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One billion tree programme under way

23 February 2018

Collaborative efforts towards the ambitious one billion trees target are well under way with the first areas of land needed for Crown Forestry planting this winter committed, Forestry Minister Shane Jones says.

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Kaikokiri, Ratonga Maori Senior Library Assistant

21 February 2018

Auckland Libraries is starting to sow the seeds for our future. As a connection point for libraries and matauranga Maori in our communities, our Library assistants fulfill a vital role in sharing knowledge and information with all ages, cultures and whanau.

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Senior Consultant Academic Administration

21 February 2018

Massey has served generations of learners from all backgrounds. Our students experience research-led teaching, innovative modes of delivery, outstanding student support services and high quality resources. Each year, about 30,000 students from over 80 countries choose Massey University to help them realise their ambitions and achieve their true potential.

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Kaupapa Kaimahi

20 February 2018

Haere mai, ki te āwhina i te rōpū Maori and Cultural Capability ki te whakarite i tā mātou Rautaki ko Whāia Te Tika.

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Ngāti Manu Prepare for Te Rā o Pomare Waitangi Celebration

17 February 2018

The Bay of Islands subtribe of Ngāti Manu is busy preparing for the celebrations to commemorate the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi by their ancestor Pomare ll 178 years ago at Opua .

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Job Opportunity - Project Manager (Auckland)

16 February 2018

Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Auckland (MPTT Auckland) is a group of training, industry, community and iwi organisations working together to help Māori and Pasifika become leaders in the trades. We are currently on the hunt for a very unique and experienced Project Manager to join our team.

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Ka tū papahū a “Kōkiri” ki Kirikiriroa

15 February 2018

He ao hou kei te pae tawhiti, ka tū ki te pae tata. He kaupeka ngahuru hei poutama ki te pae ō angitu, tēnā te haruru mai nei. E au, au, auē ha!

A new Kōkiri accelerator programme kicking off this week features 10 ambitious startups with products including a process that turns the environmentally damaging didymo into fabric, a digital tool for Māori millennials learning Te Reo Māori, a system providing complete visibility of the honey supply chain, and a new way to find owner-operated eateries.

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Depth and diversity focus of Hauora Māori Scholarships

15 February 2018

Applications open today for health scholarships designed to provide opportunities for Māori in the health and disability sector. Announcing the opening of applications for Hauora Māori Scholarships 2018, Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa says the scholarships are a great opportunity for students and health care workers committed to training and excellence.

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New Project Te Takarangi celebrates Māori Publications

13 February 2018

Māori non-fiction books are being celebrated by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) and Royal Society Te Apārangi as an acknowledgement of NPM’s 15 years as New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence since 2002, and also Te Apārangi’s 150th anniversary since the passing of the Act that established the New Zealand Institute in 1867.

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Early Childhood Education Facilitator

12 February 2018

Tatai Angitu e3@Massey, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Palmerston North

Tātai Angitu offers high-quality dynamic professional learning, development and support designed to respond to the needs of the education sector. We support professional learning through actively linking knowledge with opportunities and need to support teachers and leaders, and ultimately, tamariki. We do this through large Government-funded contracts, short courses, bespoke solutions for early childhood education services, schools and communities. We work in New Zealand and overseas, particularly in the Pacific.

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Senior Administrator - Kaiwhakarite Matua (Palmerston North)

12 February 2018

Institute of Education, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Palmerston North

Tātai Angitu offers high-quality dynamic professional learning, development and support designed to respond to the needs of the education sector. We support lifelong and life-wide learning through actively linking knowledge with opportunities and need to support teachers and leaders, and ultimately, learners. We do this through large Government-funded contracts, short courses, bespoke solutions for early childhood education services, schools and communities. We work in New Zealand and overseas, particularly in the Pacific.

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Cast Announced for Hone Kouka’s Gripping New Play

8 February 2018

An award-winning actor, a member of Fly My Pretties, a Shortland St star, an international Pop-Up Globe performer and a high school graduate making her theatre debut are among the cast just announced for the world premiere season of Hone Kouka’s stunning new work, Bless the Child.

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Making Wellington a te reo city

6 February 2018

Wellington City Council wants to hear from the public on how it can achieve the goal of making Wellington a te reo Māori city, Deputy Mayor Jill Day announced today.

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2018 Fulbright-NPM Scholar Announced

2 February 2018

The 2018 Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award was announced at the end of last year, and continues a now established tradition of providing a New Zealand academic, artist or professional with the resources to lecture and/or conduct research at a US institution in the field of indigenous development.

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Wellington hoping to expand mentoring programme for Māori young people

30 January 2018

Wellington is hoping to double its involvement in a national Māori mentoring programme this year, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says.

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Place-Based Learning Focus for Annual Māori and Pasifika Hui

25 January 2018

Hosts Te Taitokerau will take this year’s Adult and Community Education (ACE) Hui Fono participants on a magical Far North journey to explore place-based learning. The theme Te Ao Mātauranga, Our World, Our Wisdom, invites educators to consider what is an effective learning space and how can informal and formal learning activities be blended seamlessly.

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Otahuhu College Seniors Excel

23 January 2018

Year 13 students from Otahuhu College gained a 74% pass rate in NCEA during 2017. This pass rate is significantly above the historic national average and caps off a strong year for Otahuhu students.

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Online directory improves access to mental health and addiction services

21 December 2017

A new national online directory is improving access to mental health and addiction services for those seeking help.

The Healthpoint Mental Health and Addictions directory is an online platform for consumers and professionals to more easily navigate, understand and use mental health and addiction services in their community.

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Kaiārahi Māori Health Services

20 December 2017

Kaiārahi Māori Health Services

Auckland, Counties Manukau District and Waitematā and District Health Boards (Metro Auckland DHBs)

He karanga tenei kia koutou e hiahia ana te haere mai ki te mahi mai mō Waitematā, Auckland mē Counties Manukau DHBs. E kī a nei kō Metro Auckland DHBs.

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Engineering firm takes mentoring to another level

15 December 2017

When six Wintec Māori and Pasifika engineering students volunteered for work experience at Longveld recently, they got to work on a very special project. Together they have made the framework for Hamilton’s Matariki Interactive Waka sculptur

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Project Coordinator

13 December 2017

Fantastic opportunity to work within a fast-paced exciting business!

Project Coordinator
Temporary role with an immediate start
CBD location
This is a high profile, exciting projecting working within a dynamic and successful team. You will play a very important part within the team by running and executing communications activities, drafting content and coordinating the stakeholder channels and intranet page. This role is a temporary role until July 2018 with an immediate start.

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10 Māori Innovators to Attend Start-up Business Accelerator

8 December 2017

Ten aspiring Māori innovators selected to attend Kōkiri, a new start-up accelerator explicitly focused on accelerating the development and growth of Māori entrepreneurs, where announced at Spark City in Auckland at 4:30 pm today (Dec 7).

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Trending Downwards in Child Poverty Is Encouraging

7 December 2017

The latest Child Poverty Monitor, which will be launched in Auckland tomorrow, shows a slight decrease in the numbers of New Zealand children living in poverty.

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Māori board game aims to boost te reo

6 December 2017

A new board game called "kuputupu" based on the popular word game Scrabble has been developed by an Hutt Valley library to encourage use of te reo Māori.

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Victoria signs partnerships with Māori organisations

1 December 2017

Victoria University of Wellington is building partnerships with iwi and other Māori organisations to boost opportunities for Māori students and foster research collaborations.

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Kaihautū

29 November 2017

As an advisor to the Mayor, Council and Senior Leadership team, reporting to the Chief Executive, you will be responsible for building and supporting strategic relationships with whanau, hapu and iwi. You will also work with others to build the capability, skills and knowledge of Council staff, so that they can engage respectfully and effectively with Máori, and keep building partnerships within our community.

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UC Education specialist the first Pasifika researcher to win education award

23 November 2017

University of Canterbury (UC) Pasifika Education specialist Tufulasi Taleni has been awarded the 2017 NZARE Rae Munro Award for excellence for his Master’s thesis – the first Pasifika researcher to receive the award.

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Moana Jackson to receive honorary doctorate

21 November 2017

Treaty of Waitangi expert, indigenous rights legal scholar and Māori leader Moana Jackson (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine and Ngāti Porou) will receive an honorary doctorate from Victoria University of Wellington at a graduation ceremony in December.

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Ka whakawhiwhia te tohu kairangi hōnore ki a Moana Jackson

21 November 2017

Hei Te Hui Whakapūmau o Hakihea nei e whakapōtaehia ai tēnei uri whakaheke o Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine me Ngāti Porou ki te tohu kairangi hōnore i Te Herenga Waka Marae.

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UC academic wins national Māori education award

20 November 2017

A University of Canterbury (UC) academic has been recognised for her contributions to Māori education, becoming the 2017 recipient of the Te Tohu Pae Tawhiti Award.

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Mairehu Grace - New Kiwi TV Star

17 November 2017

Mairehau Grace of Paekākāriki has recently returned from Beaudesert, Australia after landing a role in a new Television drama series.

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Wellington Te Reo Policy to honour Billie Tait-Jones

17 November 2017

Wellington City Council’s proposed Te Reo Māori policy will honour Billie Tait-Jones, the organisation’s Cultural Advisor, who passed away earlier this month.

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Funding for research into Pasifika and Māori traditional remedies

16 November 2017

A PhD student from Victoria University of Wellington has been awarded $345,156 to research the chemical and biological properties of plants found in the Pacific that are traditionally used for medicinal purposes.

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Applications for Kōkiri are now open!

14 November 2017

We are searching for ten highly motivated Māori entrepreneurs and innovators with the X-factor to board our waka launching in February 2018. These startup or early stage teams will come from across Aotearoa and\ will work with expert coaches, mentors, and industry leaders to thrive and grow through an intensive 4-month programme.

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Measina Festival – Porirua’s contemporary cultural treasure

11 November 2017

New Zealand’s most talented Pasifika artists will be on show at next month’s annual Measina Festival.

Now in its fourth year, the Measina Festival of Contemporary Pacific Dance and Theatre festival showcases live theatre, music and dance and is being held at Pātaka Art + Museum in Porirua from 7 to 9 December.

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Ministers welcome Pacific focus at climate meeting

9 November 2017

The Bonn climate change meeting will put the global spotlight on the concerns of vulnerable Pacific nations, Ministers say.

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Early Childhood Education (ECE) Facilitator

9 November 2017

Massey University Tātai Angitu e3@Massey is currently looking for an Early Years Facilitator to join our existing team in developing and delivering Professional Learning for Early Childhood Education professionals, with a particular focus in the areas of governance and management, leadership and curriculum.

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Kaupapa Māori Lecturer - Albany Campus

7 November 2017

He tūranga wātea ki te Kura Mātai Hinengaro o Te Kura Pūkenga Tangata. Mehemea he tohu kairangi tāu mō te Mātai Hinengaro, (tata rānei te whakatutuki). Mehemea koe kua tū hei kaiako i roto i ngā kura tuatoru, kua rangahau, kua tā kōrero mō te mātai hinengaro ki tā te Māori titiro. Nau mai, tono mai.

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Senior Analyst

7 November 2017

Applications are invited for a full-time, fixed-term position as a Senior Analyst/Analyst in the national Environmental Health Indicators Programme at the Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington Campus.

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Using macrons

3 November 2017

Microsoft Word doesn’t make adding macrons to Māori words in your documents a straightforward exercise, or at least it doesn’t feel like one. There’s no key you can just type them in with, and increasingly we’re becoming aware of words that we should have been including macrons on.

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Symposium Provides Unique Opportunity for Unity in Tonga

2 November 2017

Press Release: Massey University - Symposium Provides Unique Opportunity for Unity in Tonga

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Māori tattoos being sold in US a 'cultural rip-off'

1 November 2017

Māori tattoos being sold in a Halloween store in America have led to renewed calls for laws to stop businesses from misusing Māori designs.

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South Auckland young people share their stories

31 October 2017

South Auckland Pacific young people will have an opportunity to tell their heart-warming stories of triumph and tribulations at the MyStory event in Otara today, an event hosted by SouthSeas Healthcare Trust, in collaboration with the Office of the Children's Commissioner.

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‘Heavenly Bodies’ by Otahuhu College: Winner of the iTICKET Award for Best Production of 2017.

31 October 2017

Otahuhu College’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’ was awarded the prestigious iTICKET Showdown Award for Best Production for Auckland Secondary Schools. Billed as the biggest secondary school performing arts competition in New Zealand, this year’s competition featured 28 schools and over 30 productions. The awards ceremony took place last Thursday night on October the 26th at the Sky City Theatre.

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Victoria releases database of imperial soldiers who fought in Land

31 October 2017

Research from at Victoria University of Wellington has identified the names and details of 12,000 imperial soldiers who fought in the New Zealand Land Wars of the 1860s.

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Community Educator - Waikato

30 October 2017

The ASB St John in Schools programme provides learning experiences for pre-school, primary and intermediate school aged children to empower them to act in an emergency. Community Educators visit schools across New Zealand to provide young people with the skills and confidence to take action in response to an emergency situation.

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MYSTORY EVENT HERALDS YOUNG PACIFIC VOICES

28 October 2017

SouthSeas Healthcare Trust, in collaboration with the Office of the Children’s Commission, is hosting the MyStory event in South Auckland on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 at the Otara Recreational Centre, culminating in a special dinner to celebrate SouthSeas Healthcare Trust’s 18th anniversary.

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What is the Future for Kaupapa Māori?

28 October 2017

Over the last twenty years, Kaupapa Māori has become central to the work of researchers in the field of Māori education and indigenous studies and in the areas of social policy and practice from architecture to law to public health. But what is its future for Māori and New Zealand?

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Arts Pasifika Awards Celebrate Excellence & Innovation

27 October 2017

Press Release: Creative New Zealand
Arts Pasifika Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in Pacific Art

Some of New Zealand’s most talented Pacific artists were recognised for their contribution at the 2017 Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards last night.

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Finalists announced in the Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards

27 October 2017

The growth of interest in Māori politics has been recognised in this year’s Massey University Ngā Kupu Ora Awards: Celebrating Māori Books and Journalism.

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HOLD FAST TO OUR GAGANA TOKELAU

21 October 2017

The 2017 line-up of seven Pacific language weeks has come to an end with Tokelauan Language Week, Vaiaho ote Gagana Tokelau being celebrated this coming week.

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OUR LANGUAGE IS THE HEART OF OUR PEOPLE

14 October 2017

Ministry for Pacific Peoples Chief Executive Laulu Mac Leauanae is urging all New Zealanders to get behind Niuean Language Week.

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Job Opportunity - Audit and eBilling Administrator

11 October 2017

We currently have a fantastic opportunity in our finance department. This administrator will have full responsibility for the firms Audit reporting and eBilling processes. The role also includes providing additional support to the Credit Control team, including the ability to assist the Senior Credit Controller and provide backup on the National Credit Control Administrator role including assisting the Inventory Manager and National Support Manager with various other tasks.

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Job Opportunity - IT Helpdesk Analyst

11 October 2017

Widely regarded as New Zealand’s premier law firm, Russell McVeagh is committed to operating on the cutting edge of legal practice. We employ approximately 350 staff and partners across our Auckland and Wellington offices, our lawyers are the best in their fields and recognised internationally for their expertise.

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Lecture examines climate change using Mātauranga Māori art and design

9 October 2017

Victoria University of Wellington’s 2017 Dr Michael Volkerling Memorial Lecture will examine the impact of climate change on coastal farming through art and design.

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Recreational Services - Employer Profile

6 October 2017

Recreational Services is one of New Zealand’s largest and most diverse parks, grounds and facility management organisations. Founded in 1992 as a specialist golf turf management company, it has grown into a multi-million dollar operation with a huge inventory of plant and machinery, with over 350 staff carrying out all aspects involved with the development and maintenance of parks, reserves and sports fields - including facilities and asset management, project management and long-term contract management across 3,281 park sites.

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Student Cadet, Rangatahi Programme

4 October 2017

The Cadet role is an amazing way for Māori and/or Pacific students to get up close to a range of careers in the health sector and to become interested in Waitemata DHB as an employer of choice. The Rangatahi Programme is part of our overall strategy to employ a workforce that reflects the cultural diversity of the communities we serve.

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Kaiwhakamāori (Te Reo Māori Translator, Interpreter and Adviser)

4 October 2017

Are you fluent in te reo Māori (both ōkawa and ōpaki) and English, with Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori certification of competency in translation and interpretation? If so then read on because we’re keen to hear from you.

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Rubbish and Sanitation Operator / Kaiakuaku Para

3 October 2017

Reporting to the Team Manager, you will be responsible for cleaning and maintenance of toilet blocks, rubbish collection and disposal, BBQ cleaning and general tidiness of the allocated site of the 13 TūpunaMaunga parks, whilst ensuring the safety of yourself and others.

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Mower Operator / Kaimoua Whakapai

3 October 2017

Reporting to the Team Manager, you will be responsible for the mowing the 13 Tūpuna Maunga parks, whilst ensuring the safety of yourself and others. This is a diverse role which includes mowing, basic mechanical maintenance of plant, weed eating and spraying.

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Team Manager / Kaiwhakahaere Rōpū Kaimahi

3 October 2017

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will be responsible for the general maintenance of the 13 Tūpuna Maunga parks, whilst ensuring the safety of yourself and others.

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Horticulturist Trainee / Kaiāwhina Ahumāra

3 October 2017

Reporting to the Team Manager, you will be responsible for the general maintenance of the 14 TūpunaMaunga parks, whilst ensuring the safety of yourself and others. This is a diverse role in which you will be trained all aspects of gardening, minor repairs and maintenance to park assets, playground inspections and maintenance, minor track maintenance and rubbish collection. Trainees will be expected to commit to working towards a National Certificate in Horticulture – Level 4

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Weedeater Trainee / Kaingaki Otaota

3 October 2017

This role will have internal and external training opportunities and we see the position developing initially from a weed eater position into a mower operator role, there is also potential for further advancement within the company following this.

