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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 …

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 …

New centre opens doors for mokopuna with intellectual disabilities in Otahuhu

May 13, 2015 – 3:44 pm |

With a view to creating an inclusive environment for people of all walks of life to participate in healthy, social activities, Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust are opening up a community lifestyle centre in Otahuhu, Auckland.
Kaupapa …

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 …

Flax-roots Festival aims to Make a Difference.

January 23, 2014 – 6:35 pm |

Join Club Happyzine and you could win a double pass to the Muriwai Waitangi Day Festival!
Warren Maxwell, front man for popular groups Trinity Roots and psychedelic blues quartet Little Bushman and musician/producer Tiki Taane are just …

Inspired by his ancestors – green pro-surfer Daniel Kereopa

January 22, 2014 – 6:00 pm |

by Charlotte Squire
New Zealand pro-surfer, father, brother and uncle Daniel Kereopa, says the beach has taught him “everything he knows” about life and that he has been brought up to respect the land and the …

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 …

First New Zealand musicians selected to perform at the World Music Expo in over a decade

September 17, 2013 – 8:38 am |

Press Release: Music Live
First New Zealand musicians selected to perform at the World Music Expo in over a decade
Taonga Puoro master, Horomona Horo and his group, Waiora are to be the first New Zealand group …

Native Bush – a gift to all

September 13, 2013 – 7:40 am |

It is uplifting to hear about this Māori Trust gifting a last remnant of native bush in the Wairarapa to the public of New Zealand. The Makirikiri Aggregated Trust will partner with the Crown as …

13 year old Nganeko Keelan wins Northland Designer of the Year

September 11, 2013 – 5:36 pm |

Northland Designer of the Year at the Bernina Northland Fashion Awards is Nganeko Keelan aged 13. Nganeko has been designing since he was 5 and this is the third year he has entered the competition.  …

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 …

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