Sir Peter Williams QC - friend and advocate of Māori fondly remembered
Tributes continue to flow for one of this country's top legal minds. Sir Peter Williams QC passed away last evening after a long battle with prostate cancer. Sir Peter is fondly remembered for his advocacy of a number of Māori causes.
Report by OECD highlights NZ income equality as a major issue
NZ income inequality and shortage of affordable housing for low income families is one of the biggest issues being highlighted in a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Its assessment is supported by the state housing action network. They say it’s a crisis that needs immediate attention.
Māori Party and Labour Party join forces against bank closure in Ruatoria
The Māori Party and the Labour Party have put their differences aside for the benefit of the Ruatoria community who were told the only bank in the entire region area would close their doors. Marama Fox from the Māori Party and Meka Whaitiri from the Labour Party are joining forces when Westpac didn’t attend a community meeting held in Ruatoria earlier this week
Māori cancer patients in need of Māori bone marrow donors
Māori patients needing bone marrow transplants can only accept tissue from Māori donors. In NZ the demand for Māori bone marrow transports is high but the supply is low. The result is many Māori cancer patients suffer or die. The NZ Blood Service says there is a lot of misinformation around donation and encourages Māori to find out more about donating and to kōrero in their own whānau and to include kaumātua.
Horse killed on Wellington roads
A horse was killed in the Wellington suburb of Berhampur this morning when it was hit by a ute. The horse had been taken for a walk from Tapu Te Ranga Marae when it broke free and ran into the path of the vehicle. It's understood the horse was taken off the marae without permission from the owner. Police worked with the Wellington City Council to remove the horse and wash down the road. Both the driver and the man with the horse were uninjured. Police are investigating the crash.
3x3 Basketball world champs receive warm welcome
The world’s 3x3 champion basketball team has landed home in Aotearoa. Tai Wynard and his team of young NZ under-18s basketballers brought the trophy home from Hungary.
All eyes on Mystics do-or-die match against the Queensland Firebirds
It's unwanted attention during the week of the Mystics do-or-die encounter with the Queensland Firebirds with the Mystics wanting to focus on the real task at hand. Captain Maria Tutaia has come under fire from officials for claims of breaking uniform conduct when the Mystics were taking on the Magic last Monday.
Black Caps fans wake-up to disappointing match result
It's not the result many Black Caps fans would have expected to wake up to this morning with England dominating the first one-dayer against New Zealand to win by a mammoth 210 runs. Captain Brendon McCullum chose to bowl first, and was rewarded with a first ball wicket to Trent Boult. But that was where the highlights ended for the Black Caps as England’s batsmen were unleashed. Joe Root and Jos Buttler both brought up centuries to help England record its biggest ever one-day score of 408 runs. In response, the Black Caps went after the runs quickly, but in the end were never up to the task. New Zealand all out for 198 in just the 32nd over.
Black Sticks beat down South Korea
The Black Sticks men's hockey team have remained unbeaten in the world league semi-finals in Argentina. After quickly going down by two goals against South Korea, New Zealand launched their comeback, with South Korea having the final say with a stunning strike from a penalty corner. The final score was 3-all. New Zealand will now play either Canada or Spain in the quarter-finals. A top three finish will guarantee their place at the Rio Olympics.