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2011-08-02 00:00:30

Responding to growing demand from non-Maori speaking viewers, TV ONE's iconic Te Reo news and current affairs programme Te Karere will carry English subtitles on its live 4pm news bulletin (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 Responding to growing demand from non-Maori speaking viewers, TV ONE's iconic Te Reo news and current affairs programme Te Karere will carry English subtitles on its live 4pm news bulletin Non-Maori speaking viewers will be able to appreciate and understand the live news programme,...

2011-06-02 15:01:00

Alma Morales Riojas says Rule Will Hurt Hispanic Students WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Department of Education's (DoED) release of the 'Gainful Employment' rule, MANA- A National Latina Organization President & CEO Alma Morales Riojas released the following statement: "After much discussion and debate the Department of Education just released its final Gainful Employment rule. We continue to praise DoED's efforts to improve services to...

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2009-11-18 10:34:39

DNA recovered from fossilized bones of the moa, a giant extinct bird, has revealed a new geological history of New Zealand, reports a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A team of scientists led by the University of Adelaide has reconstructed a history of marine barriers, mountain building and glacial cycles in New Zealand over millions of years, using the first complete genetic history of the moa. After almost being totally submerged around 25...

2009-07-02 11:56:37

Scientists have performed the first DNA-based reconstruction of the giant extinct moa bird, using prehistoric feathers recovered from caves and rock shelters in New Zealand.Researchers from the University of Adelaide and Landcare Research in New Zealand have identified four different moa species after retrieving ancient DNA from moa feathers believed to be at least 2500 years old.The giant birds - measuring up to 2.5 metres and weighing 250 kilograms - were the dominant animals in New...

2009-04-21 14:46:53

The New Zealand Geographic Board says it wants to make the names of the country's North and South Islands official and find new Maori names for the islands. Don Grant, chairman of the geographic board, said the body discovered while searching for Maori names for the islands that their English names have never been made official, The Dominion Post reported Tuesday. Interestingly, while researching this issue, we noted that 'North Island' and 'South Island' are actually not official names under...

2008-09-17 09:00:27

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, MANA: A National Latina Organization, with headquarters in Washington, DC, twenty five Chapters nationwide and six affiliates across the nation announced its partnership with Stop Internet Predators, a nation-wide coalition launched to educate parents and communities on emerging online child safety issues and empower them to protect their children's privacy and safety. Google's controversial new application "Street View" provides...

2008-09-02 03:00:21

By Clarke, Kevin SYDNEY-Members of a New Zealand Maori cultural group prepare to perform a traditional "Haka" war dance for pilgrims during World Youth Day activities in July. Billed by the church as the world's biggest Christian festival for young people, the event drew thousands of pilgrims to Australia for a six-day celebration of music, faith, and worship with the likes of Cardinal George Pell of Australia and Pope Benedict XVI. Its closing Mass drew more than 400,000 participants....

2008-09-01 15:00:05

Despite the threat of obesity and heart disease, some Maori view healthy food as too expensive and time-consuming to prepare. Work with Maori focus groups by the Health Sponsorship Council has found they understand what healthy food is, but not why eating healthy food is so important. Nutritious meals are seen as expensive, needing time, effort and planning. Resistance to healthy food by family members is also regarded as a source of conflict to be avoided. The research found heavy...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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