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Māori zero waste initiative supports Tūwharetoa Festival

By Mere McLean

A kaupapa Māori zero waste initiative is helping to change a community's mindset about how they eliminate rubbish.  Students of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whakarewa i Te Reo ki Tūwharetoa are implementing the zero waste teachings at this year's Tūwharetoa Festival in Taupō.


Māori nurses claim on pay disparity gets Tribunal hearing

By Mānia Clarke

The New Zealand Nursing Organisation (NZNO) have lodged a Kaupapa Inquiry Claim into pay disparity of Māori nurses which will be heard by the Waitangi Tribunal in October. NZNO Kaiwhakahaere Kerry Nuku says the crown has breached its obligations to Māori in the health system under the Treaty of Waitangi.