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he fascinating case of Hannah Tamaki vs the Māori Women's Welfare League

Tamaki has, of course, been in the news recently as leader of the new Coalition New Zealand party. We could look back on the saga of her bid for the ... View article...

Govt funds extra staff for Maori land issues

Minister of Maori Development Nanaia Mahuta announced the new ... District Council, New Zealand Transport Agency, the Maori Land Court and Te ... View article...

Sexual health organisations team up to tackle rise in Māori HIV cases – TVNZ

New diagnosis of HIV in New Zealand is declining, but the numbers are increasing for gay Māori men.... Read more via "sexual health" – Google News ... View article...

Robots a winner for Māori company

Māori-owned agritech start-up Robotics Plus won the Most Innovative Hi-Tech Agritech Solution at this year's New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards as well as ... View article...

Miss World NZ contestants encourage more Māori to participate

Miss World NZ was held in Auckland and three of the finalists were Māori. The women say representing wāhine Māori on stage was a major ... View article...

David Campbell, 45, reveals his difficult school years as a self-confessed 'geek'... admitting that he ...

David Campbell, 45, reveals his difficult school years as a self-confessed 'geek'... admitting that he ... -  He went on to applaud the importance of diversity, saying all were welcome including  LGBTI  people, hedge fund managers and people of faith.

LGBTI Muslims to lead Birmingham Pride for the first time ever

LGBTI  Muslims to lead Birmingham Pride for the first time ever -  Birmingham Pride announced earlier this month that Moffat would lead the parade on 25 May. Moffat created the  LGBTI  inclusive relationships schools ...

Groundbreaking report released on Singapore's LBTQ communities

Groundbreaking report released on Singapore's LBTQ communities -  In the past,  LGBTI  activism in Singapore has often been dominated by gay men and the high-profile law criminalizing male homosexual sex, Section ...

30 years of Stonewall: The fight for LGBT rights

30 years of Stonewall: The fight for LGBT rights -  2018 Scottish school curriculum to include  LGBTI  education. 2019 The debate continues into the proposals to reform the gender recognition act, with ...

Taiwan hosts its first ever mass same-sex wedding banquet

Taiwan hosts its first ever mass same-sex wedding banquet -  Taiwan is widely considered to be the most  LGBTI -friendly country in Asia. A record 137,000 people attend Taiwan LGBT Pride in October last year.

Liberals' low-key LGBTI promises could prove challenging for Morrison

Liberals' low-key  LGBTI  promises could prove challenging for Morrison -  Prime Minister Scott Morrison will come under pressure to keep a suite of promises the Liberal Party quietly made to the gay lobby before last week's ...

Tunisia Under Fire for Continued Homophobic and Transphobic Abuse

Tunisia Under Fire for Continued Homophobic and Transphobic Abuse -  The North African country of Tunisia has been accused of continuing to subject its  LGBTI  population to abuse, arrests, and torture, despite promising to ...

Radio host shuts down homophobic caller in the most satisfying way

Radio host shuts down homophobic caller in the most satisfying way -  According to the avid listener, teaching kids about  LGBTI  issues in schools is like teaching them it's OK to beat your wife. But as soon as Nawaz heard ...

Family Matters National Week of Action this week to protect First Nations children

... mainstream Australia was shocked to learn that Aboriginal and Torres Strait ... said the ultimate responsibility rests with the Australian Government. View article...

Finally, relief for survivors of sexual violence - but caution remains

That's a big bump from the $46m given sector-wide in 2016, which had to be spread between children, adults, male survivors, pilots for Kaupapa Māori ... View article...

Labor's Warren Snowdon close to winning Lingiari

One of Australia's longest-serving MPs, the 69-year-old former Rudd .... Ms Price, who has been controversial in her views on Aboriginal Australia's ... View article...

Aboriginal artwork at Joondalup hospital represents newborn

Mrs Darling, who is also a midwife and lactation consultant, said she was inspired when working in the central desert of Australia and the many times ... View article...

'First dictionary' is next step to teaching Barngarla language to Aboriginal community

Reclaiming a lost Indigenous language is no mean feat. ... native to Aboriginal people across South Australia's eastern Eyre Peninsula, is about to be ... View article...

Estonia ranks 21st on Rainbow Europe map

Estonia ranks 21st on Rainbow Europe map -  The result is an increasingly unsafe and unsustainable environment for  LGBTI  organisations and human rights defenders in a growing number of ...

Poland sends EU reform letter in heated pre-election climate

Poland sends EU reform letter in heated pre-election climate -  PiS also defended "traditional" values in recent attacks on an activist who had painted the pro- LGBTI rainbow flag round the head of a Polish catholic ...

