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Local iwi are fighting to protect Kauri for future generations

By Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes

Local iwi Te Kawerau a Maki have placed a customary prohibition over the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park (WRRP) following the Kauri dieback Waitākere Ranges report by the Auckland Council. The report shows the number of native Kauri affected by the Kauri dieback disease has more than doubled in five years.


Much higher use of methamphetamine in Northland

By Dean Nathan

New data evidence collected from the Whangarei wastewater system shows a much higher use of methamphetamine in Northland than in Auckland and Christchurch. The information will be used by the police in partnership with the Northland District Health Board to help curb the demand for meth demand. 


Tikanga Māori food verification system extends to other cultures

By Talisa Kupenga

Hua Parakore is the world's first indigenous food verification system based on tikanga Māori and is expanding to other cultures. The system was showcased at the Mātauranga Māori symposium, a gathering of Aotearoa's most unique, innovative and creative minds to share new developments in indigenous education.