Whānau celebrate Tā Pita Sharples’ knighthood
He's a pioneer in education, kapa haka, and politics. The extraordinary legacy of Sir Pita Sharples was acknowledged when he was officially knighted at Government House today. And in a twist befitting the unique nature of Sir Pita, his investiture saw a break from the usual pomp and ceremony.
Former victim of child abuse in state care says ‘let’s get it right’
A report has found that many children in state care before the early 90s were subjected to a culture of abuse and neglect. Many of those children were Māori. Irena Smith spoke to one of those victims who admits the trauma still gnaws away at him today,
Rotorua council votes unanimously to trial online voting
The Rotorua Lakes Council has voted in favour of trialling online voting for the 2016 local government elections. It's believed it could be a solution to addressing voter apathy, a problem that plagues the whole country.
Tawhirimatea Williams acknowledged for a life in education
And another legend in Māori education also received a civic honour at Government House today. Tawhirimatea Williams has dedicated nearly half a century to teaching.
Iwi leader Nora Rameka honoured
Ngāti Rehia leader Nora Rameka was made a Member of the NZ Order of Merit. Nora Rameka is a well-known identity from Te Tai Tokerau and is acknowledged as one of the driving forces behind the resettlement of Takou Bay by Ngāti Rehia.
Danielle Hayes urges fashion industry to ‘embrace the natives’
Model Danielle Hayes has certainly made her mark with the high flyers of the fashion world overseas, but it hasn’t come without its challenges. Te Karere caught up with the Kawerau native at New Zealand Fashion Week where the crème de la crème of NZ fashion designers flaunt their wear.
#NZFW: Māori models making it on the catwalk
At New Zealand Fashion Week, Peata Melbourne went backstage with Ngāpuhi’s Aerial Urlich and Ngāti Porou’s Sharni Ripohau, two young Māori models who spoke of their journey in the fashion world thus far.