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How many times does this need to be said? Pākehā is not a slur.

Politicians muzzling Māori - a tradition older than Māori seats themselves ... Here, we have a classic case of New Zealanders being sadly poorly ... View article...

Claim that Pākehā a racist word is 'rubbish', te reo educators say

NZ's school system 'racist' for failing to teach colonial history: Academics ... "So many Māori words are becoming part of New Zealand's English. View article...

NZTA launches Road Safety Week

After a month of tragedy on New Zealand roads, Road Safety Week couldn't be coming at a better time. The week is part of a global UN initiative to ... View article...

New Zealand Muslim community rallies for Ramadan in wake of Christchurch attack

Muslims make up about one per cent of New Zealand's 4.8 million population. The community includes indigenous Maori, converts, descendants of ... View article...

Te Wharehuia Milroy - A life in service of Māoridom

In 2004, Milroy gave the name Te Matatini to New Zealand's largest kapa ... Milroy said in 2004, "Māori performing arts brings together people of all ... View article...

Māori scholar James Wharehuia Milroy dies aged 82

He was also a trustee on Te Kohanga Reo National Trust and a member of the New Zealand Geographic Board which gave a Māori view point on ... View article...

My top ten Australian films of the 21st century (so far)

My top ten Australian films of the 21st century (so far) ... It turns an unflinching eye on our racist, colonial history when an Aboriginal man must flee after ... View article...

Aboriginal artists share light of the cross

Just two days before Easter in Tennant Creek – the Northern Territory town some may rashly describe as godforsaken – the Barkly Regional Arts ... View article...

Sugary drinks proven more dangerous than sugary food

it comes after a Taranaki-based study found Māori children were drinking ... Sales figures indicate New Zealanders are drinking less soft drinks but ... View article...

Scotty Morrison smooths troubled waters after 'Pākehā' called a racist term

TVNZ Maori language expert Scotty Morrison has cleared up what the word ... is a label that didn't exist before Pākehā people were in New Zealand. View article...

Precious korowai to return home from Australia

Precious korowai to return home from Australia ... The museum is also organising traditional Aboriginal and Māori ceremonies in Melbourne for the ... View article...

A unique radio voice in Port Augusta

We are Umeewarra Aboriginal Media, South Australia's only Aboriginal radio ... We are always on the lookout for Aboriginal stories to share with our ... View article...

Opposite-sex marriage is 'prevailing social norm' says Singapore govt

Opposite-sex marriage is 'prevailing social norm' says Singapore govt -  The results buoyed  LGBTI -rights campaigners in the conservative city-state where gay sex remains illegal. 'The prevailing social norm remains that of ...

How homosexuals are being jailed and persecuted just 20 kilometers from Spain

How homosexuals are being jailed and persecuted just 20 kilometers from Spain -  Like Youssef, she mentions the hypocrisy of Moroccan authorities. “It also happens with collectives that are dedicated to  LGBTI  activism,” she says.

Susie O'Brien: Folau is feeding into a culture of intolerance

Susie O'Brien: Folau is feeding into a culture of intolerance -  LGBTI  people — especially those who are rugby players and fans — should not have to pay the price for Folau's latter conversion to hard-line religious ...

Education chief says 'huge step backwards' if schools stop LGBTI lessons

Education chief says 'huge step backwards' if schools stop  LGBTI lessons -  The program about relationships featured  LGBTI  elements. But parents at Birmingham's Parkfield Community School protested the program leading to ...

Physicians and governments challenged to act on early health influences

Physicians and governments challenged to act on early health influences -  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and  Māori  experience significantly higher burdens of ill health and shorter life expectancies, ...

Mental Health Inquiry & Afghan Inquiry – two more whitewashes & more evidence of a corrupt ...

Mental Health Inquiry & Afghan Inquiry – two more whitewashes & more evidence of a corrupt ... -  Were vulnerable  Māori  sidelined by the Government's much-vaunted mental health and addiction inquiry? Some recent reporting suggests this has ...

Northland te reo metal band Alien Weaponry release new music

"We decided to write about it because it's one of these untold stories in New Zealand history that really had a great impact on a lot of Māori." The band ... View article...

Māori disappointed ancestral land up for tender for oil and gas drilling in Taranaki

Māori disappointed ancestral land up for tender for oil and gas drilling in ... The government aims to reduce New Zealand's emissions to net zero by ... View article...

Unicef: Maori youth say they're being denied what they need to flourish

UNICEF New Zealand will launch the county's first MÄ ori Child Wellbeing Monitor in Wellington tomorrow, Tuesday 7th May. More than 500 MÄ ori ... View article...

Māori nurse backs sugary drinks tax, but says solution closer to home

The findings of a report released over the weekend highlighting New Zealand's addiction to sugary drinks has not come as a surprise to some in the ... View article...

