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PM: Native Affairs ban 'not sensible'
PM: Native Affairs ban 'not sensible'

Prime Minister John Key said the ban on Maori Television's Native Affairs journalists from a press conference at the conclusion…

Kohanga Reo founder tells of 'shame'

The founder of the kohanga reo movement, Dame Iritana Tawhiwhirangi, has spoken of a "sense of shame" over allegations of…

John Drinnan: The future of Maori TV gets political

The future of Maori broadcasting has become caught up in pre-election coalition politicking.

Herald on Sunday editorial: Election reshuffle risks te reo

When a worthy public project is not having its desired result, the first instinct of bureaucrats is to rearrange its deck…

Yvonne Tahana

Hawaii: Hollywood's darling Hawaii: Hollywood's darling

Kualoa's mountain ranges are a scene-stealer, writes…

Helping hand for those on outside Helping hand for those on outside

A justice sector advocate believes the Government…

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Channel's battle to help save te reo
Channel's battle to help save te reo

The percentage of Maori fluent in te reo fell by almost 5 per cent between 2006 and 2013, Census figures show, but Maori…

New Maori TV head comes with 'a good degree of humility'
New Maori TV head comes with 'a good degree of humility'

Maori Television's new chief executive Paora Maxwell says any reins on the station's current affairs programmes will be…

Paora Maxwell to head Maori TV
Paora Maxwell to head Maori TV

Maori Television chair Georgina te Heuheu has today confirmed Paora Maxwell has been appointed as the station's new chief…

Parata must step down, says Labour
Parata must step down, says Labour

Labour leader David Cunliffe yesterday welcomed a move by the Kohanga Reo National Trust to revamp its governance structure…

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Maori one of most borrowed languages
Maori one of most borrowed languages

Te Reo Maori is among the top 20 of English's most borrowed-from languages in between Russian and Hindi…

John Drinnan: Bishara gets Govt nod for Maori TV

Government politicians are pressing for funding bureaucrat John Bishara to be the no-controversy chief executive for…

App offers new way to learn Maori

The internet and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets could be the difference for the survival of Te Reo Maori…

Audit inquiry clouds award nomination

Maori language stalwart Dame Iritana Tawhiwhirangi has been named as one of three finalists for the Kiwibank New Zealander…

Urgent Kohanga Reo audit ordered
Urgent Kohanga Reo audit ordered

An urgent audit has been ordered by the government into the spending of state money intended to help…

Kohanga Reo summoned to Beehive

The Kohanga Reo National Trust has been summoned to the Beehive tonight to discuss allegations of the misuse of funding.

PM: Full Kohanga spending inquiry

Prime Minister John Key has warned that any state-funded organisation found to be misspending taxpayer money will have "the…

Kohanga Reo National Trust investigated

There are allegations of financial mismanagement at the top of a Government-funded organisation whose objective is to help…

Book awards veto Pakeha author

An author of a popular Maori children's book series cannot enter a national library award because she is Pakeha.

Te reo a 'poor cousin', Tribunal told
Te reo a 'poor cousin', Tribunal told

Te reo is an official language of New Zealand - but it's still treated as a poor cousin of English…

Kia ora complainer bombarded with Maori greetings

The woman who infamously found kia ora offensive is being inundated with the friendly greeting. Queenstown clothing retailer…

'Kia ora' fuss called return to Dark Ages

An iwi leader who made headlines for her cheery greeting of "kia ora" on the job is stunned there are still some people…

Disbelief at reaction to kia ora email

A publisher was "gobsmacked" to receive a complaint about using a Maori greeting in an email to a prospective client.

Tikanga for 21st century

Corporates uncomfortable with powhiri or other Maori meetings can sign up to a new Waikato University course aimed at giving…

Mum blows whistle on te reo tool
Mum blows whistle on te reo tool

Look up "policeman" in an online Maori dictionary and you used to find a suggestion that police carrying…

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Museums unite to buy back taonga
Museums unite to buy back taonga

A medal gifted to a Ngapuhi chief in 1806 feared to be lost to his descendants forever, is on its way back to NZ after Te…

Ngapuhi medal purchased by NZ museums
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