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'I've gone from hero to zero': Bizarre reason an angry volunteer, 78, 'cut the PENIS off a Maori carving'

A 78-year-old volunteer has been charged with chopping off the phallus of a Maori carving with a chainsaw after the devout Christian deemed it ... View article...

'Show and tell' for 28th Māori Battalion descendants in Whangārei

Descendants of soldiers from the 28th Māori Battalion are invited to a ''show and tell'' in Whangārei next weekend as part of preparations for a new ... View article...

Minister for Children says she will meet with Māori leaders about Oranga Tamariki child uplifts

The Minister for Children Tracey Martin has announced she will meet with Ngāti Kahungunu and the Māori Council regarding Oranga Tamariki child ... View article...

Marshall is in tune with te ao Maori

Working alongside Maori students, their whanau and communities has ... Marshall an appreciation of the depth of te ao Maori (the Maori world view), ... View article...

Waka ama race the start of Māori new year celebrations as Matariki approaches

The cold days might be drawing in, but life will be a little warmer in the capital as Matariki celebrations begin. In Māori culture Matariki marks the dawn ... View article...

Riverboat's new owner plans to use it to host tourists with gourmet Maori kai

The Adventurer II riverboat has been sold for use in a new venture - and a former co-owner who put the company into liquidation thinks he will get ... View article...

Store owner who ran controversial repayment system for Aboriginal locals has conviction thrown out

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) had asked the ... 'Book-up' is an informal type of credit used in many remote Aboriginal ... View article...

'Opportunistic parasites': Furore over company's claims on Aboriginal flag

An angry battle has erupted over the use of the Aboriginal flag which has indigenous groups in Australia up in arms. A non-Indigenous company holds ... View article...

Inaugural medal presented to eight Aboriginal officers

Eight WA Police members in the Mid West and Gascoyne have been presented with inaugural Aboriginal Service Medals. Commissioner Chris ... View article...

First Nations language boost in the Year of Indigenous Languages

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies CEO, Craig Ritchie said accurately identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ... View article...

'An extremely proud Indigenous woman': Barty follows in the footsteps of Goolagong Cawley

"For all the challenges that confront Indigenous Australians, our Indigenous athletes provide strong role models for our youth, strengthening identity ... View article...

Alice Springs lands first indigenous-owned earth ground station

Australia's first earth ground station that is indigenous-built and owned will be located in Alice Springs in a bid to give indigenous Australians a stake ... View article...

Indigenous activist calls for Sound protection

An indigenous activist who helped challenge the controversial Roe 8 project has said the possible development of an outer harbour in Cockburn ... View article...

Indigenous Australians to lead Alice Springs ground station

According to material released by the Indigenous Business Association, the investment is aligned with priorities for the Australian Space Agency, and ... View article...

An opportunity to lift the wellbeing of all New Zealanders

'It's crucial to gather New Zealand evidence to determine what services and supports are relevant and work for New Zealanders, especially Māori. View article...

Touring Hawaiian choir enthralled by talk on traditional Māori instruments

A group of Hawaiian singers touring the country made a whistlestop trip to Palmerston North to discover more about traditional Māori instruments. View article...

Food with a taste of te reo Maori

Te Hikoi operations manager Karyn Owen said Maori language was ... ''It is not very common for visitors to New Zealand to have an experience with te ... View article...

Meet the new generation of musician comedians - The Māori Sidesteps

Now, a new generation of Māori musicians-slash-entertainers are stepping up. Seven Sharp's Tamati Rimene-Sproat meets one such group - the ... View article...

Now Pakeha media have highlighted the horror of Oranga Tamariki's theft of Māori children – will ...

Unfortunately it gains little or no attention because the majority of kids taken are Māori and with no Māori Party to champion this, the issue stays under ... View article...

Anne Frank's diary translated into Maori

The new translation, titled Te Rātaka a Tētahi Kōhine, was launched on Wednesday evening in Wellington by Dutch Ambassador to New Zealand ... View article...

Money talks when addressing Māori mental wellbeing

Based on a budget analysis the Māori Party in Auckland are looking for what's for Māori when it comes to targeted funds for Māori mental health. View article...

Māori Party in Auckland supports Air NZ decision on tamoko

"The Māori Party in Auckland also see this as beneficial for Air New Zealand to recognise that as an entity representing New Zealand, it is important ... View article...

We Waded Through The Comments On Sunrise's National Anthem Polled

The Vikings did not visit Australia. Maccassans, from Indonesia, however did and traded with Aboriginal people in northern Australia for hundreds of ... View article...