Are isolated LGBTI Japanese finally about to step out of the closet?

Are isolated  LGBTI  Japanese finally about to step out of the closet? -  Tomoyuki Oishi is probably the only  LGBTI  person living in his small village in Nagano ...

L'Equipe magazine fights against homophobia in sport

L'Equipe magazine fights against homophobia in sport -  As the Wallabies and Waratahs star squares off with Rugby  Australia  in a ... “Beyond the  homosexual  kiss, its poetry comes from the reimagining of a ...

LGBT discrimination in sport highlighted after a week in the headlines

LGBT  discrimination in sport highlighted after a week in the headlines -  LGBT  discrimination in sport highlighted after a week in the headlines ...  Australian  cricketer James Faulkner received support from peers after his ...

'Looking over each other's shoulders': Living as a gay man in Brunei

'Looking over each other's shoulders': Living as a gay man in Brunei -  Freedom of expression is lacking in the country, and many  LGBTI  Bruneians do not speak openly about their experiences. Being outside of the country ...

Madonna gives emotional speech after being honored at GLAAD Media Awards

Madonna gives emotional speech after being honored at GLAAD Media Awards -  The organization gave the pop superstar the award for a lifetime of accelerating  LGBTI  acceptance in pop culture and beyond on Saturday (4 May).

Four tips for supporting LGBT pupils in your school

Four tips for supporting LGBT pupils in your school -  We must break down the barriers to  LGBTI -inclusive education'. Long read: Somewhere, cover the rainbow. Quick read: 'Strong' ...

Dancers attacked by mob in Indonesia for 'promoting LGBTI content'

Dancers attacked by mob in Indonesia for 'promoting  LGBTI  content' -  They thought the dance contained  LGBTI  content, which they believe is not compatible with ... Indonesia is currently in the grips of anti- LGBTI  hysteria.

Gay rugby player slams Israel Folau: 'Gay kids are killing themselves'

Gay rugby player slams Israel Folau: 'Gay kids are killing themselves' -  Former Australian National Rugby League player Ian Roberts says he 'kind of… feels sorry' for Folau, but his public denunciation of  LGBTI  people has ...

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Recap : Māori | NZ

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Recap : Māori | NZ

The western world is just catching up to what we know

The western world is just catching up to what we know -  The study proved that humans were occupying arid  Australia  49,000 years ...  Indigenous heritage is not  Australian  heritage nor is it world heritage.

Australian Bishops call for politics that promote peace, common good

Australian  Bishops call for politics that promote peace, common good -  Australia's  Catholic bishops have called for respect and understanding in the ... outcomes between  Indigenous  and non- Indigenous Australians .

Bipartisan commitment to housing funding needed to secure future of remote communities

Bipartisan commitment to housing funding needed to secure future of remote communities -  While the Northern Territory and South  Australia  have both signed ... been involved in funding remote  Indigenous  housing since at least 1968, and as ...

Small Screen Highlights: Will Australia ever have a black Prime Minister?

Small Screen Highlights: Will  Australia  ever have a black Prime Minister? -  Mark Coles Smith is the charismatic presenter of this 55-minute ABC documentary, that asks what chance an  Indigenous Australian  born today has of ...

Independents pledge to block Adani mine in event of minority government

Independents pledge to block Adani mine in event of minority government -  Phelps, who is running in the Sydney seat of Wentworth, told Guardian  Australia  that, regardless of who won the next election, the next parliament had ...

Hope for a healthier Australia

The package also includes targeted activities addressing stroke and preventable disease risk in regional Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait ... View article...

Dustin Lance Black reflects on fatherhood in heartfelt video

Dustin Lance Black reflects on fatherhood in heartfelt video -  The video was made in collaboration with  LGBTI  rights group the Human Right Campaign to raise awareness and help generate support for ...

LGBTI Equality Act approved by the House Judiciary Committee

LGBTI  Equality Act approved by the House Judiciary Committee -  The Equality Act, a wide-ranging bill banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, has been approved by the House ...

Binary Australia attack ad slamming Labor and Drag Queen Story Time banned

Binary Australia attack ad slamming Labor and Drag Queen Story Time banned -  “Binary will protect our children from those who would seek to indoctrinate them with programs designed to promote the  LGBTI  agenda while bullying ...

Bizarre billboard costing $75000 that claims Bill Shorten supports 'drag queen story time' is banned

Bizarre billboard costing $75000 that claims Bill Shorten supports 'drag queen story time' is banned -  . celebrates diversity and I know that children and families will really enjoy this family friendly celebration of  LGBTI  culture,' Pratt said in November.

Mainfreight delivers ANZAC memorial carving

Transport and logistics company, Mainfreight, has delivered a 40' open top container to Belgium, containing a gift from the New Zealand Māori Arts ... View article...

