Delay to Te Mātāwai bill as Minister calls for Māori and English versions
Te Ururoa Flavell's Māori Language reform agenda has been delayed. The Minister of Māori Development appeared before the Māori Affairs Select Committee to explain why the Maori language bill won’t be enacted this year. And, as Irena Smith found out, the reason for the delay could set a precedent for future Māori legislation.
Iwi embarks on project to save eel fisheries from polluted waterways
Lower North Island iwi Rangitāne are leading a project to save their eel fisheries in their region, but there's a major impediment to the plan. The iwi is concerned at the slow progress towards cleaning up the pollution in waterways such as the Manawatū River.
Jumping on the haka waka: Is Māori culture being promoted or exploited?
Māori culture is taking off on a grand scale overseas largely due to the All Blacks and, of course, the haka. But what happens when some of the biggest brands in the world jump on that bandwagon? A week into the Rugby World Cup tournament, Oriini Tipene-Leach looks at whether our culture really is being promoted or exploited.
Preparations underway for annual Ngāti Pikiao festival
Ngāti Pikiao are looking forward to celebrating their third ahurei or festival this weekend coming, and have already begun to build the infrastructure for the celebrations on Tapuaeharuru Marae in Rotoiti.
Court date set for TPPA hearing
Opposition against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement continues as a high court hearing date is set next week on the secrecy surrounding the deal. Among those taking court action are Māori groups, medical specialists and academics. Peata Melbourne spoke to the lead negotiator of the legal challenge, Professor Jane Kelsey.
Expulsions, suspensions following schoolgirls’ brawl
Three students from an Auckland high school have been expelled after a brawl that was posted on social media.
Parliamentary rugby team returns battered, bruised and empty-handed
There might be an official inquiry. The NZ Parliamentary Rugby Team returned from England bruised, broken but undefeated, yet they came home empty handed. Manawa Wright went out to the airport to investigate.