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Rāhina 08 Whiringa-ā-nuku 2012

Published: 8:29PM Monday October 08, 2012

  • Private Michael Ross laid to rest

Private Michael Ross laid to rest

Private Michael Ross, the soldier who drowned two weeks ago, was "taken too soon" according to his family and friends. He was laid to rest today at his Ngāti Kahu homeland of Pamapuria at Te Paatu Marae.

Māori and Moriori remains returned

Māori and Moriori remains gifted to Australia in 1924 have returned home. The remains are believed to be from the Chatham Islands and the King Country.

Whare in Germany receives visit from its descendants

Te Arawa celebrates a million dollar project for their whare, Rauru, housed at the Museum of Ethnology in Hamburg. Now, Rauru, which was controversially sold in 1908 and reassembled in Germany in 1912, is filled once more with its descendants who have arrived to commemorate the centenary.

Māori king reiterates unity

The Māori king has repeated his call that Māori must work together and not let the Government divide and rule on the issue of water rights. King Tuheitia commemorated the anniversary of his grandfather's coronation today. The king journeyed on traditional waka-taua from Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawahia to Waahi Marae in Huntly.

Opposition to letting Tyson in the country

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson shouldn't be let into the country and Urban Māori Authority shouldn't be supporting him. That's what a Māori support group for Māori women and children affected by violence and abuse believes amid controversy over his rape conviction.

‘Lightning Bolt’ strikes in Auckland

The fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt, has flown into Auckland for a whirlwind visit. The man dubbed the ‘Lightning Bolt’ made an appearance at a carefully choreographed event promoting a sports drink.

Iwi group to combat depleting eel stocks

There are calls for a pan tribal group on freshwater fisheries. Ngāti Awa are urging iwi to work together to combat depleting eel stocks.

Calls for ‘culturalcy’ to be put in education curriculum

There's a call for not only literacy and numeracy to be top of the education agenda - but also culturalcy. Iwi education authority, Te Maru o Ngā Kura o Aotearoa, is calling for the new curriculum domain. It wants all schools to assess students on Māori knowledge as well as some of the other major cultures which make up our society.

New double-culled canoe Hawai’I bound

A new waka-hourua, based on a traditional Polynesian canoe, has been built here in Aotearoa for Hawaii.