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More than 900 patients harmed in New Zealand

Māori are less likely to have adverse events reported within the healthcare system, according to a report released on Thursday by the Health Quality ... View article...

New children's books present fresh approach to NZ history

In a fresh approach to aspects of Aotearoa history, two new children's books launched this week, Māui's Taonga Tales and its te reo Māori companion ... View article...

Drug Foundation wants treaty in cannabis law

The Drug Foundation wants Māori to be involved in the drafting of the laws that will be required if New Zealand votes for legalisation of recreational ... View article...

Maori rationed out of disabilty care

New Zealand Disability Support Network chief executive Garth Bennie says the crisis caused by a decade of neglect and underfunding means the ... View article...

Researchers and scholars at the top of their fields elected

Over the past three decades, his expansive research into New Zealand's ... More recently, in work with Māori families, she has documented how ... View article...

Raukawa ki te Tonga AHC appoints Guy Royal

In 2003 Guy returned to New Zealand and established a specialist firm Tuia Group to provide legal and commercial advice to clients including Māori entities on large-scale commercial transactions. Tuia Group (through its arm Tuia ... View article...

Ōpōtiki council has all-woman leadership team

As well as being New Zealand's only Māori mayor, Lyn Riesterer is leading Ōpōtiki Council's first all-woman leadership team. Ōpōtiki District Council ... View article...

Artists assemble: Indigenous art creators gather to share ideas at Ngaruawahia hui

In fact, it is a rongoa (traditional Maori medicine) and embedded in ... The International Indigenous Arts Gathering was last held in New Zealand in ... 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

Blood sample return a powerful symbol of reconciliation

The blood, or manggu in the Yolgnu language, comes from local Indigenous Australians and was collected after a typhoid outbreak on Elcho Island in ... View article...

Bangarra Dance Theatre comes to Chicago, bringing the dance of indigenous Australians and ...

At the tail end of a five-city Canadian tour celebrating its 30th anniversary, Australia's Bangarra Dance Theatre is stopping in Chicago for the first time. View article...

Ralph Naden gets recognised for making his dreams into a reality

"I am not slowing down", Central West Indigenous elder Ralph Naden said after winning the Elder of the Year at the 2019 Dreamtime awards last ... View article...

Independent review of Land Negotiation Program

“The Land Negotiation Program aims to give Aboriginal people greater ... “The vesting of Crown Land to Local Aboriginal Land Councils can provide ... of the Law Council of Australia's Indigenous Issues Committee for 15 years. View article...

Role of maternal age at birth in child development among Indigenous and non-Indigenous ...

Indigenous Australian children are twice as likely to score poorly on developmental outcomes at age 5 years than their non-Indigenous peers. View article...

ABC's Indigenous documentary 'contains brand-new history': Bolt

Sky News host Andrew Bolt says the ABC is set to show an Aboriginal documentary series which contains “brand-new history”. Mr Bolt was critical of ... View article...

Rock stars – the Indigenous artists inspired by Uluru

Uluru, also known as Ayres Rock, the grand monolith dominating the landscape in Australia's red centre, has been a sacred site for Aborigines for ... View article...

Re-imagining a museum of our First Nations

Indigenous voices are finally being acknowledged as important voices in ... Since 2014, I have worked as an advisor to Western Australia's New ... View article...

Government building special housing to accommodate kaumātua

"In 2034 it is estimated there will be 178,000 New Zealanders over the age of 85. Of those, over 109,000 will be Māori and that presents us with a great ... View article...

Pakeha maunga protest sign of future tension

A Māori lawyer says a predominantly Pākeha protest against the clearance of pest trees on an Auckland volcano may be a sign of things to come as ... View article...

Armed Police & Cannabis prohibition - 2 examples of bias against Maori

Arming Police and continuing with cannabis prohibition have enormous impacts on Māori and the impacts are all negative and seeing as social policy ... View article...

'Talk to us': Kanoa Lloyd's emotional message to Grant Robertson following latest Ihumātao ...

The Project co-host Kanoa Lloyd has made an impassioned plea for Māori to stop "getting ignored" in light of the Government's consideration to loan ... View article...

'It all sounds so familiar': Aboriginal campaigner stunned by stories of taken Māori children

A fish market in Sydney hardly sounds like the place to contract a speaker for your child friendly cities forum in Napier, but that's the way it was when ... View article...

Royal Waitangi visit viewed as 'circuit-breaking' moment in treaty relations between Crown and Māori

The head of New Zealand's Māori Council believes Prince Charles' ascension to the British throne could spark breakthroughs in indigenous health ... View article...

Moana backs drones for dolphin protection

Maori-owned seafood company Moana New Zealand is backing a controversial plan to use drones to protect the estimate 63 remaining Māui dolphins ... View article...