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Psychologist - Student Counsellor

2 October 2017

Massey Manawatu Health and Counselling Centre is looking for a Student Counsellor/Psychologist committed to making a difference, with an affinity for working with Maori and Pasifika and experience working with a diverse range of age groups and cultures. The centre is particularly interested in hearing from registered psychologists able to assist with the supervision of intern psychology students.

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Triple win for 17-year-old Olympic hopeful at Victoria’s sports awards

28 September 2017

A first-year Marine Biology student and star swimmer from American Samoa has won Sportsperson of the Year at Victoria University of Wellington’s annual sports awards.

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Business Operations Manager (PLD) Kaiwhakarite Ngaio

27 September 2017

He kura tangata, he tangata kura! He tūranga e wātea ana ki Te Kura o te Mātauranga. Mēnā ka whakaae koe ki te kaupapa whakahaere nei, tēnā tukua mai tō tono! We are in an exciting stage of growth and need a talented Business Operations Manager to ensure our Professional Learning and Development contracts and trading functions are viable, consistent, well managed and sustainable through the coordination of planning, budgets, proposals, contracts, deliverables, data gathering and analysis, and reporting.

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Otahuhu Students make Olympic Team- Biology that is.

26 September 2017

In week 5 of this term, a small group of Year 12 and 13 students took part in a competitive national exam for entry to the New Zealand International Biology Olympiad.

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Celebrating twenty years of Deaf Studies at Victoria University

25 September 2017

Victoria University’s New Zealand Sign Language Studies (NZSL) programme is celebrating two decades of helping to make more New Zealanders understood.

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Technical Demonstrator

21 September 2017

E hika mā koutou ngāi mātanga, kia mataara! E kimi ana a Toi Rauwharangi i tētahi mātanga Kaiwhakarite Whakaaturanga mō roto mai o Toioho ki Āpiti, ki Te Pūtahi a Toi ki Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa ki Papaioea.

The College of Creative Arts at Massey University is a world-class art and design school based in Wellington, New Zealand with a legacy of 130 years of creative education. The College is comprised of the School of Design Ngā Pae Mahutonga, the School of Art Whiti o Rehua, including the Toioho ki Āpiti Māori Visual Arts programme located in Palmerston North, and the School of Music and Creative Media Production Te Rewa o Puanga.

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Scholarship fund to launch in memory of Teresia Teaiwa

19 September 2017

Victoria University of Wellington and Va’aomanū Pasifika, Victoria’s Pacific and Samoan Studies programme, will launch a new scholarship fund in memory of Dr Teresia Teaiwa, who passed away in March 2017.

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Leader Professional Learning and Development (PLD) Kaihautu Ngaio

18 September 2017

Massey University's Tātai Angitu and Institute of Education bring together client, scholarly, professional, sector, community and whānau interests in rich communities of education practice and professional development.

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Pukenga Matua - Senior Lecturer

15 September 2017

E wātea mai ana tētahi tūranga mō tētahi Pūkenga Matua i Te Pūtahi-a-Toi. He tūranga pūmau i Te Papaioea.
A vacancy exists for a Senior Lecturer position in Te Pūtahi-a-Toi. The position will be full-time and based in Palmerston North.

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Peer Support Worker, Vaka Tautua

11 September 2017

Vaka Tautua is a Pacific non-government organisation providing services nationally for Pacific people who experience mental illness or disability. We are looking for a new part time Peer Support Worker to join our Mental Health Peer Support Team based in Henderson and servicing West Auckland.

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LifeKeepers suicide prevention training launches

8 September 2017

To coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday, LifeKeepers - a new evidence-informed suicide prevention training programme designed especially for New Zealand communities, was officially launched by Le Va in South Auckland today.

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Auckland Art Gallery tours The Māori Portraits to the United States

8 September 2017

The first major exhibition of Māori portraits in the United States opens tomorrow, Saturday 9 September, at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

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MĀORI AND PACIFIC EARLY CAREER ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

29 August 2017

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) aspires to be the University of opportunity for Māori and Pacific people and is proactively engaged in growing the number of Maori and Pacific academics at AUT. AUT is dedicated to increasing the participation and success of Māori and Pacific peoples across all academic disciplines. We are a young university with an innovative, student centric academic environment with a strong focus on research-led teaching.

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Te Rerenga Manu: Unleash the Entrepreneurial Pacific Spirit

28 August 2017

The first ever Te Rerenga Manu fono (conference) will take place next week on 31 August and 1 September at the Papatoetoe Seventh Day Adventist Church (PAPSDA) Campus.

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First Pasifika woman awarded NZ Poet Laureate

26 August 2017

New Zealand has awarded a Pacific woman as the nation's Poet Laureate for the next two years on National Poetry Day.

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Returning Pacific Climate Change Conference draws big names

25 August 2017

The Prime Minister of Samoa, a New Zealand QC, a top business journalist and academics from universities in Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji and the United States are among the line-up of speakers to present at Victoria University of Wellington’s second Pacific Climate Change Conference in February next year.

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Master of disaster

16 August 2017

The role of engineers in post-disaster recovery will be brought to light at an upcoming lecture at Victoria University of Wellington.

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Mini Tankers relief driver - Auckland

15 August 2017

As New Zealand’s favourite transport fuel provider, we know our success is all about finding the right people to join the team. We’re proud of the fact that we’re an Aon Hewitt ‘Best Employer’, and we’re always on the lookout for the right people to join our team.

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Employability skills take centre-stage in Māori youth video

15 August 2017

The Māia video series released today brings the employability skills framework to life for rangatahi Māori, says Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Louise Upston.

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Mini Tankers relief driver - Christchurch

15 August 2017

As New Zealand’s favourite transport fuel provider, we know our success is all about finding the right people to join the team. We’re proud of the fact that we’re an Aon Hewitt ‘Best Employer’, and we’re always on the lookout for the right people to join our team.

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Use your knowledge of Te Reo Māori and lead lasting change.

7 August 2017

Do you want to lead and inspire change?

Here in Aotearoa New Zealand we need skilled graduates and professionals to make a real difference in the classroom and the wider community. We need individuals who are proficient writers and speakers of Te Reo Māori to work in schools and ensure that all our young people are achieving their full potential. The Teach First NZ programme is your opportunity to support ngā rangatahi ki te rangatira while changing your own life.

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Pasifika Futures Confirmed for Whanau Ora for Another Three Years

3 August 2017

At its 2nd annual conference in Wellington, the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Bill English told a hundred partners from the Pasifika Futures network that “the work you are doing is so important because you are doing something government just can’t do”.
Mr English talked about the stories of change experienced by Pacific families through the Whanau Ora programmes that are commissioned by Pasifika Futures.

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Kapa Haka group named ‘New Zealand’s most interesting drivers’

3 August 2017

Toka Tu, a Rotorua based Kapa Haka Hip Hop fusion group, have been announced as the winners of Toyota’s #YOUARECHR social media campaign.

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Pride of place for urban Māori

2 August 2017

With over 85 percent of Māori now living in urban areas, a Victoria University of Wellington researcher is exploring how whānau have adapted their environment to fit cultural needs.

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New Hoa Tumuaki for Māori Centre of Research Excellence - Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Co-Director Appointed

31 July 2017

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora (Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāi Tūhoe) to the position of Co-Director of NPM, and Professor of Māori Studies based at Te Wānanga o Waipapa, University of Auckland.

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Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Leulua’iali’iotumua Bill English will give the opening address for the annual Whanau Ora Conference being hosted by Pasifika Futures in Wellington tomorrow.

30 July 2017

The two-day conference focuses on the past three years since Pasifika Futures was established as a Whanau Ora commissioning agency to specifically work with Pasifika families to support families to succeed in education, healthier living, financial freedom, leadership, culture and community.

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How to Build Relationships with Māori and Pacific Peoples

26 July 2017

Businesses and organisations wanting to build relationships and collaborate with Māori and Pacific peoples are being urged to register now for the CulturePRO Masterclass in Auckland next month.

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Otahuhu Writers Working with Auckland’s Best

26 July 2017

This year, the Auckland Writers Festival has granted Otahuhu College the Writers in Residence programme, an eight-week tutorship which bring some of Auckland’s best writers into the school to work with our young, talented writers.

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Victor Rodger to convene Maori and Pasifika writing course

26 July 2017

Acclaimed Samoan-Scottish dramatist Victor Rodger will be the new convenor of Te Hiringa a Tuhi, the Maori and Pasifika Creative Writing Workshop at Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML).

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Innovation event to draw hundreds of Māori entrepreneurs

26 July 2017

HUNDREDS of smart, ambitious and innovative Māori entrepreneurs will spend this Saturday focusing on how technology can help realise their business dreams.

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Festival of strong Pasifika performances - tradition, leadership and excellence

22 July 2017

The Tu Tangata Wellington Secondary Schools’ Poly festival 2007 will take place this Tuesday, 25 July at the Michael Fowler Centre, featuring 9 student led groups with close to 700 students showcasing Pasifika performance.

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The Home of Māori Theatre Te Pou Comes Alive

20 July 2017

Returning for a third year, Te Pou Theatre are preparing to throw open their doors for Kōanga Festival, running from Friday 1 – Sunday 17 September in a celebration of new stories and storytellers. Based in the home of Māori theatre in Auckland, this year’s programme will present a range of performances, showcases, workshops, readings, and social events, all held in Te Pou’s various spaces.

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Outstanding Māori and Pasifika trainee teachers honoured

20 July 2017

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has congratulated 30 highly-accomplished Maori and Pasifika student teachers who have been awarded Kupe Scholarships.Hon Nikki Kaye

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Kaikōkiri Ratonga Māori - Senior Māori Library Assistants

18 July 2017

As Matariki brings into focus the past year, Auckland Libraries is starting to sow the seeds for our future. As a connection point for libraries and mātauranga Māori in our communities, our Library assistants fulfil a vital role in sharing knowledge and information with all ages, cultures and whānau.

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More funding to help equip Māori youth

14 July 2017

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says more young Māori will get help to obtain essential documents to help set them up for their futures after an additional $8 million was allocated in Budget 2017 for Passport to Life.

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Tai Poutini Māori Tourism plan gets funding boost

14 July 2017

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has announced a $70,000 investment in Tai Poutini Māori Tourism.

Mr Flavell says the investment supports the preparation and implementation of the Tai Poutini (West Coast) Māori Tourism Strategy and Action Plan to guide iwi investment in the region.

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Te Reo Māori Version of Disney's 'Moana'

12 July 2017

Writer Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Hunt for the Wilderpeople) and Performance and Talent Director Rachel House are excited about the developments of the reo Māori Version of Moana

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Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Tūwharetoa

10 July 2017

The Crown has signed a Deed of Settlement with Ngāti Tūwharetoa at Waitetoko Marae, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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Te Reo Māori song tops student radio charts

8 July 2017

A single by Auckland-based electronic group SoccerPractise, sung entirely in Te Reo Māori, has reached number one on student radio charts in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin within a few weeks of its release.

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New scholarship to encourage Māori students in science

7 July 2017

Cawthron Foundation and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) have launched a new scholarship for Māori undergraduate students wanting to pursue a career in science. The scholarship, 'Te Pītau Whakarei Karahipi', is valued at $5,500 and will be available for the first time this coming 2017/2018 summer.

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Community Nurse - West Auckland

5 July 2017

Handy West Auckland Location
Monday - Friday | No Weekend Work
Rewarding Community Role

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UC researchers funded $350,000 for Better Start for dyslexic children

5 July 2017

University of Canterbury researchers looking into strategies for addressing dyslexia and related language learning disabilities have been awarded $350,000 in funding by the National Science Challenge, A Better Start, in partnership with the child health research charity Cure Kids.

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Ramai Hayward Wahine Māori Directors’ Scholarship Recipients

2 July 2017

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Ramai Hayward Directors' Scholarship for wahine Māori.

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Landmark pay equity deal among July 1 changes

30 June 2017

A landmark pay equity deal is just one of a number of government policy changes coming into effect tomorrow that deliver for New Zealanders, Prime Minister Bill English says.

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David Eggleton receives prestigious Award

30 June 2017

Accomplished poet, editor, art critic and journalist David Eggleton has been awarded the Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writers’ Residency.

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Isaac Letoa - Rising Basketball Star

30 June 2017

Another Kiwi is starting his basketball dream in the USA.

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Major summit and leadership programme driven by Northland group

29 June 2017

A major socio-economic summit to improve the health, education, leadership and economic standing for Northland will be held at Waitangi on Saturday.

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ANIVA PROGRAMME CELEBRATES SUCCESS

21 June 2017


The success of New Zealand's Pacific nurses will be the focus of a special event at Te Papa Museum this evening with the Prime Minister and a number of Pacific health leaders in attendance.

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‘From Work to Wonder’ Whānau Ora Conference

16 June 2017

Reviewing the evidence, innovative work and planning for the future will be the centre of Pasifika Futures’ Whānau Ora Conference, to be held at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor in Wellington on 31 July and 1 August.

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Roadshows to support Māori small businesses

8 June 2017

Small Business Minister Jacqui Dean, and Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell are looking forward to meeting with Māori businesses when the Small Business Roadshow travel to Kaitaia and Whakatāne later this month.

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Rugby prints from the very talented Michel Tuffery

2 June 2017

The last issue of Rugby prints from Internationally renown Wellington artist Michel Tuffery has just been released. The perfect gift for that Rugby mad person in your house. Take a look what is on offer and feel free to contact Michel directly via his Facebook shop to purchase these wonderful artworks.

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Field Facilitator – Tokelau

2 June 2017

Massey University Tātai Angitu e3@Massey is currently looking for a schools education Y1-Y10 focussed Field Facilitator to join our existing team in developing and delivering an education transformation project with the learning communities of Tokelau. A strong knowledge of Tokelau culture as well as an in-depth understanding of pedagogy, curriculum and teacher professional learning and development, is essential. This role requires residence and a working visa if needed for the remote Tokelau atolls and involves working with the local community, ECE and school sector and other Field Facilitators.

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Early Childhood Education Field Facilitator – Tokelau

2 June 2017

Tatai Angitu e3@Massey, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Massey University Tātai Angitu e3@Massey is currently looking for an Early Years Field Facilitator to join our existing team in developing and delivering an education transformation project with the learning communities of Tokelau. A strong knowledge of Tokelau culture, as well as an in-depth understanding of early childhood theory and practice, is essential. This role requires residence and a working visa if needed for the remote Tokelau atolls and involves working with the local community, ECE and school sector and other Field Facilitators.

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Use your skills and experience to lead lasting change in the classroom and beyond.

30 May 2017

Here in Aotearoa New Zealand we need skilled individuals to make a real difference in the classroom and the wider community. Inspirational teachers and leaders are needed to work towards creating fairer opportunities.There are many issues we can transform by using the skills of a teacher, as a leader, for good.

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Otahuhu College writers performed at the Auckland Writers Festival

24 May 2017

On Saturday, May 20th, two talented Otahuhu College writers performed excerpts from their work at the Auckland Writers Festival in the Aotea Centre in central Auckland.

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Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor in Teacher Education

23 May 2017

Are you a dedicated, motivating and visionary teacher education academic willing to provide strategic contribution to the College of Education, Health and Human Development?

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Father-daughter achievement at Pasifika graduates’ celebration

19 May 2017

It’s been a double celebration for the Puka family of Lower Hutt this week, as father and daughter donned matching gowns and trenchers to graduate from Victoria University of Wellington.

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Navilluso recognised for outstanding hi-tech health services

17 May 2017

One of New Zealand’s leading Maori health companies, Navilluso, has again been recognised for its enormous work helping people’s health all over New Zealand.

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Health services need to do more to help Samoans at risk of heart disease

16 May 2017

A Victoria University of Wellington researcher has developed a number of recommendations that she says are needed to improve Samoans’ understanding of cardiovascular disease to help lower rates of the disease in this high-risk demographic group.

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Business and cultural links between Māori and Malaysia

13 May 2017

Māori Development Minister and Associate Minister for Economic Development Te Ururoa Flavell will leave tomorrow for a business and cultural mission to Malaysia with a focus on the food and beverage sector.

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Vodafone is recruiting more Graduates!

12 May 2017

Vodafone’s global Discover graduate programme empowers you to shape your own world right from the start of your career.

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Bilingual book teaches te reo Māori to new generation

11 May 2017

A new bilingual children’s book written by a Victoria University of Wellington academic is using te reo Māori to connect with a new generation of speakers.

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DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge finalists announced

9 May 2017

A group of budding Māori digital entrepreneurs have been selected as finalists in the DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge which aims to stimulate interest and involvement of Māori in New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem.

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Psychologist - Student Counsellor

4 May 2017

Massey Manawatū Health and Counselling Centre is looking for a Student Counsellor (psychologist) committed to making a difference, with an affinity for working with Maori and also has experience working with a diverse range of age groups and cultures. The centre is particularly interested in hearing from practitioners with an affinity for working with Maori as well as registered psychologists to assist with supervision of intern psychologist placements.

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Pacific Youth MPs present their Act

29 April 2017

One hundred young Pasifika people have presented an Act outlining legislation they believe will enhance Pacific Peoples development, in a strong push to be heard in election year. The Act, titled Pacific Youth Parliament (Our Movement) Act 2017 is …Pacific Youth MPs present their Act

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Māori Battalion’s D Company historian appointed

28 April 2017

The history of the 28th Māori Battalion’s D Company will be documented by Harawira Craig Pearless, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have announced.

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Graduate Job Opportunity

28 April 2017

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment is seeking applications from graduates who are enthusiastic, innovative, strategic, and have an interest and drive in becoming future government procurement professionals.

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HE TŪRANGA WĀTEA – JOB VACANCY

26 April 2017

E kimi ana te whānau o Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngā Mokopuna i tētahi kaimahi
Ko ngā mātāpono o te kaupapa o Te Kōhanga Reo te tāhūhū mō tēnei tūranga.

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Job Opportunity - Student Care Manager

24 April 2017

Te Ratonga Akonga me te Whakapa: Student Services and Communications - Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE), Continuing (i.e. permanent) position. We have a vision of people prepared to make a difference: tangata tu, tangata ora. Do you want to play a key leadership role in championing UC’s student holistic experience?

