Posts Tagged ‘Maori’

Nelson Santa Parade Trust steps down after Māori Santa controversy Comments 0

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

A new organiser is being sought for the Nelson Santa parade after organisers quit following the Māori Santa backlash. Nelson councillor Gaile Noonan said a new organiser for the parade would be announced this week. Read more Related Posts:Where’s Santa? Nelson locals split on…The grinches who would deny us ChristmasKenyan Kiwi’ named bishop-elect for Nelson…Parents Read more

Ihumatao: Notions of achieving justice tested Comments 0

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The dispute currently being played out at Ihumatao will take Solomon-like wisdom to resolve. Given that all major parties involved, Fletcher Construction, the kaumatua who negotiated a deal with Fletchers, and the “protectors of the land” led by Pania Newton, are all acting legally and are all making reasonable claims concerning their interest in the Read more

Māori suicide rate calls for new strategy Comments 0

Monday, July 29th, 2019
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New data shows that suicide rates among Māori people have risen to their highest level in a decade, and the rate among Māori men is double that of non-Māori. Why should this be so? Dale Husband speaks with Matthew Tukaki, executive director of the New Zealand Māori Council and former chair of Suicide Prevention Australia. Read more

Father Anton Timmerman dies at the age of 100 Comments 0

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Father (Tim) Anton Timmerman died last weekend in Auckland just four months after celebrating his 100th birthday. He was a priest for 73 years and served in Rotorua for over 60 years. He retired in 2008. Originally from the Netherlands, Timmerman studied to be a priest there, being ordained in 1945. In 1949 he came Read more

New North Hokianga museum to impress Comments 0

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

A new museum being built at a remote North Hokianga marae will rival any in the Far North, a curator says. Construction of Raiātea Resource Centre, at Motuti Marae between Kohukohu and Mitimiti, is well under way with the roof of the two-storey building now nearing completion. Most items in the collection — which include Read more

Census 2018 limitations disproportionately affect Māori Comments 0

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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One in seven people did not complete the 2018 census, the first to be moved mostly online. Māori are likely to have been disproportionately affected by the new process but they have had no say in its design or implementation says Te Mana Raraunga, (TMR) the Māori Data Sovereignty Network. They think the limitations of the Read more

English translation of Fr Garin’s diaries launched Comments 0

Monday, April 15th, 2019

A new book published by Canterbury University Press brings to life a crucial period in the history of Aotearoa New Zealand when European settlers were mixing with Maori people and gives a compelling insight into Māori customs, values and beliefs of the time from a French perspective. A French Marist priest, Father Antoine Garin was Read more

Letter for life to Pope Francis Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Letter for life

Tēnei te mihi ki a koe a Pāpā Werahiko, te kaihautū o te waka o te Hahi Katorika,kei te mihi, kei te mihi, kei te mihi. Greetings to you Pope Francis leader of the Catholic Church. I write to you in light of a call from the global campaign organisation Avaaz, Letters for life on Read more

Māori karakia features in Korean pop song Comments 0

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

A popular South Korean boy band is causing controversy by using a Māori karakia at the start of its new pop song. The te reo Māori words, “Tūturu o whiti whakamaua kia tina” feature at the beginning of the track Simon Says by NCT 127. Researcher Aroha Mead, an advocate for Māori intellectual property, said Read more

Dearth of Māori rehab programmes in prisons questioned Comments 0

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018
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Less than a third of the country’s prisons provide intensive Māori-focused rehabilitation. That’s despite Māori making up more than half of the country’s prison population. Former prisoners were calling for more Māori content across the board in prison. Only five out of the country’s 18 prisons offer Te Tirohanga, a rehabilitation course tailored for Māori Read more