Fish quota model could be key to water rights
The Waitangi Tribunal is being urged to consider the Maori fishing catch quota model before coming to a conclusion on water rights. Treaty lawyer Kathy Ertel says no one owned fish before the fishing quota model was created. Now the Tribunal are being asked to consider this model as an example of a resolution to the water rights issue.
Final farewell for Timi Te Heuheu
Timi Te Heuheu was buried today in Waihi. He was the brother of paramount chief Sir Tumu Te Heuheu and husband of former Cabinet Minister, Georgina Te Heuheu. He was a tribal diplomat whose job was a link between Maori, politicians and business.
Poi E Thriller part of new dance theatre
It's a mix of traditional and contemporary performing arts. The Atamira Dance Company says that's the core of their new show called KAHA that celebrates the strength and pride of Maori contemporary dance.
Tikanga on hold to allow for language survival
The traditions surrounding whaikorero, or formal speech-making, must be set aside to ensure the survival of the Maori language. That's the view of one Maori family, where the father is allowing both of his sons to perform formal speeches on the marae despite protocol that dictates seniority must take precedence when it comes to who is allowed to do whaikorero.
Lore vs law in Takamore case to be heard in Supreme
The contested burial of James Takamore goes to the Supreme Court tomorrow. Takamore died in 2007 and his body was taken by his extended whanau to Kutarere in the Bay of Plenty against the will of his partner Denise Clarke. Her fight to have his remains returned to Christchurch was upheld by the high court and court of appeal, based on a ruling that Tuhoe burial customs could not be recognised in common law. However, Mr Takamore's sister has appealed to the Supreme Court.
Magic against the Mystics in preliminary finals
The Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic coach, Noeline Taurua, is hoping a major change in preparing for tonight's ANZ championship preliminary final against the Northern Mystics will make all the difference for her side to progress on to the finals against the Melbourne Vixens.
Super 12 take kapa haka to a new level
The Super 12 Kapa Haka competitions displayed a mixture of haka and theatre that left many entertained. The competition allows for the use of the traditional and contemporary forms of kapa haka that is rarely seen elsewhere. This year the $10,000 prize was won by Whangarei Mai Tawhiti.