Israel Folaus case is simple, once you look past the distractions

Israel Folaus case is simple, once you look past the distractions -  Folau, in explicit terms, posted on Instagram that  homosexuality  (a state of ... Rugby  Australia  is a public-facing institution; its players are, as they.

Partnerships to Promote Equality for LGBTI People

Partnerships to Promote Equality for  LGBTI  People -  During the dialogue, the Dominican Government presented its efforts in reducing discrimination against  LGBTI  persons in response to HIV through the ...

Oldest painting of Aotearoa in Te Papa's collection to go on display

Mātauranga Māori curator Dougal Austin's iwi lived in the area and he said he felt a sense of connection with the painting of the area when he saw it ... View article...

Mountains, sea, even gun violence featured in New Zealand quilts at Ailsa Craig annual show

Mountains, sea, even gun violence featured in New Zealand quilts at Ailsa Craig ... It was created by New Zealander Mary Jane Sneyd — long before two ... Zealanders include modern waggas (recycled materials), traditional Maori ... View article...

Where IT's at: Making Hamilton the Silicon Valley of New Zealand

Where IT's at: Making Hamilton the Silicon Valley of New Zealand ... Highlights of the Techweek 2019 Waikato programme include the Māori tech ... View article...

The Haka, New Zealand's fearsome dance of war

The Haka, the Maori war dance, is synonymous with the culture of New Zealand. It is generally the first thing that comes to mind when people think of ... View article...

The taken babies and the Peak standoff: Why it's a 'cultural calamity' for Māori

 A few weeks into another term for Ngati Kahungunu and things have been rocking, rolling, helter skelter. Seven members of one Hawke's ... View article...

Karpik hopes to continue journey of discovery with the Māori ABs

Chiefs flanker Mitchell Karpik, who made his Māori All Black debut last year on the tour of the Americas, is hoping to earn selection again for the two ... View article...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

All of us can play a part in making sure that every Australian – Indigenous and non-Indigenous – has the opportunities and choices they need to lead ... View article...

Estonia ranks 21st on Rainbow Europe map

Estonia ranks 21st on Rainbow Europe map -  The result is an increasingly unsafe and unsustainable environment for  LGBTI  organisations and human rights defenders in a growing number of ...

Land and lore are inextricably linked in the Australian Outback, where imagination keeps blurring ...

As per the aboriginal belief system, this was the period of creation, when Australia's rugged interior took shape. Among these spirits were the Rainbow ... View article...

Labor's Hold in Australia's Northern Territory Weakens as Votes Swing Right

Price, who has been rocking the status quo with in her views on Aboriginal Australia's issues with domestic violence and child protection, says she ... View article...

Skinnyfish Music celebrates 20 years of powerful Indigenous voices

Skinnyfish Music celebrates 20 years of powerful Indigenous voices ... A name loved across Australia and around the world is that of Dr Gurrumul ... View article...

Trailblazer Wally 'The Black Flash' McArthur was denied stardom because he was Indigenous

Wally McArthur blazed a trail for others to follow. He should have been one of the biggest names in Australian sporting history. The reason he wasn't is ... View article...

Gather round the stage this winter for indigenous theatre at Kia Mau Festival

"I saw the lack of Māori and Pacific Islanders in Wellington in particular and went 'this is not ... Hone Kouka putting Maori performance in the spotlight View article...

Indigenous MPs split on what federal election 2019 result means for Aboriginal affairs

Ken Wyatt, who has been serving as Minister for Aged Care, and Australia's first Minister for Indigenous Health, has rejected Senator Dodson's claims. View article...

Four ambassadors for tolerance and respect for LGBTI people

Four ambassadors for tolerance and respect for  LGBTI  people -  The embassies of Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom in Spain have recorded a video on respect for  LGBTI  people.

Cuban lawmaker: Activists 'paid' to organize unsanctioned LGBTI march

Cuban lawmaker: Activists 'paid' to organize unsanctioned  LGBTI  march -  A Cuban lawmaker on Saturday suggested independent activists were “paid” to organize an unsanctioned  LGBTI  march that took place in Havana last ...

2019 South Pacific Tourism Exchange hailed a success

We received positive feedback from participants and we are thankful to our co-sponsors, New Zealand Maori Tourism, for collaborating with us to ... View article...

“The Māori Latter-day Saint Historical Narrative: Additions and Amendments”

The Hamilton New Zealand Temple (LDS.org photo) will shortly be joined by ... Latter-day Saint missionaries were seeking to liberate Māori from the ... View article...

'Not one more baby': Māori leaders call for change at Oranga Tamariki

Oranga Tamariki says the physical and emotional wellbeing of children taken into its care would shock and sadden most New Zealanders. Most are ... View article...

