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Rāhina 17 Here-turi-kōkā 2015

Published: 7:38PM Monday August 17, 2015

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    Remains of Mokai Marae's wharekai, Parehinga Awatea, after a blaze gutted the building. - Source: Te Karere

Marae urged to check fire safety measures

The NZ Fire service is urging marae leaders throughout the country to ensure it has adequate fire prevention measures in place. The plea comes in the wake of Saturday's blaze which devastated Mōkai Marae.


Firefighter concerned over proposed rural-urban fire brigades merge

Rural firefighter Kevin Ihaka has just returned from a deployment in Canada where it's said he and his colleagues fought fires as big as NZ's landmass. Now he's back in the country faced with a different kind of battle - the NZ Fire Service is under review. He shares his concerns for a proposed plan to merge rural and urban brigades with Manawa Wright.


Ceremony unveils Kīngi Tāwhiao bronze sculpture

For the first time the public will be able to view a bronze sculpture of King Tāwhiao that was made over 30 years ago. Artist Gary Schofield was back in the country especially for the occasion.

Sonny Tau running again for Tūhoronuku leadership role

Sonny Tau is once again contesting the leadership of Ngāpuhi's Treaty settlement group, Tūhoronuku, despite being due to appear in the Invercargill District Court tomorrow morning charged with the possession and killing of kererū, back in June.

Māori playwright pays tribute to mothers of innocent victims of police shooting

He's the award-winning Māori playwright who found his soul writing about an innocent victim of a police shoot out. Aroha Awarau's new play 'Officer 27' honours the mothers of those victims.

Silver Ferns return home with silver

The Silver Ferns have touched down on home soil, minus the gold. Despite a late resurgence, the Ferns fell 58-55 to Australia last night in the Netball World cup final.