Posts Tagged ‘Maori’

Māori are more likely to die from COVID-19 than other New Zealanders Comments 0

Thursday, September 17th, 2020
Māori

The risk of dying from COVID-19 is at least 50% higher for Māori than New Zealanders from European backgrounds, according to our study published 4 September 2020. Māori and Pacific populations are historically at greater risk of hospitalisation and death from pandemics. During the 2009 influenza pandemic, the rate of infection for Māori was twice Read more

Why a radical approach is needed to fix our broken justice system Comments 0

Thursday, September 17th, 2020
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New Zealanders have long grappled with an obsession with criminal justice expansions, even though crime rates are on the decline. We tell ourselves: “Just another thousand police officers. Just one more prison. It’ll be fine after that. We promise we’ll stop there. They’ll be better. We won’t need any more.” Of course, the impacts of Read more

What is Islam’s appeal to Māori? Comments 0

Thursday, August 20th, 2020
Māori

As demonstrated by census data and various academic studies, conversion to Islam has been on the rise in Aotearoa New Zealand. Following the 2019 Christchurch attacks, three to five people a day were converting at a Wellington mosque, according to the International Muslim Association of New Zealand. Among Māori, there is a particular interest in Read more

Brash’s claims about Māori deaths extremely unhelpful Comments 0

Monday, October 7th, 2019

A leading historian says Don Brash is being “extremely unhelpful” in questioning the accuracy of British statements of regret over the death of Māori in their first encounters with James Cook. Dame Anne Salmond, a prominent historian from Gisborne who has been part of conversations about the deaths with Tūranga iwi, said the truth was Read more

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