Dion Tuuta

Kohanga movement needs to survive

Hekia Parata

OPINION: Last week's announcement on the findings of the government inquiry into the goings on at the Kohanga Reo National Trust was disastrous and disappointing.

Trusts getting the best from joining forces

Raw Milk

OPINION: Parininihi ki Waitotara Incorporation is often recognised as one of the largest and most successful farming enterprises in Taranaki and held up as a positive example of Maori business.

Iron Maori inspires the inactive to become active

DION TUUTA - Taranaki Daily News

Just over a week ago I did something that I never thought I would be involved in.

Power of one? Bugger that, let 's work together

Taranaki Daily News

Working together for collective benefit. It is something that we as Taranaki Maori often talk about but don't really do anything about.

Taranaki farmers urged to enter Ahuwhenua awards

DION TUUTA - Taranaki Daily News

Last Thursday the convenors of the Ahuwhenua Maori Excellence in Farming Awards visited Taranaki to encourage the region's Maori dairy farmers to enter the 2014 competition.

Ngati Maru's offer unlikely to go unchallenged

DION TUUTA - Taranaki Daily News

A couple of weeks ago Ngati Maru Iwi leadership announced that they intended allowing any Maori of Taranaki whanui descent to be a beneficiary when their Treaty of Waitangi settlement is finalised.

Party must keep working for Maori betterment

DION TUUTA - Taranaki Daily News

OPINION: Te Ururoa Flavell is now the co-leader of the Maori Party . . .

Misleading calculations

DION TUUTA - Taranaki Daily News

OPINION: Last week I participated in a TV3 panel programme which considered the topic of "is it the role of iwi to solve all Maori problems?"

Losing land brings heartache, pain

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OPINION: One hundred and sixty-three years is a long time.

Feeding the world

DION TUUTA - Taranaki Daily News

OPINION: Food security is a relatively new term for many New Zealanders. I imagine this is because we live in a country that produces so much food that we can export our surplus (New Zealand produces enough food to feed 100 million people). Not every country enjoys this level of food security - in fact many cannot feed themselves and are required to import food to feed their people. Japan is a well- known example.

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