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Stories from Māori Television's flagship current affairs show, Native Affairs.

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NATIVE AFFAIRS - Locking Up Māori

By Native Affairs

A Department of Corrections spokesman admits the justice system is stacked against Māori. Māori make up 14 percent of the population. Yet, the current statistics are 51% of male prisoners are Māori and 57% of female prisoners are Māori. As a group, Māori have one of the highest rates of imprisonment in the developed world.

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Guardian of Tahiti Giant Eels

By Renee Kahukura-Iosefa

Here in Aotearoa, eels or tuna are known as a special delicacy to Māori. However in Tahiti, they are sacred and regarded as a highly prized taonga. They are protected in their natural environment and the Tahitian people do not eat their eels.

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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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SYNTHETICS, Warning: there are disturbing images in this story; ORI TAHITI, Heiva festival celebrating Tahitian culture; LANGUAGE MATTERS, the Gumbaynggirr language part of curriculum at Woolgoolga High School, Sydney Australia; ARIOI TAHITI, a centre that helps Tahitian students.