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For people living with mental illness, the arming of New Zealand police is a disaster

For people living with mental illness, the arming of New Zealand police is a disaster ... The risk of harm is greater for Māori and Pasifika. While police ... View article...

Bicultural blueprint forming from Taranaki Cathedral revamp

The graveyard makes it clear the soldiers who fell in battle were on the right side, Māori were on the wrong. A memorial to the soldiers who fought on ... View article...

Students gain rural health immersion as programme goes from strength to strength

The Eastern Bay of Plenty is the perfect setting to provide an insight into rural and Maori health. Practical experiences on the programme lead me to ... View article...

Iwi positions retained despite opposition

Councillor and former MP Michael Laws said the council was required to consult with Māori, not iwi, and that was not the same thing. Opponents said ... View article...

Selling the dream

His story covered how Maori came to be in New Zealand, their ancestral connection with certain voyaging canoes, and how Maori relate to land and ... View article...

Hayes hurt by benefit comment reaction

National's Maori development spokesperson says Maori commentators should check first before attacking her reported comments. Jo Hayes denies ... View article...

Sounds of Kimberley to echo across the nation and overseas

“Tura has been traveling to [the] Kimberley for 20 years, and it was … a way of learning more about the Aboriginal cultures in Australia, particularly in ... View article...

Tearful Prince Charles lays wreath at memorial to Pacific Islanders who fought alongside Maori ...

... lays wreath at memorial to Pacific Islanders who fought alongside Maori troops in WWI as he and Camilla begin weeklong royal tour of New Zealand. View article...

LGBT+ in Australia

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Australia have advanced since the late-twentieth century. LGBT people in Australia are afforded protection from discrimination and are equally regarded as individuals who possess the same rights and responsibilities as others egaylity.org/au

Seeking equality as Indigenous distrust of government peaks

Seeking equality as Indigenous distrust of government peaks ... Australia is on the eve of the 250th anniversary of James Cook's first landing at Botany ... View article...

Death highlights urgent broader issues

In the cities, we might like to take comfort in believing that things somehow get righted by the symbolism of the 2008 Apology to Australia's Indigenous ... View article...

What is the Mercury retrograde?

Indigenous astronomy in Australia goes back more than 65,000 years. "We do see the retrograde motion in planets in Aboriginal astronomy tradition. View article...

Bran Nue Dae's Stephen 'Baamba' Albert remembered for acting, music and helping Indigenous ...

The unique cultural fusion of musical influences was brought to the attention of the rest of Australia when the Jimmy Chi musical Bran Nue Dae ... View article...

A space to reach across the gap

It evokes an Aboriginal eel trap and the charred tree for smoking eels and ... If another major absence in Australia is the lack of registered Aboriginal ... View article...

More of Australia's Aboriginal sites could close to climbers

Last month, the ban on climbing Australia's World Heritage-listed Uluru went into effect, and now the traditional guardians of some of the country's ... View article...

Warehouse manager becomes a yowie researcher after 'watching a tree get ripped from the ...

In search of answers, Yowie Dan began researching online where he discovered a network dedicated to the Aboriginal folklore entity- the Australia ... View article...

Refugee author arrives in New Zealand after six years in Australian detention

Boochani is able to travel to New Zealand because of help from United ... receiving a traditional welcome by the local Maori Iwi, or tribe, Ngai Tahu. View article...

The Trouble With Identity Politics

If we were to identify the New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi as Maori, we would ignore the fact that he is as much Russian-Jewish. When today's ... View article...

New Zealand police introduce new armed units

Late last month, the New Zealand Police launched Armed Response ... of Maori and Pacific Islanders, who are disproportionately affected by police ... View article...

Waitangi Tribunal slams Crown over freshwater failures

The Waitangi Tribunal is slamming the Crown for letting rivers and lakes get so polluted and for essentially blocking Māori from helping to fix the ... View article...

Why Election 2020 could be the year of the protest vote

Māori Party – As Labour continue to make Willie Jackson's job of winning all the electorates back for Labour harder and harder by giving him crumbs ... View article...

How cannabis legalisation will help balance justice's racist scales

In New Zealand it's disproportionately targetted, prosecuted and imprisoned Māori. People who need help have been put in jail. It's cost the justice ... View article...

Māori Wardens: What they do and why they are vital

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters calls them "a huge asset to New Zealand's social cohesion". Samantha Olley met some of our local volunteers. View article...

Kiwi women are working for free

From Monday 18 November New Zealand women are working for free until ... for free on 12 October for Māori women (22.1% pay gap) and 29 September for ... The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi brings ... View article...