Te Ara Wai Museum to commemorate NZ Land Wars

The Waipa District Council are rallying behind Waikato iwi aiming to build a museum to commemorate the New Zealand Land Wars. The museum will ... View article...

Here's New Zealand's most epic drive

Even after 15 years of living here, a New Zealand road trip is my favourite ... Two Maori ceremonial canoes are lit up at sunrise in the Bay of Islands. View article...

New Zealand: Guide to Bay of Islands

Brush up on your history of early New Zealand at the Russell Museum, home to a unique collection of traditional Maori artefacts, as well as a scale ... View article...

H1Z1 Removes Maui Skins Following Concerns About Appropriating Maori Culture

Following concerns raised by New Zealand gamers, the developers of H1Z1 have removed a Polynesian-inspired outfit from an upcoming update. View article...

First Māori judge, Joseph Williams, appointed to the Supreme Court

New Zealand has its first Māori Supreme Court judge. Justice Joseph Victor Williams replaces Sir William Young, who is chairing the Royal ... View article...

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 ... View article...

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 ... View article...

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 ... View article...

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. View article...

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 ... View article...

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 ... View article...

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 ... View article...

Education key to health

Education key to health - The indigenous are now dying in their 40s and 50s of chronic health ... which brought volunteers together from across Australia "to help facilitate, ...

Family of Aboriginal woman who died in custody want coroner to consider 'systemic racism'

Family of Aboriginal woman who died in custody want coroner to consider 'systemic racism' - If application accepted, Tanya Day's case will be first time in Australia that systemic racism has been considered as a contributing factor to a death in ...

Why the leaders of the future should look to philanthropy

Why the leaders of the future should look to philanthropy - The scholarship winners take part in a Company Directors Course for Indigenous Business Leaders led by the Australian Institute of Company ...

Australia must 'radically rethink' its prisons to avoid becoming like America, US activist says

Australia must 'radically rethink' its prisons to avoid becoming like America, US activist says - In Australia , that "other" is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who make up just 2 per cent of the broader Australian population but more than ...

5 Of The Most Incredible Indigenous Experiences You Can Have in Queensland This Year

5 Of The Most Incredible Indigenous Experiences You Can Have in Queensland This Year - With a 50,000-year history, the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are some of the oldest continuing cultures in the world.

Deep Time Dreaming captures imaginations and literary award

Deep Time Dreaming captures imaginations and literary award - Until the mid 20th century, it was widely believed Indigenous Australians had arrived only a few thousands of years before and their societies were ...

Dem presidential hopefuls decline invite to anti-LGBTI Christian group summit

Dem presidential hopefuls decline invite to anti- LGBTI Christian group summit - Buttigieg has spoken out against religious conservatives who are opposed to LGBTI rights in the past. He has been hugely critical of heavily religious ...

LGBTI advocates urge Labor to commit to ending discrimination in schools

LGBTI advocates urge Labor to commit to ending discrimination in schools - Australian LGBTI advocacy group just.equal have written to Opposition Attorney General Mark Dreyfus, asking him to detail Labor's policy on ...

Malaysian LGBTI rights activist accuses police of intimidation

Malaysian LGBTI rights activist accuses police of intimidation - A prominent Malaysian LGBTI rights activist has accused the authorities of intimidation following a statement he gave to the United Nations (UN).

There seems to be a misunderstanding." How Australia found, and then lost, our first gay cricketer.

There seems to be a misunderstanding." How Australia found, and then lost, our first gay cricketer. - If you Google the term ' gay cricketer' it will take less a fraction of a second for you to be delivered the result: James Faulkner. There's just one ...

Govt pledges $16M for census improvements and catch-up

The government is committing an extra $10.36 million to fund Statistics New Zealand's preparations for the 2023 national census after lower than ... View article...

ACEM launches Māori equity strategy

ACEM will launch its strategy for excellence in emergency care for Māori at this week's Winter Symposium in Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand. View article...

Kura reo pakihi Māori language course labelled a success and hopes to return annually

"I am a firm believer that for te reo Māori to survive and prosper it must ... iwi authorities, fund managers and even the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, ... View article...

Census falls short on iwi stats

Statistics New Zealand says it now has records for about 4.7 million people in the 2018 Census ... Ms MacPherson says the department is working with the Data Iwi Leaders Group, Māori interest organisations, iwi, and Māori to find ... View article...

Kuia receiving cancer treatment calls for more Māori nurses

Kuia receiving cancer treatment calls for more Māori nurses ... That's the second language in New Zealand but you can get a Chinese interpreter at the ... View article...

Korean duo embrace Māori culture through music

The pair say the music came from wanting to connect more to the Māori ... moved to New Zealand I wanted to teach her a bit of New Zealand culture ... View article...

New NT centres to help parents raise kids

New NT centres to help parents raise kids - Seven new Families as First Teachers centres will open around the NT to help Indigenous parents raise their children ...