Kura kaupapa Māori takes legal action against MoE intervention
A Northland kura kaupapa Māori is taking legal action against the Ministry of Education for appointing a commissioner to take over the school. Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Whangaroa in Matauri Bay say the move is unexpected and shocking. But the ministry says it did so following complaints by some of the school's parents, claiming last year's board elections were flawed.
Black sand mining bid rejected
An application to mine black sand in the southern Taranaki Bight has been rejected. The decision was released by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) this morning saying the major reason was uncertainty around the scope and significance of the potential adverse environmental effects.
Urgent tribunal hearing underway over Tūhoronuku mandate
A judicial conference was held today in Waitangi to determine whether there are grounds for the Waitangi Tribunal to grant an urgent hearing for a group of Northland iwi. The iwi are concerned that Tūhoronuku have been wrongly given the mandate by the Crown to represent all the regions tribes in future settlement negotiations.
Forum focuses on the growth of Māori businesses
Māori economic wealth is estimated to be worth over $36 billion, but how do we grow it even further? Auckland iwi today met with leaders in business in various fields to discuss this very issue.
Safety review panel consults forestry industry
Today the Independent Forestry Safety Review panel convened in Rotorua. The purpose of the panel is to listen to what forestry workers have to say.
Round two for State of Origin rivalry between Matua brothers
The 2014 Holden State of Origin series not only pits state against state, Queensland against New South Wales, but it also signals the start of a rivalry second to none between two Māori brothers. Hammond and Charles Matua are fired up for tonight’s game, but will it be the series decider? Or will the rivalry live on to the third and final game?