Māori

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The Lion King translated into te reo Māori in New Zealand
Film is second released in indigenous language, after Moana, and reaches theatres for first national holiday marking Māori new year

Tess McClure in Auckland

24, Jun, 2022 @1:55 AM

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Matariki: ‘historic’ moment as New Zealand celebrates first Indigenous public holiday
Maori new year legally recognised for first time, prompting excitement and debate over how best to mark the day

Tess McClure in Auckland

23, Jun, 2022 @10:27 PM

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Māori moko facial tattoos revived by a new generation with designs on the future
After brutal colonial-era efforts to suppress Māori culture, symbols of Indigenous identity are flourishing once more

Tess McClure in Auckland

10, Jun, 2022 @7:00 PM

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‘Pivotal’ Māori leader Tipene O’Regan made member of Order of New Zealand
Champion of Māori rights honoured by Queen for life of work dedicated to improving ‘economic, cultural and social standing of Māori communities’

Eva Corlett in Wellington

06, Jun, 2022 @1:52 AM

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New Zealand’s next kingmakers: who are the Māori party?
After an unexpected return to parliament, Te Pati Māori has grabbed headlines with its bold and uncompromising stances

Tess McClure in Wellington

31, May, 2022 @3:54 AM

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NZ Māori party rules out right-wing coalition after next election
Co-leader Rawiri Waititi, whose party is expected to become kingmakers, accuses Act of ‘emboldening racism across the country’ through its rhetoric

Tess McClure in Wellington

31, May, 2022 @1:47 AM

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New Zealand’s presbyterian church will offer future land sales to Māori iwi first
The major landowner says it has been on the ‘other side of history’ and wants to honour treaty

Tess McClure in Auckland

13, May, 2022 @12:29 AM

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New Zealand’s dairy industry should stop using Māori culture to pretend it’s sustainable | Philip McKibbin
Dairying is not simply unsustainable, it also violates Māori values – including those that call for us to respect the natural world

Philip McKibbin

12, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Whiti Hereaka wins New Zealand’s Ockham fiction prize for novel subverting Māori myth
Kurangaituku, 'an epic poem of a novel’, won the Jann Medlicott Acorn prize at a ceremony that delivered ‘loads of surprises’

Rafqa Touma

11, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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In New Zealand, Māori co-governance is already underway – referendum or not
Instead of ripping apart the fabric of society, co-governance arrangements are already in place and largely pass without notice

Morgan Godfery

23, Apr, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘A brilliant mind’: pioneering Māori lawyer and activist Moana Jackson dies
Born in 1948, Dr Jackson was a champion of Indigenous rights and influenced legal reform in New Zealand

Ollie Neas in Wellington

31, Mar, 2022 @2:32 AM

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Moana Jackson was the most articulate, original and forceful intellectual of his generation | Morgan Godfrey
The lawyer, teacher and activist was without equal. New Zealand is so much poorer for his passing, but so much richer for his life

Morgan Godfery

31, Mar, 2022 @2:10 AM

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