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Financial Capability Programme Coordinator – Emergency Housing Manurewa Site, Emerge Aotearoa Partnership

21 April 2017

Vaka Tautua is a Pacific non-government organisation working at the cutting edge of health and social service provision in New Zealand.

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Creative NZ - Nominations open for Pasifika arts awards

18 April 2017

The 2017 Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards are open for nominations, showcasing excellence and innovation in Pacific arts.

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Canterbury student wins 2017 New Zealand Youth Award

12 April 2017

Wesley, who is studying a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, will tonight receive a Youth Champion Award for individuals who have made a significant contribution to young people.

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New look website for Le Va

6 April 2017

Le Va has a new website. Key features of the colourful new site include its responsiveness across devices, integrated social media and more streamlined navigation. It has also been designed to ensure data use is not excessive.

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Māori scientists lead effort to combat plant pathogen

6 April 2017

The recent finding of myrtle rust on Raoul Island pohutukawa trees marks a significant and very sad milestone in a long history of impacts of invasive pathogens, pests and weeds on New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna, says Dr Andrea Byrom, Director …Media statement by the National Science Challenge for NZ’s Biological Heritage:

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Pioneers in e-health for children, up for two awards

5 April 2017

It’s hardly big news that a ground-breaking, game-changing virtual digital health business, Navilluso, has reached the finals in two innovative categories of the New Zealand Hi-Tech awards.

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Urban design competition re-imagines Porirua city decolonised

3 April 2017

Victoria University of Wellington in collaboration with Ngāti Toa is today launching an urban design competition asking people to imagine what a decolonised city might be like using two sites in Porirua.

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Tongan royal blessing makes music history

3 April 2017

Auckland-based dance group Pukepuke o’ Tonga will make music history on Saturday 8 April, when they perform New Zealand’s premiere of ‘Lomipeau Aotearoa’, an album of unique recordings based on the mythical poetry of the late Queen Salote Tupou III, at Auckland Council’s Mangere Arts Centre.

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DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge entries close this week

30 March 2017

Budding Māori digital entrepreneurs are being urged to get in quick and submit their entries to the DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge which closes this Friday, 31 March.

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Job Opportunity - Use your skills and experience to revitalise Te Reo Māori. - Auckland, Northland or Whangarei

28 March 2017

We believe that all young people in Aotearoa New Zealand should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of their background.

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Lead Adviser - Curriculum Design and Assessment

27 March 2017

Ko te reo Ma ori te ka kahu o te whakaaro, te huarahi i te ao tu roa

E toro atu te ringa ki ng oro puareare o te waok o Tane te w nanga, koutou kei ng pureke mowai o te Arareo M ori, e t m tou r p reo M ori. Ki te whai w hi ai koe ki te reo M ori, ki Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, ki Te Aho Arataki Marau m te Ako i Te Reo M ori, otir ki te ao Arareo M ori (ng w hi whakaako m te reo M ori m te nuinga o te w ) t n koa tonoa mai ki t nei turanga.

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Senior Adviser - Te Reo Maori Curriculum Design and Assessment

27 March 2017

E toro atu te ringa ki nga oro puareare o te waoku o Tane te wananga, koutou kei nga pureke mowai o te Arareo Maori, e ta matou ropu reo Maori. Ki te whai wahi ai koe ki te reo Maori, ki Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, ki Te Aho Arataki Marau mo te Ako i Te Reo Maori, otira ki te ao Arareo Maori (nga wahi whakaako ma te reo Maori mo te nuinga o te wa) tena koa tonoa mai ki tenei turanga.

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Personal Development on a budget #2

26 March 2017

Once you understand that whatever your age you should be learning, keeping your mind active becomes even more crucial as we grow older. Committing to personal development will help you stay young and of course provide you with new skills and awareness.

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Keep your Family Safe - Escape My House

24 March 2017

Well I am glad to say I tried the new VR tool from the New Zealand Fire Service and managed to 'escape my house'. However, it immediately reminds you to check if everyone managed to get out. This VR app should be applauded it really send you a strong message. It feels real and the fact it uses clever technology so that when you finally escape your house, you find yourself actually outside your real house the real impact of a fire at home hits you.

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Ahuwhenua Trophy finalists – models of Māori innovation

23 March 2017

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have congratulated this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy competition sheep and beef farming finalists, celebrating excellence in Māori farming.

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25th Pasifika Festival – This Weekend!

22 March 2017

Pack your picnic rug and head along to the 25th anniversary Pasifika Festival, this weekend!25th Pasifika Festival – This Weekend!

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New Research Professor at EIT

22 March 2017

Widely acclaimed for his achievements in promoting Māori health, David Tipene-Leach is EIT’s newly appointed Professor of Māori and Indigenous Research.

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FIRST MASTERS GRADUATES CAPPED FOR THE ANIVA PROGRAMME

16 March 2017

Today, the Aniva programme will celebrate the first graduation where three graduands will be awarded the inaugural Master of Professional Practice (Leadership) by Whitireia Community Polytechnic.

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Victoria University summer scholars gain confidence, new skills

15 March 2017

A group of undergraduate students who have just completed Summer Research scholarships at Victoria University of Wellington’s Te Kawa a Māui—School of Māori Studies have contributed to research projects and lent a youth perspective to current te ao Māori and New Zealand issues.

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Job Opportunities - Student Counsellor x2

15 March 2017

Massey Manawatū Health and Counselling Centre is looking for two Student Counsellors committed to making a difference, with experience working with a diverse range of age groups and cultures.

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Special Programme Information for 25th Pasifika Festival

9 March 2017

Auckland’s Pasifika Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, with special programming to mark this significant milestone. The festival, the largest Pacific Island cultural festival in the world, takes place at Western Springs Park on Saturday, 25 and Sunday, 26 March.

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Better outcomes for disabled Pasifika people

8 March 2017

A new plan to improve outcomes for disabled Pasifika people is being welcomed by Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner.

Faiva Ora, which means Work for Life, is a five-year improvement plan developed by the Ministry of Health.

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On-Line Job Opportunity - Top Corpus Editors

3 March 2017

Huri Translations is currently hiring Top Corpus Editors in several Pacific Islands languages.

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Surge of Science Students at Otahuhu College

28 February 2017

Science numbers are growing at Otahuhu College, with more students also going on to degree level study at University. In 2016 Education Counts data show that more Pacific Island students from Otahuhu College were going on to degree level study than any other coeducational school in Auckland.

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NZ Warriors & JobCafe / Kumara Vine

28 February 2017

It is with great pride and pleasure that the Kumara Vine in association with JobCafe will be working with the New Zealand Warriors to help find jobs for there young, physically fit emerging players.

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Job Opportunity - National Training Lead

28 February 2017

We're seeking someone who's self-motivated and passionate about training at grass roots levels, especially for Maori whanau, hapu and iwi.

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Job Opportunity - National Training Coordinator

28 February 2017

We're seeking someone who's highly organised, loves attention to detail, and a strong desire to contribute to our new national suicide prevention training programme.

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Whitireia Graduate Forges Way for Young Women in Building

25 February 2017

Azaria Felagai has gone from carpentry training at Whitireia last year to working on projects for construction firm Hawkins.

Whitireia Graduate Forges the Way for Young Women in the Building Industry

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Job Opportunity - Field Officer - Wanganui

24 February 2017

In April, Statistics New Zealand is running a census test in Whanganui, to help them prepare for the 2018 Census.

The targeted operations team will be working in Whanganui before, during, and after the test day to help people participate in the census test. This role requires a ‘can do’ attitude and will suit individuals who like to be out and about talking with a diverse mix of people.

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Seeking budding Māori digital entrepreneurs

24 February 2017

DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge launches to seek out budding digital entrepreneurs

DIGMYIDEA, which was first held in 2015, aims to inspire more Māori to engage in the digital economy by helping emerging Māori innovators turn their creative ideas into reality.

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Pasifika Futures mourns loss of Her Majesty, Queen Mother of Tonga, Halaevalu Mata’aho

24 February 2017

It is with deep sadness that we have learnt of the untimely passing of Her Majesty, Queen mother of Tonga, the late Halaevalu Mata'aho.

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Today's Kupu - toa: shop

19 February 2017

About Kupu o te Rā
Kupu o te Rā is a Māori language word of the day service to help you with your vocabulary and grammar, every day! You can register for a daily email or sign up to Facebook or Twitter. Kupu o te Rā also delivers Kupu o te Wiki in association with Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori as a Te Wiki o te Reo Māori initiative.

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UC Pacific academic wins Fulbright award

14 February 2017

University of Canterbury Professor Steven Ratuva has won a prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to carry out research as a visiting professor in the United States next year.

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Good in The Hood - Taking applications NOW!

13 February 2017

This year, Z will give away a total of more than $1 million to neighbourhood groups and projects that help people who need it and/or the environment. You can apply to be part of Good in the Hood by visiting www.z.co.nz/GoodintheHood. Applications are open until 28 February.

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Henare te Ua Māori Journalism Internship Announced

10 February 2017

Radio New Zealand has announced the establishment of a significant new training and development programme to support Te Reo Māori and foster Māori journalism.

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Kaiatawhai (Lifestyle Facilitator) - Birkenhead

7 February 2017

We are looking for great companions to support a young woman in her 20’s to live independently. Supporting her in her own home, you will assist her with meal preparation, household chores, exploring the community, and planning for a week filled with meaningful activities. She wants to work alongside an active, reliable, flexible and fun person with good communication skills that can help her to be as independent as possible.

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First-year Pasifika students to get lessons in University life

1 February 2017

Victoria University of Wellington is for the first time, running a free academic camp to help prepare newly-enrolled first-year Pasifika students for university life.

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Employer profile - SKY CITY AUCKLAND

28 January 2017

SKYCITY Auckland is New Zealand's most popular entertainment and tourist destination, welcoming millions of visitors each year into our world-class casino, two luxury hotels, 20 award-winning bars and restaurants, the country's largest convention centre, theatre and the iconic Sky Tower. And we’re about to get even bigger, with construction underway on the NZ International Convention Centre, a third luxury hotel and a food and retail precinct between Hobson and Nelson Streets.

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New Partnership Combines Maori Heritage with Cooking Skills

28 January 2017

Nestlé Cook for Life - Ka Tuna Ka Ora, has partnered with Mangere Mountain Education Centre (MMEC) with the aim of delivering a unique, interactive daylong workshop to over 750 secondary school students across Auckland this year.

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Demographic Advisory Panels

27 January 2017

Demographic Advisory Panels

• Recruiting Auckland Council Advisory Panel members
• Be the voice of Auckland's diverse communities
• Monthly commitment of up to 15 hours
• Term of three years to 2019

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Job Opportunity - Kaiarahi

26 January 2017

He aha te mea nui o te ao, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading University. It employs over 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students making us one of NZ's largest employers. The Faculty of Engineering is also the country's largest and most successful with a roll of more than 3,900 students and a strong focus on research; with large scale research activities and collaborations with other institutions and members of the industry. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Kaiārahi.

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Otahuhu families celebrate students success

18 January 2017

Students from Otahuhu College achieved their best ever results at Level One, Two and Three NCEA in 2016. The improvement in NCEA pass rates over the last four years has been impressive, with Level Three being a highlight through matching the national average last year. Indeed in the last four years Otahuhu College has achieved its four best ever results for each of the three levels.

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Matariki Festival 2017 wants you

11 January 2017

Connect with your community: Matariki Festival 2017 wants you.
Want to be part of Tāmaki Makaurau’s celebrations of the Māori New Year?

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Māori DJ ranked amongst the world's best

3 January 2017

DJ Spell is a Māori disc jockey that's ranked among the world's best in this field. And he's using Māori words on social media in a humorous and informative way to benefit his followers.

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KAIAWHINA (SUPPORT WORKERS) – SOUTH & WEST AUCKLAND

23 December 2016

If you want to make a positive difference by supporting people with impairments and/or mental health conditions in their everyday lives in a kaupapa Maori whare (homes) based environment then this could be the role for you. We are looking for people who want to support the independence of tangata (people we support) so they can have great lives, make choices about how they live, and what they do.

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Message of congratulations extended to new Minister for Pacific Peoples

22 December 2016

Dr Kiki Maoate, Chairman of Pasifika Futures has congratulated Alfred Ngaro on his recent appointment to Cabinet as Minister for Pacific Peoples.

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Emotiki aims to bring Māori culture into digital age

22 December 2016

A new range of emojis will allow texters to express themselves with pukana, or communicate using hangi or boil up icons.

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Victoria partners for Māori success

22 December 2016

Victoria University of Wellington has taken its partnership with 12 iwi and other Māori groups to a new level as part of its ongoing commitment to improve academic success of Māori.

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Māori constitutional law lies in stories not statutes

20 December 2016

A Victoria University of Wellington law researcher studying Māori constitutional principles is focusing on traditional kōrero pūrākau (stories) rather than documents, statutes and court reports.

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Victoria Graduation shows rise of Pasifika PhD students

19 December 2016

Last week, five Pasifika students graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a PhD, the highest number ever for one of the University’s biannual graduation celebrations.

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Helping families maintain Māori language

17 December 2016

Finding the most effective methods for families to increase and normalise the use of Māori language in their homes is the focus of new research from Victoria University of Wellington.

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Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE) gets green light for PTE

17 December 2016

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) is pleased to announce that it has been granted approval by NZQA to deliver the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE).

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Inspiration through generations

15 December 2016

When her grandmother graduated from university, Erin Roxburgh (Ngāti Porou) remembers her getting photos taken in her academic dress in her childhood backyard.

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Meri Kirihimete - Tips for setting up a great 2017

15 December 2016

As Christmas, fast approaches, and then we celebrate the start of a new year I am preparing myself for my annual ritual of reviewing my lifelong dreams and goals and setting the course for a successful 2017.

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Setting up a fabulous 2017

10 December 2016

As Christmas, fast approaches, and then we celebrate the start of a new year I am preparing myself for my annual ritual of reviewing my lifelong dreams and goals and setting the course for a successful 2017.

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Scholarships recognise Māori and Pasifika academic achievement

9 December 2016

Eighty-three new scholarships, worth $1,880 each, have been awarded to high achieving Māori and Pasifika students studying at Victoria University of Wellington.

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Te Herenga Waka Marae celebrates 30 years

2 December 2016

Victoria University of Wellington is celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of Te Herenga Waka Marae’s wharenui located on its Kelburn campus.

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Māori input for disaster relief planning is key

30 November 2016

Kaikōura’s Takahanga Marae is a shining example that Māori are a vital cog during a civil emergency says Minister of Whānau Ora Te Ururoa Flavell.

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Music – Biggest Highlight of Moana

30 November 2016

One of the highlights of the Hollywood Disney Animation, Moana, is the soundtrack provided by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pasifika Voices choir, according to New Zealand actor, Mr Temuera Morrison.

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Job Opportunity- Director of Recruitment & Selection

30 November 2016

Recruiting amazing people is at the heart of what we do. We work to attract the most talented, highest achieving graduates to join our two year leadership development programme. We equip them with the knowledge, skills and support they need to make a difference for children as a classroom teacher, whilst offering them leadership development so they can realise their own potential and make the biggest impact possible beyond the programme.

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Ngāi Tahu Tourism wins Māori Business Award

26 November 2016

One of New Zealand’s largest tourism operators, Ngāi Tahu Tourism, has won the Māori Excellence in Export award He kai kei aku ringa at the 2016 New Zealand International Business Awards.

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Partnership formed between Maori and Aboriginal Australians

25 November 2016

The National Maori Authority, Nga Ngaru and one of Australia’s oldest and largest Aboriginal service organisations, Babana Aboriginal, have today embarked on a strategic relationship with the signing of a memorandum of understanding that will lead to a joint venture between Maori and Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders.

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A kaupapa Māori approach to ageing well

24 November 2016

University of Waikato researchers in collaboration with Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust (Rauawaawa) have been awarded more than $900,000 for a new study for the Ageing Well National Science Challenge.

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KAIATAWHAI (LIFESTYLE FACILITATOR) – BIRKENHEAD

24 November 2016

We are looking for great companions to support a young woman in her 20’s to live independently. Supporting her in her own home, you will assist her with meal preparation, household chores, exploring the community, and planning for a week filled with meaningful activities

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Record number of new Māori and Pacific doctors this year

24 November 2016

A record number of Māori and Pacific graduate doctors from the University of Auckland joined the workforce this week.

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Job Opportunity - Senior Analyst (Maori Engagement)

19 November 2016

The Treasury is the New Zealand Government's lead economic and financial advisor. Within the Transactions Unit, we have an opportunity for an experienced Senior Analyst (Maori Engagement) to join our team on a full-time 12 month fixed-term basis. Secondments from other government agencies will be considered.

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Etu Pasifika launches new building

18 November 2016

The newly established Pacific healthcare provider in Christchurch, Etu Pasifika Ltd today launches its new location of operation at 173 Montreal St in Christchurch central.

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Building a national talent pool of te reo Māori speakers

4 November 2016

The Kumara Vine in partnership with JobCafe are currently driving a project to develop a comprehensive talent pool of te reo Māori speakers for career and contract opportunities with some of Aotearoa's most sort after employers

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Tokelau’s traditional artists showcase talent

29 October 2016

Theres a spirit in the tree. If you have the gift, you will hear its whispering, letting you know if your midwifery talents will born a vaka to sail the South Seas.Tokelau’s traditional artists showcase talent and exchange knowledge with New Zealanders
For Pacific Guardians | by Lealaiauloto Aigaletaule’ale’a F. Tauafiafi

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Pacific Business Awards winners revealed

29 October 2016

The winners in the annual Pacific Business Trust Awards have been named Friday evening, including Pasifika Futures chief executive Debbie Sorensen who took out the Business Executive Award title against Tevita Funaki, The Fono, Taulalo Fiso, Intueri Education Group and Angus Malietoa of Kyocera Document Solutions.

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New pathway to teaching

28 October 2016

University of Canterbury’s (UC) Master of Teaching and Learning is fast developing a reputation for excellence and innovation.

