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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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Federation of Maori Authorities Set To Support Aspiring Maori Women Leaders

The Federation of Maori Authorities is hosting Maori women leaders from across New Zealand in Wellington at its second annual Huihuinga Wahine Maori Women’s Leadership Summit at the Amora Hotel Wellington on Thursday 5 December.

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$31 million for Maori education

The Government will pour more than $31 million into Maori secondary school students to lift achievement levels, Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced.

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Growing concern over rise of whooping cough rates

Mere Anderson, mother of baby Tewaimaria Pii Hoari with Marama Anderson, is urging pregnant women to get a whooping cough vaccination after her child developed the potentially deadly disease shortly after being born.

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Opening of MWDI’s new office in Wellington

On the 16th of May 2013, Māori Women’s Development Inc moved into their new offices. A special thanks to Kaumatua Sam Jackson for conducting the blessing, and to Dr Pita Sharples for officiating the opening.

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