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Maori Council to establish a national taskforce on racism

Monday, 10 February 2020, 12:06 pm | Maori Council

“New Zealand has a hidden closet of racism that has been growing and growing and something must be done to address the issue. In no-ones universe is it ok for people to be called brown dogs or n*^*er – that’s not freedom of speech that’s racism” ... More >>

RNZ TVNZ Merge may not be in Maori interest

Friday, 7 February 2020, 11:21 am | Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council has said any broadcasting reforms to TVNZ and RNZ must also ensure the sustainability of Maori / Iwi broadcasting. The Council’s Executive Director, Matthew Tukaki, has warned the Government that there has been a lack of ... More >>

Gov told to stop granting consent to foreign water companies

Monday, 3 February 2020, 3:04 pm | Maori Council

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Government told to stop the granting of consents for foreign water bottling companies / all current consents must be reviewed) More >>

Council Calls time on the head of the Public Service

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 3:39 pm | Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council has told the Prime Minister and Minister for State Services that it no longer has confidence in the Public Services Commissioner, Peter Hughes. Council’s Executive Director has also indicated that the Council is deeply ... More >>

Maori Council to establish a national taskforce

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 2:07 pm | Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council has announced the establishment of a National Taskforce for Science and Technology. Council Executive Director, Matthew Tukaki, has said that Maori are and will play an increasing role in the sectors from a social, economic, ... More >>

Matthew Tukaki: The Maori Party and the General Election

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 3:30 pm | Maori Council

Reports and articles have been appearing about my involvement with the Maori Party. Articles have also appeared about my involvement in a “dream team” that could either win back several Maori Seats or be on the list of the Party. More >>

Time For Standing Commission Against Corruption

Monday, 20 January 2020, 9:23 am | Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council will tell the Coalition Government this week that New Zealand moved with the times when it came to a stand-alone body to investigate corruption and the misuse of office by Public officials, including public servants, politicians ... More >>

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 >>



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