How the world's oldest culture can deliver Queensland a bright future

  Yet Queensland doesn't have an indigenous tourism strategy. ... "We can be the leaders in Australia and change the perception that you have to go ... View article...

Morrison's choice: be exceptional or a time-server

It's also been one of the sources of Australia's modern exceptionalism. .... It moved Indigenous Australia, it awakened the rest of Australia, and it ... View article...

Adam Goodes documentary: AFL, clubs issue powerful apology following racial abuse

  "The treatment of Adam challenges us, and our right to be considered Australia's indigenous football code," the statement read. "Adam, who ... View article...

Dark Mofo 2019: Review on Dark and Dangerous thoughts

  Race relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Australia are complex. The two sessions at Dark and Dangerous Thoughts dip a ... View article...

A national anthem boycott won't change anything

  Put me down as a yes, too, for constitutional recognition of indigenous Australia. But this anthem stuff is so exemplary of the modern culture of ... View article...

The AFL Has Finally Apologised For Failing Adam Goodes During The Racist Booing Saga

  The Australian Football League has issued a belated apology to Indigenous star Adam Goodes for its failure to speak out against the racist abuse the ... View article...

Air New Zealand poised to announce backdown on tattoos

A Human Rights Commission spokeswoman said then a person of Māori descent could not be denied employment, entry to premises, or declined ... View article...

OIA ignored as hundreds of requests languish

The New Zealand Maori Council will tomorrow file an Official Information Request with the Government to find out – how many Official Information ... View article...

Scout chief: Fire at Wellington's Tapu Te Ranga marae could easily have turned deadly

The Cubs were at Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Rhine St, Island Bay on an overnight stay completing their Māori cultural awareness badge. "The leaders ... View article...

New Zealand leads the way by focusing on quality of life

In 1867, it created four parliamentary seats for Maori and in 1893 it became the first country in the world to give women — including Maori women ...c View article...

New Zealand gov't launches vaping website to help quit smoking

In September, the government will roll out a targeted campaign to raise awareness of vaping as a way to stop smoking, with Maori women being the ... View article...

Just terrible': Locals mourn Wellington's Tapu Te Ranga Marae

"I live in Wadestown, even from way over there I could smell the smoke and it was quite strong," says Maori warden Joe McLeod. At its peak, nineteen ... View article...

New Zealand leads the way by focusing on quality of life

On May 30, the New Zealand government delivered what is surely the ... increase incomes, skills and opportunities for Maori and Pacific Islanders; ... View article...

Pau sign replacement for disgraced All Black Carl Hayman

Tito, the former New Zealand Maori and Hurricanes player, has been an assistant coach at Pau but has now been given the chance to step up into one ... View article...

FW: Hugh Jackman, Kevin Rudd and Ita Buttrose recognised in Queen's Birthday honours

    Feed: Stigmabase2 Posted on: 10 June, 2019 3:04 Author: Stigmabase2 Subject: Hugh Jackman, Kevin Rudd and Ita Buttrose recognised in Queen's Birthday honours   It recognises his eminent service to the Australia Parliament, Indigenous reconciliation, economic initiatives, policy reform and his roles as senior ... View article...

A non-aboriginal business has licensed the copyright on Australia's aboriginal flag, and are making ...

In 1971, the Australian indigenous artist Harold Thomas created the iconic Australian Aboriginal Flag which has since been named one of the "official ... View article...

Puhi Kaiti heart health warrior to speak at Third Indigenous Cardiovascular Health Conference

A Gisborne doctor, who in 2015 declared war on pre-diabetes, diabetes and ischaemic heart disease which are killing Maori at a young age, is a key ... View article...

Indigenous leaders hopeful bipartisan breakthrough is brewing

"There's a constant noise out there that everyone is a racist in Australia [but] at some point you have to wake up in the morning and be happy." This is ... View article...

AFL apologises to indigenous player Goodes, four years later

The Australian Football League and its 18 teams belatedly apologised Friday to indigenous former star player Adam Goodes for failing to deal with ... View article...

Bishops get insights into Indigenous health program

Members of the Bishops Commission for Relations with Aboriginal and ... told Australia's first peoples that: 'You are part of Australia and Australia is ... View article...

Indigenous elder Patricia O'Connor honoured with Queensland Day award

However, her community work extended a lot further and she was also involved in the unveiling of Australia's first memorial to Aboriginal and Torres ... View article...

That's professor to you: the Indigenous Perth women who defied the odds

They were from the same community, an area with a high Aboriginal ... for Aboriginal medical and dental health at the University of Western Australia. View article...

