Pōti 2014: Māori Party talks political stance
Māori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell outlines their party’s stance on issues, and responds to questions raised over the party’s Te Tai Tokerau candidate Te Hira Paenga potentially standing down in order for Labour’s Kelvin Davis to have a clear shot at the seat.
Ngā Aho Whakaari voices its concerns over Māori TV restructure
Māori in the TV industry have concerns for the restructure process announced by Māori TV. It's the consultation process which some are worried about and that's what Ngā Aho Whakaari will be keeping a close eye on.
‘Unbiased’ MP sought to help Ngāpuhi move forward in treaty claim
A much bigger political battle is taking place in Te Tai Tokerau, and it’s not over the Māori seat. It's all centred on the Ngāpuhi Treaty settlement that's created a six-year scrap between two of the most powerful forces in the north.
School transports students to voting booth
A school in Auckland has gathered all its registered and legal-to-vote students from its immersion unit and transported them to the voting booth to exercise their civic duty. They hope to set an example for other schools to follow suit.
Bilingual signage: A new norm in building industry?
Normalising te reo on construction sites is being welcomed as the new norm. Ideal Buildings and HazardCo were part of a drive to create bilingual construction site signage at a kura kaupapa Māori in Auckland.
Kapa haka fights for one of its own
A haka group is getting in behind one of its own after she sustained serious head injuries from a brutal attack. Kanea Hicks, a member and performer of renowned Rotorua-based kapa haka Te Mātārae i Ōrehu, was hospitalised in July and is expected to remain in an ABI rehabilitation unit for some time. So her kapa haka has organised “Fight for Kanea” - a crossfit-based exercise challenge to raise money for her and her whānau.
Netball: Australian-born Māori contests for Silver Fern bib
Maria Tutaia has revealed today she has sustained a season ending foot injury which has ruled her out for the whole of the Silver Ferns international series, It leaves the door open to Australian-born Ngāpuhi Ameliaranne Wells to stake her claim on the recently vacant position. Raniera Harrison caught up with the Silver Fern hopeful today.