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Maori Council calls housing crisis a disgrace

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 12:07 pm | Maori Council

“These people need to get a hotel room and get the housing crisis sorted. Maori are sick and tired, as are all New Zealanders, of the incessant blame game of who didn’t do what when they said they were going to it.” Matthew Tukaki, Executive ... More >>

Racism within the NZ Police must be addressed

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 10:57 am | Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council is calling on the Government to establish an Inquiry into Institutional racism in the New Zealand Police. Council’s Executive Director Matthew Tukaki has said “for too long our people within the force and outside in ... More >>

Return of the Maori Affairs Trade Trainee Program a must

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 8:36 am | Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council is calling for the return of the old Maori Affairs Trade Trainee program saying that a plan was needed now to ensure that infrastructure demand was meet with skills and trained people. Councils Executive Director, Matthew ... More >>

Creating a digital future for Maori

Monday, 16 December 2019, 8:33 am | Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Councils Executive Director, Matthew Tukaki, has called the announcement of Communications Minister, Kris Faafoi, of the Crown and Maori’s agreement on one of the oldest Kaupapa Claims, Spectrum, a great result for Maori. ... More >>

Child poverty figures show much more needs to be done

Monday, 9 December 2019, 11:04 am | Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council has called the latest childhood poverty statistics released by the Children’s Commissioner as appalling for a first world nation and has called upon the Government to do more. Matthew Tukaki, the Councils Executive ... More >>

New Chair for the New Zealand Maori Council

Friday, 29 November 2019, 4:24 pm | Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council will farewell its current Chair, Sir Taihakurei Eddie Durie, and welcome its current Deputy Chair, Henare Mason, into the position. Sir Taihākurei will continue as Patron. Councils Executive Director has said the smooth ... More >>

Agreement on Children in State Care

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 2:58 pm | Maori Council

The New Zealand Māori Council and Oranga Tamariki have agreed to explore how they can work together to improve the outcomes for Māori children in state care and their whānau. More >>

Youth Maori Council Announced - a voice for our young people

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 8:31 am | Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council will move to build and empower a new generation of Rangatahi with the establishment of a Rangatahi New Zealand Maori Council. The intent is to provide a voice and platform for young Maori to be engaged and lead discussions ... More >>

NZ Maori Council warns Greens Minister

Monday, 28 October 2019, 12:55 pm | Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council has once again questioned the Minister involved in approving another deal that has seen a foreign owned company being able to purchase 20,000 acres of land to convert into forestry. Matthew Tukaki, Executive Director ... More >>

The voices of Maori living with a disability

Monday, 28 October 2019, 12:43 pm | Maori Council

The voices of Maori living with a disability to finally be heard: New Zealand Maori Council welcomes Waitangi Tribunal direction More >>

NZ Maori Council launches new program, “Eke Runga”

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 3:28 pm | Maori Council

“If we are truly to solve the challenge of poverty within the Te Ao Maori world we must lift our people from the low wage and low skills growth side of the economy. At the same time we must continue to ensure our people, no matter where they are, ... More >>

Maori Council calls time on the vaping industry

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 9:43 am | Maori Council

“What we must do is to apply the smoke free legislation and regulatory environment, this includes a cessation to advertising of all forms, restrictions on sale and this includes online sales and restrictions. We just also provide more support and guidance ... More >>

Second stage of nation’s largest Waitangi claim

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 9:24 am | Maori Council

The second phase of the nation’s largest Waitangi Tribunal claim gets under way and the New Zealand Maori Council has cautioned the Crown that Maori must play a significant leadership role in how the hearings get under way. Called Wai 2575 Health ... More >>

CENSUS debacle must never happen again

Monday, 23 September 2019, 11:49 am | Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council has cautioned the nation and policy makers on the 2018 Census figures released today and indicated that while some work has been done the fact that Maori remained unrepresented as a national figure in the tally on the day ... More >>

Statement about Air New Zealand Backdown

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 3:40 pm | Maori Council

I am very pleased with Air New Zealand’s Decision to backdown and withdraw their application to trademark into a logo Kia Ora. I said at the time that it was an ill conceived idea and poorly thought out – more importantly it should never have been ... More >>

Maori Council warns Minister not to proceed with appointment

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 3:13 pm | Maori Council

“ I continue to be amazed at the incompetence of this Government when it comes to suicide prevention and mental health. Not only is this Government about to appoint a regional coroner who has a history of under reporting suicides amongst children ... More >>

Maori Council threatens AIR NZ with court

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 4:11 pm | Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council has told the CEO of Air New Zealand to pull his head in and warned that it will not put up with the nonsense of the company trying to trade-mark “Kia Ora”. Council Executive Director Matthew Tukaki as also indicated ... More >>

Major Maori led suicide prevention initiatives launched

Monday, 9 September 2019, 11:11 am | Maori Council

The Chair of the National Maori Authority and former Chair of Suicide Prevention Australia, Matthew Tukaki, has today launched new series of initiatives focused on suicide prevention saying that “Government inaction and more of the same business ... More >>

Maori Council to make a stand at the Waitangi Tribunal

Monday, 9 September 2019, 8:16 am | Maori Council

The Executive Director of the New Zealand Maori Council, Matthew Tukaki, has called the Governments response to mental health announced today “nothing more than a weak response focusing in on the same old delivery method.” “All New Zealanders ... More >>

Gov response to freshwater degradation a great first step

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 11:04 am | Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council has welcomed the Government’s announcement in respect of New Zealand’s water ways and has also said that “this is a good first step when it comes to both responding to the water claim and the recent Waitangi Tribunal ... More >>



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