Compulsory ECE for beneficiaries’ toddlers
The Government is making early-childhood education compulsory for children of welfare beneficiaries. Parents must also enrol their child with a GP and complete well-child checks. If they fail to do so, their benefits will be halved.
MWWL stalwart and Māori advocate dies
The Māori Women's Welfare League is mourning the death of Jacqui Te Kani, the General Manager and a past President of the League. Her contribution to Māori spanned many sectors and impacted many lives.
Te Reo in Broadcasting: Quality or Quantity?
The Māori Broadcasting Funding Agency, Te Māngai Pāho has reduced the amount of hours Māori radio and TV must broadcast Māori language. The new policy is intended to raise language quality. But will it work?
Māori King urges all iwi to state their water case at hui
King Tuheitia is urging all iwi to state their case on Māori water rights at the national hui hosted by the Kingitanga at Tūrangawaewae Marae tomorrow. He also wants iwi leaders and politicians to pay heed to what they say.
‘Wind claim today, sun tomorrow?’ Sharples
Responses have varied over the Waitangi Tribunal claim of the commercial use of wind. The claimant, David Rankin, says the claim is a pre-emptive move ahead of any wind farms being set up in the Northland region. Treaty experts say the Tribunal has the right to dismiss claims that it thinks are frivolous, trivial or vexatious.
Shane Jones: United on water rights, wind claim in the air
Labour MP Shane Jones talks to us about his opinions on current political issues including tomorrow’s national water rights hui and David Rankin’s wind claim.
Tūhoe waiting on police Raids report
Tūhoe-Crown relations have resumed over Treaty settlements. But the tribe is still waiting on a report from the Independent Police Conduct Authority over police action during the Tūhoe raids five years ago. Māori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell has told the authority to quit stalling.
Fresh-faced Māori actor in latest NZ film
A new Māori face is making his debut on a new film. Maaka Pohatu is part of the cast for ‘Two Little Boys’ where he plays unwanted third-wheel, Gav. The film held its premiere in Invercargill last night.