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  1. Video for Four districts reject Māori wards
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    Four districts reject Māori wards

    Labour MP Tāmati Coffey is disappointed Māori will not be represented on the Western Bay of Plenty, Manawatū, Palmerston North or Whakatāne City Councils after polls released over the weekend revealed an overwhelming majority rejecting their establishment.

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    Hīkoi in support of Māori Wards

    A hīkoi will take place this week in Whakatāne in support of Māori Wards.  

  3. Video for Popular motocross competition revs-up in Manawahē
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    Popular motocross competition revs-up in Manawahē

    They may not hold a Driver’s Licence yet but it didn’t stop junior motocross riders from tearing up the tracks at the SummerCross event, one of the country's oldest and most popular FMX competitions. For one Māori rider looking to make her mark, it's a stepping stone for bigger things. 

  4. Video for Mahuta says government will consider legislating Māori Council seats
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    Mahuta says government will consider legislating Māori Council seats

    The Minister for Local Government Nanaia Mahuta says the government will consider legislating Māori seats on councils in the future. This follows the latest resolution by the Whakatāne District Council to establish one or more Māori Wards.

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    Whakatane Mayor pushes for Māori seats

    Whakatāne mayor, Tony Bonne says it's unfair that Māori seats are determined by a general vote in local government. Submissions have already been sent out to local iwi in regards to establishing three new seats on the Whakatāne District Council.

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    Ngāti Awa prepares to commemorate Te Kupenga a Taramainuku

    The people of Ngāti Awa are preparing to host a national commemoration and the 152nd anniversary of Te Kupenga a Taramainuku Pā.

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    Explore White Island's volcano with Google Street View

    Whakaari or White Island is one of the world’s most accessible, continuously active marine volcanoes.  Now a project between the Whakatāne District Council and Google is aiming to take that accessibility to a whole new level, by bringing the raw power of Whakaari online with Google Street View.

  8. Video for Students back Te Awanuiārangi push for indigenous-university status
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    Students back Te Awanuiārangi push for indigenous-university status

    Some Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi students are backing the wānanga's push to be recognised as an indigenous university, despite opposition from mainstream universities. 

  9. Video for Whakatāne locals experience LIVE interactive tāmoko demonstration
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    Whakatāne locals experience LIVE interactive tāmoko demonstration

    Whakatāne's general public got the rare opportunity to take part in a live tāmoko demonstration. Tūhoe artist Te Haunui Tuna created the interactive workshop as part of celebrating Matariki and educating the community through the ancient Māori art form. 

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    Communities resilient despite impact of cyclone

    In a media briefing in Whakatane this morning, mayor Tony Bonne said community spirit got the district through what was a frightening night.

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