Victim of convicted sex abuser Elvis Shepherd breaks silence
Former teacher and principal Elvis Dobson Shepherd was released from prison today after serving four years of an eight year sentence for sexually abusing students at an Auckland school. One of his victims has broken his silence after being left in the dark over Shepherd’s release.
Police name Mongrel Mob members killed in car crash
Police have released the names of the three men who died in a crash at Mohaka near Wairoa on Saturday. They were Terry Stone (31), Ronald Rigby (53) and Nathan Isaac (29). All were members of the Mongrel Mob.
NZ detainee describes mass riot sparked on Christmas Island
Australia's controversial detention centres are in the spotlight again today with claims guards have fled the Christmas Island facility following a mass riot. Australia's border force has confirmed a "disturbance", but according to one detainee inside, the centre is being "absolutely destroyed".
NZTE commits $1.6m to growing Māori businesses internationally
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has announced that New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is committing around $1.6 million to growing Māori business internationally. Mr Flavell has seen first-hand the opportunities abroad for Māori and says the potential for growing the Māori economy is huge.
Māori urged to take action over diabetes
The inaugural Diabetes Action Month has kicked off as diabetes continues to be a growing problem for the country, particularly for Māori and Pacific Islanders.
Daniel Kereopa to defend title at Ultimate Waterman 2016
Daniel Kereopa is set to defend his title at the Ultimate Waterman Championships 2016. The inaugural event this year saw seven international invite-only watersports champions take part, and for 2016, the government is chipping in $1.2 million.
Prince Charles and Camilla treated to royal welcome at Tūrangawaewae Marae
In less than 24 hours Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will leave our country after twenty four tours across six cities. One particular tour that will no doubt leave a lasting impression on the Windsor royals is their visit to Tūrangawaewae Marae where more than two and a half thousand people took part in the historic event hosted by King Tūheitia.