Wānanga staff and students protest
A number of staff and students from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa are protesting against the actions of their council. One particular reason they’ve got their hackles raised is over the way the governing body of the wānanga has appointed the new CEO role.
Fears over dumping of successful education programme
An education programme called Te Kōtahitanga has proven to lift Māori students’ achievement, but there are concerns over its continuation as the New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa fears the Government wants to scrap it.
Dawn service at the Auckland Museum
The Anzac dawn ceremony will be held at the Auckland Museum tomorrow. Our reporter, Raiha Johns went to check out what's planned for tomorrow.
Suspicious package closes Auckland’s Queen St
A part of Auckland’s Queen St has been closed off after a suspicious package was found. A 100m stretch of road from Mayoral Drive to Aotea Square was cordoned off.
Tahu cold case: Jury sent home
The jury's been sent home till next week in the case of a Taupo pensioner charged with murder in one of the country's longest running cold cases. 72 year-old Menzies Hallet has admitted shooting petrol station worker Rodney Tahu in Turangi in 1979. But denies intention to murder his former wife was scheduled to give evidence today. The jury's been dismissed until 10 o'clock Monday morning because of a legal issue.
Harawira’s nephews in court over alleged assault on boy
Two of Hone Harawira's nephews will go to trial over an alleged assault on a 12-year-old boy. Tohora Harawira and Enesi Taito appeared in the Auckland District Court charged with intent to injure over the August 24th' incident. They will stand trial on the May 20 over three days. The boy's evidence will be via video and CCTV. The third accused, Mau Harawira, was excused and will appear on the May 8.
Whakatūpato: Gun training for hunters
The Mountain Safety Council NZ is now teaching hunters safe firearm etiquette in a controlled environment. The programme is called Whakatūpato and is aimed at Māori hunters. Research suggests that accidental hunting fatalities occur in NZ at least once every 9 months.
Tūhoe holds treaty settlement ratification hui
A meeting is being held tonight at Te Kākano Marae in Wellington to discuss the ratification of Tūhoe’s Treaty settlement. Hundreds are expected to turn out.
Rematch between Super Rugby 2012 finalists
The Sharks will provide the Chiefs with a rematch of last year's Super Rugby final when they return to Waikato Stadium on Saturday night, with both sides desperately in need of a win. The 2012 champion Chiefs are coming off back-to-back losses that have put question marks over them topping the New Zealand conference. Add to that the loss of Richard Kahui, Andrew Horrell and Fritz Lee to injury after last weekend's clash with the Waratahs in Sydney and it might not quite be backs to the wall just yet, but the home side are under pressure for the first time in a while.
Guildford lends support to Julian Savea
He's been through his own very public issues over the past 18 months. Now Crusaders wing Zac Guildford is lending support to Hurricanes star Julian Savea, as he faces his assault charge and any ramifications on or off the field. The rugby star appeared in the Wellington District Court yesterday on a charge of assaulting his partner Dawn Rodgers. He entered no plea and will appear in court next month.