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New leader for Māori and Pasifika at Massey

27 October 2016

Massey University's new Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori and Pasifika, Dr Charlotte Severne of Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Ngāi Tūhoe, is a geologist, former chief scientist for oceans and Māori development at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research and, most recently, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori and Communities at Lincoln University.

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PledgeMe Campaign for Kai Pasifika

26 October 2016

Kai Pasifika a community based restaurant project based out of Auckland New Zealand is looking for potential community investors. You can take part in the share offer for as low as $500 please read more

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He Kaiako Kohungahunga Rēhita - Registered ECE Kaiako

21 October 2016

Are you looking to work in an environment where your passion, creativity, and energy can be unleashed?
Are you seeking to provide quality care and education to tamariki/mokopuna in a kaupapa Māori environment?

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Language Champions Igniting the Māori Economy

21 October 2016

Māori Language champions are not only making a difference for te Reo Māori, but also helping ignite the Māori economy, says Steven Renata, CEO of Māori owned technology company Kiwa Digital.

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Te Whare a Māui - The Maori Innovation Hub

20 October 2016

Callaghan Innovation is today opening a centre for Māori business innovators at the Gracefield Innovation Quarter in Lower Hutt.

Te Whare a Māui - The Maori Innovation Hub is a shared working space, with tools to assist collaboration and innovation.

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Māori media measurer wins design award

19 October 2016

A computer program that recognises and measures Māori language content on broadcast media has won a design award.

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Programme for Māori and Pasifika students launches

19 October 2016

A bold new initiative targeted at young Māori and Pasifika students launches in Auckland on Thursday.

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MoU signing for University of Otago and Ngāti Toa

18 October 2016

The University of Otago will renew an important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira on Monday this week.

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Wellington set to have first Māori Deputy Mayor

16 October 2016

Wellington will have its first-ever Māori Deputy Mayor when Paul Eagle is formally sworn into office at the Wellington City Council inauguration ceremony on 26 October.

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Pasifika wins big in Auckland elections

12 October 2016

The Labour Party’s Pacific Candidates who stood for local elections in Auckland came out on top with 14 winners, says Labour’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio.

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Mediator (Employment) - Resolution Services

12 October 2016

Are you an expert in employment relations, with experience or an interest in dispute resolution?
Do you enjoy helping people resolve their issues, no matter who they are or where they come from?
Are you experienced in working with Maori, Pacific peoples and other cultures?

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Kaiatawhai (Lifestyle Facilitator) - Wairau Park

11 October 2016

Haere mai, nau mai, piki mai, nga waka, nga mana, nga reo, nau mai!

We are looking for great companions to work within a close knit team to help support an active young woman. This will include support around meal preparation, household chores, exploring the community, and filling her week with creative meaningful activities. You will also support her with her personal cares.

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NZ needs to raise the tech bar

9 October 2016

A fast rising Auckland Maori tech leader says New Zealand needs to raise the bar and celebrate more of our successes as rapidly changing technology is now transforming the world.

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New Pacific provider opens in Christchurch

3 October 2016

The provider is a newly registered entity which has been established to ensure that services, jobs and most importantly Pacific families are supported following the closing of Pacific Trust Canterbury.

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Benefits of Māori housing effort start to show

1 October 2016

Tangible results are starting to show from the Māori Housing Network effort launched just under 12 months ago, says Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell who will be speaking at the National Māori Housing Conference in Tauranga this afternoon.

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A new TV entertainment series about to begin production

1 October 2016

The Modern Māori Quartet showcases the talents of well known musicians as well as members of the public as they share their favourite party songs in the 10 part half-hour entertainment series MY PARTY SONG.

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Lecturer - Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme

21 September 2016

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is a vibrant and energetic university focused on research-led teaching, which seeks to be a university of opportunity for Māori and Pacific people. The Early Career Academic Programme was created with the support of the Vice Chancellor to help accelerate the growth of Māori and Pacific academic staff at the University.

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Care and protection for Pasifika young people

20 September 2016

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has told a Pacific Leaders Fono that the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki will respond to the needs of Pacific children and young people in care or at risk of going into care.

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KAIAWHINA (SUPPORT WORKERS) – WHANGAREI

19 September 2016

Haere mai, nau mai, piki mai, nga waka, nga mana, nga reo, nau mai!
Permanent Part-Time and Casual Positions

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Head of School of Te Putahi-a-Toi (School of Maori Art, Knowledge and Education)

17 September 2016

Kei te rapu a Te Kūnenga ki Pūrehuroa i tētahi mātanga reo, mātanga mātauranga Māori hei Kaihāutu mō Te Pūtahi a Toi. He kura whakaako, he kura rangahau tēnei e hāngai atu ana ki te reo me ōna tikanga, te whakawhanaketanga, mātauranga me te hauora.

We are seeking an exceptional academic with strong Te Reo and Māori Matauranga to lead the School in its delivery of teaching and research in Māori language, culture, development, education and health.

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Fijian writer debuts ‘Black Ice Matter’

16 September 2016

I stand proudly behind Black Ice Matter , and proudly behind Gina Cole, Selina Tusitala Marsh, one of New Zealand’s foremost Pasifika poets, told guests at the launch of Gina Cole’s debut book, Black Ice Matter. And as New Zealand’s first Pasifika …

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New Leader Aims to Get More People into Education

12 September 2016

Helping get more people in South Auckland into great jobs is the key focus for Gus Gilmore, who starts his tenure as Chief Executive of Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) this week.

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Audience research wins gold for Māori Television

7 September 2016

Efforts to revitalise te reo Māori, through television and digital platforms have been recognised by the New Zealand Research Association.

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Talented young Māori rise to The Challenge

6 September 2016

A Year 12 student who wrote an essay in te reo Māori drawing on his experiences during a pilgrimage to war sites in Europe has won the Supreme Award in a school competition honouring the 28th (Māori) Battalion, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.

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Ture Whenua Maori hearing

6 September 2016

"Greater autonomy and protection of rights for Maori landowners" says FOMA at Ture Whenua Maori hearing today

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New projects to unlock Māori knowledge innovation potential

3 September 2016

The Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge will fund two new Vision Mātauranga research projects that will seek to unlock the science and innovation potential of Māori knowledge, resources and people for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

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Pacific Trust Canterbury closure

2 September 2016

It is with regret that Pacific Trust Canterbury will be closing its doors today after serving the Pacific community in Canterbury and the wider South Island for 17 years.

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Memorandum of Understanding between RNZ and Māori Network

1 September 2016

An historic partnership agreement was signed today between RNZ and Te Whakaruruhau O Ngā Reo Irirangi Māori, the network of Māori radio stations.

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Kiwis gaining more higher-level qualifications

31 August 2016


Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today welcomed figures that show 56 per cent of New Zealanders aged 25-34 years old now hold a higher-level tertiary qualification.

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Māori students elect new leadership

31 August 2016

Te Huinga Tauira, the annual Māori Students' Conference ended in Wellington on Sunday after new leadership was elected to carry on the fight for Māori students.

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Kaitakawaenga

31 August 2016

E nga Iwi, e nga karangatanga maha huri noa i te motu, tenei te mihi atu ki a koutou katoa. E karanga tenei ki a koutou. Haere mai, tono mai mo tetahi o te turanga hei Kaitakawaenga, i Nga Kete Wananga-o-Otautahi.

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Vodafone Discover Graduate Programme

30 August 2016

At Vodafone, we offer graduates the chance to absolutely own their careers. That’s 600 grads, from top universities around the world, from 55 different nationalities, taking total ownership of their lives.

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Pou Kohikohinga Maori: Maori Collections Specialist

26 August 2016

E nga iwi, e nga karangatanga maha huri noa o te motu, tenei te mihi atu ki a koutou katoa. He karanga tenei ki a koutou. Haere mai, tono mai mo tetahi o nga turanga ki Nga Kete Wananga-o-Otautahi.

Here at the Council, our work is our community. We feel a strong sense of connection to our City, as we play a vital role in making it the place to be, now and in the future.

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Awards recognise outstanding contribution to Pacific health

26 August 2016

The Pasifika Medical Association Service Awards and Life Awards 2016 recognises the outstanding service made by Pacific medical practitioners to their communities.

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Princess Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu Tuita officially opens PMA Conference

25 August 2016

Partnerships will be celebrated this week with the 20th anniversary conference, marking a successful Pasifika Medical Association journey, from 1996 to 2016, which will be opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu Tuita of Tonga.

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20 Years of Successful Navigation

24 August 2016

The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) tonight launches its 20 year history book, “The Pasifika Medical Association Journey – 20 Years of Successful Navigation 1996–2016”, as part of the 20th anniversary conference.

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Young Maori woman brings cultural perspective to dairy farm

24 August 2016

Lincoln University student Ash-Leigh Campbell, 25, is one of the bright lights of Maori agribusiness in New Zealand.

Recently named as a finalist in the prestigious 2016 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Dairy Farmer Award – the first ever woman to make the finals of the dairy category – Campbell, who is of Ngāi Tahu descent, is passionate about bringing a Maori perspective to the dairy industry.

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You can make a difference. Use your degree. Teach First

19 August 2016

Are you passionate about people? Achievement focused? A strong communicator? Passionate about learning and education? Resilient and determined?

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KAIATAWHAI (LIFESTYLE FACILITATOR) – MT ALBERT

19 August 2016

This role within our Choice in Community Living team is focused on supporting independence, choice and self-determination for the person you are working with. You will provide support at key points during the day that will build a sense of structure, freedom, and will inspire the person you will support to live the life that is right for them.

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KAIAWHINA (SUPPORT WORKERS) – CHRISTCHURCH REGION

19 August 2016

If you want to make a positive difference by supporting people with impairments and /or mental health conditions in their everyday lives in a kaupapa Maori whare (home) based environment then this could be the role for you. We are looking for people who want to support the independence of tangata (clients) so they can have great lives, make choices about how they live, and what they do.

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Pasifika Medical Association Conference kicks off next week

17 August 2016

Founded in 1996, the PMA has made and continues to make a significant contributions to improving the health of Pacific people in the Pacific region.

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The influence of Māori and Pasifika ancestry on health

16 August 2016

European and Polynesian genepools are different and should be treated differently when matching tissues for transplants or prescribing medicines, says a Victoria University of Wellington researcher who has just completed an extensive 30-year study.

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KAIATAWHAI (LIFESTYLE FACILITATOR) – WEST AUCKLAND

12 August 2016

Haere mai, nau mai, piki mai, nga waka, nga mana, nga reo, nau mai!

Permanent Part-Time Position

Are you passionate about working with young people? Do you enjoy a challenge? Would like to make a difference in your community? Then this is the job for you.

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Search on for mystery Māori soldier's name

12 August 2016

A call has gone out to identify a man photographed in a group of Māori soldiers from World War I.

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Top Māori tech entrepreneur joins ATEED Board

11 August 2016

One of New Zealand’s most dynamic tech entrepreneurs and leading strategists on Māori economic development, Mike Taitoko, has been appointed as a director of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) – the region’s economic growth agency.

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Repatriation: the Māori perspective

10 August 2016

More research that provides a Māori perspective on repatriation of Māori remains is needed, says Victoria University of Wellington PhD student Amber Aranui.

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Historic exhibition of Māori portraits

4 August 2016

Historic exhibition of Māori portraits to open at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki this October

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Ninety-year-old film of Samoa brought back to life

4 August 2016

Victoria University of Wellington’s Stout Research Centre and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision have come together to host the New Zealand premiere public screening of the restored 1926 film Moana: A Romance of the Golden Age.

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Job Opportunity for E-Learning Writer / Project Manager

3 August 2016

The Commission is offering an outstanding opportunity for someone who can develop an e-learning human rights education presence using multi-platform techniques and methods. In this role, you will work with the Manager for Special Projects and other specialist subject matter experts to deliver the work.

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Project Aitutaki

2 August 2016

During a visit to the Island of Aituaki in 2015, we met with local village elders, the Mayor, church leaders and the principal of the only high school. They were all in unanimous agreement that the island's youth were in need of leadership training, to help them contribute to their community and give them the skills needed to succeed if they chose to travel and work abroad.

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Job Opportunity - Community Living Coordinator

29 July 2016

Are you a creative and motivated person who thrives on building collaborative relationships? Do you go the extra mile to get the right result? Do you have great people and communication skills and a drive to make a difference?

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Pacific female doctors honoured

27 July 2016

The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) congratulates five Pasifika female doctors who will be honoured as Fellows of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners this Saturday at an award ceremony in Auckland.

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Inaugural Māori Music Month set to launch

26 July 2016

Every year in May we celebrate New Zealand Music Month. Now, Māori music will be celebrated in the month of August, which will be known as Te Marama Pūoro Waiata Māori- Māori Music Month.

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Māori/Pasifika scholarship recipients named

26 July 2016

Education Minister Hekia Parata has today congratulated 30 highly-accomplished Māori and Pasifika student teachers who have been awarded Kupe Scholarships.

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Five new Pasifika female GPs gain College Fellowship

26 July 2016

On Saturday 30 July five Pasifika female GPs will become Fellows of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (the College).

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Massey tests team weight loss for Māori and Pasifika

22 July 2016

A new team weight loss competition for Māori and Pacific people is to be trialled by Massey University’s School of Public Health. The study, led by Associate Professor Marewa Glover, will involve three competitions, in Northland, Manawatū and a Pasifika competition in Auckland.

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Maori Organisation Recieve Award at World Aids Conference

22 July 2016

The Red Ribbon 2016 a joint effort by UNAIDS of 11 UN organisations
UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank and as such, this year placed particular emphasis on the organisation's newly approved global priority areas of action.

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Tokelau Mentor Facilitator

18 July 2016

Massey University Tātai Angitu e3@Massey is looking for Mentor Facilitator to join our existing team in delivering our Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade funded contract to support the transformation of education in Tokelau. A strong knowledge of education systems, change management and Pasifika education and community is essential alongside the proven ability to successfully coach and mentor teachers and education leaders.

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Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor

18 July 2016

The College of Creative Arts at Massey University is a world-class art and design school based in Wellington, New Zealand with a legacy of 130 years of creative education

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Lecturer, Maori Visual Arts

18 July 2016

The College of Creative Arts at Massey University is a world-class art and design school based in Wellington, New Zealand with a legacy of 130 years of creative education.

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Graduate and intern opportunities

14 July 2016

Join our highly respected graduate programme, or get a taste of what it’s like to work in government policy on one of our summer internships. Right now, we have four great opportunities to help you start building your career.

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TupuTai Pasifika Internship Summer 2016/2017

12 July 2016

The TupuTai Pasifika Internships are an interagency initiative that supports Pasifika students to explore career pathways within the public sector.

As a TupuTai Pasifika intern you’ll get to work on interesting, high priority and often high profile projects that have a positive impact on your community, and New Zealand.

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Job Opportunity - CARE MANAGER/KAITAATAKI (SERVICE COORDINATOR)- HAMILTON

8 July 2016

If you want to make a positive difference by supporting people with impairements and/or mental health conditions in their everyday lives then this could be the role for you. We are looking for people who want to support the independence of tangata (clients) so they can have great lives, make choices about how they live, and what they do.

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Job Opportunity - KAIAWHINA (SUPPORT WORKERS) – SOUTH AND WEST AUCKLAND

8 July 2016

If you want to make a positive difference by supporting people with disabilities and /or mental health conditions in their everyday lives in a kaupapa Maori whare (home) based environment then this could be the role for you. We are looking for people who want to support the independence of tangata (clients) so they can have great lives, make choices about how they live, and what they do.

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Māori journalism recognised in expanded awards

8 July 2016

Massey University’s Māori book awards are being expanded this year to celebrate excellence in Māori journalism. The 2016 Ngā Kupu Ora Awards, Celebrating Māori Books and Journalism will include the first national Māori journalism award.

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Victoria committed to diverse and genuine Māori environment

8 July 2016

If universities are the critic and conscience of society, then the new head of Victoria University of Wellington’s Te Kawa a Māui School of Maori Studies says its strength is also in encouraging staff and students to be the critics and conscience—for Māori.

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KAIAWHINA (SUPPORT WORKERS) – CHRISTCHURCH REGION

7 July 2016

Haere mai, nau mai, piki mai, nga waka, nga mana, nga reo, nau mai!
Multiple Permanent Full-Time Positions

We are specifically interested in recruiting fit and agile men and women for permanent full time positions to support young male and female tangata with high and complex needs

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Job Opportunity - KAIAWHINA (SUPPORT WORKERS) – WHANGAREI

5 July 2016

Haere mai, nau mai, piki mai, nga waka, nga mana, nga reo, nau mai!
Permanent and Casual Positions

If you want to make a positive difference by supporting people with disabilities and /or mental health conditions in their everyday lives in a kaupapa Maori whare (home) based environment then this could be the role for you.

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#GPS2016 nurtures the va to empower Pasifika youth

1 July 2016

Le Va’s purpose is to create opportunities for Pasifika families and communities to flourish through embracing Pasifika solutions. Our approach takes a holistic perspective - encompassing the physical, mental, social, environmental and spiritual dimensions of wellbeing.

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Online aunty helps young people solve problems

1 July 2016

A new website developed by Le Va called ‘Aunty Dee’ is helping young Pasifika and Māori cope with stressful life experiences by providing them with a step-by-step structured approach to problem solving; something that is not necessarily learned in families where collective decision making is the cultural norm.

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Whānau Ora delivering positive outcomes

1 July 2016

Pasifika Futures is pleased with the results of tracking Whānau Ora outcomes leading up to the third year of commissioning work.

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$900,000 earmarked for Māori financial capability

1 July 2016

As part of the government’s priority to build financial capability in New Zealand, $900,000 is being allocated to improving levels of financial capability among Māori, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today.

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NRL recruits Le Va to support wellbeing of Pasifika league communities

1 July 2016

Le Va has officially joined the NRL’s State of Mind programme to provide expert advice on mental health to support the wellbeing of Pasifika and Maori rugby league communities in New Zealand, the Pacific and Australia.

