Kawepūrongo

Exploring body size in Maori and Pasifika women

A new study by Massey University researchers is exploring the profiles of hundreds of Maori and Pasifika women of all shapes and sizes, as Maori and Pacific Island women don’t necessarily fit the confines indicated by BMI.

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Riddet agreement aims to boost Māori primary produce

The Federation of Māori Authorities and the Massey University-led Riddet Institute have signed an agreement aimed at providing distinctiveness and added value to Māori primary produce.

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NZ ‘not doing enough’ to stop poverty, violence

The Government isn’t doing enough to combat the issues of child poverty and domestic violence the Salvation Army says, following its state of the nation report.

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SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSWOMAN: Bianca Ranson

Potiki Adventures, is the first outdoor adventure tourism company based solely on Maori culture to win the New Zealand Outdoor Awards 2013.

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Speaker calls for Maori protocols to be modernised

Parliament’s Speaker, David Carter, has sought a review of Maori protocols at Parliament after two senior women MPs were asked to move from the front row for a welcome ceremony to visitors.

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New Year Honours: Marj Joe

A trailblazer in the modern era of Maori health services, Marj Joe has been recognised in the New Zealand Honours for the second time for her services to Maori and the community.

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Ngā Koaru takes tikanga Māori to Australian High School

The Māori Women’s Welfare League (MWWL) faction based in WA meet every second Saturday of the month and a new initiative has been introduced this year which engages both students and teachers in Māori customs at a high school in the southern district of Perth.

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Child poverty a significant mental health problem in NZ

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists congratulates and commends the Children’s Commissioner, the JR McKenzie Trust and Otago University on producing the Annual Child Poverty Monitor.

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Symposium explores new approaches to Maori suicide prevention

The inaugural symposium will examine Māori/indigenous-specific approaches to suicide prevention, highlighting successful suicide prevention case studies in local and international contexts.

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Ka whanau mai te reo: Honouring whanau, upholding reo Maori

This is the first report from a 3-year (2012–2015) kaupapa Maori research project that investigates how best to support the continuity of reo Maori development of whanau as they transition between kohanga reo, kura kaupapa primary, wharekura, secondary and beyond.

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