Recap : Aboriginal Community

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Recap : Aboriginal Community

Recap : Māori | NZ

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Recap : Māori | NZ

LGBT+ in Australia

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Australia have advanced since the late-twentieth century. LGBT people in Australia are afforded protection from discrimination and are equally regarded as individuals who possess the same rights and responsibilities as others egaylity.org/au

Living long and prospering: some Sydney babies to outlive peers by a decade

The highest life expectancy in Australia is found on the north shore of ... Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders life expectancy was 71.6 years for men ... View article...

Community sues over 'institutional racism'

Among the first class actions of its kind in Australia, it has been filed on behalf of eight Aboriginal residents, including Cumaiyi. In an affidavit to support ... View article...

Sydney's Inner West Council scraps Australia Day celebrations to recognise Indigenous Australians

The Inner West Council has voted to move festivities usually held on Australia Day and encourage constituents to attend the Aboriginal Yabun festival. View article...

'I had goosebumps': New Indigenous exhibition brings people to tears

'I had goosebumps': New Indigenous exhibition brings people to tears ... A new exhibition showcasing Aboriginal history and the constant evolution of ... map of lines that link Australia together culturally, spiritually and physically. View article...

WA Premier says January 26 events 'should have Australia Day in title' as Wanneroo drops label

Celebrations held on January 26 should have Australia Day in the title, ... inclusivity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians continues. View article...

Sydney council votes to end colonial Australia Day celebrations and replace with Aboriginal festival

“People across Australia are grappling with how that date can be commemorated in a way that includes Aboriginal people and this is a small step ... View article...

A hands on approach to learning: Ahrens' school pathways program

“We recently partnered with outback South Australian school, Marree Aboriginal School, to form a career pathway program for high school graduates ... View article...

Hundreds trapped in welfare card limbo

Mr McLean said comments by WA Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt in The Australian on Wednesday accurately reflected the huge problem for ... View article...

Air New Zealand and National Geographic Society partnership to give underserved youth a voice ...

Twenty young people local to the eastern Bay of Plenty region spent five days exploring what it means to be a young Māori in New Zealand, learning ... View article...

Mossy toilets, bowls of mince for dinner and insect infestations: Inside one of New Zealand's ...

One of New Zealand's toughest prisons has been slammed for treating ... The prison was built in 2005 with the aim of rehabilitating Māori inmates as ... View article...

New Zealand MPs approve 'End of Life Choice' bill, paving way for referendum

"My mother changed dramatically from the passionate, strong Maori leader she was," he said. "Last night I spoke with three of the most high-profile ... View article...

Ngāi Tahu launches pilot internship with MFAT

The MFAT Aorere Internship is aimed towards applicants of Māori descent and specifically targets rangatahi who ...  View article...

Overdue bowel screening finally hits halfway mark

It is also vital that bowel screening be available for Māori aged 50 and over now. Māori are directly disadvantaged by screening starting at age 60 as a ... View article...

Ex-cop Huri Dennis found guilty by IPCA of misconduct; he claims Authority is racist

He says the police watchdog is racist and biased because it regards Western values as superior to Māori tikanga. In October, Dennis laid a complaint ... View article...

Ignored instructions factor in Oranga Tamariki debacle

National's Maori development spokesperson says a critical report into Oranga Tamariki's attempted uplift of a baby in Hawke's Bay in May shows the ... View article...

Selling the dream

His story covered how Maori came to be in New Zealand, their ancestral connection with certain voyaging canoes, and how Maori relate to land and ... View article...

LGBT+ in Australia

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Australia have advanced since the late-twentieth century. LGBT people in Australia are afforded protection from discrimination and are equally regarded as individuals who possess the same rights and responsibilities as others egaylity.org/au

Ex-president Morales flees crisis-torn Bolivia as deadly clashes continue

Bolivia faces its worst unrest in decades amid a political vacuum as Evo Morales, who transformed the Andean nation as its first indigenous president, ... View article...

Calls grow to protect indigenous sites

Indigenous activists and traditional owners in Australia, encouraged by the recent closure of the country's iconic Uluru rock structure to tourists, are ... View article...

Acclaimed indigenous artist Joanne Cassady shares the incredible story of her life journey

Joanne Cassady is an acclaimed indigenous artist leaving her mark on the world through murals, paintings and ... commissioned murals in dozens of locations all over Australia and supply the artwork for an NRMA billboard. View article...

These 'voices' are what is keeping us apart

Yesterday federal Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt announced he'd asked Professor Marcia Langton to help design an Aboriginal-only ... View article...

Business leader says co-design process can work

Instead, the government has launched a co-design process for a legislated voice, and a separate process for including indigenous Australian's in the ... View article...

