Maori

Last-gasp effort to resolve industrial action by 21 doctors

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) and Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira (Ora Toa Health) will meet tomorrow (Wednesday) in a last-gasp effort to resolve industrial action and prevent a full-day strike on Christmas Eve.   Tomorrow will also see the fifth day of limited strike action when 21 doctors at Iwi health provider …

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Pouwhenua display opens tonight to highlight Te Matatini

A new generation of urban Māori are on display in the heart of Wellington as the city prepares to host the biggest kapa haka festival in the country. Photo: RNZ / Te Aniwa Hurihanganui The three metre-high pouwhenua mark the arrival of the upcoming Te Matatini competition which expects to bring more than 60,000 visitors …

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Song of celebration sets the stage for Te Matatini 2019

Artists and performers have come together to create a song to promote Māori performing arts in preparation for the world’s largest kapa haka festival. RNZ story by Te Manu Korihi reporter Eden More Photo: RNZ/ Eden More Ten people from performers, tutors or composers of kapa haka, or with a background in the Māori performing …

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Wellington Māori leader Sir Ngātata Love dies

Wellington Māori leader Sir Ngātata Love died on Wednesday in his Korokoro home, his family have confirmed. Story by RNZ Wellington Māori leader Sir Ngātata Love has died. Photo: Facebook / Ngatata Love Ngātata Love, 81, led Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Māori Development, and was an Emeritus Professor at both Massey University and Victoria University …

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Your high five (mainly Suffrage) events for Wednesday 19 September

On 19 September 1893 the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, which means today marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. Suffrage 125 events have been happening all this month and continue to the weekend. There are myriad gallery exhibitions, film screenings at Ngā Taonga, tours and exhibitions at Parliament, many of which …

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New Whairepo Lagoon sign reinforces te reo Māori name

A new sign installed at Whairepo Lagoon on Wellington’s waterfront removes any confusion regarding the name the lagoon has held since 2015. From left, Port Nicholson Block Deputy Chairman Peter Jackson, Wellington Deputy Mayor Jill Day and Tenths Trust Chairman Morrie Love, with the new sign at Whairepo Lagoon. Photo: Wellington City Council The new …

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New reserves to be named after birds

The Wellington City Council is proposing to name several new reserves after native birds. The City Strategy Committee will be asked to approve the names of 17 reserves in Churton Park, Newlands, Tawa and Aro Valley when it next meets on 20 September. Four of the names are of European origin, recognising local identities, and …

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Au kaupapa e rima mo te Rāmere 14 Mahuru

Plenty of affordable fun on Friday, with a book fair, an architecture exhibition, and celebration of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori through reading, singing and film. The Karori Lions Club and Rotary are holding a Bookfair on Friday and Saturday at the Karori Baptist Church Hall, Marsden Village, Karori Road from 12:00pm to 8:00pm, …

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Every week is te reo Māori in Wellington

Wellington is ready to use te reo Māori every week says Mayor Justin Lester as the city embraces  Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. “Language is the pathway to culture,” said Mayor Justin Lester yesterday. “Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is our opportunity to learn new kupu, new tikanga, to challenge each other and …

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Au kaupapa e rima mo te Rātu 11 Mahuru

Tuesday of Māori Language Week offers you an Australian agitprop mashup, a book about the strange and difficult English language, interaction with bees, and talks about our first Māori radio station, and aviation forecasting. Te Wiki o te Reo Māori always serves to remind us how Australia makes New Zealand look good in almost every …

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Wellington turns out for Te wiki o te reo Māori

Te wiki o te reo Māori has begun and Wellington central was transformed. RNZ report by Te Aniwa Hurihanganui, Te Manu Korihi Reporter @teaniwahuri [email protected] Photo by RNZ / Richard Tindiller (for full gallery see original story) Thousands of school kids, parents, organisations, businesses and government representatives blocked the main street through Lambton Quay to celebrate te …

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Au kaupapa e rima mo te Rāhina 10 Mahuru

Morena!  Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) starts today and we encourage you to get amongst it. And of course our other recommended events. You can join the Māori Language Week Parade starting at 11:00am from the Cenotaph to Te Ngākau Civic Square. Join te reo Māori speakers and supporters for a parade …

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