Matt McCarten made Labour’s new chief of staff
Labour Party leader David Cunliffe has announced unionist Matt McCarten as his new chief of staff. McCarten returns to the party he started his political career with.
Finance Minister announces details of Genesis sale
Finance Minister Bill English laid out his first economic address for the year today including details of the Genesis partial sale and share float. And the Māori economy alone potentially unlocking billions more, it’s an area of high interest for iwi and Māori businesses this election year.
Shane Jones: McCarten’s no stranger to political arena
Labour Party MP Shane Jones joined us to discuss current political issues including Matt McCarten named Labour’s new chief of staff.
First Māori Police Commissioner appointed
The next Police Commissioner will be the first Māori to hold the post as the country's highest ranking officer. Mike Bush is of Ngai Te Rangi descent from his father's side. He's been in the police force for 35 years.
Ngāti Tamaoho oppose housing development
Ngāti Tamaoho is opposing the development of new lifestyle housing on their lands. The South Auckland based iwi are urging the council to take notice of their concerns. If they don't, the iwi say there will be a fight on their hands.
Ruataniwha Dam: ‘Our biggest concern is our river, not jobs’
The Ruataniwha Dam has been hotly debated between communities in Hawke’s Bay. The big question is whether or not the construction should go ahead and how it affects Māori.
NZer of the Year to be announced
The New Zealander of the Year Awards will be held in Auckland tonight and finalists include a couple of renown Māori. Māori educator Dame Iritana Tawhiwhirangi of Kōhanga Reo and Dr Lance O'Sullivan who works to eradicate all poverty-related illnesses, are two out of three finalists up for the award. The third finalist is founder and trustee of the Catwalk Spinal Cord Injury Trust, Catriona Williams.
Do or die for NZ Breakers
The Breakers are getting serious on and off the court after veteran player, CJ Bruton told his fellow team mates to step up on the eve of their must win game against Townsville. The guard and several other senior players voiced their frustration at the team's current position.