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Māori Television reports on the current situation affecting Indigenous Aboriginal communities in Western Australia, and other relevant stories of our Māori people residing in Australia.

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Waikato ex-pats living in Australia return for Koroneihana celebrations

By Mānia Clarke

Thousands of Waikato-Tainui descendants live in Australia but every year a contingent return home for the annual celebrations for the Coronation of the reigning Māori monarch. They gathered at Hopuhopu ahead of King Tuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero VII's 11th Coronation which officially begins tomorrow. 

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Native Affairs - Language Matters

By Native Affairs

It wasn't so long ago that many of this country's First Peoples were banned from and often punished for speaking their native language. Now some schools in New South Wales are hoping to reverse the damage. NITV's Rachael Hocking visited Woolgoolga High on the state's mid-north coast, where Gumbaynggirr is part of the curriculum.

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Native Affairs – Aboriginal Men’s Movement

By NITV

Tonight on Native Affairs, we head to remote Central Australia where a men's programme was created to reconnect indigenous youth with their cultural traditions.  The Tjilirra Men's Movement has also been endorsed by the legendary Flying Doctors service as a way of helping men deal with mental health. 

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Noeline Taurua's merits recognised by Australian Netball Legend

By Taroi Black

Former Australian netball captain Liz Ellis says if Noeline Taurua's team the Sunshine Coast Lightning win the Grand-Final she would be regarded in Australia as one of their most legendary coaches. The Sunshine Coast side defeated the Melbourne Vixens in their major semi-final to host next week's final match.  

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Haka video for Mark "The Super Samoan" Hunt goes viral

By Moana Makapelu Lee

A video of a haka being performed for Mark "The Super Samoan" Hunt has gone viral with over 1.8 million views online. The haka was performed by members of Gold Coast gym Heartbreak Conditioning and Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa to honour Hunt ahead of his UFC clash against Derrick Lewis next month.