Te Whakatōhea commemorate 150 years since the siege of Te Tarata
It happened 150 years ago but Te Whakatōhea still feels its impact. It was when tribal domain was invaded by colonial forces at Te Tarata Pā. The event saw the eastern bay of plenty iwi incur huge loss of life and land. The iwi are hopeful that Te Tarata can be returned into Māori hands.
Billion dollar iwi Ngāi Tahu add another $109 million profit for the financial year
Ngāi Tahu have posted more than $100 million profit in the past year. But that return is down on last year's take. However, Ngāi Tahu is pleased with strong growth in its tourism and seafood businesses. The South Island iwi invests more than a third of its profit into tribal development projects in areas such as education, health and culture.
TPPA talks hang on knife's edge
Trans Pacific Partnership talks are on a knife's edge as we go to air - with ministers from the 12 countries locked away in talks. An announcement was expected this morning in Atlanta, Georgia, where the parties are meeting but it's since been repeatedly delayed. There are still last minute negotiations around agricultures and automotives. NZ is likely to have made a compromise over dairy access and textiles. There’s some hope for the beef market. Once an agreement has been reached it will be at least 30 days before the public will be given access to some of the details.
Māori concept Whānau Ora en route to be exported to Native Americans
Whānau Ora could be our latest export to the United States. An urban Māori authority has reached agreement with a Native American organisation that is placed is situated in Los Angeles county, home to the largest population of Native Americans in the US and they find the principles of Whānau Ora appealing.
Cowboys ride home to first premiership win
It's being hailed as the greatest showdowns in rugby league history. Last night's NRL grand final at ANZ Stadium, Sydney was won by a miracle try and a dream boot resulting in the North Queensland Cowboys taking home their first ever premiership win. Final score 17 – 16.
All Blacks – nothing to worry about
Like All Blacks coach Steve Hansen, All blacks halfback Aaron Smith says there's no cause for concern about the All Blacks spluttering performances in the Rugby World Cup so far. The Ngāti Kahungunu says while there have been flaws to their game, he says they've also some good things are building nicely for their next fixture against Tonga.