Co-design Senior Advisory Group revealed by Ken Wyatt

Minister for Indigenous Australians, Ken Wyatt has released the membership list of the Senior Advisory Group that will be leading the way on ... View article...

Aussie and Kiwi Film Fest in Prague will celebrate freedom and diversity

At the opening, audiences will hear Aboriginal mission songs sung by indigenous Australian singer Jessie Lloyd. An exhibition of photographs from ... View article...

We join the tireless search for ticking time bombs

We're on our way to a remote Aboriginal community in the central north of Western Australia. After being granted permission to enter – having applied ... View article...

Māori curve model featured for first time in British Vogue

Aucklander Taylah Kereama has become the first Māori curve model to ... Kereama has previously modelled for New Zealand designers such as ... View article...

What is going to happen to our education system?

“It's been particularly challenging for Māori, Pacific peoples, and people with disabilities and additional learning needs. This is reflected in a 2018 ... View article...

Māori representatives appointed to important council committees

The Maangai Māori will have full voting rights on the council's three ... The three representatives will be appointed in the new year by the Mayor Allan ... View article...

Cultural grievances over changes at the Southland Mortuary

Some southern Māori are upset at the closure of the Southland Mortuary saying it interferes with their traditional grieving process. The Southern ... View article...

Six hours of NCEA exams a day 'really quite stressful'

Māori teachers and parents are calling for the qualifications authority to change the NCEA timetable to stop disadvantaging te reo Māori students. View article...

Changes to Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities

She is a ministerial appointment on the National Ethics Advisory Committee and president of Ikaroa Region Māori Women's Welfare League. View article...

NZ Māori Arts and Crafts Institute play key role

New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute general manager, Eraia Kiel says it is proud moment to see NZMACI play such an important role – both ... View article...

Maori short changed on lung cancer treatment

Maori short changed on lung cancer treatment ... Māori are high expressers of a particular ALK biomarker for a cancer which responds well ... View article...

LGBT+ in Australia

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Australia have advanced since the late-twentieth century. LGBT people in Australia are afforded protection from discrimination and are equally regarded as individuals who possess the same rights and responsibilities as others egaylity.org/au

Aussie and Kiwi Film Fest in Prague will celebrate freedom and diversity

At the opening, audiences will hear Aboriginal mission songs sung by indigenous Australian singer Jessie Lloyd. An exhibition of photographs from ... View article...

The newest of the new for Sydney Festival

... across Australia, Canada, Aotearoa, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. As part of this focus, Jimmy Chi and Kuckle's exuberant Aboriginal musical ... View article...

Every winner and contender from 2020 Queensland's Australian of the Year awards

Monty Boori Pryor shares his passions for literacy and Aboriginal storytelling globally. The Carlton man has performed in a symphony orchestra, ... View article...

Australia: Systemic unlawfulness: an interview with Dr Vicki Sentas on police powers

One of the most disturbing aspects of this program, researchers found, was it disproportionately targets young Aboriginal people. The data from five ... View article...

New Zealand history: what stories should we be telling?

A total of 2700 Māori and Pacific men served in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force during the First World War, while 70 Indigenous Australian men ... View article...

7 Indigenous Technologies Changing Landscapes

Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley region of Western Australia have been managing fire for millennia by lighting 'cool' fires in targeted areas at ... View article...

PTSD diagnoses for Indigenous Australians needs a rethink, expert says

For Indigenous Australians who were put in out-of-home care with mental illness, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) might not be the best ... View article...

Police should be held accountable for Tanya Day's death in custody, family says

Indigenous woman's children call for criminal investigation and say ... Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning ... View article...

Maori interest boosts apprentice nunbers

The number of women, Māori and Pasifika pursuing a career in trades on the increase. The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation ... View article...

Journal Evidencing Positive Transformation for Māori Releases Latest Issue

Te Whānau o Waipareira has released its third issue of a journal that evidences positive transformation for Māori and indigenous communities. View article...

Reform to support better outcomes for Māori learners and whānau

“Māori said they want to exercise more agency and authority over the education of Māori learners; they want to see their identity, language and culture ... View article...

ACT will campaign to restore school autonomy

“The single biggest thing Labour could have done to support Māori ... This is reflected in a 2018 Unicef report ranking New Zealand 33rd out of 38 ... View article...

Artists and scientists unite to ramp up climate response

What if Climate Change was Purple? is an exciting opportunity to draw on our unique kaupapa in New Zealand, with Maori knowledge, history, a no.8 ... View article...

Kapa haka competitions worth up to $20 million to take centre stage in Nelson

Kapa haka groups from around the country will be descending on Nelson for what's been described as "the biggest Māori event in the world". View article...

Maori TV chases rangatahi to Instagram

Māori Television has handed creative control of its new Instagram platform to a production team of young content producers, social media influencers ... View article...