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NEW APPROACH TO INCREASING ELECTORAL PARTICIPATION AMONGST PACIFIC COMMUNITIES

28 June 2016

Increasing engagement and participation in New Zealand’s elections is a shared responsibility, and the Electoral Commission and Pasifika Futures, the Pacific Whānau Ora commissioning agency have committed to working together to increase Pacific participation in New Zealand’s democratic processes.

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AOTEAROA NEEDS YOU – help create a stronger future for our students

24 June 2016

He aha te mea nui o te ao? Māku e kī atu, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata

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Cabinet paper proposes Treaty of Waitangi breaches say Victoria University academics

24 June 2016

A paper prepared for Cabinet proposing the introduction of a freshwater allocation work programme would breach the Treaty of Waitangi and ignores recent Waitangi Tribunal and Supreme Court decisions in relation to Māori rights to freshwater, say two academics from Victoria University of Wellington.

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TV and Radio Stations get behind Maori Language webseries

22 June 2016

More users of the Māori language now have the opportunity to advance their understanding of te reo through an innovative new webseries, with the news that the programme has just received support from Māori Television’s digital platform and the Maori Radio Network which broadcasts nationwide.

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Spectacular Pasifika finale for 20th CINZ MEETINGS

17 June 2016

MEETINGS 2016 ended on a high note last night at Vodafone Events Centre where 650 event organisers gathered for a Pasifika dinner.

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Time for Māori voter to come home to their own party

12 June 2016

Recent political events such as the alliance between the Labour and Greens Parties, and formation of the New Zealand Senior Party, have opened the way for Maori to play a much more influential role in the governance of Aotearoa, according to the president of the Maori Party, Rangimarie Naida Glavish.

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Respected academic appointed to senior Māori leadership role at Victoria University

10 June 2016

Respected academic and researcher Professor Rawinia Higgins has been appointed to the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Māori) at Victoria University of Wellington.

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Job Opportunity - Finance Manager/ Accountant – Waikato Bay of Plenty Region

10 June 2016

Do you have energy, vision, a strong belief in people with disabilities being fully involved in our community, and a passion for working with people?

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'Pasifika Flavours' sure to win hearts

9 June 2016

The Heart Foundation will launch its latest cookbook, Pasifika Flavours, in the Otara Town Centre this Saturday, 11th June.

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Auditor-General's report published: Education for Māori Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 2:45 pm Press Release: Office of the Auditor-General

9 June 2016

The Auditor-General’s report Education for Māori: Using information to improve Māori educational success was presented to the House of Representatives today. This is the third report in our five-year work programme looking at Māori education. A two-page summary is also available.

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Job Opportunity - COMMUNITY LIVING COORDINATOR - AUCKLAND

8 June 2016

Haere mai, nau mai, piki mai, nga waka, nga mana, nga reo, nau mai!

We have an exciting opportunity for a Community Living Coordinator working with individuals to develop support services in their own homes. You will have solid experience managing teams, combined with your aptitude to build strong relationships, develop effective systems and motivate people to try something new.

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Ali’imuamua Sandra Alofivae recognised on Queens Birthday Honours list

8 June 2016

Dr Kiki Maoate, Chairman of Pasifika Futures has congratulated Pasifika Futures Board member, Ali’imuamua Sandra Alofivae and other Pacific recipients of appointments and awards in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2016.

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New MIT Pacific centre opened

4 June 2016

Minister for Pacific Peoples Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has praised the Manukau Institute of Technology for going out of its way to recognise and embrace its Pacific population with a Pasifika Community Centre.

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Job Opportunity - KAIHĀPAI TOI / MĀORI AND PASIFIKA PRODUCER, CHRISTCHURCH

3 June 2016

The Court Theatre is seeking an individual with a strong cultural identity and an affinity for the arts to support the theatre’s engagement with diverse communities in Ōtautahi. Reporting to the Education Manager, the Kaihāpai Toi (Māori and Pasifika Producer) will be responsible for the planning, development and delivery of the Court’s Māori and Pasifika Engagement initiatives.

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21 Day Pacific Challenge sends UC students to Niue

31 May 2016

Five entrepreneurial University of Canterbury students will be flying to Niue to make a real difference to a community there, with help from their Kiwi business and Niuean cultural mentors.

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Feeling at home as a Samoan in Canterbury

31 May 2016

Talofa Lava! This week is Samoan Language Week, a celebration of Samoan culture and language in New Zealand.

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NRL recruits Le Va to support wellbeing of Pasifika league communities

31 May 2016

Le Va has officially joined the NRL’s State of Mind programme to provide expert advice on mental health to support the wellbeing of Pasifika and Maori rugby league communities in New Zealand, the Pacific and Australia.

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Pathway to Leadership is Service - Call for abstracts now open

29 May 2016

The call for abstracts is now open for the Pasifika Medical Association 20 years celebration conference to be held at the Rendezvous Hotel in Auckland from 24-26 August 2016.

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Leading researcher appointed Senior Māori Historian

25 May 2016

Leading Māori researcher Dr Monty Soutar has been appointed to the position of Senior Māori Historian at Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

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Ahuwhenua Trophy winners congratulated

22 May 2016

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell have tonight congratulated The Proprietors of Rakaia Incorporated, this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy winner.

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Māori Party congratulates Dr Kim Workman

21 May 2016

The Māori Party joins with Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa and Rangitāne to honour Dr Kim Workman who was conferred with an honorary doctorate from Victoria University today.

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Job Opportunity - KAIARAHI (HOUSE LEADER) – KAITAIA

20 May 2016

Tena koutou katoa, e mihi tenei na Te Roopu Taurima ki a koutou e pirangi mahi nei mo tenei Roopu. Te hunga mate ki a ratou, te hunga ora ki a tatou, tena tatou katoa

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Job Opportunity - KAIARAHI (HOUSE LEADER) – KAIKOHE

20 May 2016

Tena koutou katoa, e mihi tenei na Te Roopu Taurima ki a koutou e pirangi mahi nei mo tenei Roopu. Te hunga mate ki a ratou, te hunga ora ki a tatou, tena tatou katoa

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Budget 2016: $9.6m for Maori and Pasifika Trades Training

20 May 2016

An additional $9.6 million over four years will provide for more Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) as demand for the programme continues to grow, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell say.

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Job Opportunity - KAIARAHI (HOUSE LEADER) – HAMILTON

20 May 2016

Tena koutou katoa, e mihi tenei na Te Roopu Taurima ki a koutou e pirangi mahi nei mo tenei Roopu. Te hunga mate ki a ratou, te hunga ora ki a tatou, tena tatou katoa

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Job Opportunity - REHABILITATION SUPPORT OFFICER - SOUTH AUCKLAND

20 May 2016

Tena koutou katoa, e mihi tenei na Te Roopu Taurima ki a koutou e pirangi mahi nei mo tenei Roopu. Te hunga mate ki a ratou, te hunga ora ki a tatou, tena tatou katoa.

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Job Opportunity - KAIARAHI (HOUSE LEADER) – CENTRAL AND WEST AUCKLAND

20 May 2016

Tena koutou katoa, e mihi tenei na Te Roopu Taurima ki a koutou e pirangi mahi nei mo tenei Roopu. Te hunga mate ki a ratou, te hunga ora ki a tatou, tena tatou katoa

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Government welcomes Māori forestry collective announcement

19 May 2016

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Te Puni Kokiri (TPK) welcomed the announcement of Te Taitokerau Maori Forestry Collective Incorporated's Action Plan to 2020 launched today at the He Kai Kei Aku Ringa (HKKAR) Regional Hui in Kerikeri.

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2Nuicode programme leaps from strength to strength

13 May 2016

A group digital superheroes from Te Runanga O Ngati Ruanui Trust’s innovative 2NuiCODE programme will be winging their way to the home of high-tech research and enterprise later this year.

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Pasifika Practice On The Frontline Of Probation And Prisons

10 May 2016

All new frontline Corrections staff now undergo training in effective engagement with Pasifika people as part of the Frontline Futures training delivered by the Department.

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Bringing te reo Māori home

5 May 2016

A University of Waikato student has started a business to revitalise the Māori language. It’s called Taputapu and specialises in designing Te Reo Māori homewares.

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Fleet renewal creates jobs and opportunities for young Maori

4 May 2016

New Zealand’s biggest fishing fleet renewal project in four decades is creating career opportunities for young Māori looking to join the marine industry.

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Plans underway for first ever Māori language parade

4 May 2016

New Zealand’s first ever parade to celebrate the Māori language will get underway in Wellington on July 4.

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Positive results from investment in health of young Māori

30 April 2016

New Zealand is making gains at improving underlying factors affecting the health of Māori children and young people, a new report by the University of Otago-based NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service shows.

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Othello reimagined by a cheeky Maori and his masks

29 April 2016

SolOthello will mark Māori actor Regan Taylor solo debut of at Circa Theatre during Matariki. As part of the inaugural Kia Mau Festival (formerly Ahi Kaa Festival), Māori Performance Mask (Te Mata Kokako o Rēhia) will come to life for the first time in Wellington as Taylor unfolds his adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello in his solo performance SolOthello.

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Launch your career with Auckland Council!

20 April 2016

We are looking for graduates to help make Auckland the world’s most liveable city.

Our Graduate Programme aims to support talented Aucklanders as they launch their careers and grow into future leaders and specialists. With over 80 areas of business and the chance to work on large-scale projects, we want to see you achieve your goals while making a real difference in shaping Auckland!

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2016 Te Hiringa Te Taitokerau Māori Business Awards

15 April 2016

The 2016 Te Hiringa Te Taitokerau Māori Business Awards showcases, celebrates and recognises the beneficial influence Māori-led enterprises contribute to whānau, the economy and our hapori.

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Māori Language Bill one step closer to making history

9 April 2016

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell is pleased Te Pire mō Te Reo Māori (Māori Language) Bill has progressed to third reading following widespread debate by the Committee of the Whole House last night.

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Māori students lose study support to whitestreaming

17 March 2016

A report into whitestreaming reveals that every university in New Zealand, most polytechnics and even one wānanga have cut jobs that support Māori students.

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Excellent response from Māori innovators to new award

17 March 2016

The new Māori innovation category at the 2016 Hi-Tech Awards has attracted a high number of entries, with 22 Māori organisations putting themselves forward.

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Web series encourages non-speakers to embrace Te Reo Māori

15 March 2016

It's about moving a non-speaker and becoming more active in Te Reo Māori. That's the drive behind web-series Hahana who are working towards making te reo Māori sexy and enticing for the younger generation.

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Survey's questions about Maori New Zealanders biased

12 March 2016

The Human Rights Commission says Kiwis should think before they link to an online survey launched by the state broadcaster that poses leading and biased questions about Maori New Zealanders.

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Opportunity and protection for Māori under TPP

10 March 2016


Trade Minister Todd McClay told participants at the first Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) hui in Christchurch today that Māori have much to gain from the agreement.

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Focus on Pacific community hearing loss

7 March 2016

Hearing loss and access to hearing health services among older people in New Zealand’s Pacific community will be investigated this year.

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Applications open for $2m Māori Innovation Fund

3 March 2016

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell today announced that applications are open for the 2016 round of Te Pūnaha Hiringa: Māori Innovation Fund Commercial Advisors Scheme.

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Maori and Pasifika health in spotlight as study concludes

1 March 2016

The impact of around 5000 years of migration has significant implications for Maori and Pasifika health today, according to a just-completed research programme by a Victoria University of Wellington biologist.

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MBIE’s key outcomes linked to Pasifika Business Awards

1 March 2016

The importance of growing sustainable Pacific owned businesses is one of the many reasons why the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are getting behind the inaugural ANZ Pasifika Business Awards 2016.

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The Legal Opportunity for Maori Leading NZ Into the Future

25 February 2016

Ko te Māori e arataki ana i a Aotearoa ki te ao kei mua
Māori leading New Zealand into the future

This is the new vision for Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and our first Horizons of Insight Seminar for 2016 will consider the role of law in Māori communities achieving this vision.

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Te Mangai Pāho look to invest in more Māori music videos

25 February 2016

Māori Broadcasting Agency Te Māngai Pāho (TMP) is now funding more Māori tracks and music videos as opposed to funding albums. Some Māori artists have welcomed the move but the challenge to attract bigger audience’s remains.

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Awatapu College pupils inspired by Maori tradition

23 February 2016

A man who who has performed the haka on the world stage and touched noses with royalty is back in Palmerston North, inspiring children.

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Reforms will enhance utilisation of Māori land

23 February 2016

Te Ture Whenua Maori Reforms will enhance utilisation of Māori land

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Google Translate now includes Samoan language

19 February 2016

Google Translate has added its first Pasifika language to its multilingual translation service.

From yesterday, Samoan words and phrases will be among more than 100 languages from around the world that can be translated into English on the website and app.

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Māori WWI pics wanted

19 February 2016

A new book about Māori participation during World War I hopes to get more photos for its pages.

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Ministry helps staff to speak te reo Māori

18 February 2016

The Ministry of Justice is introducing new resources to support the use of te reo Māori in court. All court sessions with Justices of the Peace and Community Magistrates have adopted the District Court approach, which is to open and close in te reo Māori.

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Hāwea-Wānaka Substitute Land Block

18 February 2016

The Māori Land Court have compiled a list of 1071 people who are to receive shares in the block of Hāwea-Wanaka Substitute Land. Te Puni Kōkiri are looking for all of the owners and their descendants and invites you to view the list of beneficial owners.

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'Count Me In' looking to get Maori and Pasifika youth qualified

16 February 2016

Count Me In is an attempt to reduce the numbers of Māori and Pasifika leaving school without at least NCEA Level 2 or equivalent qualifications.

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Waka ama Master 70 Men's team to make worlds debut

13 February 2016

For the first time in New Zealand waka ama history, there will be a Master 70 Waka Ama Mens team competing on the world stage. Come May this year, they'll be competing at the World Club Championships on Australia's Gold Coast.

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First 2016 Kumara Vine available now

13 February 2016

Welcome to 2016. We truly wish this year to be a wonderful one for all our network members. This year we hope to kick the Kumara Vine up a notch and start adding more value to those who support us - read this newsletter to find out how we plan to achieve this and also contact us if you have any ideas you would like to share with us.

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P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A Northern Scholarships Awards 2015 Recipients

11 February 2016

Since 2002 PACIFICA branches have been fundraising to build an education fund to provide educational grants to assist Pacific students with their educational development. By 2013, PACIFICA Inc was delighted to offer the following grants and scholarships:

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NZ Post have partnered with Māori Television and Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori

11 February 2016

NZ Post have partnered with Māori Television and Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori / The Māori Language Commission to support Māori Language Week and the Te Kupu o Te Wiki / Word of the Week campaign, teaching 50 Māori words to as many New Zealander’s as possible over 50 weeks starting from Māori Language Week.

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Pasifika returns to Western Springs Park

10 February 2016

Pasifika returns to Western Springs Park on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March, as the world’s biggest celebration of Pacific Island culture and heritage celebrates its 24th birthday.

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Sadness over death of Māori leader

6 February 2016

The death of Linda Grennell, a former President of the Māori Women’s Welfare League, marks the end of a lifetime of leadership and service to New Zealand, and Labour sends sympathy to her family at this very sad time, Labour Women’s Issues spokesperson, Ruth Dyson says.

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Māori Fishing Rights Undermined, Māori Party Silent

5 February 2016

The government’s newly proposed recreational fishing parks will undermine Māori fishing rights and the Māori Party remains silent on the issue, says New Zealand First.

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LIFESTYLE FACILITATOR/KAIATAWHAI – WEST AUCKLAND

5 February 2016

This role will focus on developing independence, choice and self-determination for people with disabilities within our Choice in Community Living team. To be successful for this role you will be a good coach and motivator, with the ability to support another person in achieving their goals.

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Māori and Pasifika Adult Educators Gather For Hui Fono

4 February 2016

Over a hundred and forty Māori and Pasifika adult educators will gather at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke February 24-26 for the annual Hui Fono which offers professional development and networking opportunities for Māori and Pasifika working in the Adult and Community Education (ACE) Sector.

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Maori And Pasifika Excelling at Vanguard

3 February 2016

Press Release: Vanguard Military School- Maori And Pasifika Excelling at Vanguard

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Maori Science Academy blasts off

2 February 2016

Hundreds turned out in Palmerston North at the weekend for the launch of the first Maori Science Academy.
Its aim is to help Maori high school students do better at science and the launch featured astronauts, lab coats and chemical experiments designed to capture their attention.

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Māori and Pasifika students discovering passion for science

30 January 2016

A group of talented Māori and Pasifika pupils from around the country descended on Victoria University of Wellington last week to get a taste of tertiary-level science.

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Local iwi to use waka tauā to teach Māori culture

29 January 2016

Local iwi to use waka tauā (war canoe) to teach Māori culture and traditions to Aucklanders
​Unprecedented opportunity for Aucklanders to learn through paddling a waka

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Otago Polytechnic establishes Māori Centre

27 January 2016

Māori students at Otago Polytechnic will soon have their own place where they can “work and learn as Māori” following the announcement of the establishment of a Māori Centre in the Forth Street campus and the appointment of its Tumuaki (Manager) Rebecca Williams.

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Māori economy in 'strong' position

26 January 2016

It's no surprise, sadly, that Māori are still over-represented in all the wrong statistics - from life expectancy and educational qualifications to the criminal justice system. But there is some good news for iwi, 176 years after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

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Wedding haka moves New Zealand Maori bride to tears

23 January 2016

A passionate wedding haka that moved a New Zealand bride to tears is making everyone else cry too after being watched more than 19m times.

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Students discuss racism within university environment

20 January 2016

Student-run initiative I, Too, Am Auckland an event held yeaterday, launched a series of videos addressing racism in universities.

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Job Opportunity - Senior Adviser Maori Strategy

14 December 2015

Position: Senior Adviser Maori Strategy
Group: Office of the Chief Executive
Type: Fixed term, part time
Vacancy Number: 2015/30

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Respected Māori leader becomes ATEED strategic advisor

12 December 2015

One of New Zealand’s most respected statesmen, Sir Pita Sharples, has been appointed as a strategic advisor to the board of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED).

