Māori make up just over half of the country’s prison population, while making up just 15 per cent of the general population. The report argued to put Māori perspectives at the centre of justice policy. “No policy should be decided by elected representatives without the full and direct participationContinue Reading

Andrew Little not ruling out ‘radical’ idea to run a prison on Maori values: ‘Whatever we’re doing now is wrong’: — 1 NEWS (@1NewsNZ) May 8, 2017 Te Tai Tokerau Labour MP Kelvin Davis proposed the idea, with Mr Little referring it as “new ways of confronting whatContinue Reading Lectures focus on Māori experience of trauma Thursday, 29 September 2016, 10:28 am Press Release: University of Canterbury Lectures focus on Māori experience of trauma The Ngai Tahu Research Centre at the University of Canterbury is hosting a lecture series, He Kokonga Whare – Māori and the Transmission ofContinue Reading

Facebook says traditional Maori tattoo breached community standards Auckland tattooist Hirini Katene has been left disappointed and puzzled after a video showing his recent work – a pūhoro (traditional Maori body tattoo) which covers most of his clients lower body – was removed by Facebook, who claimed it breachedContinue Reading–our-law-is-not-colourblind? A Stuff Circuit investigation has delved into 10 years’ worth of data, examining arrest, prosecution, conviction and sentencing records and spoken to a broad range of people confronting the problem. Problem? Undeniably, yes. There is no doubt that, from whichever angle you look at it, there is a seriousContinue Reading