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Rāhina 17 Mahuru 2012

Published: 8:46PM Monday September 17, 2012 Source: Te Karere

  • Bentham Ohia, CEO - Te Wananga o Aotearoa
    Bentham Ohia, CEO - Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Protest over non-renewal for Wānanga CEO

Staff and students of NZ’s biggest Maori tertiary institution protested against a decision not to renew its CEO’s contract. Chief Executive Bentham Ohia’s future is now in the air as a split decision by the governing council has chosen to dump the man, many say lifted the Wānanga out of an era of strife.

Kapiti murder accused remanded in custody

A 24-year-old has appeared in court today accused of murdering Sean Tui Patuone Strongman-Lintern in Kapiti over the weekend. The accused entered no plea today and remains in custody.

Hunter dies in bush as grandson waited for help

A keen pig and deer hunter died during a storm that hit Te Urewera, Ruatahuna on Saturday while out hunting with his grandson and his grandson’s cousin. Ten-year-old Mikaere Kiel and his cousin were with Kiel’s grandfather, Inia Mikaere-Kiel, when he suffered a heart attack in the middle of the bush. They stayed with him for up to nine hours before trekking back home for help.

Flashmob haka may face $10k fine

A new kiwi restaurant in Singapore has the local police up in arms. Staff of Fern & Kiwi performed a flash-mob haka to open their new restaurant - now they may face a fine of $10,000. In Singapore, public performances require special public entertainment licences which the restaurant did not have.

Hekia Parata: Charter school has no bearing on proposed merge

Upset parents and whanau are mobilising against sweeping education reforms announced for Canterbury. A plan announced last week will see the merger of two Māori immersion schools - Te Kura Kaupapa o Te Whānau Tahi and Te Kura Whakapūmau i te Reo Tūturu ki Waitaha. We spoke to Education Minister, Hekia Parata, about the Government’s proposal.

Trust presents final submissions against MSD

Te Whānau o Waipareira Trust presented their final submissions in the high court in Auckland today.  Trust CEO John Tamihere took the Ministry of Social Development to court because of its cancellation of its $1.4 million contract to deliver the government's Family Start welfare programme. Tomorrow the Ministry's lawyer will make their final submission.

Iwi and Govt water negotiations to start tomorrow

The Government will go ahead with its plans to meet individual tribes to discuss the Waitangi Tribunal's interim water report and the ‘shares plus’ scheme. The meeting will kick-off tomorrow beginning with Tainui who hosted a hui called by King Tuheitia to help unite all iwi involved with negotiations on water rights.