Govt not welcome to Waitangi if TPPA is signed – Kingi Taurua
Ngāpuhi kaumātua and spokesperson for Te Tii Marae says the Government will not be welcome at Waitangi if a proposal to sign the TPPA goes ahead on the week of the nation’s celebrations next month. He says the lack of proper consultation with Māori means they have been left in the dark.
Northland man stands trial for alleged sex offences
An ex-Northland school worker and church leader is standing trial in Whangarei District Court for dozens of sex crimes against young girls. Sixty-eight-year-old James Brian Sanders is alleged to have offended against 13 girls in the Far North and south of Whangarei.
Shelly Bay: To sell or not to sell?
Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust CEO Jason Fox says a sale would mean future joint business opportunities on the site and more cash flow to further develop social projects like papakāinga. But that kōrero still doesn’t have Hohaia Holden, a trustee on Port Nicholson, convinced. He says he supports the sale, but only if strict guidelines are in place on how the money is spent.
Waka Ama sprint champs boasts record numbers as day one kicks off
Over 3000 paddlers have descended on Lake Karapiro for the Waka Ama Sprint Nationals. It’s the biggest crowd the competition has seen since its inception in 1989.