Shaun Kumeroa shot dead by Australian police following standoff
An investigation is underway after a man from Aotearoa was shot dead by police in Brisbane yesterday. The man has been named as Shaun Kumeroa of Hawera. He was shot five times by two different police officers when he allegedly jumped from his car, gun in hand. Attempts to resuscitate him failed.
MTS full restructure plans expected to be revealed
Māori Television is believed to announce the final plans of its restructure later this afternoon. Yesterday Carol Hirschfeld resigned to take up a role at Radio New Zealand. Some are also speculating that head of news and current affairs Julian Wilcox may also move on.
A third contender in Labour’s leadership race?
The verbal jousting within Labour intensified today and it's led to a senior party official sounding a warning that the bickering is not helping the party or the two contenders. So could a fresh contender clean up the party’s act?
Protestors kicked out of petroleum summit
A small group of protestors were kicked out of the Petroleum Summit at SkyCity today. Members of Greenpeace were ejected from the conference after setting off an alarm during Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges’ speech. It follows on from the hundreds of anti-oil drilling protesters who took to Auckland streets yesterday.
Stoptober: Smoker puts a stop to smoking
Today saw the beginning of Stoptober, an anti-smoking campaign which runs for the duration of this month. But organisers behind the campaign hope it’s a start to the journey of a lifetime for those trying to kick a habit. Raniera Harrison caught up with one Māori woman making a change.
Te Matatini 2015 judges announced
Judges for Te Matatini 2015 in Christchurch have been announced. Twenty-six of the top haka judges have been picked and will adjudicate 45 of the best kapa haka in Aotearoa and Australia to determine who will be the ultimate champions. There's 157 days to go before the competition kicks off.
Paraone Gloyne: ‘We are the worst threat to Te Reo Māori’
A month ago he took up the challenge to speak only Māori in September. So how did Paraone Gloyne go? We catch up with him today where he reveals the lessons learnt from the challenge.
Trout season opens on Rotorua lakes
Around 1200 fishers took to nine of Rotorua's most popular lakes today in what is one of the biggest days in the fishing calendar - the official opening of the trout fishing season.
Strengthening Rotorua communities a priority for NZ First MP
Strengthening Rotorua communities and benefiting Māori are the main focus for new NZ First Māori MP, Fletcher Tabuteau.
Rangatahi a finalist in the search for Soulfest opening act
The search for the opening act of the much anticipated concert Soulfest will come to an end tonight. Artists have gathered in Auckland to battle it out for the spot to set their career up as musicians. One of these artists is an aspiring young Māori man eager to achieve his dreams.