TPK questioned on millions spent on contractors
Te Puni Kōkiri says they are doing their best to cut the costs of employing consultants despite spending almost $8 million over the last financial year. Although the ministry has made redundancies throughout its restructure, CEO Michelle Hippolite says they are focused on specific targets which take specialised skills to fulfil.
Metiria Turei delivers first speech in Te Reo Māori
Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei is on the road to become more fluent in te reo Māori. She's just returned from a four week sabbatical where she committed all of her time to learning the language. The experience gave her enough confidence to deliver her first ever speech in the house in te reo Māori.
Air NZ doubles seats on Rotorua-Auckland flights
Air NZ has doubled its capacity for flights to and from Rotorua to Auckland promising cheaper fares for travellers by moving from the use of 19-seater Beechcrafts to the much larger 50-seater Bombardier Q300.
Hi-Tech award category seeks to recognise Māori innovation
The launch of an initiative to encourage Māori into the lucrative hi-tech industry is underway. Organisers of the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards have created a new category to recognise Māori innovation.
Māori youth given head start in banking industry
ASB has made a head start in investing experience in to young Māori bankers. For the first time they've held a summer internship programme to give people with Māori heritage the best possible head start to building a career in banking and finance.
Super Rugby: Tanerau Latimer bolsters Blues ranks
New season, new coach, and a swag of new players; the Auckland Blues are hoping sweeping changes to the Super Rugby franchise will see a return to its glory years, and they’ve enlisted the services of a seasoned veteran who's returning from a sojourn overseas.