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New Zealand Is Burning Out a Generation of Young Artists

This year two of New Zealand's major arts funding bodies—Creative New ... The outlook is even tougher for Māori artists, who face a whole host of ... View article...

Horizon State working on massive 25-year, $1.5B project in New Zealand

Horizon State will work with Housing New Zealand subsidiary HLC on an ... It will work closely with the Porirua City Council and the local iwi (Maori ... View article...

National Maori Authority Chair slams David Seymour

The Chair of the National Maori Authority, Matthew Tukaki, has come out swinging against ACT MP David Seymour and called him out for his ... View article...

'Institutional racism' is blocking Pacific and Māori access to health care, doctor says

Māori Council executive director Matthew Tukaki said the health system was failing because Maori were less likely to access care but it was not a ... View article...

FW: Tauranga Māori elders to perform in Wellington

A group of Māori elders from the three iwi of Tauranga Moana – Ngati Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi and Ngati Pukenga are off to Wellington this week to ... View article...

Researcher hopes publication will win funding for Māori diabetes study

The lead researcher on a kaupapa Māori based type 2 diabetes management ... Approval for the study was granted by the New Zealand Health and ... View article...

Aaron Smale: The Māori Problem

For too long when it comes to state abuse of power over children, Māori .... Instead, NZ First pushed for the Royal Commission to include the church, ... View article...

Disgraced former rugby star Israel Folau says devil is to blame for transgender children

Disgraced former rugby star Israel Folau says devil is to blame for transgender children -  The former rugby star was sacked from  Australia's  national rugby team in May after he claimed while using social media that 'hell awaits' gay people.

Georgia's first LGBT Pride kicks off despite threats from religious and far right groups

Georgia's first LGBT Pride kicks off despite threats from religious and far right groups -  emphasising that this opposition will not stop the event which she called a “breakthrough” and “a matter of dignity… it's time that  LGBTI  people enjoy ...

US Supreme Court sends same-sex wedding cake case back to lower court

US Supreme Court sends same-sex wedding cake case back to lower court -  It is likely that the high court will face another decision on whether or not to hear another case of a business arguing religious liberties over  LGBTI  ...

Mastercard to let trans and non-binary people use chosen names on cards

Mastercard to let trans and non-binary people use chosen names on cards -  The move is part of the bank's initiative to support  LGBTI  right. It aims to combat issues trans and non-binary individuals have experienced while using ...

Stonewall Warriors will pay tribute to LGBTI heroes from around the world

Stonewall Warriors will pay tribute to  LGBTI  heroes from around the world -  The show will tell the stories of those who kick-started the fight for  LGBTI  rights around the world. But it will also include lesser-known  LGBTI  figures ...

NSW church's cutting message after new Israel Folau rant

NSW church's cutting message after new Israel Folau rant -  Days after Israel Folau's latest sermon taking aim at  LGBTI  and transgender people, one Sydney church has decided enough is enough. Father Rod ...

Malaysia police investigate to authenticity of gay sex video

Malaysia police investigate to authenticity of gay sex video -  On the same day that police announced the formation of the special take force, Mahathir doubled down on his opposition to  LGBTI  rights and ...

Botswana has decriminalized gay sex. But, it's still illegal in 70 countries

Botswana has decriminalized gay sex. But, it's still illegal in 70 countries -  The defeat of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria has removed the imminent threat of capital punishment for  LGBTI  people living in those areas.

Young Australians champion 'democracy' and 'freedom' in designing constitutional change

In March 2019, 120 high school students from around Australia met in ... Indigenous Australians are still fighting for self-determination and the right to ... View article...

Aboriginal health issues more than just skin deep

If she passes her final specialist exams which start next week, Westmead Hospital Registrar Dana Slape will become Australia's first Aboriginal ... View article...

Aboriginal man dies in custody days after jail was told he was suicidal

An Aboriginal man has died in a Western Australian prison just days after his mother reportedly called the jail to warn that he was suicidal. The WA ... View article...

Ken Wyatt 'hopeful' of resolving Aboriginal flag copyright dispute

"The Aboriginal flag is a strong symbol for Aboriginal Australians and is respected by many non-Aboriginal Australians," the minister for Indigenous ... View article...

High HPV vaccine coverage for young Aboriginal people

HPV vaccine coverage for young Aboriginal people is high, but course completion could be improved, an Australian analysis suggests. Guests:. View article...