Campaigners Warn of Declining LGBTI Rights in Europe

Campaigners Warn of Declining  LGBTI  Rights in Europe -  Some countries are apparently making life harder for the  LGBTI  people as they move backwards in keeping up with the previously proposed rights for ...

With the Code of Conduct matter complete, Folau's employment contract will be terminated," says ...

With the Code of Conduct matter complete, Folau's employment contract will be terminated," says ... -  Israel Folau had not appealed the termination of his contract due to anti- LGBT  social media posts before Monday's deadline, so his sacking will now ...

He's British, middle-aged, and is on a mission to strengthen te reo Māori

He's British, aged 50+, and loves te reo. Having moved to Aotearoa to play rugby, Mark Bradley now has a job at Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori. View article...

Māori fashion designers urged to protect Papatuānuku

Leading Māori designers are out to educate the next generation of ... However, there are no fabric manufacturers in New Zealand that can supply us ... View article...

Ban on prisoners voting 'humiliation' of Māori, Tribunal told

The Waitangi Tribunal has heard the ban on prisoners voting is underpinned by racism and disproportionately impacts on Māori. An urgent inquiry into ... View article...

Alexander Stevens II - How a young Māori boy from Ōtara became a highly qualified Counsellor ...

That passion has lead him to now be recognised as one of the most qualified mental health professionals in Aotearoa New Zealand (as well as ... View article...

Karpik hopes to continue journey of discovery with the Māori ABs

Karpik hopes to continue journey of discovery with the Māori ABs ... Chiefs flanker Mitchell Karpik, who made his Māori All Black debut last year on the ... which saw them drop back to the bottom of the New Zealand conference, the ... View article...

Ban on prisoners voting 'humiliation' of Māori, Tribunal told

Awatea Mita said it was a cruel irony that New Zealand celebrated the suffrage movement when in fact not all women were able to vote. She said after ... View article...

Will Gladys Liu make it into the Australian parliament?

Will Gladys Liu make it into the Australian parliament? -  whose election campaign has been dogged by revelations regarding previous comments she made about the  LGBTI  community and accusations ...

Italy reaffirms commitment to LGBTI rights

Italy reaffirms commitment to  LGBTI  rights -  Despite the progress made in the last few years,  LGBTI  people continue to suffer acts of discrimination and violence in many parts of the world, and ...

Calvin Klein apologises amid accusations of 'queerbaiting' in new ad

Calvin Klein apologises amid accusations of 'queerbaiting' in new ad -  LGBTI  rights supporters have criticized the clothing retailer for featuring Hadid, who the company says 'identifies as heterosexual', rather than an ...

Pete Buttigieg accuses President Trump of 'paying lip service' to LGBTI rights

Pete Buttigieg accuses President Trump of 'paying lip service' to  LGBTI  rights -  The Democratic presidential hopeful took the opportunity to call out Trump for his administration's poor record on  LGBTI  rights. 'Even though they're ...

LGBTI Leaders From Throughout Americas Convene to Increase Political Inclusion

LGBTI  Leaders From Throughout Americas Convene to Increase Political Inclusion -  Luisa was one of nearly a dozen  LGBTI  elected officials and leaders who told their story in the capitol building – calling for increased political inclusion ...

Hundreds of thousands take part in Belgian Pride Parade

Hundreds of thousands take part in Belgian Pride Parade -  in the 24th edition of the Belgian Pride Parade. People travelled across Europe to take part in the event to promote equality in the  LGBTI  community.

These are the worst LGBTI and feminist fails of Game of Thrones

These are the worst  LGBTI  and feminist fails of Game of Thrones -  The final episode of Game of Thrones is approaching fast and will be the culmination of what many, even among staunch fans, have described as its ...

Luxembourg third in Europe for LGBT+ rights

Luxembourg third in Europe for LGBT+ rights -  Rankings are based on the impact of each country's laws and policies on the lives of  LGBTI  people. ILGA-Europe used these measures for the first ...

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Senator Dodson on the burning issues of social equity, justice and respect

With his akubra braided with the colours of the Aboriginal flag, Western Australian Senator Pat Dodson is arguably the most recognised Indigenous ... View article...

Misogyny, violence, racism, classism: the toxic forces behind our shameful poverty rates

More than three million people in Australia, including 739,000 children, live ... The people affected include single-parent families, Aboriginal and Torres Strait .... We also see racism in Australia today reflected in migrant poverty. View article...

New Sydney franchise poaches Matildas coach

Croatia-based Milicic is back in Australia this week to name his 23-player ... the local Dharawal Aboriginal people on whose land the Macarthur region sits. ... communities here in the Macarthur region and from all over Australia." ... View article...

