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Ngahiwi Tomoana and Matthew Tukaki talk to The Hui's Mihi Forbes.

'Not one more baby': Māori leaders call for change at Oranga Tamariki

Some are challenging the approach Oranga Tamariki is taking in the removal of babies from maternity wards.

Denise Messiter on The Hui.

Oranga Tamariki's removal of babies 'dehumanising'

There's been a standoff between social workers and midwives over a newborn's removal from its parents.

The wars are an integral part of the New Zealand story, but we have not always cared to remember or acknowledge them.

Vincent O'Malley and the battle to learn our history

The author talks to Mihi Forbes about his new work on the New Zealand Wars.

A year ago Ngāti Whātua Orākei partnered with providers Nib to offer health insurance for all its people.

The Auckland hapū taking control of whānau health

It comes as the Waitangi Tribunal examines why the public health system is failing Māori.

"I don't want people to see me and feel horrified, I just want people to have an understanding and love for it."

One woman's story of getting her moko kauae

Christchurch mum Teresa Butler wants more wahine to get it done.

The programme is free to schools decile 3 and under, and caters to children from five years of age, right through to teenagers.

The animals giving neglected kids a second chance

A unique therapy is giving whanau hope to heal.

The Lines Company CEO Sean Horgan says the high cost of power is due to the network being spread across a vast region.

King Country locals give up the basics to manage the cost of power

More than 100,000 households are spending at least 10 percent of their income keeping the lights on.

Despite her terminal diagnosis, Leehane is choosing to live her life to the fullest.

Strong woman refuses to let cancer win

Leehane Stowers has continued to smash her fitness goals.

Iwi Māori own half of New Zealand's fishing quota.

Could ocean credits be the new carbon credits?

Iwi want to give up their fishing quota in exchange for environment credits - and the idea is gaining momentum.

"We're trying to get a million speakers by 2040," says MP Kelvin Davis.

Māori education experts sceptical of Govt's ambitious Te Reo strategy

The Government's plan to boost Te Reo teachers is being called a "pipe dream".

The number of tamariki Māori in the care of Oranga Tamariki has risen.

Oranga Tamariki 'smacks of racism' - Dame Tariana Turia

An overhaul of CYF two years ago promised a far-reaching system change - has that happened?

Aliya Danzeisen and Sondos Quaraan tell their stories.

Life as a Muslim woman in New Zealand

A growing unease has crept into their lives, post-Christchurch - but it's never been easy.

Rugby commentator Keith Quinn says Hinewehi Mohi was incredibly courageous to sing the anthem in Te Reo.

When Hinewehi changed our anthem

In 1999, All Blacks confronted Hinewehi Mohi and told her she was wrong to sing the anthem in Māori.

With burial sites deteriorating, finding new sites to relocate and lay koiwi to rest is hard.

Iwi grapple with destruction of ancient burial grounds

Coastal erosion due to climate change is destroying some of Aotearoa's most ancient burial sites.

Ka'iulani Forbes was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma in December 2016.

Back to kohanga reo for the little girl who beat cancer

Ka'iulani Forbes is back home, happy and healthy - but it's been a long journey.

Māori smoke at similar rates to the rest of the population, the poll found.

Most Māori want cannabis legalised - poll

Although they smoke at similar rates to Pakeha, they're much more in favour of making it legal.

Mike King talks to students at Whanganui City College.

Mike King's confronting, candid and hopeful advice to Kiwi teens

The former comedian is on a mission to lower NZ's shocking youth suicide rate.

Watch the Prime Minister's personal apology to the Ryder family.

PM's personal apology to a family split up by the state

Riwhi Toi Whenua will never forget the day the state removed him from his father.

A year on from being charged, police have now been forced to drop the prosecution case against Kura Wijnschenk .

Police charged the wrong driver, leaving her in debt

It took months for police to accept Kura Wijnschenk didn't cause the crash which killed her aunt.

State abuse survivor Eugene Ryder and journalist Aaron Smale talk with Mihingarangi Forbes.

A closer look at the state abuse inquiry

State abuse survivor Eugene Ryder and journalist Aaron Smale discuss the inquiry with Mihi Forbes.

Ka'iulani Forbes has endured countless procedures, surgeries and treatments to rid her body of cancer.

Kiwi toddler takes cancer fight overseas

She has tumours in her legs, hip, scapula, face and skull - but Ka'iulani Forbes is winning.

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Parents want more support for children with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder

They say the Government needs to recognise the condition as a special need or disability.

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The 'kind' way Kelvin Davis slashed NZ's prison population

It's decreased by nearly 1000 people in eight months.

Renee Taylor didn't start writing until she hit 50.

The Kiwi writer who proves it's never too late to pick up a pen

Renee Taylor started writing at 50, and is now one of the country's most beloved authors.

Tamatha Paul speaks to The Hui.

Meet Victoria University's first wāhine student president

Tamatha Paul says it's sad it's taken this long.

Tau Henare and Marama Fox did not hold back.

Henare and Fox let rip on Ross, Bridges and Bennett

Tau Henare said National Party heads should be rolling after the Jami-Lee Ross saga.

Marcus Taylor Day has had a life filled with tragedy and heartache.

Brothers' cancer battles bring them together

Marcus Taylor Day is fighting for his life - but he's not alone.

Quejay's whanau believe he wouldn't have had to fight for his life if police had called paramedics the night of the accident.

Horror crash: Why didn't police call an ambulance?

Quejay Hoare's injuries were so bad he was left in a coma.

Para Kore general manager Jacqui Forbes says it's about challenging the culture of throwing everything away.