An Indigenous experience of Parliament House

"At Parliament House, we fly the Aboriginal flag with abundance during ... apology to Australia's indigenous people and the Barunga Statement from ... View article...

Newcastle surgeon Kelvin Kong urges indigenous people to open up about cancer

Dr Kong, Australia's first Aboriginal surgeon, said the Yarn For Life promotion would target indigenous people's reluctance to talk about cancer and ... View article...

Kirinari Hostel in high demand among Indigenous students eager for education and sport

A hostel for Indigenous boys that has been home to some of Australia's top NRL stars is in such high demand its waitlist could take years to get ... View article...

'Institutional racism' is blocking Pacific and Māori access to health care, doctor says

​Ngaei is not the only voice raising concerns about access to health care, as a survey conducted by the New Zealand Māori Council says Māori also ... View article...

The missing Māori inside the agency that investigates police misconduct

As of 2018, the Independent Police Conduct Authority had zero Māori ... On the contrary, having the IPCA look to NZ Police for examples of good ... View article...

Poverty partly to blame for high Maori, Pacific child obesity rates

New research has suggested that, if Maori and Pacific four-year-olds ... The study, the first of its kind in New Zealand, drew on data from more than ... View article...

Maori Council, Hobson's Pledge and hui

New Zealand Maori Council calls Hobson's Pledges claims that they would accept an invitation for a hui LIES – after the organisation declines ... View article...

Māori community workforce key to keeping babies safe

A former head of the Māori Affairs community section says the controversy over Oranga Tamariki's baby uplift policies raised wider questions about the ... View article...

Māori Land Court still waiting on final report into hapū after $480k theft

Almost two years after a Māori Land Court judge asked for an independent inquiry into a New Plymouth hapū trust which was the victim of a $480,000 ... View article...

National Maori Authority response to Oranga Tamariki

The Chair of the National Maori Authority, Nga Ngaru, Matthew Tukaki (who is also the Executive Director of the New Zealand Maori Council – Nga ... View article...

This band of teenagers is considered to be the originators of 'Maori Metal'

"As far as we can tell, we're the first band, the first metal band to be singing all in Maori on our tracks, and be singing about New Zealand history and ... View article...

Folau is wrong': Gosford priest slams Israel Folau over LGBT stance

Folau is wrong': Gosford priest slams Israel Folau over  LGBT  stance -  Folau had his $4 million contract torn up by Rugby  Australia  after he was found guilty of a code of conduct breach for saying “hell awaits” gay people in ...

News from around the Web Malaysian PM doubles-down on opposition to same-sex marriage

News from around the Web Malaysian PM doubles-down on opposition to same-sex marriage -  The prime minister has expressed his opposition to  LGBTI  on numerous occasions in the past.  LGBTI  rights activists in Malaysia have called out the ...

Two teens aged 14 and 16 told to 'kill themselves' in homophobic attack

Two teens aged 14 and 16 told to 'kill themselves' in homophobic attack -  Furthermore,  LGBTI  hate crimes are soaring in the UK. A group of men assaulted two queer women on a London bus as they came home from a date.

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro thinks same-sex couples shouldn't be allowed to adopt

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro thinks same-sex couples shouldn't be allowed to adopt -  Ben Shapiro is known for his negative stance on  LGBTI  rights. He opposed the federal legalization of same-sex marriage, for instance. He also doesn't ...

Iranian foreign minister defends death penalty for homosexuals

Iranian foreign minister defends death penalty for homosexuals -  Michael Roth, from the German foreign ministry, also criticised the response, saying: “ LGBTI  rights are human rights. And they have always been.

Pete Buttigieg to be the first ever gay candidate in the Presidential Debates

Pete Buttigieg to be the first ever gay candidate in the Presidential Debates -  While Buttigieg's appearance in the debates will be a huge milestone for  LGBTI  representation in the US, the 37-year-old is not the first openly gay ...

Message of hope at vigil on 30th anniversary of Ulverstone's anti-gay rally

Message of hope at vigil on 30th anniversary of Ulverstone's anti-gay rally -  And together we are the ones that can make that change happen,"  LGBTI  rights advocate Rodney Croome told the crowd

Rachel Dolezal comes out as bisexual during Pride Month

Rachel Dolezal comes out as bisexual during Pride Month -  Dolezal insisted she is not confused and not "almost" gay and encouraged people not to "ignore or delegitimize the 'B' In  LGBTI ...It's a real identity." ...

