Psychology ‘very cold, robotic‘ for Māori

Psychology ‘very cold, robotic‘ for Māori

A Waikato psychologist says Māori face active resistance to their very presence in the psychology profession. Psychologist Michelle Levy said the profession did not train students to address Māori needs, and Māori patients were missing out the understanding they needed. Psychologist Michelle Levy. Photo: RNZ/John Boynton. She has taken this to the Waitangi Tribunal. It has accepted the claim and will decide if it becomes part of the Health Services […]

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East Coast farmers dealt double blow: ‘It could be devastating‘

East Coast farmers dealt double blow: ‘It could be devastating‘

A Māori farm manager on the East Coast says Mycoplasma bovis could devastate the local economy – an area which is still coming to grips with the threat of myrtle rust. A disinfection point sign on a farm under restricted movement notice due to Mycoplasma Bovis. Photo: RNZ Maja Burry Pakihiroa Farms general manager Hilton Collier said the East Coast Māori farming community was trying to rally together – despite […]

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Family Court problems run deep for whānau – Māori lawyers

Family Court problems run deep for whānau – Māori lawyers

The Family Court should not be dealing with the care and protection of Māori children, Māori lawyers and academics say. Kahui Legal senior associate Horiana Irwin-Easthope (left) and Waikato University Associate Professor Leonie Pihama spoke about issues with the Family Court at a workshop of whakapapa and whanau in public policy. Photo: RNZ The government is set to review the Family Court because of huge delays for cases to be […]

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Ancient Māori village unearthed in Gisborne

Ancient Māori village unearthed in Gisborne

A Māori village dating back to the 14th century has been unearthed in an archaelogical dig at a Gisborne port. Stone tools made of obsidian were among the objects excavated Photo: Supplied / University of Otago Moa bones, stone tools made of obsidian and food remains were some of the items found in the 2.5 metre excavation at Eastland Port. Otago University‘s Southern Pacific Archaeological Research unit has recently completed […]

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After-hours care costs hits poor families hard

After-hours care costs hits poor families hard

A west Auckland Māori urban authority says the government needs to take control of the soaring cost of after-hours medical care. Photo: 123rf Te Whānau o Waipareira launched its winter campaign today, calling on the government to make after-hours care more affordable. The organisation‘s chief executive John Tamihere said the cost of a visit to the local after-hours medical centre in Henderson between 6pm and 8am on weekdays was $92. […]

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Te Mata Peak ‘massacred‘ in the eyes of locals

Te Mata Peak ‘massacred‘ in the eyes of locals

The existing zig-zag track up Te Mata Peak has been the subject of furious debate Photo: RNZ / Supplied Ngāti Kahungunu and Craggy Range Winery they would close the existing, controversial track, and build a new one that will protect areas of cultural significance. But while that seemed to bring over the track created by the winery to an end, it‘s left many people stunned and angry. Ngāti Kahungunu tried […]

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Sport: Fiji Bati coach says local development is the answer

Sport: Fiji Bati coach says local development is the answer

The interim Fiji Bati coach says more time and effort needs to spent on development in rugby league, and especially in the Pacific Islands. Former Penrith Panthers and New South Wales State of Origin player Matt Adamson will coach the Bati against Papua New Guinea next month in the annual Pacific Test. The Fiji Bati were eliminated by Australia in the Rugby League World Cup semi final. Photo: PHOTOSPORT The […]

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Hawaii declared lava-stricken area off-limits, indefinitely

Hawaii declared lava-stricken area off-limits, indefinitely

A man takes a photo of a lava fountain from a Kilauea volcano fissure on Hawaii‘s Big Island Photo: AFP The Hawaii community hardest hit by the Kilauea Volcano has been ordered sealed off under a strict new mandatory evacuation as the eruption marked its fourth week. The Big Island‘s mayor, Harry Kim, declared an area around the lava-stricken Leilani Estates subdivision off-limits indefinitely, giving any residents remaining there 24 […]

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Sport: Semi Radradra named in Fiji 7s team for London

Sport: Semi Radradra named in Fiji 7s team for London

Two familiar faces are back in the Fiji sevens team for the penultimate leg of the World Series in London this weekend. Semi Radradra originally debuted for Fiji at the 2011 Dubai Sevens. Photo: AFP Former rugby league star Semi Radradra will make his first appearance on the sevens circuit in almost seven years, while his Toulon team mate Josua Tuisova last featured at the Rio Olympics. Semi Radradra debuted […]

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King opens upgraded wharf in Tonga

King opens upgraded wharf in Tonga

Tonga‘s King Tupou VI opened the newly upgraded domestic wharf at Faua on Friday morning. The project was delayed by three months due to destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Gita. The wharf was built with help and funding of US$30 million from the Japanese government. Tonga‘s Marine and Ports Division said the new wharf and terminal will provide highly efficient domestic cargo transport and passenger services to all the people […]

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