Māori and Pasifika Leaders Report Racism in Government Health Advisory Groups

Participants noted that Māori and Pasifika research was considered less rigorous. from www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-SA Heather Came, Auckland University of Technology; maria.haenga-collins@aut.ac.nz, Auckland University of Technology, and Tim McCreanor, Massey University Māori and Pasifika populations in New Zealand experience poorer health than other New Zealanders. Some of this inequity is due to health policies and […]

Day After Christchurch Mass Shooting: At least 49 Dead, Akld Polyfest Cancelled

A time of mourning for Aotearoa New Zealand as the country comes to terms with what the Prime Minister referred to as one of New Zealand’s darkest days. Since the Prime Minister’s address to the nation at 7pm last night, the casualty numbers have risen. New Zealand Police announced 49 people have died with more […]

Living The Language: NZ Fijian Language Week

Hashtag #BulaBelongstoFiji New Zealand marks its sixth year holding the Fijian Language Week which runs from Sunday 7 October to Saturday 13 October. Living the language is the theme of this year’s language week.  The theme Noqu Vosa Me’u Bula Taka means My language, Learn it, Speak it, Live it and focuses on immersing yourself in the language. New […]

NZ Govt To Collect Ethnicity Data on State Sector Appointments

It may surprise many to know that ethnicity isn’t necessarily tracked for a good number of public facing activities in New Zealand, outside of the data collected in the Census. Government appointments to state sector boards and committees is one such example. The Minister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa has today announced that Cabinet has […]

New Migrants Encouraged to Participate in ANZAC Services

Published 23 April 2018 – New Zealand Anzac Dawn Service at Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension 2018 attended by Her Excellency Mrs Jane Coombs and CDRE Ross Smith MNZM. Photo credit: New Zealand Defence Force. Anzac Day on the 25 April marks the day that New Zealanders remember those who served and died in war. […]

NZ: Ngāti Whātua Host Pōwhiri for Obama

 Unique to Aotearoa New Zealand, the traditional pōwhiri  for the former US President took place this afternoon at Government House in Epsom, Auckland. Whenever a formal pōwhiri of this significance takes place in Auckland city, the host iwi (tribe) for Tamaki Makaurau is Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.  Tamaki Makaurau Auckland is their rohe (tribal land/territory). They are […]

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