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Careers New Zealand Boosts Support for Rangatahi Māori

10 December 2015

Press Release: Careers New Zealand

Careers New Zealand Boosts Support for Rangatahi Māori

Innovative research programme charts course for responding to changing career needs of young Māori

Auckland, 9 December 2015 - A new research project gives new insights into how best to support young Māori into high growth sectors.

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Pacific young leaders in NZ celebrated

10 December 2015

A Tongan fine arts graduate and a marine biologist in training are among five young leaders from New Zealand's Pacific community who were recognised at a ceremony at parliament last night.

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Group Financial Controller

9 December 2015

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our finance team at Ngati Awa. We seek a full time qualified accountant who will be responsible for the financial reporting, management and safeguarding the tribes asset base which includes accounting for environmental, educational and cultural programs, multiple farms, forestry leases, fish quota, tourism ventures, equities and bonds. This is a diverse role with a strong focus upon financial analysis and preparation of Board reports.

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Challenge to create Maori-focused art

7 December 2015

Mysterious people, creatures and patterns emerge from the shadows in the latest exhibition from Whanganui artist Rachael Garland.

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NZ uni praises Pasifika leadership students

7 December 2015

Wellington's Victoria University has commended four Pasifika students for being among the first from the region to graduate from its international leadership programme.

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Iron Maori inspires Dave to make the most of life

6 December 2015

Dave Makea had to borrow a bike from his brother when he first entered Iron Maori.
Five years later, 40kg lighter and armed with a bike of his own, as well as the attitude to conquer anything, the Hawke's Bay man is determined to complete the Iron Maori Half Ironman this morning.

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More new Māori doctors graduating

3 December 2015

The number of Māori doctors entering the workforce is continuing to grow.

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Giving Te Reo Maori the social media kick it needs

30 November 2015

Maori youth are not speaking in Te Reo Maori because it lacks the "cool" factor and expressions for social media, a Massey University study has found.

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Fast bowler Zak Gibson awarded inaugural NZC Maori Cricket Scholarship

30 November 2015

Over the weekend New Zealand Cricket in association with the Māori Sports Awards, the inauguration of a Māori Cricket Scholarship / Kirikiti Aotearoa Karahipi o Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Scholarship — a high performance scholarship to assist New Zealand’s most promising Māori players reach their potential.

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Connecting generations of Māori trades trainees

25 November 2015

Experienced Māori and Pasifika tradespeople in Auckland are being asked to help the next generation of tradies get a start in the industry.

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Young Māori awarded for digital ideas

24 November 2015

A financial educational software programme for kids and an app that encourages face to face meetings with friends are two of the winning ideas of the DigMyIdea Māori Innovation Challenge.

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Taranaki Tūmai festival unites iwi

23 November 2015

Eight iwi from the Taranaki region celebrated the 4th anniversary of the Taranaki Tūmai festival this weekend. Over two days, iwi members competed in kapa haka and sports events.

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Road Construction Leads to Rediscovery of Maori Village

19 November 2015

A New Zealand Transport Agency highway construction project may have uncovered the remnants of a Maori village on the western side of New Zealand’s North Island.

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How is our Māori population changing?

18 November 2015

Māori population growing. The number of people living in New Zealand who identify with the Māori ethnic group – the Māori ethnic population – reached an estimated 712,000 at 30 June 2015. Māori population growth was an estimated 1.5 percent in the year ended June 2015.

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Book Launch - Māori in the Private Military Industry

17 November 2015

“The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are ‘easily the largest privatized conflicts the world has ever seen’. Some have even described them as ‘contractor wars’”.

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New book sheds new light on Māori contribution

10 November 2015

A new book by Victoria University of Wellington senior lecturer Dr Maria Bargh offers insights into a highly secretive world while also challenging perceptions about the economic contribution of Māori.

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Māori ready to play part in the new economy

8 November 2015

The Māori economy will be a big driver of work changes and must be in a strong position to reap the benefits of new opportunities, Labour’ Chair of the Future of Work Commission Grant Robertson says.

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Qingdao to Showcase Māori Seafood Companies

5 November 2015

Successful Māori companies representing New Zealand’s $1.3 billion seafood export industry will be on display at the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo in Qingdao today.

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Talented tenor recognised in Arts Pasifika Awards

4 November 2015

As a child growing up in Tonga Manase Latu always sang in church. But as the youngest in his family with three older sisters who had their own singing trio, he was not very confident. Manase was shy and quiet and could barely hold a note.

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Investment Manager – Māori Capital

4 November 2015

The Māori economy (estimated at $40billion), is a significant contributor to the prosperity of New Zealand. Assisting Māori businesses build their investment strategy and capability to attract investment is central to NZTE's role in helping companies to succeed internationally. In recognition of the huge potential of the Māori economy, we have created a new role to assist with its success.

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Māori flourishing in a fast changing world

4 November 2015

A strong sense of who one is and that ones life matters is vital to health and wellbeing, says Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora, who will deliver her inaugural professorial lecture this month.Māori flourishing in a fast changing world

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Cash injection helps Maori school stay afloat

4 November 2015

One of the few remaining Maori boarding schools, Te Aute College in Hawkes' Bay, is making plans for a multi-million dollar cash injection by the local iwi.

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Associate Dean - Faculty of Business & Information Technology

3 November 2015

At MIT you will work with people who are passionate about the positive impact we make to the communities we serve. We offer a work environment which values genuine people who care for others, are well-connected, open and approachable and strive for excellence in all we do.

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New Māori midwifery team praised

3 November 2015

A new Māori midwifery unit in Auckland is seeing more homeless and vulnerable Māori women receive care in pregnancy.

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Forging a New Pathway for Māori Sporting and Academic Achievement

31 October 2015

It is often said that the most profound changes within society and communities are the result of a determination for something different - a unique vision that empowers people to collectively embark upon journeys in a bold new direction.

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Marae link important to Māori in advanced age

28 October 2015

Māori in advanced age living in areas of higher socio-economic deprivation were significantly more likely to attend a marae, according to new research from the University of Auckland.

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Cabinet approves Māori Language Bill amendments

23 October 2015

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says “Cabinet has approved amendments be made to the Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill.”

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Turakina Maori Girls College

22 October 2015

Press Release: Turakina Maori Girls College Board of Trustees
Turakina Maori Girls College

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Prestigious scholarship for Māori student

21 October 2015

A Lincoln University Master’s student has been awarded a prestigious scholarship that aims to increase Māori participation in the fisheries and aquaculture industries.

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New Māori midwifery team praised

21 October 2015

A new Māori midwifery unit in Auckland is seeing more homeless and vulnerable Māori women receive care in pregnancy.

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Job Opportunity - Principal Specialist-Mana Whenua Design

20 October 2015

You will become Auckland Council's preeminent lead for mohiotanga / technical knowledge on Te Aranga and Tamaki Maori Design.

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Young tradies use skills to help Auckland school

20 October 2015

Giving back to the community is all in a days work for one group of young Maori and Pasifika trades trainees from Auckland.

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Customer Director - Maori Business

19 October 2015

NZTE is focused on unlocking the power of the Māori export economy by working with more Māori companies, collectives and leaders to create more successful international companies. Our role is to grow companies internationally and we do this through our network of 46 international offices - by connecting companies to international partners and markets, mobilising capital for growth, and building company capability to grow.

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Māori ICT Development Fund Advisory Group members appointed

15 October 2015

Communications Minister Amy Adams and Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell have announced eight appointees to the Māori ICT Development Fund Expert Advisory Group.

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New Papatoetoe practice puts Pasifika health needs first

14 October 2015

South Auckland family medical centre OneCare plans to have all chronic and minor illnesses dealt with by nurses without the need for doctor intervention.

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MAORI ALL BLACKS LOCK HAYDEN TRIGGS JOINS LEINSTER

14 October 2015

Leinster Rugby have confirmed that Maori All Blacks lock Hayden Triggs has signed a contract with the province until the end of the season. The 33 year old Wellington native, who has been capped nine times by the Maoris, will arrive into Leinster Rugby tomorrow having been granted a work permit.

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Māori and Pasifika scholarship winners named

14 October 2015

Thirty outstanding Māori and Pasifika student teachers in early childhood, primary and secondary education were today awarded Kupe Scholarships by Education Minister Hekia Parata at a ceremony in Wellington.

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CPIT Māori and Pasifika Leadership Awards winners are off to Auckland

14 October 2015

Eight outstanding Māori and Pacifika secondary school students are off to Auckland in December after being recognised with CPIT awards this week.

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Māori Arts Internship Programme 2016

7 October 2015

Calling for Interns!

Toi Māori Aotearoa, with support from Creative New Zealand, is pleased to be running the Māori Arts Internship (MAI) Programme again in 2016!

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Maori Women's Welfare League

7 October 2015

The Maori Women’s Welfare League says Māori women must play a central role in helping address the significant needs of Māori children and their families.

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A network to support Maori-led house building projects has been launched at the opening of a housing development by a Ngaruawahia whanau

5 October 2015

A network to support Maori-led house building projects has been launched at the opening of a housing development by a Ngaruawahia whanau.

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Nursing Māori graduates bring distinct skill set to the job

1 October 2015

Whitireia New Zealand will tomorrow hold a graduation ceremony for the last group of Bachelor of Nursing Māori students to finish in July, before the programme moves to a November end date from 2016.

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Maori wardens lose funding, win prestigious award

23 September 2015

A Southland Maori wardens group that has dipped out on funding as it trains up more members has won a prestigious community award worth $1500.

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Snapshot of Pacific Whānau Ora progress published

22 September 2015

Pasifika Futures today released a progress snapshot of the Pacific Whānau Ora programme and its commissioning activities following a year on since the commissioning agency was established.

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The 5 Wai's of Māori Engagement

19 September 2015

A month ago, I was asked to present staff here at the NZ Treasury with some tips on how to engage effectively with Māori, including Iwi.

So, I know there is an issue here - otherwise people wouldn't be asking me for help. Moreover, after 15 plus years in the public sector, even though we all live in Aotearoa NZ, I am used to working with people who know absolutely nothing about Māori. The good news is people want advice. Based on my experience, which is not inconsiderable, here are my thoughts.

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Modern Māori Quartet Wins Award and Heads to Hawai'i

17 September 2015

The acclaimed Modern Māori Quartet is riding a wave of success picking up a performance award on their recent Asian tour, selling out performances at Christchurch Arts Festival and confirming a season in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

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Māori world view leads to greater life satisfaction

17 September 2015

New research from Massey University has compared work/life balance and life satisfaction levels across seven cultures – and found that New Zealand Māori scored the highest on both fronts.

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MMA fighter Hikitetapu Haunui gets shot at XFC Welterweight title

16 September 2015

The spirits of MMA fighter Hikitetapu Haunui have been lifted after the announcement he will fight in the XFC - 67kg division (Extreme Fighting Championship) in Australia.

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Creative New Zealand announces delegation to Festival of Pacific Arts 2016 (Guam)

16 September 2015

Around 100 Māori and New Zealand-based Pasifika artists will represent Aotearoa alongside 26 other Pacific nations at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam next May and June.

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Majic Paora named Best Maori Female Solo Artist

13 September 2015

A young singer who first featured at the National Waiata Maori Music Awards as a guest performer when she was a teenager has won the event’s top award for a female artist in 2015.

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2015 Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards winners announced

12 September 2015

Māori histories and the arts have dominated Massey University’s Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards 2015.

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Māori Learners Will Get Lift From Today’s Announcement

12 September 2015

The Minister of Education’s announcement to fund a full time coordinator and provide ongoing funding to support an initiative for lifting Māori children’s learning was met with enthusiastic applause at the Te Akatea Māori Principals’ conference today.

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Marae innovator named Maori Public Health Champion for 2015

10 September 2015

Manager of Papatuanuku Kokiri Marae in Mangere, Auckland – Valerie Teraitua – was named Maori Public Health Champion, Tu Rangatira mo te Ora for 2015, at the Public Health Association’s Annual Conference in Dunedin last night. The annual award recognises outstanding achievement and leadership in Maori public health.

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High performance Māori sports school approved by MoE

9 September 2015

It's been 11 years in the making, but the Ngāti Kauwhata-led sports initiative Manukura are excited to be given approval by the Minister of Education to be a state designated special character school in high performance sport, which means the school will receive direct funding from the Ministry of Education in 2016.

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Maori Boarding Schools Summit

8 September 2015

What is the contribution of Maori Boarding Schools to nation building?

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Maori tourism developing rangitahi

8 September 2015

The growing strength of Maori tourism ventures is being seen as a way to develop rangitahi, as well as providing experiences for visitors.

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Hamilton band finalist in Maori Music Awards

7 September 2015

Hamilton band Tasty Brown is a finalist at the 2015 National Waiata Maori Music Awards, which will be held in Hastings on September 11

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On the hunt for funds

7 September 2015

In the New Year, Waiohau Marae in Whakatāne will start construction on their new dining hall. The new hall will pay tribute to the 28th Māori Battalion and the efforts to raise the funds are proving to be a source of iwi pride.

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Maori bound for I World Indigenous Games in Brazil

30 August 2015

Following the success of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the next challenge for Brazil, before the Olympics 2016, is the achieving of the first edition of the I World Indigenous Games

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Competition honours 28th Māori Battalion

29 August 2015

Three students from a Palmerston North Māori language immersion primary school have won awards in a nation-wide competition that honours the 28th Māori Battalion.

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Focus on opportunities for Māori industry

27 August 2015

Global indigenous trade partnerships, transformational fisheries models and how the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement will affect Māori are among subjects being put before Māori business and industry leaders next wee

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Senior Specialist - Maori Heritage

26 August 2015

• Understand and conserve Auckland's natural, cultural and built heritage
• Improve the understanding of Maori Heritage
• An appropriate response to its long term protection and recognition

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Specialist - Maori Heritage

26 August 2015

• Develop built, cultural and natural heritage integral to the region's identity
• Protect Maori relations to lands, water, sites waahi tapu and other taonga
• Development of integrated heritage strategy and policy

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Māori paddlers prepare for race in Hawaii

25 August 2015

A team of young Māori paddlers, Ngā Tauira Māori, are training hard for the world's longest and most challenging outrigger canoe races that take place in Hawaii next month.

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Moving tribute sees Māori youth through to Nationals

24 August 2015

A talented young Māori soloist hopes to take out the National Smokefree Pacifica Beats in Auckland next month. Kapiolani Kihi-Waikato recently won the regional competition in Rotorua with a song inspired by the death of a friend

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Senior Advisor - Maori Education

24 August 2015

Ko nga pae tawhiti whaia kia tata. Ko nga pae tata. Whakamaua! Kia tina e!

The distant horizons, pursue them and draw them near. The goals right in front of you, take hold of them! Make them happen!

Lead the Treasury's work on Māori education

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Building the next generation of Māori scholars

21 August 2015

A Tūhoe academic hopes his latest writing will inspire a new generation of Māori language scholars.

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More Auckland jobs for Maori Pasifika

19 August 2015

New Zealand employers of Pasifika people meet in Auckland on Wednesday to learn how they can take part in a new training initiative for tradespeople.

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Book celebrates push for Maori academic leadership

18 August 2015

A book to commemorate a group that has promoted Māori interests at New Zealand's eight universities for a decade has been launched at Parliament.

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Family first as hapu houses its own people

18 August 2015

Fed up with seeing the housing struggles its whanau was facing, Ngati Hinewera got up and did something about it.

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Coffee and te reo Maori offered allcomers

5 August 2015

An initiative to bolster te reo Maori in Alexandra is under way.

Expressions of interest are being sought by The Terrace School to attend the new Te Puna bilingual coffee and play group session beginning on August 20.

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Community Empowerment, Multiple Opportunities

4 August 2015

We have multiple opportunities available right across the Auckland region to join our new Community Empowerment team!

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Students make it cool to korero

2 August 2015

St Peter's College are making it "cool" to korero with boys learning some of today's most common teenage expressions in Te reo Maori.

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Black Caps to play as 'Aotearoa' in upcoming one-day international

29 July 2015

The Black Caps will have 'Aotearoa' printed on their playing uniforms for this Sunday's one-day international against Zimbabwe in Harare.

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Chief/Senior Advisor Maori

29 July 2015

• Provide strategic advice on engagement obligations to Maori with respect to petroleum and minerals development
• Advance critical thinking with regard to the long term relationships to ensure that we are responsive to the needs of Maori and communities, and progress responsible development of the resources.
• Identify the needs of Māori with respect to sensitive land to ensure that these areas are reflected in NZP&M operational activities.
• Ensure at all times that adequate information is given Iwi and communities to support the opportunity for people to state their views to inform government and industry operations.

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Maori business optimism higher than rest

29 July 2015

Maori businesses are more optimistic and recording stronger profit growth than non-Maori firms, ANZ Bank's 2015 Maori business report says.

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Study finds use of Te Reo Māori on rise

28 July 2015

Some Te Reo experts are challenging the idea that Māori is a dying language.

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Advisor - MEDU

28 July 2015

Job Opportunities

• 2 X newly created positions
• Are you passionate about supporting Māori Economic Development?
• Do you want to help support MEDU's work programme?

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Launch your career with Auckland Council!

27 July 2015

We are looking for graduates to help us make Auckland the world’s most liveable City.

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Māori aquaculture deal signed in Parliament

24 July 2015

Iwi from the Auckland, Tasman, and Marlborough regions have had agreements signed as a result of the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004.

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Initiative leads to Maori playgroup

24 July 2015

Wakatipu High School teacher Rawinia Paringatai is the driving force behind Te Puna Ako O Tahuna, or Tahuna Early Learning Centre, which held its opening day at the Queenstown Playcentre in Stanley St on Monday

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Executive Director MEDU

24 July 2015

• Māori economic development
• Outstanding leadership opportunity
• Wellington based

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Successful Taranaki show for Indigenous Runway Project

21 July 2015

The Indigenous Runway Project debuted in New Plymouth last night before a packed crowd of over 300.

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Flag designs show strong Māori elements

17 July 2015

The Flag Consideration Panel has received a significant number of flag designs that include Māori symbols, it says.