Image released as inquiries into assault and robbery – Leppington

He is described as being of Maori/Pacific Islander in appearance, with a thin build and aged in his late teens. At the time of the offence he was wearing ... View article...

LGBT+ in Australia

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Australia have advanced since the late-twentieth century. LGBT people in Australia are afforded protection from discrimination and are equally regarded as individuals who possess the same rights and responsibilities as others egaylity.org/au

How Cooking Provided A Lifeline for Aboriginal Youth

When we talk about the troubled youths of Australia, it's important to remember that indigenous youth are disproportionately affected by the ... View article...

The importance of leaving Uluru alone

A fact sheet from the Australian Government's Parks Australia section ... was ignoring of its ancient history and link to aboriginal tribes and culture.'. View article...

Doors open cultural insights

Now they have now been digitally replicated for display in Australia's overseas ... 'The doors are symbolic of the oral tradition of sharing Aboriginal ... View article...

Harper's Bazaar Australia defends December cover after criticism over lack of diversity

Harper's Bazaar Australia is defending the cover of its December issue after a backlash from angry fans. ... "Where are the aboriginal models? This is ... View article...

Sydney council set to ditch Australia Day celebrations

Australia Day celebrations in Sydney's inner west are set to be scrapped in favour of the Aboriginal festival Yabun under a council proposal aimed at a ... View article...

Something to smile about! Nicole Trunfio shows off her baby bump as she steps out in black jumpsuit

And on Saturday, Australian model Nicole Trunfio turned heads as she ... how she wants to raise their children with a keen sense of Aboriginal culture. View article...

Rottnest Island – Western Australia's holiday playground

The original inhabitants of Rottnest were the Whadjuk Noongar people, one of the largest Aboriginal cultural blocks in Australia. Their name for ... View article...

'Safety must come first in family law': Legal groups reject merger plan

... Women's Legal Services Australia, Community Legal Centres Australia and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services urged the ... View article...

Mere Berryman wins Marsden grant to unpick colonisation by education

... to look into how the education system in New Zealand and in other colonised countries has overlooked Māori and Indigenous language and culture. View article...

Word limits for Māori translations on candidate profiles labelled 'institutional racism'

Strict word limits for Māori translations of local body election candidate profiles is a form of “institutional racism” ... Photo: New Zealand Government. View article...

Tuia 250 fleet calls in at NZ's earliest inhabited site

The Tuia 250 flotilla has started its visit to the Bay of Islands by paying respects to one of the earliest known sites where Māori settled after their long ... View article...

Ahead of next year's big vote, here's what we know about drugs in NZ

The report shows alcohol is still the most harmful drug in New Zealand. Methamphetamine use is an ongoing issue, and Māori continue to suffer ... View article...

Heart disease: Large international study confirms NZ research on genetics

Māori and Pacific Islanders were not excluded from the New Zealand cohorts, which were recruited from Christchurch and Auckland hospitals, ... View article...

Brian Flintoff, Master Carver of Maori Musical Instruments

In New Zealand, in 2010, he was awarded the Queen's Service Medal for his art. Flintoff humbly explains by phone how, as a non-Maori, serendipity ... View article...

Not only people with mental illness end their lives, says former coroner

Na Nagara said it was important to view New Zealand's suicide rate in its ... including a Maori advisory function to address high Maori suicide rates. View article...

Call for calm and a plan when it comes to Oranga Tamariki

The New Zealand Maori Council has called on both Maori and the Crown to “step back for a moment and start working on a plan to finally break the ... View article...

LGBT+ in Australia

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Australia have advanced since the late-twentieth century. LGBT people in Australia are afforded protection from discrimination and are equally regarded as individuals who possess the same rights and responsibilities as others egaylity.org/au

An explorer's globe-trotting art collection finally sets sail

In 1979, he went on a trip to Australia, where he began buying the Aboriginal bark carvings and dot paintings known as “dreamings”, before they ... View article...

After Uluru, more Australian Aboriginal sites could close

Call it the Uluru effect. With the world-famous Aboriginal site now closed to climbing by tourists, other destinations in ... View article...

Amazing Activities To Be Done In Australia In 2020

More than just a walk, it is a spiritual journey into Palawa which is the oldest aboriginal culture here. This 20 miles guided walk will be lead by an Elder ... View article...

Booster shot for Indigenous Health

The Department of Health is set to inject $90 million into a program to support primary health care in Aboriginal communities across Australia. View article...

'The 7 Stages of Grieving': An original Aboriginal Australian one-woman show

One of my big bugaboos as a cultural historian and critic is originality. Today's spate of sequels, remakes and copycatting of content ... View article...