Bitter war over greenstone
Pounamu or greenstone is considered a taonga, a treasure, and it's protection is taken very seriously by Ngai Tahu.
An act of Parliament in 1997 vested ownership of all naturally occurring pounamu in the South Island to the tribe.
But recently it's caused bitter divisions between members and the controversy could escalate as the tribe pursues a theft charge against one of its own.
Farewell to a family man
It has been 33 days since adventure instructor Bryce Jourdain disappeared, diving into the Tasman Sea after two students fell from a rock near New Plymouth.
On Saturday, his friends, family, colleagues and the community came together to farewell him.
His family invited Hadyn Jones to record the moment they said goodbye.
Meeting Laura Dekker
Sixteen year old Laura Dekker is no normal teenager.
At 14 she had to take on the Dutch legal system to secure her dream of sailing solo around the world.
Now, two years later, she's decided to move to Whangarei. Close Up meets up with the intrepid sailor in her new home.
Tasman Davids was a Kiwi dancer with a rare talent, but needed to raise $30,000 to train at one of the top ballet acadamies in Russia.
Thanks to the kindness of Kiwis he secured the funding, and Close Up caught up with him during his summer break.