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Whangarei Mai Tawhiti claim 4th '2degrees Kapa Haka Super 12's' win

13 July 2015

Crowds at Auckland Viaduct got a taste of Māori culture this weekend at the 2degrees Kapa Haka Super 12s.

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Student Summer Park Ranger Internships 2015/2016, Auckland Regional Parks

10 July 2015

• 3 months paid summer park ranger
• Auckland based.
• Accommodation provided at most locations

A paid internship - providing you with relevant careers experience through the summer months at our regional parks.

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NZ Maori a family affair with two sets of brothers in Charlie Ngatai-led side

10 July 2015

A busy week for dynamic Chiefs midfielder Charlie Ngatai will be capped when he leads the New Zealand Maori side out against Fiji in Suva on Saturday.

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ANZ Celebrates Matariki

30 June 2015

Throughout the month of July ANZ is celebrating all things Māori – ngā mea Māori katoa.

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Maori traditions rolled out for Matariki

20 June 2015

Event organisers are hoping the success of the inaugural Tauranga Moana Matariki Festival will help it become an annual event.

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Medications may not be as effective for Māori

19 June 2015

New research shows many medications and treatments may not work as effectively for Māori and Pasifika as they do for people of European descent.

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Taranaki Māori celebrate Puanga

18 June 2015

Taranaki and Whanganui iwi, and some on the West Coast of the South Island, recognise the rising of the star Puanga - or Rigel - as signalling the start of the new year, rather than the appearance of the constellation Matariki, or Pleiades.

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Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa Pilot Mentoring Programme

2 June 2015

We are pleased to announce that applications from students in their second and final year of study to participate in a pilot mentoring programme is now open.

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The Kumara Vine newsletter for May!

29 May 2015

What is art? You can read Sina's story about the art of leadership and Hemi's story about what is art in the latest Kumara Vine newsletter.

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Research identifies strategies for Māori Economic Development

27 May 2015

Critical success factors for Māori Economic Development have been identified in a report released just recently on the three-year Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga research programme, Te Tupunga Māori Economic Development.

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Samoan Language Week

26 May 2015

Samoan is the second most commonly spoken language in Auckland, and the third most spoken in New Zealand.

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New Māori business masters unveiled

20 May 2015

A new Māori business masters programme is being planned for universities around the country.

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Māori art offered international platform

17 May 2015

Māori art offered international platform in Hundertwasser project

Whangarei has been given the exciting opportunity to establish a unique Māori art gallery and education centre.

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Seeking Māori and Pasifika artists for Festival

15 May 2015

Creative New Zealand is calling for applications from Māori and Pasifika artists to represent Aotearoa at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam during May and June 2016.

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New comedy "Find Me a Māori Bride" lines up star-studded Kiwi cast

13 May 2015

A star-studded cast of Kiwi actors have been lined up for the new comedy "Find Me a Māori Bride" which premieres soon on Māori Television.

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Te Ahikaaroa Trust helps Northland families into homes

12 May 2015

A 17-person family living in a rundown cow shed for 28 years are about to start building their first proper home.

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Learning more about Māori on Prince Harry's agenda

9 May 2015

Prince Harry is due to arrive in New Zealand today and will be officially welcomed by an 80 strong haka contingent from Hato Pāora College.

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Job Opportunity - Policy Advisor

8 May 2015

A challenging role at the highest level of Government. Expertise in Treaty Issues and Māori Affairs, and an ability to provide advice on a diverse range of policy issues as required.

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Waka leave for Rarotongan celebrations

8 May 2015

Four waka prepare to leave on a 10 to 16 day journey from New Zealand to Rarotonga using only Polynesian traditional methods of navigation where they are guided solely by the conditions of the pacific ocean and the sky above.

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Seeking nominations for Arts Pasifika Awards

6 May 2015

Nominations for the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2015 are now open. The awards celebrate excellence and innovation in Pacific arts in New Zealand.

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2000-year-old Moa bones uncovered in Central North Island

6 May 2015

Moa bones, thought to be around 2000 years old, have been uncovered in the Central North Island.

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Māori talent seen across other countries at Touch Worlds

4 May 2015

The natural Māori flare and skill wasn't only seen in the NZ teams, there are Māori representing many countries including England, Australia, Cook Islands and South Africa.

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A graduation with added character

4 May 2015

IMPASSIONED haka and waiata greeted several EIT Tairawhiti graduates as they were presented with their certificates, diplomas and degrees at the institute’s graduation ceremony yesterday.

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Outstanding young Māori receive scholarships

1 May 2015

Education Minister Hekia Parata today presented five Māori students with a prestigious tertiary scholarship in honour of the 28th (Māori) Battalion.

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Engineering Graduate Programme 2016

29 April 2015

Kick start your career with Auckland Council!

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500 Cook Island WWI soldiers honoured

27 April 2015

"Lest We Forget the 500 Cook Islands Soldiers" is the focus of an Arts and Cultural exhibition which opened today at Depot Art Space in Auckland.

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Study of Pasifika children shows importance of fathers in wellbeing

24 April 2015

Pasifika fathers are spending more time with their children, a parent support group says, after a study found strong links between a lack of dad time and behavioural problems in Pasifika children.

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New Whanau Ora approach could "overturn" Maori welfare

23 April 2015

An investment approach to funding Whanau Ora projects could "overturn the social service industry" and push Maori towards higher education, the Maori Development Minister says.

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Māori Arts Internship Programme 2015

23 April 2015

Calling for Interns!

Toi Māori Aotearoa, with support from Creative New Zealand, is pleased to be running the Māori Arts Internship (MAI) Programme again in 2015!

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Boost for Maori leadership in agriculture

22 April 2015

A South Island iwi-led agricultural training programme is expanding and offering higher level qualifications as it seeks to boost Māori leadership.

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Māori focus for new biosecurity network

21 April 2015

The Bio-Protection Research Centre, in conjunction with Lincoln University, is facilitating the establishment of a National Māori Biosecurity Network to help manage and protect New Zealand from biosecurity incursions.

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Ngā Whetū o Matariki Waiata Music Competition

20 April 2015

Celebrate Matariki 2015 with us in Wellington!

Submit a video of your original waiata and be in to win a trip to Wellington to perform with two of Aotearoa’s hottest musicians, Ria Hall and Rob Ruha.

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Māori youth worker makes a huge difference

20 April 2015

Shade Pihema's passion is youth and her focus is to engage youth in Moerewa positivity and through the youth centre.

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$1.9 million allocated to Vision Matauranga Science Fund

17 April 2015

A total of 1.9 million over the next two years will be invested in 17 programmes under the Vision Matauranga Science Fund.

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Gallipoli: Haka showed Maori as fierce fighters

16 April 2015

Brave Maori soldiers gained a reputation as fierce fighters and became equal with their Pakeha comrades for the first time.

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Cultural exchange opportunity for Maori dancers and writers

15 April 2015

One of the world’s largest arts and creativity incubators, Canada’s Banff Centre, will reserve one spot for a Maori artist in each of their indigenous dance and writing residency programmes this year.

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Maori protocol helps re-home sculpture

14 April 2015

Auckland Council is acknowledging the power of tikanga Māori in helping it find a new home for a life-sized sculpture of a North Shore kaumatua.

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Call for more Maori archaeology students

12 April 2015

And with 85 percent of archaeological sites believed to be Māori, the trend is causing some alarm in the sector.

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NZ Māori Mens Hockey undefeated

12 April 2015

The NZ Māori Mens Hockey team has taken out the Affiliates Tournament at the Festival of Hockey in Hawkes Bay, making it through five days of competition undefeated.

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Taranaki joins $35m training scheme

9 April 2015

A boost to an initiative designed to get more Maori and Pacific Islanders into the trades will benefit Taranaki students.

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Consortia for Māori and Pasifika trades training announced

9 April 2015

Consortia for Māori and Pasifika trades training in Bay of Plenty announced

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Go pink for Pinikilicious this Saturday

8 April 2015

Pink is the colour this weekend and Pinikilicious Organising Committee are calling all Pacific women of all ages in Porirua and other communities nearby to wear pink and be a part of the 3rd annual celebration of the Pinikilicious event, a campaign that encourages church communities to make the health and wellbeing of Pasifika women and girls one of their priorities.

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Māori & Pasifika Trades Training expands

8 April 2015


The Government today announced further expansion of the Māori & Pasifika Trades Training initiative with the selection of three new consortia to join the scheme.

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Dion Tuuta: Iwi powerhouses put Maori to the fore

7 April 2015

Kia ora koutou

A couple of weeks ago Prime Minister John Key, Minister of Maori Development Te Ururoa Flavell and Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Chris Finalyson visited Taranaki.

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Pae Urungi Whakatuturu Puni Effectiveness for Maori Manager

7 April 2015

Interested in engaging and empowering change for our 8500 employees?

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Ngati Toa sets Te Reo goals

31 March 2015

The lower North Island tribe, Ngāti Toa, wants all of its members to be speaking or learning Te Reo Maori in four years' time.

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Public participation key to Pacific research

31 March 2015

Public participation holds the key to the success of the Massey University Pacific Research and Policy Centre that was launched at Parliament last night, according to a government spokesman.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu national competition embraced by Māori

31 March 2015

Māori have found a spiritual bond with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu says black belt Pina Simpson.

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Ngāti Kahungunu's new fishing net reduces undersized fish catch

29 March 2015

Ngāti Kahungunu has committed to using a new fishing net design that will drastically reduce the number of undersize fish that get trapped in the nets.

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Māori farming success recognised

28 March 2015

The talent on display at this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy competition highlights the vast potential for Māori Agribusiness, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

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Hahana web-series set to celebrate rangatahi achievement

27 March 2015

An innovative new web-series is set to showcase rangatahi Māori and celebrate te reo Māori and the identity of youth from the Horowhenua, Manawatu and Wanganui region.

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Job Opportunity - Senior Adviser - Implementation

20 March 2015

Are you an energetic individual looking for an opportunity to contribute to growing and protecting New Zealand?

The Māori Partnership and Programmes Directorate implements and delivers initiatives that enable Māori to maximise the benefits from improving primary sector productivity and increased sustainable resource use, through engaging and partnering with Māori, government agencies, and sectoral stakeholders.

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Chile hosts living Maori art, culture

19 March 2015

Rotorua Maori culture is being showcased on the world stage again through a living art exhibition, Tuku Iho, which has opened in Santiago, Chile.

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Feedback sought from Iwi on Māori Commercial Fisheries structure

18 March 2015

A nation-wide hui will be held next month allowing iwi to give feedback on changes to the Māori Commercial Fisheries (MCF) structure.

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Bennett proud to be Maori face in international film, TV

18 March 2015

Kiwi-born actor Manu Bennett is proud to be a visible Maori face in international television and film.

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Pasifika a hit in new venue

17 March 2015

With the stormy weather forcing an early afternoon for many on the last day of the Pasifika Festival, Counties Manukau Police are pleased with the crowd of thousands who attended following a last-minute change of location.

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Maori orchard success story

12 March 2015

The Hamama Orchard, owned by Te Kaha 14B2 Trustees, recently won the PGG Wrightson Land and Life Award for commitment to people, community and passion for sustainable practice.

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One million viewers tuned into Māori Television for Te Matatini

10 March 2015

The world’s largest kapa haka festival held in Christchurch from March 5-8 delivered a television and online viewing audience of one million viewers to Māori Television.

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Te Ihu performances set a high standard at Te Matatini 2015

6 March 2015

The defending champions took to the stage on day one of competition from the Te Ihu pool. However, there were also groups debuting at Te Matatini who delivered an impressive performance.

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New professional development opportunities for those who work with Māori and Pasifika learners

6 March 2015

He Taunga Waka is a new project funded by the TEC designed to specifically help educators better connect, engage and facilitate literacy and numeracy skill development for educators working with Māori and Pasifika learners in adult literacy and numeracy.

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NZTE Powers up Māori Business Team

6 March 2015

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is increasing its support for Māori businesses wanting to grow internationally, with two new appointments to its Māori business team.

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Senior Investment Manager - Science

5 March 2015


• Strategic input into NZ’s future science capability and capacity
• Relationship and investment management

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Police target change for Māori

4 March 2015

One of the country's new Māori inspectors says police are serious about addressing the problem of tāngata whenua and Pasifika people being over-represented in prosecution rate figures.

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Pasifika Festival move hits local schools

4 March 2015

The pesky Queensland fruit fly is causing a swarm of trouble for two Auckland schools.

Western Springs College and Pasadena Intermediate rely on the annual Pasifika Festival as a major fundraiser.

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Success of Maori students critical for Boys' High: ERO

3 March 2015

A recent report on Whangarei Boys' High School found a growing gap between the achievement of Maori and Pakeha students.

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Iwi leadership initiative undertaken by Reporoa College

3 March 2015

Reporoa College has taken on an iwi run initiative by the Ngāti Tahu-Ngāti Whāoa Rūnanga that aims to engineer social and educational outcomes for their future leaders.

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Northland celebrates Pasifika

2 March 2015

Whangarei will for the first time play host to a showcase of the very best Pacific islands cultural performances, art and craft, food, music, and sports.

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Te Iti Kahurangi focus on youth this Te Matatini - Feature

2 March 2015

With only three days to go before Te Matatini 2015 kicks off in Christchurch, Te Kāea profiles a team touted as a favourite going into the competition, Waikato-based group Te Iti Kahurangi. This year they are focussing on youth.

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Kaihautu, Senior Advisor Maori Outcomes

2 March 2015

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, rau Rangatira mā
Ānei te karanga a te kaunihera ki a koutou
I raro I te kaupapa, 'Te pai me te whai rawa o Tāmaki'

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Latest Kumara Vine Newsletter is posted

28 February 2015

Checkout the latest Kumara Vine newsletter including our feature story on Erica Sinclair

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Ngāi Tahu academic is appointed to panel on new NZ flag

27 February 2015

Hana O’Reagan has been appointed by the Government to a panel charged with engaging the public on a possible new flag for New Zealand.

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Māori youth gains black belt in Sir Gee Dorr Kung Fu

27 February 2015

A 13-year-old Māori lad from Pawarenga and Pātea has reached his peak in one of the most rigorous martial art form Sir Gee Dorr Kung Fu; it's not about fighting but more to do with self-defence.

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Contractors Service Design (4 months +)

27 February 2015

Do you have Service Improvement and Business Process design experience?

• Are you known for delivering high quality service design options to diverse and challenging audiences?
• Do you enjoy working with Work-Stream Leads/Senior Managers and a range of Expert team members
• ASAP start required

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The Treasury - Summer Internships (November 2015 - February 2016)

26 February 2015

The Treasury - Summer Internships (November 2015 - February 2016)

Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā!

E kī ana te kōrero, 'Ka pū te ruha, ka hao te rangatahi'

Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Joining the Treasury as an intern will give you a unique insight into the New Zealand public sector and the chance to contribute toward the goal of higher living standards for New Zealanders. We are looking for people from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds and life experiences.

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Ngati Toa give history tour

26 February 2015

The Porirua-based tribe has hosted a post-Treaty settlement tour of their tribal area - and their buses were booked out by elderly Pākehā folk.

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Job Opportunity - Graduate Analyst

26 February 2015

The Treasury - 2016 Treasury Graduate

Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā!

E kī ana te kōrero, 'Ka pū te ruha, ka hao te rangatahi'

Are you passionate about making a difference in your community?
Do you want to help build a more sustainable, prosperous and inclusive New Zealand?
Are you in your final year of study and want to kick-start your professional career?

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$60,000 for Maori development up for grabs

25 February 2015

$60,000 is up for grabs on the Kāpiti Coast for projects that develop Māori economic activity.

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Celebrating Maori & Pasifika Art

24 February 2015

Today we start to build our Maori and Pasifika art gallery. The purpose of this project is to both celebrate and promote Maori and Pasifka art and the artists that do such wonderful mahi.

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Technology to take Kīngitanga into the future

23 February 2015

Using the many tools of technology is what Te Kāhui Rangatahi has identified as the way of today.

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Young Wallace vying for Miss World NZ title

19 February 2015

Te Rua Wallace of Te Arawa and Tūwharetoa is an 18-year-old vying for the next Miss World New Zealand title.

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Job Opportunity - Senior Advisor International Relationships

18 February 2015

Represent NZ’s science and innovation “smarts”
Develop key partnerships here and overseas

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Explore Pasifika at Western Springs Park

13 February 2015

Pasifika Festival 2015 is jam-packed with highlights, including:

The Hawaiian Village back for a second year after debuting in 2014, while a new Melanesian Village will be showcasing food and craft from Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands on Sunday, 15 March.

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Weaving their way to the Big Apple

11 February 2015

The hard work and dedication of a collective of weavers - many from Rotorua and the Eastern Bay - will be unveiled at the United Nations headquarters.

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Trades training for Maori and Pasifika youth

10 February 2015

A consortium of education and training organisations, backed by industry and community partners, will enable nearly 500 Maori and Pasifika youth to gain trades training in 2015.Polytechnics,

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Ngāti Toa win Men’s Māori Basketball Championships final

9 February 2015

It was a great start for Waikato-Tainui heading into the match. However, Ngāti Toa, runners-up at last year’s tournament showed that they weren't about to repeat last year’s mistakes.

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Senior Analyst, Māori Engagement and Housing Policy

1 February 2015

Kia hiwa rā, Kia hiwa rā!

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, ka pānuitia tēnei...

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Senior Investment Analyst – Science Sector

1 February 2015

• Funding of NZ’s future in science
• Newly created role and team

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Science Investments – Contract and Relationship Management

1 February 2015

• Funding of NZ’s future in the science sector
• Career opportunity – 2-3 years’ experience

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Science Investments – Senior Sector Manager

1 February 2015

• Funding of NZ’s future in the science sector

• 12 month fixed term position or secondment opportunity

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The Treasury visit Hongoeka

30 January 2015

Yesterday, The Treasury visited Hongoeka Marae in Plimmerton to discuss developing a closer relationship with Ngati Toa Rangitira.

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Latest Kumara Vine Newsletter is posted

30 January 2015

Read Miriama's story on the latest Kumara Vine out today..

