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    Auckland café defends why they tell staff to only speak English

    A café in Auckland has received criticism for putting up a sign in the workplace telling staff members to speak no other languages except English.

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    Call for govt to work with Māori for Level 3-1 strategies- 4:30pm Newsbreak

    Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Paul Hunt, is urging the government to reinvigorate its commitment to work in partnership with Māori as it devises and puts in place strategies for Alert Level 3 and beyond.  

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    Human Rights Commissioner urges Govt to work better in partnership with Māori

     A report by the Commission says partnership should go beyond engagement and encompass meaningful, equitable, shared decisionmaking. Where Māori rights are significantly affected, for example by restrictions on tikanga Māori, the obligation of free, prior and informed consent should be applied and rangatiratanga upheld.

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    Should prisoners be able to vote? Public submissions called for

    Public submissions are being called for the Electoral (Registration of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Bill. The bill would allow prisoners with sentences shorter than three years to enrol to vote.

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    "Once upon a time, Māori owned and managed 100% of New Zealand"- Foon visits Ihumātao

    Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon says he is proud to be among those fighting for their rights at Ihumātao, following his visit to the occupation site today.  Foon says the visit to Ihumatao is to get a feel for the mauri of the whenua and to understand the essence of the issues.

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    "The racism among us needs to stop"- Meng Foon

    Newly appointed Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon is calling for official recognition of the New Zealand Land Wars and its devastating impact on Māori. In his first interview in the new role, he discussed Ihumātao, Tuia250 and racism in Aotearoa.

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    It's never been about me, it's always about we- Dame Areta Koopu

    After over 30 years in social services, Mrs Areta Koopu CBE of Ngāti Konohi has today been named a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. The Māori Women's Development director is one four Dames and three Knights in the 2019 Queens Birthday Honours.

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    Landlord's message shocks: "My koro would be very angry"

    A young Māori woman who received a shocking reply from a potential landlord feels she was discriminated against because of her Māori name, a name gifted to her by her koro. 

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    Protest rally turns into a victory party

    A mass peaceful protest rally against alt-right activists Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneaux turned into a jubilant party following the cancellation of the pairs speaking engagement in Auckland. Protestors say the decision is a victory for the city's diverse communities and Aotearoa.

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    Business shouldn't fear domestic violence act-Warehouse CEO

    The CEO of New Zealand's largest retail group, The Warehouse, says the new domestic violence act is more cost-effective for businesses in the long run. Pejman Okhovat says employers shouldn't be reluctant to embrace the Domestic Violence Victims Protection Act, which allows victims up to 10 days paid leave.

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