Harawira holds her ground through early Waitangi tensions
The call to stop Titewhai Harawira from escorting dignitaries onto Te Tii Marae fell on deaf ears today. The Ngapuhi kuia escorted the Governor General, Sir Jerry Mateparae onto the marae. But out of confusion with tikanga, her son was stopped in his tracks.
Labour leader unknown to majority of its Māori voters, poll
Labour MPs may have voted to keep David Shearer as leader in a special caucus today, but most Māori voters have no idea who he is. David Shearer has been leader for more than a year, but a Te Karere DigiPoll reveals an overwhelming majority of Māori voters don't know who the current leader of the Labour Party is.
Hekia Parata: Not fazed about going on to Waitangi
Education Minister and National MP Hekia Parata talks to us about current political issues including education and Waitangi Day.
Hikoi, record-breaking haka planned for Waitangi Day
Everyone at Waitangi is setting up for Wednesday including Te Arawa waka which has been missing from Waitangi for 23 years and the anti-violence, anti-suicide groups who are planning a hikoi and a record breaking haka.
Te Arawa flag debate decided, for now
A decision to fly the 1835 Declaration of Independence flag on Waitangi Day has been agreed to with a motion put to the Te Arawa standing committee and the counsellors, but for this year only.
Tribunal will not use binding powers in Ngāti Kahu case
The Waitangi Tribunal will not use its binding powers and require the Crown to return properties to the northern tribe of Ngāti Kahu. The Tribunal found that redress for the wrongful dispossession of 70% of the tribe's lands is long overdue, but given the wider settlement negotiations in the area, it did not warrant the use of its binding powers. Ngāti Kahu chairperson Maakere Mutu joined us from Te Tii Marae in Waitangi.
Cabinet to decide on 4G allocation
Cabinet is expected to give a recommendation around the allocation of spectrum this week, while claims that it is a taonga is still before the Waitangi Tribunal. The 4G spectrum will allow for faster broadband speeds, but negotiations between government and Māori may mean access to faster broadband for customers could be delayed.