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Impact studies sought for Sydney marae

26 January 2015

A west Sydney council and Maori group hope a marae and multi-million dollar sports complex will attract the Warriors and All Blacks when they're in town.

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Māori focused CoRE one step closer

22 January 2015

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, hosted by the University of Auckland, has been invited to submit a full application as part of the process for selecting a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) focused on Māori research.

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Job Opportunity - Senior role in Policy

16 January 2015

Senior role in policy at the centre of Executive Government (Policy Advisor)

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Waikato Maori science students shine

14 January 2015

Seventeen Maori science and engineering students at the University of Waikato had their studies boosted by scholarships totaling $174,000.

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Te Rākau Theatre: The Ragged

13 January 2015

Te Rākau Theatre’s tale of settlers, Māori, and the New Zealand Company brings 1840s Wellington to life. The Ragged is the first of four plays in The underTOW series, which gives a kaupapa Māori perspective to Wellington’s past, present, and future.

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Urbanisation at cost to iwi

7 January 2015

They may have worked in Lambton Quay or Lower Hutt, but many Maori who migrated to Wellington decades ago still don’t consider Poneke home.

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Maori arts degree comes to NorthTec

6 January 2015

Northlanders with a passion for Maori art now have a home where they can study it.

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Latest Kumara Vine Newsletter is posted

30 December 2014

Read Miriama's story on the latest Kumara Vine out today..

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Forestry opportunities in Maori Agribusiness

21 December 2014

Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the release of a report highlighting the economic opportunities for forestry through more productive use of Māori freehold land.

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Modern take on classic Maori artwork

16 December 2014

Ten years painting houses put recent NorthTec graduate Paora Tiatoa in good step for a successful future in the contemporary Maori art scene.

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Arahura - Feature

15 December 2014

For nearly 150 years South Island hapū Ngāti Waewae haven't had their own meeting house, now they do.

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TVNZ set to sign outsourcing deals

14 December 2014

TVNZ announced yesterday that it was negotiating with four independent production companies to make Tagata Pasifika and Fresh, and its Maori programmes Marae and Waka Huia.

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Ground-breaking Māori history book has Ministry support

10 December 2014

Ground-breaking Māori history book – has Ministry for Culture and Heritage support

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Applications flood in after casting call for Disney's Moana role

4 December 2014

The official New Zealand casting call for Disney's first Polynesian princess Moana has opened - and sparked huge interest.

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Photographer Erica Sinclair launches kapa haka calendar

4 December 2014

A passion for photography is apparent in Erica Sinclair's work. While pursuing her art she has travelled New Zealand to capture performers of Haka in their natural environments, and this week she launched her new project.

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Applications flood in after casting call for Disney's Moana role

4 December 2014

The official New Zealand casting call for Disney's first Polynesian princess Moana has opened - and sparked huge interest.

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An encounter with Maori writer Patricia Grace

3 December 2014

The first Maori woman writer to publish fiction in New Zealand.


Grace’s first collection of short stories, Waiariki And Other Stories, and her first novel, Mutuwhenua: The Moon Sleeps.
Grace’s first collection of short stories, Waiariki And Other Stories.

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Record Māori health student scholarships

2 December 2014

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record 728 students received a Hauora Māori scholarship award this year, the highest number since the scholarship fund began in 2000.

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US returns Maori ancestral remains to NZ

2 December 2014

The remains include 35 Toi moko (preserved Maori tattooed heads), two tattooed thigh skins and 46 Maori skeletal remains.

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Maori values give you an advantage

28 November 2014

He Waka Taura - Navigating Talent is a framework that uses principles like respect, integrity and well practiced communications skills to help an organisation recruit, nurture and release talent in such a way they become an advocate for you even when they have left your business.

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Latest Kumara Vine Newsletter is posted

28 November 2014

Latest Kumara Vine newsletter for November 2014 is out now...

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Maori wardens make community 'safer'

26 November 2014

As a surprise at the Southland Police awards ceremony yesterday, Southland area commander inspector Lane Todd presented the Murihiku Maori wardens with an Area Commander's Commendation for their work.

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Valuing Maori culture in workplace important: survey

25 November 2014

A researcher investigating why tāngata whenua quit their jobs is urging businesses to write up policies which acknowledge the mana of their Māori employees.

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Maori Party urges careful consideration of report

20 November 2014

The Māori Party is encouraging New Zealanders to make a commitment towards reading stage one of the Paparahi o te Raki (Northland District) inquiry.

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Focus on talent Maori business could offer

18 November 2014

Tax breaks for small businesses in the provinces and better information-sharing systems could be the key to turning Maori business aspirations into economic reality.

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New MWDI course to boost Māori women in business

13 November 2014

Māori women and their whānau are the focus of a new initiative designed to help grow and support their businesses.

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Registration of Interest - Policy & Senior Policy Analysts

13 November 2014

The Treasury is the Government's lead advisor on economic, financial and regulatory policy and has the overall vision of helping government to achieve higher living standards for all New Zealanders. We are actively looking to build a talent pool of experienced Policy Analysts and Advisors who are interested in working with us in the near future.

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Māori competitors vie to retain 'Battle of the Fittest' title

12 November 2014

The Battle of the Fittest is the competition to find New Zealand's fittest man and woman. For the past two years Māori have held this title and this year another Māori hopes to keep that legacy alive.

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2014 Maori Sports Awards Annouces World-Class Finalists

11 November 2014

A total of 26 world champions – as individuals or team members – are among the recipients and finalists who will vie for top honours at the 2014 Māori Sports Awards later this month (November).

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Senior Policy Advisor, Independent Maori Statutory Board (Fixed Term)

10 November 2014

Established on 1 November 2010, the Independent Māori Statutory Board's vision is to advance the interests of Māori in Tamaki Makaurau. To do this, the Board's role is to assist Auckland Council with fulfilling its Tiriti o Waitangi responsibilities, and to promote issues of significance for Māori.

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Applications open for new $2m Māori Innovation Fund

6 November 2014

Minister for Māori Development Hon Te Ururoa Flavell has announced that applications for a $2 million per annum fund, Te Pūnaha Hiringa: Māori Innovation Fund are now open.

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Government failing workers; young, women, Māori & Pasifika

5 November 2014

Unions believe the Government must to do more to help young workers in to jobs, education or training. Statistics New Zealand has today released figures which show that in the last year the number of 20-24 year olds not working or in education or training has increased by 3,000 people.

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Maori police numbers up; more wanted

5 November 2014

The proportion of Maori in the police has risen to its highest level in eight years, with 1200 tangata whenua in in the service, but still short of reflecting the national Maori population of 14.9 percent.

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Maori artwork to take pride of place at UN headquarters

4 November 2014

A set of woven tukutuku panels are being packed up and shipped to New York, where they'll take pride of place at the United Nations Headquarters.

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Latest Kumara Vine Newsletter is posted

1 November 2014

Latest Kumara Vine newsletter is out now...

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Kaiwhakatere Principal Advisor Governance

31 October 2014

Ko te mahi a te Pae Whakatere, Hautū Take Whānui, kia noho hei mātanga, hei kaiārahi rautaki hoki ki te Kaunihera me ōna māngai..
• He tūranga e tino kitea ai koe, he tūranga rangatira.
• He ārahi, he tautoko, he para huarahi kia eke panuku, kia eke taumata.

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Maori Wellbeing – Defying the Oxymoron

21 October 2014

When Mother Teresa was asked how do you achieve world peace, she said, go home and love your family.

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NZ Maori rugby jersey pays tribute to Japan

21 October 2014

The New Zealand Maori rugby jersey for their upcoming tour to Asia pays tribute to the country they will play two of their games in.

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Maori portraits head to Europe

13 October 2014

Maori portraits by 19th-century painter Gottfried Lindauer are about to leave New Zealand for the first time.

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Job Opportunity - Pouārahi/ Customer Manager - Māori Business, South Island

10 October 2014

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise has a strong commercial focus, growing companies internationally - bigger, better and faster - for the benefit of New Zealand. We're looking for a commercially savvy Pouārahi/Customer Manager to be at the heart of our relationship with Māori businesses across the South Island.

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Job Opportunity - Customer Manager - Māori Business, North Island

10 October 2014

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise has a strong commercial focus, growing companies internationally - bigger, better and faster - for the benefit of New Zealand. We're looking for a commercially savvy Customer Manager to be at the heart of our relationship with Māori businesses across the North Island.

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'Health for Maori Means Embracing Who We Are'

9 October 2014

Honoured Hauraki Health Promoter Says Health for Maori Means Embracing Who We Are

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Job Opportunity - Senior Advisor, Strategic Policy

9 October 2014

The purpose of The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to Grow New Zealand for All.

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Registration of Interest - Policy & Senior Policy Analysts

6 October 2014

The Treasury is the Government's lead advisor on economic, financial and regulatory policy and has the overall vision of helping government to achieve higher living standards for all New Zealander's.

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Statistics highlight Te Reo Maori factors

3 October 2014

Children and connections with tribal identity have been revealed as significant factors in the use of Te Reo Maori.

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Wind patterns helped Maori sailors

1 October 2014

Three historical climate researchers say winds in the 1100s and 1200s made it possible to sail downwind from east Polynesia to New Zealand.

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More Māori MP's than ever before

30 September 2014

Parliament now has more Maori MPs than ever before, prompting one commentator to question whether Maori seats were still needed.

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September Kumara Vine

29 September 2014

Latest kumara vine newsletter issue out now

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Maori business quick off the mark post-election

25 September 2014

The Maori business community is on the front-foot this week kicking off the next 3 year parliamentary term with the Federation of Maori Authorities National Conference in Whanganui this Friday 26 September

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Maori attending Indigenous conference

24 September 2014

Cultural property rights, the impact of mining and climate change are the issues being raised by Maori at the UN's first World Indigenous Conference.

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Creative NZ Māori and Pacific Arts Hui

23 September 2014

Palmerston North communities boast a wealth of talented Māori and Pacific artists and Creative New Zealand want to encourage more of them to apply for funding.

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Engineering scholarships for Maori

23 September 2014

The Ministry of Maori Development, Te Puni Kokiri, wants tangata whenua to gain higher qualifications and better employment and is offering scholarships in engineering.

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Setting the standard for gender diversity in governance

18 September 2014

Press Release: Federation Of Maori Authorities - Maori business conference setting the standard for gender diversity in governance

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Final approval for Tainui development

17 September 2014

A Board of Inquiry has reaffirmed its draft decision and granted consent to change the Hamilton city's district plan to allow for a large development by Tainui Group Holdings.

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Kumara Vine - Acknowledges Maori Television

12 September 2014

We wish to congratulate Maori Television & Hastings Boys High School on this fantastic documentary.

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Pākeha Voters Keen to Vote Māori Party

11 September 2014

The Māori Party is fielding daily enquiries from Pākeha voters wanting to know if they can vote for the Māori Party.

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Changing how community sees the police

10 September 2014

Policing in the last 100 years hasn't worked for Maori, says Wanganui's newly-appointed iwi liaison coordinator, acting Sergeant Vinnie Heihei.

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Expressions of Interest - Accounting Services

3 September 2014

Maori Women's Welfare League is looking for Expressions of Interest for Accounting Services...

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Maori Party to encourage University attendance

2 September 2014

Creating a tradition of university study within families is at the heart of the Maori Party's tertiary education policy, launched in Palmerston North.

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Graduate Opportunities with Fletchers

30 August 2014

Fletcher's have roles in Finance, HR, Strategy, Procurement and ICT. You’ll need relevant degrees but high emotional intelligence and self- awareness will make the difference to you being selected. You will be our future leaders of FB.

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Call for shift in business understanding

29 August 2014

A professor in business management says Maori can be disadvantaged when applying for jobs due to cultural differences.

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Maori traits good for management

26 August 2014

A Maori business researcher says a Maori approach to leadership could benefit business, but it might mean rethinking what makes a good manager.

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Treaty Minister meets with Ngāpuhi before Parliament recess

25 August 2014

A Ngāpuhi settlement is too important for the Minister of Treaty Negotiations to miss before Parliment rises

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New Maori business major launched at Otago Polytechnic

20 August 2014

Māori business development has surged ahead in the past decade, from the growth of the iwi organisations responsible for the management of multi-million dollar assets, through to enterprises in industries from natural resources to tourism

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Maori Weapons in Pre-European New Zealand

18 August 2014

At a time of renewed interest in Maori martial arts, Maori Weapons serves as the ideal reference work...

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Iwi alliance buys bus company for $171m

14 August 2014

An alliance between the commercial arms of Ngai Tahu and Tainui have led to the groups buying the passenger transport company Go Bus for a total of $171 million.

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Time for bilingual Māori to join the multilingual world

13 August 2014

I love learning languages. I am a speaker of English, Japanese and te reo Māori. I have also had the opportunity to learn some Chinese Mandarin, Spanish and Samoan over the past decade.

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Delivering Better Services for Maori Sheep And Beef Farmers

12 August 2014

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is joining forces with the Federation of Maori Authorities (FoMA) to ramp up support for Maori sheep and beef farmers.

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Maori employment starting to climb

8 August 2014

There has been a slight increase in the number of Maori in employment.

Official statistics shows the number of Maori in work rose 2.8 percent to 267,000 in the June quarter, compared to a year ago.

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Human Resources Talent Pool

8 August 2014

The Treasury is undertaking the build of a HR professionals talent pool within www.jobcafe.co.nz

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Maori jobless still double national rate

7 August 2014

Maori unemployment is still double the overall rate of 5.6 percent for the whole country, which is the lowest level in more than five years.

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Stewardship of Maori fishery assets to be reviewed

6 August 2014

The chief executive of Te Ohu Kaimoana, the Maori Fisheries Trust, isn’t expecting major changes as a result of a ten-year review of the organization, reports Waatea News.

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Treasury - Summer Internships

6 August 2014

Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Joining the Treasury as an intern will give you a unique insight into the New Zealand public sector and the chance to contribute toward the goal of higher living standards for New Zealanders. We are looking for people from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds and life experiences.

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July 2014- Kumara Vine Newsletter out now

31 July 2014

Checkout the latest Kumara Vine newsletter featuring Tola Newbury's story by Himiona Grace.

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Job Opportunity - Manager, Governance & Performance

30 July 2014

The Treasury reviews the performance of 49 government-owned enterprises that have full or partial commercial objectives, with assets of around $130 billion. The makeup of these assets is changing over time, and we need to support Ministers in seeking the best results from a dynamic portfolio.

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Awesome Graduate opportunities in Auckland

28 July 2014

Launch your career with Auckland Council! We are looking for graduates to help us make Auckland the world’s most liveable city.

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Job Opportunity - Kaitiaki Kirimana/Contracts Manager

25 July 2014

Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko i te Ora is seeking an experienced Contracts Manager to manage the contract negotiations and compliance process as well as provide advice on the League's partnerships with its contract Principals. This opportunity is based in National Office in Wellington.

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Play helps promote Maori language

24 July 2014

A groundbreaking theatre group is celebrating Maori Language Week with performances at local primary schools.

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Stan Walker's new single promotes Māori Language Week

22 July 2014

Thirty years after 'Poi E' hit the charts and got everyone singing along in Te Reo Māori, Stan Walker is having another go.


The singer has teamed up with three others to release a new single, which they launched at the start of Māori Language Week.

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Job Opportunity - Chief Information Officer

22 July 2014

Visit jobcafe.co.nz to view this fantastic opportunity for a Senior information technology professional who will lead the Central Governments Shared Agencies ICT teams.

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Signs Maori language may be in danger

17 July 2014

Days out from Maori Language Week, there are signs our indigenous language may be in danger.

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Workplace survey focuses on Maori values

15 July 2014

A researcher finding out why professional Maori quit their jobs hopes her study will encourage employers to foster Maori values in their respective workplaces.

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Job Opportunity - Senior Advisor Public Private Partnership Programme

15 July 2014

This exciting opportunity at the New Zealand Treasury offers you the chance to join a team where you will develop policy, play a key role in the negotiation of major projects, and help to shape the procurement of major infrastructure and services around the delivery of outcomes.

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Maori AB's to play in Singapore

8 July 2014

The Maori All Backs will play in Singapore for the first time in November, with New Zealand Rugby today confirming a three-match Asian tour.

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Te Maori: Pardon 140 years in the making

3 July 2014

A Ngati Rangiwewehi chief has been pardoned for one of the most notorious murders in New Zealand colonial history.

The rare statutory pardon for Kereopa Te Rau, included in a Treaty of Waitangi settlement with the Rotorua iwi, has passed into law without fanfare.

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Maori businesses paying higher wages

1 July 2014

Maori authorities are investing more money in their employees compared to businesses in the rest of Aotearoa, a new study by Statistics New Zealand has found.

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Latest Newsletter out now

30 June 2014

Latest kumara vine newsletter issue out now

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Lessons from Maori Crown negotiations

19 June 2014

Indigenous Australian representatives at a land management hui in Wellington say they have learnt from how Maori negotiates with the Crown.

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Taranaki Dairy Farm wins Ahuwhenua Trophy

13 June 2014

A Taranaki Māori Trust Te Rua o Te Moko Ltd has won the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award for Dairy.


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Maori Party backs obesity report

11 June 2014

The Maori Party says it's doing its part to help cut the high rates of Maori obesity.


New Zealand has been rated the fourth fattest country in the developed world, with 48 percent of Maori adults tipping the scales.

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Maori trust capability questioned

5 June 2014

A Maori business says the Government's revamp of rules around Maori land are a step in the right direction but won't fix the real problem of capability in Maori trusts.

- Radio NZ

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Plea to push ICT grad schools to Maori

5 June 2014

The Maori Internet Society hopes efforts will be made to attract Maori students to new information and communications technology graduate schools.

- Radio NZ

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te aka Kumara now includes a website solution

22 May 2014

te aka Kumara (The Kumara Vine network) increases its information base adding to our monthly newsletter a website that provides information on the organisations working with the vine and detailing the career options available through these organisations.

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August Kumara Vine - out now

9 April 2014

Read the latest issue of the Kumara Vine - read and share some inspiring stories.

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