Maori represent almost 25% of Hawke’s Bay’s population, presenting our region with unique challenges and opportunities. And as Treaty claims are settled in our region, Maori involvement in our local governance and economy will increase.

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Hakikino, Window to Māori Culture


“Waimārama is so much more than a seaside resort,” says Robert MacDonald, kaumātua of Ngāti Kahungunu (tribe) and Ngāti Kurukuru (sub-tribe), the tangata whenua of Waimārama.  “For those of us…

Kay Bazzard01 April 2019

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Tradition on a Plate

Maori Lifestyle

In Polynesian Lore, food is the lynchpin of social life: an opportunity to gather friends and family together while indulging in traditional fare. A custom which not only provides nourishment…

Michal McKay03 June 2017

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Miss Mohi on the case


It started when Rose found carvings listed online that came from a meeting house built for her great-great-grandfather Karaitiana Takamoana at Pakowhai and somehow wound up in the Otago Museum.…

Jess Soutar Barron06 February 2016

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Māori leadership

Magazine Maori

The two burning issues before Hawke’s Bay at the moment, amalgamation and the dam, bring into focus the role of Māori leadership in the debate. Both initiatives have been Pākehā-driven;…

Tom Belford01 April 2014

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