Keeping it cool under pressure
Often a calm reassuring word from a respected person is all it takes to diffuse a situation that has the potential to get out of hand says one of the training stalwarts of the Tāmaki ki te Tonga Māori Wardens – she knows she’s been doing this for over 40 years.
Warden stalwart still on duty
She’s proudly worn the Māori Warden uniform for over 40 years, clocked up thousands of hours of community service and driven three of her own cars into the ground: Peggy Hughes, Waikato has seen it all. Even catching up with her for an interview wasn’t easy because she’s still putting in more hours than most fulltime, paid workers and she’s not easing up. Not yet anyway.
O Te Motu security training programme launches
A popular new Whanganui-based security training programme has opened attracting students from across the motu.
Turehou Māori Wardens help whānau in need
Local Tāmaki Māori Wardens recently came to the rescue for a young south Auckland whānau in need.
Whanganui Wardens prepare for New Year event
Pena Hikuwai, chair of local Māori Wardens, says she's pretty sure the Māori Wardens have been involved with Caboodle from the start.
Meet one of the youngest Māori Wardens around
He’s become a familiar face to many at Ihumātao and although he’s only eight, Korus Tawha is passionate about his work as a Māori warden.
Third Māori Modernisation Hui
The modernisation of the Māori Wardens was the focus of the third hui held in Wellington last week.
Inaugural Māori Wardens Modernisation Working Group hui
Following on from the National Māori Wardens Conference in July, where a landmark vote took place to move towards increased autonomy, the inaugural Māori Wardens Modernisation Working Group held their first hui on Thursday 5 September in Wellington.
National Māori Wardens Conference a huge success
From Wallace Haumaha singing a rendition of ‘Te Rina’ to a surprise budget announcement and a landmark vote, there was something for everyone at this year’s successful national conference held at Tūrangawaewae Marae.
Māori Wardens supporting rangatahi to access higher education
Nearly a third of youth aged 15-24 not in education, employment or training are Māori. That includes 7,400 rangatahi Māori in the Waikato-Waiariki region. Katikati Māori Wardens are supporting local rangatahi on their learning pathway.
Helping to build a brighter future
Kat grew up in Auckland living the life portrayed in the movie Once Were Warriors. She experienced things children shouldn’t and these experiences have left a dark mark. She has seven children from two relationships but only two live with her. She is working with agencies including Tāmaki ki Te Tonga District Māori Wardens to build a brighter future.
Induction of New Māori Wardens for Te Aroha
A group of locals willing to support this vision met at the Te Aroha RSA to start the process of being inducted as Māori Wardens.
Māori Wardens are here to help our people on the right path to a better life
Joining the Māori Wardens in 1984 was a key step towards Haki becoming the kind of leader he thought his people needed.