Hīkoi gains momentum on eve of TPP signing
Opposition is growing ahead of tomorrow's Trans-Pacific Partnership signing in Auckland. Thousands are expected to descend upon the CBD as representatives from the twelve countries involved are due to meet at Sky City.
#Waitangi2016: PM to take up invite to Te Tii Marae
Prime Minister John Key has confirmed he will attend Waitangi on Friday and have speaking rights. Mr Key says he has confirmed these arrangements with marae committee trustees, but that has caused anger from those who voted to ban him from the marae, and they've vowed to protest strongly when he arrives.
Waitangi Day celebrations overrun by politics – Henare Kingi
Ngāpuhi elder and political pundit Henare Kingi says Waitangi Day used to be a fun and celebratory event, but it's now dominated by political posturing. With the confusion, bickering and division over a pōwhiri to the prime minister, it seems the actual anniversary of our national day on Saturday has been diluted.
Moana Maniapoto shares Māori view on TPPA in Japan
A coalition of Japanese farmers, food cooperatives, small businesses and companies has formed the people against TPP coalition. With more than 1,000 lawsuits against the Japanese government to keep Japan out of the TPP - the group have invited singer and blogger Moana Maniapoto to share insight on Polynesian prospective on the document.
Wharenui reopening to signal fresh start for Opotiki College
Schools all over the country are starting back up for the year. For Opotiki College, tomorrow will mark the reopening of their wharenui, Kura Ki Uta, after it was damaged by a fire in 2014. It will also mark the beginning of a fresh start for the school.