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Waikato-Tainui seek to boost reo speakers from 31% to 80% by 2050

June 13, 2016 – 4:00 am |

A partnership between Waikato-Tainui and the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), will be the driving force behind a new programme to increase fluency in Waikato-Tainui dialect of te reo Māori.
He Reo Aratau Certificate in Te …

Ohope beach artist carves Maori design into huge driftwood that comes and goes

May 9, 2016 – 6:17 am | One Comment

It’s the ultimate story in detachment – The NZ Herald reported Bay of Plenty artist Harlem Shine has spent four years carving Maori design into large logs washed up by storms.
He never knows where his …

New affordable housing offered to descendants of iwi who lost land 200 years ago

March 25, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Wellington’s Te Aro Pā papakāinga opens its doors
On Saturday 19 March Te Aro Pā papakāinga, at 312 Evans Bay Parade, officially opens its doors to fourteen, affordable new Wellington homes.
Owners, Trustees, neighbours and many people …

Cuban inspired literacy programme making positive difference for Aboriginal adults

March 12, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Working Life.au reported that a Cuban inspired literacy programs is inspiring up to 100% success rates for Aboriginal people.  Indigenous campaigner, Professor Jack Beetson, Executive Director of the Literacy for Life Foundation as been presented …

Auckland’s Māori economy revealed as a powerful and growing force

August 10, 2015 – 4:00 am |

Auckland Maori businesses and entities are a formidable force in our largest city according to new research.
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) has welcomed the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research’s report, The Auckland …

Leading Maori artists feature in Wellington Matariki festival

June 17, 2015 – 12:38 pm |

Major exhibitions by leading Māori artists feature at Wellington galleries during the Wellington Matariki Festival which opens next week.
Eight of Wellington’s museums and art galleries are presenting the Wellington Matariki Festival featuring more than 60 …

The Value of the Māori Language: Te Hua o Te Reo Māori

June 6, 2014 – 12:28 pm |

Why is language important?… Like this article points out – it allows us to access different bodies of knowledge, wisdom, ways of being and doing; a different perspective and new expression.  Bringing together a deeper …

Calling future Māori leaders in the field of cultural heritage

May 13, 2014 – 10:22 am |

He wawata mo nga wheturangi
Calling future Māori leaders in the field of cultural heritage
A Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship at Auckland Museum is being offered for the first time. The $10,000 grant is available to any students of Māori descent, …

Wiremu Grace presents ‘Ka Mate. The haka. The legend’ in Motueka

February 23, 2014 – 8:51 pm |

Upcoming event at the Gecko Theatre, Motueka
Contemporary Maori Film
Sunday, March 2nd, 5.30pm

Wiremu Grace, Maori film writer and director from Wellington, will be showing his latest 52min documentary “Ka Mate. The haka. The legend.” (2012) as well …

Maisey Rika: Feed your soul and the world will seem a better place

January 28, 2014 – 8:53 pm |

Happyzine founder Charlotte Squire first fell in love with Maisey Rika’s soulful vocals when she heard Maisey’s first album, several years ago on Fresh FM.  Charlotte caught up with Maisey, as she prepares for her …

Te Puni Kōkiri initiative with employers commended for helping Māori get jobs

December 16, 2013 – 6:38 pm |

Media Release: State Services Commission
State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie today commended the Te Puni Kōkiri cadetships initiative for helping hundreds of Māori get work experience and jobs.
The initiative is a collaborative project where Te Puni …

Symposium to address Healthy and Prosperous Families

November 21, 2013 – 10:00 pm |

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), New Zealand’s Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence, in partnership with Tauranga Moana Iwi, is holding its 2013 Annual Research Symposium; Fostering Te Pā Harakeke; Healthy and Prosperous Families of …

Victoria University recreates traditional Māori vegetable garden

November 18, 2013 – 10:41 am |

A traditional Māori vegetable garden (maara kai) is being recreated at Victoria University for research purposes.
Space is being cleared and prepared for planting behind the University’s Māori Studies (Te Kawa a Māui) building.
The project is …

New guide includes Māori names for 200 New Zealand birds

September 25, 2013 – 8:59 am |

Thursday, 12 September 2013, 4:16 pm
Press Release: Auckland University Press
Auckland University Press
Media release
12 September 2013
New guide includes Māori names for 200 New Zealand birds
A new guide to New Zealand birds, by author Dr Paul …

Laser karakia artwork selected as media art project

September 22, 2013 – 3:50 pm |

Press Release: Intercreate
Laser Karakia Artwork Selected as Media Art Project
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Press Release: Intercreate Trust
A project that utilises laser light technology to carry sound has been selected as the Intercreate Media Art Project …

Better health for Māori in Bay of Plenty

September 22, 2013 – 3:47 pm |

Press Release: Bay of Plenty District Health Board
Better health for Māori
The Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) has won the 2013 Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) Award for Crown-Māori Relationships.
The award recognises …

Ngati Whakaue iwi insulating more than 250 homes

September 5, 2013 – 11:28 am |

Ngati Whakaue has announced that they will help whanau insulate their homes leading to warmer, healthier homes for Ngati Whakaue whanau.
More than 250 Ngati Whakaue homes will be offered floor and ceiling insulation and this …

Primary school kids encouraged to get their Kapahaka on!

August 27, 2013 – 6:26 pm |

The Delamere Cup Kapahaka Competition is a Maori Performing Arts Competition held in Opotiki between Primary Schools in the Opotiki District, from Whangaparaoa in the east to Waimana and Matahi in the west.
Each year the …

Maori student wins fellowship for research into indigenous people’s use of social media

August 24, 2013 – 6:01 pm |

Massey University PhD candidate in Arts, Acushla Dee O’Carroll has been awarded a prestigious 2013 Fulbright-Harkness New Zealand Fellowship for her outstanding record of achievement and leadership.
As Massey University News outlines, Dee, who grew up …

Maori artist inspires with abstract paintings

August 21, 2013 – 8:38 am |

Te Pūtahi-a-Toi, Māori studies lecturer and contemporary Māori artist Israel Tangaroa Birch (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tawake, Ngāti Rakaipaaka) was one of 180 artists featured in the 5th Auckland Art Fair.
His abstract paintings were one …

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