Time we stopped treating Aboriginal people like children

As Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation's Trevor Hutchinson says, "a fair day's work is a fair day's play" and indigenous Australians are just as entitled to a ... View article...

Indigenous issues top to-do list as super-rich urged to dig deep

"What has happened (to indigenous Australians) is a disgrace," he said yesterday. "It's the biggest stain on our history for 230 years. We talk about ... View article...

Star player inspired to be mentor for indigenous students

The University of the Sunshine Coast student was selected as part of Australia's first indigenous women's football team that recently competed at the ... View article...

Australia's oldest LGBT publication goes into administration

Australia's oldest LGBT publication goes into administration -  The Star Observer is an  LGBTI  community-owned not-for-profit that has always relied on advertising revenue to raise money. We do not receive any ...

Marriage equality was only a step on the way to equality for LGBTI+ Australians

Marriage equality was only a step on the way to equality for LGBTI+ Australians -  7,817,247 people said YES. That's the number of Australians who voted for Marriage Equality. The moment that number was announced a wave of ...

71 per cent of Australians want a more diverse parliament, poll reveals

71 per cent of Australians want a more diverse parliament, poll reveals -  And 17 per cent think more  LGBTI  individuals and Australians born overseas in parliament would be of benefit to Australia. The poll was conducted ...

UNAIDS calls on countries to remove discriminatory laws and enact laws that protect people from ...

UNAIDS calls on countries to remove discriminatory laws and enact laws that protect people from ... -  UNAIDS is calling on all countries to remove discriminatory laws against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex ( LGBTI ) people.

Otago Regional Council vote to include iwi representatives

"What you are doing with this piece of legislation is actually excluding non-iwi Māori from the role you think you are. "They're here to promote the ... View article...

'Sir Hek' remembered for proving Māori navigation skills to the world

Sir Hekenukumai Busby has been remembered as a "driving force" for waka building and traditional Māori navigation. About 3000 people gathered at ... View article...

Māori make up over 40 per cent of Auckland homeless - report

Its findings show of the 800 people estimated to have been living without shelter that night, nearly 43 per cent were Māori, with a similar number of ... View article...

Māori, Pasifika, LGBT and disabled over-represented in Auckland homeless count

Figures released today from Ira Mata Ira Tangata: Auckland's Homeless Count show a disproportionate amount of Māori, Pasifika, LGBT and disabled ... View article...

Keep Māori land in Māori hands

SAVE Tumu Kaituna have grave fears that more than 4000 Māori landowners will be cut out of 55 hectares of their land if a proposal - by Tumu ... View article...

No easy answers for why high number of Māori are homeless

Housing First Auckland programme manager Fiona Hamilton says solutions grounded in Kaupapa Māori have worked well at Te Puea Marae in ... View article...

Opportunities for Indigenous Australians in aid: what is needed?

Opportunities for  Indigenous Australians  in aid: what is needed? -  The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has set itself an ambitious agenda to increase the engagement of  Indigenous Australians  in the ...

Indigenous Aussies take govt to United Nations over climate change

Indigenous Aussies  take govt to United Nations over climate change -  In a complaint filed with the United Nations (UN) on Monday, an  indigenous  group accused the Aussie government of violating their human rights by ...

YMCA Anglesea skate program helps reconnect indigenous youth with country and culture

YMCA Anglesea skate program helps reconnect  indigenous  youth with country and culture -  Brodie is  Australia's  best known and highest ranking  Indigenous  skateboarder. As well as showing off his skills, he taught a grip tape and board ...

Boom or bust: the issues that matter in Australia's largest electorate

Boom or bust: the issues that matter in  Australia's  largest electorate -  But the end of WA's mining boom, pressures on farmers and a lack of progress in closing the gap with  Indigenous Australians  means that many in the ...

Environmental as anything

Environmental as anything -  Apparently there's some sort of election happening in  Australia  soon. Danielle Wood is one of  Australia's best economists and her summation of the ...

Senator Dodson on the burning issues of social equity, justice and respect

Senator Dodson on the burning issues of social equity, justice and respect -  With his akubra braided with the colours of the  Aboriginal  flag, Western  Australian  Senator Pat Dodson is arguably the most recognised  Indigenous  ...

LBQT Groups Begin Talks On Protecting The Rights Of LBQT Persons

LBQT Groups Begin Talks On Protecting The Rights Of LBQT Persons -  a significant number of Ghanaians (87%) are against allowing  LGBTI  persons holding public meetings to discuss  LGBTI  issues. Ninety-one per cent of ...