Aboriginal Medal honour an inspirational moment

An Albany police officer has been recognised among the first recipients of the inaugural Aboriginal Service Medal at Government House last week. View article...

Wellbeing Budget 2019 cautiously welcomed by psychiatrists

'So with recent reports demonstrating the value in providing wrap-around services to Māori, we are particularly pleased to see Whānau Ora receive ... View article...

The Incubator hosting Matariki exhibitions

The team at the creative hub are continuing their commitment to the recognition of Matariki as a time that not only showcases Maori New Year and ... View article...

Queen's Birthday Honours recognise wāhine toa

The Queen's Birthday Honours list recognises a number of wāhine Māori who have made significant contributions to addressing family wellbeing and ... View article...

Books for young readers reflect diverse New Zealand

New Zealand's increasingly diverse society is well reflected in books for our .... Te Kura Pounamu Award for books written completely in te reo Māori. View article...

Award-winning young Māori farmer Kristy Roa

The winner of the 2019 Ahuwhenua Young Maori Farmer Award is 20 ... provides stainless steel site installation to the dairy sector in New Zealand ... View article...

Maori Council calls on the DHB model to be abolished

Maori Council calls on the DHB model to be abolished – landmark survey finds District Health Board model fails to meet the needs of Maori – health ... View article...

'They have really been overshadowed' - New book recognises untold Māori contribution in WWI

As Europe marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, a Kiwi author and historian has released a book detailing Māori contributions at war ... View article...

Kaupapa Māori test best way to measure Oranga Tamariki response

Māori lawyers and researchers are calling on the government to adopt ... They say the default in Aotearoa New Zealand is to use Western and ... View article...

History repeating

  That was another connection I had to Australia. ... The excitement of seeing the desert people for the first time, or (Aboriginal people) from the islands, ... View article...

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Hidden women of history: Isabel Flick, the tenacious campaigner who fought segregation in Australia

Like many other Aboriginal kids in 1938, Isabel Flick was denied an ... Despite the formidable racism of rural Australia, Isabel, a Gamilaraay and ... View article...

Dingo Attacks Force Policy Review in Australia

The scrutiny of dingo policies on Fraser Island is also putting renewed focus on the role a country's indigenous community can play in protecting wild ... View article...

Pat Dodson urges Coalition to 'deal with' Indigenous voice to parliament and referendum

"Our government's priorities for Indigenous Australians are to see our children attend school and achieve the best education possible, to ensure our ... View article...

Striking life-sized Indigenous sculptures on show for the first time at National Museum

Senior Indigenous curator and head of the National Museum of Australia's Centre of Indigenous Knowledges, Margo Neale, said the figures would ... View article...

'The song sucks': Indigenous rapper explains why nine State of Origin stars refused to sing ...

An Indigenous rapper has explained why Advance Australia Fair is offensive to Indigenous people in response to the boycott of the anthem by a string ... View article...

Scape saves spots for indigenous scholars

As part of the offering, Scape Australia executive chairman Craig Carracher and chief executive Stephen Gaitanos will acknowledge the history of the ... View article...

For Every Four People Murdered in Brazil, Three Were Black

For Every Four People Murdered in Brazil, Three Were Black -  Statistical Blackout Regarding  LGBTI  ... genuine statistical blackout in Brazil regarding violence against the  LGBTI  population,” said Daniel Cerqueira.

Out and proud! The Voice singer Amanuael Visser, 17, reveals he is gay to his fans on Instagram

Out and proud! The Voice singer Amanuael Visser, 17, reveals he is  gay  to his fans on Instagram -  The Voice contestant Amanuael Visser has bravely come out as  gay . ... resembled how he wore his mane during his  Australian  Idol appearance in ...

Australia should give victims a voice in tackling environmental crimes

Both Williams and Clarence Valley Council involved offending against Aboriginal cultural heritage, in breach of New South Wales's National Parks ... View article...

Folau launches legal action against Rugby Australia

Folau launches legal action against Rugby  Australia -  Israel Folau was sacked by Rugby  Australia  last month for a post on social media that said hell awaited  gay people. 

Have We Met Before? reflects on how looking for gay sex has changed

Have We Met Before? reflects on how looking for gay sex has changed -  The HIV fear was reducing with the success of the cocktail treatment and awareness of PEP and there were more social acceptance for  LGBTI  people ...

NZ First taking close look at Māori broadcast pūtea

He's concerned at statements from Te Mangai Pāho chief executive Larry Parr that his organisation was now a reo Māori funding agency rather than a ... View article...