The Maori Council is hopeful a royal visit to Waitangi will symbolise new beginnings

Maori Council executive director, Matthew Tukaki, says the original Treaty was between the Crown and Maori chiefs, and this could signal a return to ... View article...

Colonial Frontier Massacres researchers add dozens of sites to map of Aboriginal killings

Western Australia's Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Ben Wyatt said his State Government is continuing to come to terms with its role in these events. View article...

The Uluru Statement from the Heart and the 'end of silence'

The idea behind the Uluru Statement is to provide full inclusion of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voice in the Australian Parliament, as well ... View article...

Doctor to face medical board over Miss Dhu's death

... ill Aboriginal woman back to a police lockup the night before she died of septicaemia and pneumonia will face the Medical Board of Australia in ... View article...

'Where is the love... for Aboriginal people?': Black Eyed Peas

... Brisbane to Sydney, Black Eyed Peas' will-i-am leads the group in a show of solidarity with Aboriginal people and other minority groups in Australia. View article...

Ben Quilty paints trauma of Myall Creek and other Australian massacre sites in Rorschach ...

Johnstone's painting presents a romantic vision of Australian landscape with ... One of the cruel ironies for Quilty, who studied Aboriginal culture and ... View article...

The perfect holiday in Western Australia – our expert's ultimate itinerary

There's also the intrigue of Australia's “other side”, one that's off the ... Join the Aboriginal guide for a 10am walking tour of Elizabeth Quay, Perth's new ... View article...

Convicted fraudster Craig Robert Dale linked to corruption scandal accused Paul Whyte as East ...

... Paul Whyte as East Kimberley Aboriginal community rebuild embroiled in ... have digital access included in their subscription to The West Australian. View article...

Great Northern Highway upgrades continue

An incentivised Aboriginal participation scheme has been included in the ... Western Australian Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, said the works were ... View article...

Nancy Brunning put Māori woman at 'forefront of story-telling'

The performing arts community has paid tribute to Nancy Brunning as a powerful actress, and advocate for wāhine Māori characters to be centre stage ... View article...

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei welcomes Environment Court decision

Importantly, the Court noted that Councils “must face up to the complexity of issues in all facets of resource consenting, whether of a Maori cultural ... View article...

Armed Response Teams: change in remit worries Māori leaders

Māori leaders are alarmed that armed police squads set up to tackle serious crime will also deal with low-level offending. A still taken from video ... View article...

South Auckland residents in strife over Māori housing project

South Auckland residents in strife over Māori housing project ... for about 30 years and after buying the property from Housing New Zealand in 2016, ... View article...

Journal showcases positive progress by Maori communities

Journal showcases positive progress by Maori communities ... workers, health practitioners and researchers from New Zealand and around the world. View article...

Moana New Zealand supports WWF and Māui63 initiative

Moana New Zealand, Aotearoa's largest Māori-owned seafood company, is throwing its support behind the initiative announced yesterday by ... View article...

New housing part of support for Kaumātua

The Government is building special housing to accommodate one of Aotearoa's greatest taonga- our kaumātua, says the Minister for Māori ... View article...

Time for real leadership for Maori in Labour?

Maori were dissed twice by Labour in our generation, and lost their seats to NZ First and then later to the Maori Party tossing Labour onto 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

Indigenous jobs get a helping hand

“The program had an 80 per cent success rate in getting indigenous Australians into work in the last 12 months and all the employers we work with are ... View article...

The Best Way to Experience Tasmania's Wild Coastline Is This Aboriginal-led Walking Tour

The most ambitious entry in the Australia-wide boom in indigenous tourism, the walk represents a movement over recent years to acknowledge—and ... View article...

Aboriginal man receives a racist letter from his neighbour telling him to 'go back to the bush' before ...

An Indigenous man received a 'threatening' and 'racist' letter from an ... South Australia's Commissioner for Equal Opportunity Niki Vincent told the ... View article...

Director Rachel Perkins calls for 'end of silence' on Indigenous recognition in ABC Boyer Lecture

How we move forward from this moment will set the course of relationships between Indigenous people and their fellow Australians into the future. View article...

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...

Christine Anu Calls For Protection Of Other Indigenous Sacred Sites After Uluru Climbing Ban

Christine Anu has said the Uluru climbing ban “is a step in the right direction” as she joins the Indigenous community in campaigning for other sacred ... View article...

Re-imagining a museum of our First Nations

Indigenous voices are finally being acknowledged as important voices in Australian galleries and museums. Since 2014, I have worked as an advisor ... View article...

Wimmera leaders elected to the First People's Assembly of Victoria

The Assembly - which is the first of its kind in Australia - will be a voice for Indigenous people during the next phase of the Treaty process with the ... View article...

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...