Speaker wants review of Māori protocols in Parliament
Should protocols for pōwhiri at Parliament be overhauled? Parliament's Speaker David Carter wants a review of how to conduct a pōwhiri after Labour's senior woman MP Annette King voiced concerns over adhering to protocols that separate men and women.
Ringatū Church introduces new Poutikanga, Wirangi Pera
It’s a new era and a new year for the Ringatū Church with the appointment of 83-year-old Wirangi Pera as their new Poutikanga.
Huarewa: Bubsie MacFarlane, Aroha Mai lends support to cancer sufferers
Aroha Mai is a support service for cancer sufferers that is staffed by volunteers, and it’s the only Māori cancer support service in New Zealand. Founded seven years ago by Bubsie MacFarlane, they provide help and support for those patients and families in their time of need.
DOC sites awarded prestigious Green Flag
Five DOC sites have been awarded the international Green Flag for the first time. They are Lake Matheson Walk near Fox Glacier, Ship Creek in Haast, Ruakuri Walk at Waitomo, Ruapekapeka Pa in Northland and Wairongomai in the Bay of Plenty.
Teen victim of rape tells court of family disbelief
Another sexual abuse case has emerged in the Far North. The victim, who was 16-years-old at the time of abuse, told the court that though it's been two years since the incident, the worst part of it all is that some family members didn't believe her.
‘Early-childhood framework incompatible with Kōhanga Reo’
Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust Board is looking to settle all its previous matters so they may start the year anew. Te Karere speaks with board member Toni Waho about some of these matters.
2013 one of NZ’s hottest years on record
A new research show 2013 was the second warmest year on record in New Zealand. Climate scientist Dr Jim Salinger has analysed data from 22 land stations and three islands, showing the country's mean temperature was 0.84 degrees Celsius above average last year.
Growing market boosts number of jobs advertised
A growing job market means a great start to the year for those on the hunt for work. Janet Faulding, general manager of online job site Seek, says a good foundation for a positive 2014 has been set and competition to attract top talent will be fierce in the year ahead. Close to 252,000 jobs were advertised through Seek in 2013.
Spate of fires across the country
Fire crews were this afternoon battling a scrub fire in rural Northland, at Te Kopuru, south of Dargaville. Taranaki fire services were also attending a fire in New Plymouth. And South Island fire service and police dealt with a series of fires along State Highway 1, South Canterbury.