Awards to support better medicine access for Māori

PHARMAC-Te Pātaka Whaioranga and New Zealand Nurses Organisation ... Both PHARMAC and Te Rūnanga want to advance the Māori nursing ... View article...

'They have really been overshadowed' - New book recognises untold Māori contribution in WWI

Monty Soutar told TVNZ1's Breakfast today all New Zealanders could learn something from his new book, Whitiki Whiti Whiti E - Māori in the First ... View article...

Maori Council calls on the DHB model to be abolished

The New Zealand Maori Council will appear before the "Simpson Review" in Auckland today – the Health and Disability Services Review is looking at ... View article...

Māori find voice in local government awards

A bilingual, multimedia resource developed with local iwi telling a story of the Gisborne region, a Hamilton City Council's Māngai Māori project to give ... View article...

Kaupapa Māori test best way to measure Oranga Tamariki response

Māori lawyers and researchers are calling on the government to adopt long-standing kaupapa Māori models when they develop new evaluation ... View article...

Ex-Indigenous chair urges inclusion of Aboriginal language in anthem

God Defend New Zealand is voiced in both Maori and English dialect. Loading. "Having the anthem sung in English and traditional language is, to me, ... View article...

How an Indigenous Youth Council is connecting young people with culture

As young Indigenous Australians living in Karratha, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, it's something Daniel Farmer and Adrianna Irvine are all ... View article...

Budget lessons in the politics of Indigenous self-determination

Support for Māori communities was a funding priority in New Zealand's well-being budget. In a Facebook post, Labour MP Meka Whaitiri celebrated ... View article...

Indigenous players to make quiet protest at State of Origin

 The teams selected for Australia's annual State of Origin series offer a snapshot of a modern nation's ... View article...

Our national anthem is non-inclusive: Indigenous Australians shouldn't have to sing it

Before a rugby league match between the Indigenous All Stars and the Māori All Stars in February, a number of Australian players chose to remain ... View article...

How we tracked down the only known sculpture of a WWI Indigenous soldier

Germany, 1918. Wünsdorf prisoner-of-war camp, not far from Berlin. An Australian Indigenous POW, Douglas Grant, sits as a model for a portrait bust ... View article...

Straight? Gay? Lesbian? Tinder now lets you add your sexual orientation

Straight?  Gay ? Lesbian? Tinder now lets you add your sexual orientation -  Straight,  Gay , Lesbian, Queer, Asexual, Bisexual or Demisexual, you will ... month in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, India,  Australia  and New Zealand.

Villagers 'humiliated' by India's first openly LGBTI athlete

Villagers 'humiliated' by India's first openly  LGBTI  athlete -  Dutee Chand made international headlines in May when she revealed her female partner was her soulmate, making her the first openly  LGBTI  athlete ...

Coalition to rule out conservative demands for 'religious freedom' law

Coalition to rule out conservative demands for 'religious freedom' law -  as a bill to provide “equal status” to freedom of religion alongside the right to non-discrimination, which will likely be controversial to  LGBTI  groups.

Matthew Mitcham just got engaged to his boyfriend Luke Rutherford

Matthew Mitcham just got engaged to his boyfriend Luke Rutherford -  Matthew Mitcham — the 31-year-old,  gay Australian  Olympic diver — announced his engagement to his 30-year-old boyfriend Luke Rutherford via ...

Māori providers keen to share total wellbeing budget

Maria Baker, the chief executive of Māori workforce development organisation Te Rau Matatini, says she was impressed by the way the Government is ... View article...

Māori broadcasting sector Wānanga well-received

Over 75 Māori content producers and broadcasters across music, radio, television and digital media attended the Television and Digital Media Sector ... View article...

NZ First taking close look at Māori broadcast pūtea

NZ First taking close look at Māori broadcast pūtea ... The New Zealand First caucus is set for a briefing on how money set aside for Māori ... View article...

Kaupapa-Māori approach urged for Māori kids in state care

A recent paper from the Māori research institute Ngā Pae o te Māramataka suggests there's still an opportunity to significantly reduce that number, with ... View article...

Māori contribution to First World War revealed in new book

E!: Maori in the First World War outlines pre-war New Zealand and then follows the soldiers overseas giving us insight into training, trench warfare and ... View article...

Air NZ keen to boost Māori staff ranking

Air NZ keen to boost Māori staff ranking ... Air New Zealand has set a target of having 20 percent of Māori and Pasifika employees in leadership roles ... View article...