Bakery creates bread and flour tributes to LGBTI icons for Pride Month

Bakery creates bread and flour tributes to  LGBTI  icons for Pride Month -  A gay-owned bakery is paying tribute to  LGBTI  icons for Pride Month. Bakers at MarieBette Café and Bakery, based in Charlottesville, VA, create ...

Folau launches fresh attack on gay and transgender people

Folau launches fresh attack on  gay  and transgender people -  Folau launches fresh attack on  gay  and transgender people ... The former Wallaby's $5 million Rugby  Australia  contract was torn up last month after he ...

Folau Back At It Again With New Anti-LGBTI Attack

Folau Back At It Again With New Anti- LGBTI  Attack -  Just a month after being sacked by Rugby Australia for Anti- LGBTI  posts, Israel Folau is back attacking the Rainbow community.

Face of the Māori world on display for Australians as Ta Moko exhibition opens

Face of the Māori world on display for Australians as Ta Moko exhibition ... Australians are getting an insight into Māori traditions and history with the ... View article...

Natural Habitat Adventures Announces New Australia Safaris

In Daintree National Park, part of Australia's Wet Tropics World Heritage area, embark on a walkabout with a local Aboriginal guide in search of ... View article...

Federal blow to Aboriginal names plan

A project to introduce Noongar names to Albany landmarks has failed to receive Federal funding. Restoring Noongar Place Names is a collaborative ... View article...

Aboriginal artists find a surprising new champion: Steve Martin

You could start this story in Australia's Gibson Desert in 1984. Or you could start it in Steve Martin's Upper West Side apartment in 2015. It really ... View article...

Channel Seven fails to stop Aboriginal group's Sunrise defamation lawsuit

Justice Steven Rares disagreed, and said Indigenous communities in remote parts of Australia, particularly the Northern Territory, were "much more ... View article...

Pride not Profit: sign the petition calling out copyrighting laws on the Aboriginal flag

The petition was created by Spark Health Australia, an indigenous health and well-being program who have created 'Closing The Gap' clothing items ... View article...

Copyright dispute over Aboriginal flag sparks debate

The flag in dispute was designed by artist Harold Thomas in recognition of the Aboriginal people of Australia and as a symbol of their race, identity and ... View article...

Aboriginal rangers join team of CSIRO scientists

... between the CSIRO and Aboriginal rangers is helping scientists across Australia and overseas understand more about changes to the atmosphere. View article...

The rate of Māori incarceration is a crisis. We must start asking the right questions

The rate of Māori incarceration is a crisis. .... to the cities was accompanied in 1938 by the Social Security Act. New Zealand began unpicking the fabric ... View article...

PM Jacinda Ardern to face questions about babies 'uplifted' by Oranga Tamariki

"We cannot shrink from the fact in New Zealand that there's a long term legacy of colonisation that exists and disadvantages Maori, and there's modern ... View article...

National Maori Authority response to Oranga Tamariki

National Maori Authority puts forward a response to Oranga Tamariki. "As this national conversation unfolds - we need to plot a path that sees no more ... View article...

Diary of a Young Girl = Te Rātaka a Tētahi Kōhine

Over 200 guests packed into Rongomaraeroa, the Māori marae at the ... HE Mira Woldberg, Netherlands ambassador to New Zealand, holds high a ... View article...

Calls for Maori to be involved in decisions that affect their tamariki

It comes after concerns raised over Oranga Tamariki in a Newsroom investigation, which showed the agency's attempt to take a newborn baby from a ... View article...

National Maori Authority response to Oranga Tamariki

The Chair of the National Maori Authority, Nga Ngaru, Matthew Tukaki (who is also the Executive Director of the New Zealand Maori Council - Nga ... View article...

Māori leader 'sick and tired' of free speech advocates looking for 'excuse to call me the N-word'

Māori leader 'sick and tired' of free speech advocates looking for 'excuse to call .... which is total contempt and ridicule from all of New Zealand society. View article...

Maori Council, Hobson's Pledge and hui

New Zealand Maori Council calls Hobson's Pledges claims that they would accept an invitation for a hui LIES – after the organisation declines ... View article...

