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Support for National Park to restore ‘most beautiful name’
A three-month public consultation on the name change proposal will open on Tuesday.
Whanganui council edges closer to Māori wards decision
Councillor Josh Chandulal-Mackay on how the debate is stacking up.
Longest suspension bridge to be ‘missing link’ of Mountains to Sea trail
Construction has begun on the missing connection between National Park and Horopito.
How will Whanganui Hospital cope with its growing population?
What changes will be needed to keep pace with the district’s projected population growth?
Health, wellbeing strategy unveiled for Whanganui River
The strategy will reform resource management in the catchment.
Strategy for wellbeing of Whanganui River to be unveiled
The launch is at Pūtiki Marae on Friday morning.
Whanganui meeting calls for Māori wards and constitutional change
Andrew Tripe: Local government needs reform. But we do not have the answers to everything.
Treaty of Waitangi settlement 'just crumbs off the table. But the healing has to start'
'This piece of justice will re-energise and boost all the peoples in this area.'
$30m and apology for iwi who paid the price for the nation's development
The tribes' areas of interest include the middle reaches of the Whanganui River.
Why Whanganui council is opening up some discussion to the public domain
But contentious or difficult matters may still be spoken about behind closed doors.
Central North Island tribes back $30m Treaty settlement
Tamahaki, Tamakana and Uenuku will formally sign the Deed of Settlement on July 29.
Iwi set to reserve parts of Whanganui River for annual tribal journey
Iwi want to use the river without interruption from jetboats.
Whanganui River tribes celebrate 28th Pākaitore Day
The 28th Pākaitore Day will be celebrated on February 28.
Whanganui River Māori support North American Indigenous leaders
A delegation is travelling to crisis talks about the Colorado River.
‘Facing a crisis’: Tourist town can’t wait three years for upgrade
"Our tourism industry is on thin ice."
Māori agribusiness sets target to cut emissions by 10pc
Shareholders were told the business was 'definitely' affected by climate change
Ātihau-Whanganui reports first apiary business loss as honey markets slump
As economies responded to Covid-19, there was good demand for Ātihau products.
'Surely this is madness': Uproar at hui over water bottling consent
There was uproar at a community hui on a water bottling consent granted in Whanganui.
New research explores impact of Covid response on Māori
Research by Te Atawhai o Te Ao aims to improve future pandemic responses.
Iwi leader slams plan to bottle and sell bore water
Consent has been granted to 2035.
Mixed support for Māori wards from mayoral hopefuls
Just over half of New Zealand councils are introducing Māori wards in October.
Whanganui council seeks explicit Awa Tupua recognition in water reform bill
Council was concerned water governance was too convoluted and inefficient
'It really did lift my heart': Minister moved by Māori mental health efforts
The Minister said the stories he heard were powerful.
Major new exhibition partners with tribal river entity
He Awa Ora – Living River opens on Monday, June 27.
'A real honour': Māori MP tipped for top constitutional role
Between 1993 and 1996 Sir Peter Tapsell was the first Māori to hold the role
Any-time roll change for Māori voters 'huge' improvement, says councillor
Elijah Pue says the move will help remove barriers to voting
Whanganui institute leads study of Māori brain health
Te Atawhai o te Ao is working with the Ageing Well National Science Challenge
Whanganui River iwi hit back at Horizons councillor's claims
'There is global interest in Te Awa Tupua and what iwi are trying to achieve in Whanganui'
NSW politician seeks help from iwi to protect Australian rivers
NSW parliamentarian Mark Pearson wants similar status for the Barwon and Darling rivers
Gerrard Albert: Why Whanganui River tribes have moved beyond co-governance to a new model for better democracy
Tribal leader dismisses calls for a referendum on co-governance
'Game-changer' for pilot school as new intake arrives
The academy is made up of 70 per cent international students.
Commission backs 14-seat council, including two for Maori
Horizons will have a 14-seat council, including two Māori seats, in the 2022 election.
Covid-19: Virus spreads into central and western parts of North Island
The two new cases in Marton are the first reported since Saturday.
'Final wall of resistance': Māori vaccination rollout stalls
The rollout was now slowing significantly with fewer first and second doses reported.
'Hands off our tamariki': Iwi vaccinators egged as anti-vaxxers force caution in jab rollout
Health providers are holding back on vaccinations for children in wider Whanganui region.
Ātihau-Whanganui farming incorporation appoints new leaders
Te Tiwha Puketapu has been appointed as the new chair and Che Wilson as deputy
Iwi eye back-country stations in bid to lift Māori jab rate
Some parts of rural Rangitīkei have been flagged as areas of concern.
Iwi seeks storage for food and supplies to fill 'gaps in the system'
'Our people are on the back foot in regard to economic wellbeing'
Covid-19 saliva testing clinic fronts new community approach
'I don't think people will understand [what Omicron means] until it really hits us.'
River tribes draw global focus to indigenous knowledge
'It also shows how innovative we are as a people, as Whanganui, as Te Awa Tupua.'