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Professor Rawiri Taonui, from Massey University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has pushed for more indigenous representation at all levels of the UN when he presented at the 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York.
In a moving powhiri, Massey University has welcomed Professor Meihana Durie, of Rangitāne, Ngāti Kauwhata, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Porou, Rongo Whakaata, Ngāi Tahu, to head the school his father established 20 years ago.
Unwillingness by the state to include prisoners in discussions about rehabilitation is one of the factors that has contributed to New Zealand's dire crime statistics, says leading social justice advocate Dr Kim Workman. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at a Massey University Manawatū campus graduation ceremony today.
From his own career, master's graduate Dan Walker understands the career opportunities available in the digital sector, and he wants more Māori to follow suit.