THIS WEEK ON MARAE - 30 May 2010
Four years ago he suffered a brain injury so horrific, if he survived it he would never walk or talk again, let alone play his beloved rugby.
Now, Matangi Te Wake is doing more than walking and talking. He's living and thinking about leaving the whanau nest at Panguru in the Far North region of Hokianga.
WANTED: PEOPLE WITH BRAIN INJURIES
Shane talks with Dr Nicola Starkey from Waikato University about a 12 month Waikato-wide study into how brain injuries occur and what the best treatment options are.
Dr Starkey's team are looking for anyone who has suffered a traumatic brain injury to take part in the study - especially Maori people in Waikato.
THREE STRIKES MAKES IT PAST THIRD READING
Supporters of the so-called "Three Strikes" law passed this week say it will prevent violent criminals like William Bell, Graham Burton and Antonie Dixon from ever getting the chance to kill.
Are they right?
Shane talks first with Act MP and Justice spokesperson David
Garrett, then with Maori Party MP Hone Harawira on the
controversial new law that narrowly made its way through Parliament
this week - by 63 votes to 58.