Minister calls for SFO investigation into Te Pātaka Ōhanga
The Government has passed on concerns about Te Pātaka Ōhanga to the Serious Fraud Office. This follows the release of the audit report into public spending at the Kōhanga Reo National Trust. Opposition MPs say while it doesn’t go far enough, it’s a sign that the governance at the trust needs to change.
‘Kōhanga Reo report doesn’t address TPO issues’
Hinerangi Goodman caught up with Kōhanga Reo o Te Teko teacher and Mātaatua representative, Lolo Hale, to gauge their response to the outcome of the report.
Derek Fox: Investigation into TPO an entirely different matter
Spokesperson for Te Kōhanga Reo Trust, Derek Fox, joins us for further discussion on the Kōhanga Reo report and the investigation into Te Pātaka Ōhanga.
Easy Rider owner found guilty
Easy Rider owner, Gloria Davis, was found guilty today on three charges relating to the sinking of the fishing boat in 2012. Eight people, including Davis' husband Rewai Karetai who was the boat's skipper, died in the incident. The judgement found Davis and her company, AZ1 Enterprises, guilty for not holding a commercial skipper's license while operating the ship, causing unnecessary danger to people on board and not taking practical steps to ensure the safety of its crew.
‘Sharples, Parata, Kōhanga Reo Trust should all step down’ - Jones
Labour MP Shane Jones joins us to discuss the Kōhanga Reo report for which he has a clear idea of who should be held accountable for the debacle.
Māori Battalion veteran laid to rest
Māori Battalion veteran, Reihana Rautahi, was laid to rest today. Mr Ruatahi passed away last Sunday at 95 years old. The D Company veteran served in Egypt and Italy before sustaining a permanent injury that left him paralysed down one side of his body.
Rena: Concern for wreckage workers’ safety
Te Korowai Kāhui o Te Patuwai Council is deliberating over whether they'll agree to leave the Rena wreckage where it lies on the Astrolabe Reef. They're the first Māori group that is not unanimously against the idea of leaving the wreckage where it is, saying they fear for workers working under dangerous conditions on the wreckage.
Matatini 2015: Halfway mark for regionals
We're halfway through all the kapa haka regional competitions, and preparations for Te Matatini 2015 seem to be on track. Anzac Pikia caught up with Te Matatini hosts for next year's festival, as well as Te Matatini’s chair at the Australian National Kapa Haka competitions in Sydney.