Uniting is the highest ranking LGBTI service provider

Uniting is the highest ranking  LGBTI  service provider -  Uniting continues to build on its recognition of commitment to inclusivity and celebration of the  LGBTI  ...

US Embassy office in Tel Aviv celebrates Pride despite Trump Administration ban on Pride flags

US Embassy office in Tel Aviv celebrates Pride despite Trump Administration ban on Pride flags -  Ahead of Tel Aviv Pride, where 250,000 people celebrated being  LGBTI , the official Twitter account of the US Embassy in Jerusalem posted the ...

Gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans more critical of churches than straight counterparts

Gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans more critical of churches than straight counterparts -  These findings align with Pew's 2013 survey where  LGBTI  Americans reported feeling that major religions were unwelcoming to them.

Scotland Is The First Country To Implement LGBTI Education In Schools

Scotland Is The First Country To Implement  LGBTI  Education In Schools -  Thank you to iamlp for blessing us with the queer animated video we've always wanted. It premieres today, exclusively via NYLON. Until that day ...

US Senator Markey (MA) leads senate group decrying and demanding answers to embassy Pride ...

US Senator Markey (MA) leads senate group decrying and demanding answers to embassy Pride ... -  If these reports are true, the Trump administration is sending a powerfully negative message to the rest of the world about the US commitment to  LGBTI  ...

Botswana decriminalising homosexuality sends 'huge and loud message': human rights activist

Botswana decriminalising homosexuality sends 'huge and loud message': human rights activist -  You shall not violate the  LGBTI  community and claim it is your right to do so because it is unconstitutional," Youngman said. But, he said, most people ...

News from around the Web Global health group urges Japan to reform legal recognition of trans ...

News from around the Web Global health group urges Japan to reform legal recognition of trans ... -  This includes the partnership oath system and anti- LGBTI  discrimination legislation which will be introduced in Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

The story of Australia's oldest LGBTI bookstore

The story of Australia's oldest  LGBTI  bookstore -  The call for for  LGBTI  books amongst an Australian readership was once obviously top, as “the mail order took over our house”, says McDonald.

European LGBTI rainbow flag by Pulse of Europe

European  LGBTI  rainbow flag by Pulse of Europe -  Pulse of Europe is raising funds for European  LGBTI  rainbow flag on Kickstarter! A project to support an open democratic civil society in Europe.

Fake Aboriginal art seller deserves up to $2.5m fine, consumer watchdog argues

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking a $2m to $2.5m penalty against a now-defunct company, Birubi Art, which ... View article...

Aboriginal rangers joins team of CSIRO scientists to monitor atmospheric changes in the tropics

In a remote stretch of bushland north of Darwin, a new collaboration between the CSIRO and Aboriginal rangers is helping scientists across Australia ... View article...

Bob Hawke memorial service: thousands gather to pay tribute to Labor's greatest PM – politics live

Bob accepted their legitimacy as major participants in the Australian .... for indigenous Australians, for our society and Australia's place in the world ... View article...

Social worker 'joked' about bonuses for child uplifts

Oranga Tamariki has defended itself against criticism over its 'uplift' practices and the high number of Māori and Pasifika children taken from parents ... View article...

Shortlist Announced for Australia's Most Prestigious Indigenous Art Awards

The finalists for Australia's longest-running and most prestigious Indigenous art awards, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards ... View article...

Bob Katter calls on PM to buy Indigenous flag rights amid copyright saga

Mr Katter joins more than 30,000 people who have so far signed a change.org petition started by Indigenous health organisation Spark Australia, ... View article...

Indigenous Voice to Parliament makes perfect sense

Welcome momentum is building for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament as part of proper recognition of the first Australians, who have been custodians ... View article...

AFL's position on Indigenous history of Aussie Rules leaves game's historians baffled

The AFL has adopted a new position on the origins of Australian football, now claiming it was influenced by Indigenous games. View article...

Deputy mayor among critics of desecration of Māori carving

Tensions are rising in rural Manawatu after a volunteer chopped a phallus off a Māori carving standing sentry to welcome hikers at a popular walking ... View article...

Ta Moko exhibition gives Australians insight into Māori traditions and history

The exhibition has opened at Canberra's National Gallery and reveals several hidden treasures that tell unique stories.  View article...

'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...