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Rāapa 02 Poutū-te-rangi 2016

Published: 9:08PM Wednesday March 02, 2016

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    Dr Ranginui Walker's body is taken on to Orakei Marae, Auckland. - Source: Te Karere

Tangihanga underway for Dr Ranginui Walker

Thousands are expected to converge on Ōrākei Marae over the coming days to pay their respects to the esteemed scholar, communicator and leader, Dr Ranginui Walker.

Te Reo M āori bill backed by veteran broadcaster

Henare Kīngi says that it shouldn’t have to take a bill to enforce Māori language committments by broadcasters such as Radio New Zealand. But, the veteran broadcaster is backing the bill because it is in line with what he says Te Reo Māori speakers want to achieve in broadcasting.

Focus put on to increasing more Māori surgeons

A push for a rise in Māori surgeons has come from an unexpected place and the goal is ambitious. There are only 11 Māori surgeons in New Zealand and Australia, a figure the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) would like to increase significantly.

Dr Ihirangi Heke takes wānanga on the road

A fitness expert has taken to the road on his bike on a national mobile wānanga on traditional Māori knowledge. Te Karere caught up with him when he stopped in at Auckland.

Young environmental scientist encourages more Māori to take up science

Fourteen of New Zealand’s brightest young scientists have just returned home from an expedition to the remote Auckland Islands. A young Māori student was part of the group and he's now on a crusade to share his experience with other aspiring Māori scientists.

15-year-old Māori athlete becomes Red Bull’s first NZ surfer

At 15 years old, Te Kehukehu Butler is one of NZ’s top young surfers, and his prowess hasn’t gone unnoticed by a corporate giant. For the first time, Red Bull has sponsored a NZ surfer, so Kereama Wright caught up with one of the newest members of the Red Bull family.

Rugby: Blues’ Bryn Hall enjoys being back on the field

The Blues are on the comeback this year. The team beat last year’s champions the Highlanders last week and are set to take on old foes the Crusaders this Friday. The team’s success can be put down to a number of different factors; the arrival of new coach Tana Umaga, a new state of the art training facility: or maybe it’s the a young gun Māori halfback who is fresh from injury and ready to make his mark.