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Rei's plan to take over the Kiwi music charts

"I'm in this music thing for the long haul, I don't want to be a flash in the pan."

Wally Haumaha on The Hui.

Wally Haumaha: The cop who kept the calm at Ihumātao

All hell broke loose at Ihumātao this week when police unexpectedly ramped up their numbers.

Nanaia Mahuta on The Hui.

Nanaia Mahuta calls out National and Māori Party over rezoning of Ihumātao

It's the first serious test of the Labour-led Government's relationship with Māori.

"I want to know why somethings not done. A child has been shot, a gun is a gun."

Police inaction after boy shot 'does look racist'

Trust and patience is running out in Patutahi after a boy was shot and no one charged.

Rangi Hetet's passion is being passed down the generations.

Rangi Hetet's life carving for the people honoured in new film

His work can be seen at marae across New Zealand - and now on screen.

Donna Te Huia wants to work.

Work and Income tells woman she's too old to work for them

She even offered to give up her pension, but was rejected.

Anton Matthews knows the students won't become fluent after his two-hour class, but hopes they'll learn the basics.

The bilingual restaurant normalising Te Reo

Te reo Māori is heard daily at Christchurch eatery FUSH.

Watch Ruwani Perera's report.

How the Mothers Project is helping women behind bars

The Hui meets women helping others get their lives back on track.

Merepeka Raukawa-Tait on The Hui.

Māori 'at war' with Oranga Tamariki

Merepeka Raukawa-Tait says a new inquiry is unique because it is for Māori, by Māori.

Malcolm Mulholland on The Hui.

The challenges Māori face getting cancer treatment

The Hui finds out why Māori don't get the same level of care as other New Zealanders.

Mihingarangi Forbes, Lady Tureiti Moxon and Emma Espiner on The Hui.

How can we fix the health system for Māori?

The Waitangi Tribunal has released a damning report on inequity in the health care system.

Mr G invited reporter Ruwani Perera to a tour of the inspiration behind his inaugural solo project.

Mr G comes home to show off his proudest work

Graham Hoete's latest project has brought him back to his precious island papakainga.

Gout is the second-most common arthritis in New Zealand, and causes painful swelling in joints like the big toe, wrist and elbows, and is triggered by high uric acid levels.

Poor treatment of gout crippling Māori communities

A Māori pharmacist is on a mission to break the myths around gout.

Minister for Oranga Tamariki Tracey Martin speaks to The Hui.

Tracey Martin in the dark on Oranga Tamariki investigations

New legislation forces the ministry to partner up with iwi and commit to the Treaty.

Jane has turned her life around, but Oranga Tamariki still doesn't believe she's fit to parent.

Mum of six determined to get kids back from Oranga Tamariki

Social services have helped Jane turn her life around - but the state still doesn't believe she's fit to parent.

Sean Horgan talks to The Hui.

'We made a mistake': TLC chief executive apologises

They left a customer without power for five months over someone else's debt.

Lorna Rakena and her children were left without power for months.

Forced to live without power over deceased grandmother's debt

The Lines Company ignored Lorna Rakena's desperate pleas for help.

Arohaina Gilbert died last year.

How a Kiwi woman's 'harmless' condition ended in her death

A series of errors meant the 25-year-old missed out on urgent surgery that would have saved her life.

Bernard Te Paa on The Hui.

Baby uplifts: Questions raised around patient rights and Treaty obligations

The Hawke's Bay District Health Board has come under scrutiny again this week.

Watch the full report.

Kākahu weaver hopes pākehā students carry on legacy

The art of kākahu weaving is helping bring the community of Pukekohe together.

Watch: Jevan Goulter speaks to The Hui's Mihingarangi Forbes about Coalition NZ.

Coalition NZ will destroy Labour's 'Māori mandate' - campaign manager

Kelvin Davis is one MP in the brand new party's firing line.

The Supreme Court's decision raises the question of whether this sets a precedent for other Māori rōpū.

Govt accused of dragging its heels over Nelson land ruling

The Supreme Court's decision might a precedent for other Māori rōpū.

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.