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  1. Video for "The racism among us needs to stop" - Meng Foon
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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.

  2. Video for Māori-speaking mayor Meng Foon acknowledged for services to East Coast
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    Māori-speaking mayor Meng Foon acknowledged for services to East Coast

    After 18 years as mayor of Gisborne and as the only Māori-speaking mayor in Aotearoa, Meng Foon is stepping away from local government.  A formal farewell for Foon was held at Te Poho o Hine i Tuhia wharekai in Gisborne.

  3. Video for Retiring Māori speaking mayor says te reo available to all
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    Retiring Māori speaking mayor says te reo available to all

    After 24 years in local government, Gisborne mayor Meng Foon has announced this will be his final term.  Foon leaves as the only fluent reo Māori-speaking mayor in New Zealand.

  4. Video for Mayor Meng Foon grew up with te reo Māori
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    Mayor Meng Foon grew up with te reo Māori

    Gisborne mayor Meng Foon is the only mayor in the country who is a fluent speaker of Te Reo Māori.  He gives Te Kāea an insight into his upbringing and te reo Māori journey.

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    Aunty Kitty of Waihirere Māori Club laid to rest

    A stalwart of Waihirere Māori Club during the 60’s – 80’s has been laid to rest by her people of Te Aitanga ā Māhaki today in Gisborne. Her name was Maungarongo Kingi and affectionately known as Aunty ‘Kitty’ by her family and members of Parimānihi Marae.

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    Rhythm and Vines festival pays off for local businesses

    The Rhythm and Vines festival draws a crowd nearly half the entire population of Gisborne, and along with it comes tens of millions of dollars to the economy, a life saver for many local business. 

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