Man’s body found in Whanganui park
A post mortem is underway at Palmerston North Hospital into the death of a Whanganui gang associate. 26-year-old Tyrone Box was found by members of the public in a park last night. Mr Box, who has history with the Mongrel Mob, was jailed in 2008 for his part in the fatal shooting of two year-old Jhia Harmony Te Tua.
Te Araroa accused to appear in court
A 33-year-old man has been charged with murder following the shooting of a male in Te Araroa on Monday night. He is due to appear in the Gisborne district court on Thursday, and another 32-year-old male who is facing a charge of recklessly discharging a firearm. Has been bailed to appear next Monday.
Labour voice concern over role of Te Reo advisory group
The Labour Party has again raised concerns over the functions of the Māori Language Advisory Group and the Māori Affairs Select Committee. Peeni Henare says there are two separate groups that seem to share the same role, but it’s not clear which has more weight in the final decision making.
Māori trust works with council on iwi housing
A Māori trust is creating what could be an ideal model for social housing. Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Trust persuaded the Auckland City Council to relax the rules so it could build houses for its descendants. Manawa Wright visited the proposed site near the Kaipara Harbour.
Homelessness study provides insight into ‘rough sleeping’
New research on homelessness in central Auckland has revealed insight into the experiences of ‘rough sleepers’ and the challenges they face.
Graffiti artists revamp Grey Lynn RSC
Grey Lynn Returned Services Club in Auckland has taken a contemporary twist to their exterior design. After 75 years of serving as the community’s social hub, the club thought it time for a revamp using well-known local graffiti mural artists to entice the younger generation of Grey Lynn.
Kōpara ki Te Matatini: Ngā Pou o Roto
We're in the Tainui region with Ngā Pou o Roto, a group that is labelled by some as King Tūheitia's kapa haka - but they say the honour is not only theirs, but all of the kapa haka.
Cricket: English team get a taste of Māori culture
England is set to meet the Black Caps on the cricket pitch in Wellington on Friday. The visiting team landed in the capital today and were welcomed in with a pōwhiri.