Kaitaia Airport occupation comes to an end
The occupation of the Kaitaia Airport came to an end today when police served trespassing notices to the protesters on site. Following the broadcast of this report, five people were arrested.
AFFCO workers protest against new individual contracts
More than 200 members of the Meat Workers Union are saying no to the lockout tactics of their employer AFFCO Talley. They took to the streets to protest the new terms of employment that puts an end to collective agreement. Hinerangi Goodman was at a protest by the members on the Wairoa Bridge this morning.
Te Hiku treaty settlement passes final reading
The Te Hiku Settlement Bill has had its final reading in Parliament today. As well as collective agreements over significant sites of interest, it also includes settlements of four of five iwi of Muriwhenua.
Te Kawerau a Maki Treaty settlement passed
Another important treaty settlement was passed into law today. Te Kawerau a Maki from the Tāmaki region will receive redress of $6.5 million, right of first refusal on land of interest and a Crown apology.
Fight for Mauna a Wākea highlights Hawai'ian sovereignty issues
The construction of a Thirty Metre Telescope on top of Hawai’i’s sacred Mauna a Wākea (also known as Mauna Kea) is one of the biggest issues facing its native people. Academic Dr Keanu Sai says it all comes back to the illegal annexation of Hawai'i to America, an issue being fought for in the high courts of Hawai'i.
Kawakawa based tonic a finalist in 2015 NZ Food Awards
Ngāpuhi's Tama Toki has created a wellness tonic made from the traditional Māori healing plant kawakawa that is a finalist in this year’s NZ Food Awards. The part-time law student was brought up on kawakawa and kumarahou and with a few modern ingredients has come up with a product palatable for even the most conservative taste buds.
Kaino reveals All Blacks given pounamu by Ngāi Tahu
In their final training session before heading off to England, Jerome Kaino revealed that each of the Rugby World Cup squad had received a pounamu from Ngāi Tahu.