Para Kore: Going clean and green the Māori way

Aotearoa is one of the most wasteful countries on Earth - but maybe not for long.

The couple have been together for six years and couldn't be prouder of each other's achievements.

Year to remember for Kiwi league legends Laura and Hilda Mariu

The pair not only tied the knot in March, but also played for the inaugural NRL women's premiership.

Ameria Gilbert is reluctantly telling her story, wanting to restore the mana to her whanau.

How a stolen pencil case led to a 10-month legal battle

A simple inquiry into a spate of missing equipment at Whenuapai School escalated into legal action.

Piripi Winiata - Māori language hero.

From zero to Te Reo hero in just four years

Piripi Winiata has gone from having zero Māori language skills to speaking fluently.

Bigger players are getting the contracts.

Logging giants forcing out the locals

Tom Butler says he's barely keeping his head above water - and he's not alone.

An Auckland family says Labour should keep its promise of wiping emergency accommodation debt for beneficiaries.

Family begs Labour to wipe emergency motel debt

Carmel Sepuloni promised to wipe beneficiaries' debt in 2016.

Te Arohanui Hawke talks to The Hui.

The man bringing kapa haka to Auckland's kids

Matua TA is schooling kids in some of Auckland's most affluent suburbs in Māori culture.

Cherie Bidois is Kura Wijnschenk's aunt.

Woman says she's not to blame for aunt's death in crash

Kura Wijnschenk says if they both died, no one would have known the truth.

Once strangers, tragedy has brought them together.

Domestic violence survivors find comfort in each other

Once strangers, tragedy has brought Jason Koroheke and Marie Harlick together.

Pete Smith on The Hui.

Once Were Warriors star breaks his silence

Smith has been keeping a dark secret - but no longer.

Expert David Williams says inconsistent records are very common with Māori Land.

When Māori land isn't actually Māori land

Twenty years ago, shares Philip Te Whata's whanau owned in Whenuanui 2B were erased without their knowledge.

The benefits go beyond their own personal achievements, to making huge lifestyle changes.

The wāhine workout that's transforming lives

A group of Papakura women are feeling the transformative benefits of a gym class.

The Hui's Mihingarangi Forbes asked a panel of experts whether this milestone is reflective of the achievements of Māori women in 2018.

Is feminism relevant to Māori women?

"It comes with a ready-made package interpreted by another culture. It doesn't work."

Poto Kingi tells her story.

One addict's story of being evicted by Housing NZ

Like hundreds of others, Poto Kingi was evicted from her home.

Andrew McKenzie talks with Mihingarangi Forbes of The Hui.

Housing NZ sorry for meth evictions

Hundreds of whanau were needlessly issued with eviction notices.

The Hui's special episode looking at the meth-testing debacle.

The human cost of Housing NZ's meth-testing debacle

The Hui speaks to former tenants who say their lives have been shattered.

Their nightmare began in 2015.

Former CYF runaways back with whānau

They were taken from their family after their Housing NZ home tested positive for meth.

The two-day Slam Camp is run by Action Education.

The poetry slam getting kids to speak up

Word - The Front Line is no ordinary competition.

The Williams brothers' mother had 10 children to bring up on her own when her husband left the family.

How education and brotherly love changed a man's life

One of NZ's top secondary school teachers knows first-hand the power education.

Ngāti Kahungunu members says they've been the targets of racial abuse.

Te Mata debate exposes racial undertones

Mihingarangi Forbes reports on the frictions exposed in the debate over the Te Mata Peak track.

Andrew Little, Ngāti Whātua spokesman Ngarimu Blair and Ngāti Paoa representative Haydn Solomon talk to The Hui.

Little postpones signing controversial Treaty settlement

He will allow iwi to work out their overlapping interests on the marae using a tikanga Māori framework

Sally Anderson's moko outraged many.

Where to draw the line on moko kauae?

Should Pākehā be allowed to wear the traditional Māori tattoo?

Nanaia Mahuta.

Outgoing chair of Māori Television signals job losses - Mahuta

Nanaia Mahuta says the station faces serious financial challenges.

Psalm Cowley is 13, and a member of the Royal Family Varsity dance crew.

Is this the next Parris Goebel?

Psalm Cowley is only 13, but she's being tipped as a superstar in the making.

Kura Precious Ones is a support group set-up by Wairoa mum-of-six Susan Tipuna.

The struggles of raising autistic kids in the provinces

A new support group Kura Precious Ones has been set up to help parents struggling with the stress.

Despite the call from iwi leaders to intervene, Minister for Crown Māori Relations Kelvin Davis isn't keen.

Iwi leaders call taihoa on river funds

There are calls for the Government to freeze future treaty payments to a Rotorua-based iwi trust.

Two different families believe the North Taranaki whenua is theirs.

Māori whānau battles to win back Taranaki land

Two different families believe the whenua is theirs.

After five years in the UK, opera singer Kawiti Waetford has returned home.

Māori Opera singer returns home to inspire youth

After five years in the UK, Kawiti Waetford has returned home.

Lidu Gong has had a love affair with Te Reo for the past seven years.

Learning Māori a cultural revolution for good

Chinese immigrant Lidu Gong has found peace and love in Te Reo.

Jacques Windell has taken matters in his own hands in the hope of giving power to the people.

King Country residents get electricity alternative

Many whānau struggle to pay one monthly power bill, so imagine having to pay two.

Ngati Manahuri is in dispute.

Ngati Manuhiri trust responds to criticism over land sale

Trust bosses have addressed concerns raised by members.

Sharon Armstrong fell for a scam.

Romance scam victim who wound up in jail releases tell-all book

She flew half way around the world for love, only to be arrested and jailed for smuggling cocaine.