation to Indigenous disadvantage, Australia is grappling with countless seemingly intractable social and ...

Indigenous groups front and centre of million dollar health promise

Indigenous groups front and centre of million dollar health promise - Our communities face a life expectancy gap of 10 years less than non- Indigenous Australians – and this gap is only widening. And the death rate of ...

Climate change costings a cause for concern as Coalition ups its attack on Labor's commitments

Climate change costings a cause for concern as Coalition ups its attack on Labor's commitments - Senator Dodson would be the first Indigenous Australian to hold the portfolio ... "What they want to do is scare Australians and say it is too hard to take ...

Loads of amazing LGBTI people made it on Time's 100 Most Influential People

Loads of amazing LGBTI people made it on Time's 100 Most Influential People -  Some expected (and unexpected) individuals made the list | Pictures: Instagram There's heaps of LGBTI people and allies making the cut of this year's ...

Bisexual role models are needed to fight isolation and loneliness

Bisexual role models are needed to fight isolation and loneliness - Trans people can no longer serve in the US military, UK parents are protesting LGBTI -inclusive education and Brunei is stoning their gay men to death ...

Statement on transphobic violence in Armenia

Statement on transphobic violence in Armenia - We, members of the LGBTI Intergroup, want to express our deep concern in relation to the wave of hate speech and death threats targeting Lilit ...

Bisexual role models are needed to fight isolation and loneliness

Bisexual role models are needed to fight isolation and loneliness - Trans people can no longer serve in the US military, UK parents are protesting LGBTI -inclusive education and Brunei is stoning their gay men to death ...

Northland marae bans women from site during building phase

Northland marae bans women from site during building phase - A ban on women at a marae building site could deter young women from working in construction, according to a company which encourages Māori  ...

Maori loanwords in NZ English are less about meaning, more about identity - expert

Maori loanwords in NZ English are less about meaning, more about identity - expert - Ask the average Kiwi on the street about MÄ ori words in New Zealand English, and most will tell you that more and more are being used in everyday ...

Minister goes to the UN to plead indigenous rights

Minister goes to the UN to plead indigenous rights - The Minister for Māori Development, Hon Nanaia Mahuta will go to the United ... “I want to promote what Aotearoa New Zealand is doing to address ...

NJ shows will bring people together for New Zealand, cancer patient

NJ shows will bring people together for New Zealand , cancer patient - N.J. shows will bring people together for New Zealand , cancer patient ... “Aroha Nui” in Maori ), which will benefit the survivors and families of victims of ...

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  ...

The first New Testament in te reo Māori

The first New Testament in te reo Māori - In 1844 he published the Dictionary of the New Zealand language and a ... This copy of the Māori New Testament was most likely given to Admiral ...

More than 130000 Australians received alcohol and other drug treatment services

More than 130000 Australians received alcohol and other drug treatment services - One in 166 people in Australia (aged 10 and over) received specialist ... Clients who identified as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians  ...

The stillness of Australia's massacre sites – in pictures

The stillness of Australia's massacre sites – in pictures - The Killing Times: the massacres of Aboriginal people Australia must confront.

A celebration of Nukunu and Adnyamathanha wood carving

A celebration of Nukunu and Adnyamathanha wood carving - Some of the many frustrations about being an Aboriginal person in contemporary Australia are regularly being confronted with the belief that ...

How strangers stopped more than 100 Aboriginal women from going to jail

How strangers stopped more than 100 Aboriginal women from going to jail - Organisers say an “unjust” law in Western Australia is having a crippling ... “It's actually horrific when the government knows that Aboriginal women ...

11 Awesome Famous Australian Women Who Are No Doubt Inspiring As Hell

11 Awesome Famous Australian Women Who Are No Doubt Inspiring As Hell - should then come as no surprise that Australia has had its fair share of ... She devoted her life to preserving as much of Aboriginal heritage as she ...

Why strangers are paying Australian women's debts

Why strangers are paying Australian women's debts -  A fundraising campaign in Australia has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to stop Aboriginal women from being imprisoned because of unpaid ...

LGBTI group in India launches campaign to promote inclusive voting

LGBTI group in India launches campaign to promote inclusive voting - With the upcoming lower parliament elections gathering steam, Mumbai's LGBTI community is working to spread awareness with a social media ...

Australian PM Scott Morrison defends candidate who called gay marriage 'rubbish'

Australian PM Scott Morrison defends candidate who called gay marriage 'rubbish' -  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended Liberal candidate Gladys Liu, after a recording revealed her making anti- LGBT comments.

Many NZ species at risk of extinction according to shocking report

Many NZ species at risk of extinction according to shocking report - The report discusses serious environmental issues in New Zealand , showing for ... A ctually a synthesis of the Māori view of sustainable use of the ...

Billy Vunipola formally warned by England Rugby over support for anti-LGBT Instagram post

Billy Vunipola formally warned by England Rugby over support for anti- LGBT Instagram post - Vunipola liked a post on Australian rugby star Israel Folau's page apparently warning homosexuals they face hell if they do not repent. England Rugby ...

The Best Honeymoon Destinations for Gay Couples

The Best Honeymoon Destinations for Gay Couples - It's a big decision for anyone, but for LGBT couples there are additional factors to consider: How inclusive is the destination? What's its record on LGBT  ...

New Zealand thanks India for support after Christchurch attacks

New Zealand thanks India for support after Christchurch attacks -  New Zealand on Friday thanked India for its support when the country is recovering ... New Zealand High Commissioner to India, Joanna Kempkers, in a ... is the fourth most-commonly spoken (behind English, Maori and Samoan).

The silent ones: a new generation of Māori mimes

The silent ones: a new generation of Māori mimes - It might be news to you that there are Māori getting into the art form. ... getting that real New Zealand sense of humour, that Māori sense of humour ...

Wellington to get two new environmental murals

Wellington to get two new environmental murals - In her submission Isobel said the mural is a mix of traditional Māori and ... Keep New Zealand Beautiful CEO, Heather Saunderson, said: "Numerous ...

The New Zealand secret destination you didn't know you should visit

The New Zealand secret destination you didn't know you should visit - Renowned as New Zealand's “original great ride”, the trail follows the old .... An immersive Maori cultural experience, you'll help regenerate the local ...

19 crore people of Muslim-majority nation votes in its biggest-ever election

19 crore people of Muslim-majority nation votes in its biggest-ever election - More than 190 million Indonesians are set to cast a ballot as polls opened shortly after 7:00 am local time in restive Papua . The vote is slated to end at ...

West Papua to open export route to Pacific countries

West Papua to open export route to Pacific countries -  Papua province plans to open an export route for the 13 million people in 14 Pacific countries for agricultural products such as Wamena coffee, ...