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Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation works on expanding honey and red meat trade at Dubai expo
"I almost feel like we're being abandoned, left behind"
The annual two-week journey down the Whanganui River has been happening since 1988.
Outgoing Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation chair says continued fragmentation an issue.
The collective is on a 15-week mission to increase vaccination rates.
Mavis Mullins has been at the helm of the incorporation for 12 years.
Another 3781 vaccinations are needed for Whanganui Māori to reach the 90 per cent target.
"Across the ages, we'll need to be first-line carers because the system won't cope."
The collective of iwi secured $2.8 million in funding to lift vaccination rates in Māori
One employee was stood down or lost their job, another "chose to walk away".
Whanganui is "restricted by the number of trained staff that we have available".
The staff will be stood down on pay.
Ruapehu District Council will now have three Māori seats.
Maihi supports right to protest but those who want to get vaccinated also have rights.
The Māori-owned incorporation manages one of New Zealand's biggest farms.
Māori leaders, including from Whanganui, have helped develop the festival
Te Tai Hauāuru MP Adrian Rurawhe says whānau have a duty of care for each other.
Māori advocates will march against Ruapehu District Council's representation proposal.
"We have been working on this for three-and-a-half years."
The river tribes have backed a youthful board
Ruapehu councillor sparks tension with Three Waters motion.
It follows a councillor walking out in protest at opening a meeting with karakia.
Gerrard Albert steps down as chair of Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui.
Only 19.5 per cent of Māori are fully vaccinated.
All New Zealanders aged 12 and over are now eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination.
Ruapehu District Council voted down request from Māori for more seats
Te Ranga Tupua iwi collective says business and whānau are feeling the pinch of lockdown.
Te Ranga Tupua has reactivated to help support local Māori through the Delta outbreak.
'We just need to be a little bit more careful and considerate of what this means.'
Ruapehu is also proposing a smaller council.
Māori council was facing chop after district council voted to bring in Māori wards.
Ombudsman says "urgent action" needed over treatment of Māori at Whanganui's Te Awhina.