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No Doubt pulls new music video after complaints

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No Doubt pulls new music video after complaints

No Doubt has pulled the music video for their new single from YouTube, following criticism that the clip was offensive to Native Americans.

The pop rockers debuted the Wild West-themed video for Looking Hot, the second single to be lifted from the group's comeback album, Push and Shove, on Friday.

In the promo, lead singer Gwen Stefani is

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Andrew Alderson: Song and dance over haka use strikes a chord

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Andrew Alderson: Song and dance over haka use strikes a chord

Shallow treatment of the traditional Ka Mate haka by New Zealand sportspeople is becoming an embarrassment.

What should be a celebration of Maori culture is being increasingly bastardised as a means to slap "Kiwi" status upon participants. While both cultures can enjoy the haka in comparative isolation, it morphs into murkiness when overdone.

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More knocks for baby milk firm

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More knocks for baby milk firm

New Warriors sponsor still using Maori imagery despite censure for cultural offence.

The new sponsor of the Warriors rugby league team has been using Maori imagery to sell milk powder - despite vowing last year to stop.

Fernbaby assistant director John McCaulay confirmed yesterday that kapa haka-like costumes were used in July at a baby

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Tokens of love etched in the memory of their dear lady

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Tokens of love etched in the memory of their dear lady

A group of Tainui women took the hint of their beloved Maori Queen Dame Te Atairangikaahu and began a movement to revive the art of moko in their tribe, with themselves as the first candidates.

Te Aroha Tai-Rakena has no trouble getting her 70-year-old niece over to her house to talk about their inked chins, tattooed with moko kauae in 2007 as a

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Talking about the teenage years

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Talking about the teenage years

At the time, the trials and tribulations of being a teenager are all-encompassing. Here are two perspectives on the teenage years - one looking forward, the other looking back.

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Fardowsa Mohamed's family is from Somalia although she was born in New Zealand. She plans a career in science and medicine and is a youth leader

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