Protest march against dog shooting by police officer
Today, protesters and their dogs marched in the streets of Whakatāne over a decision not to prosecute a police officer for severely injuring a dog with a bow and arrow.
Accused Gisborne NYE rioters appear in court
Three of the people charged in connection with the New Year's Eve riot in Gisborne have appeared in the city's district court this morning. Nine others from outside Gisborne have had their cases transferred to their own areas. The accused face charges include disorderly behaviour, rioting, obstructing police, and using a can as a weapon. Two of them have pleaded guilty.
Auckland beats out LA in housing unaffordability list
A new report that says Auckland houses are pricier than those in Los Angeles has caused a stir. The 11th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey has rated Auckland as the ninth least affordable major city in the world.
Couple shreds the kilos in a bid to win $70,000 wedding for whānau
How far would you go to win the wedding of your dreams? One Māori-Samoan couple is putting in a little bit more effort than usual to lose a combined 80kgs in preparation for their big day - to win a $70,000 wedding. Raniera Harrison meets Top 6 Bridal Bootcamp finalist Roimata Stanley-Kaweroa and her fiancé Dan Ah Sam who are committed to going all the way, and beyond, for whānau.
Māori school-leavers ‘unleashed’ on cultural exchange
Unleashed Travel is an organisation providing school-leavers with the opportunity to travel the world to different destinations and partake in cultural experiences, fully funded. This year four Māori students were given the chance to fly to Fiji for a cultural exchange.
Meagre role for iwi in Wellington Anniversary prep
Wellingtonians enjoyed the day off today to mark their anniversary day, which also marks 175 years since European settlers arrived at Pito-one, or commonly known as Petone, in Wellington. Local iwi say it’s a good idea to commemorate the day, but they have other ideas on how the anniversary day could be remembered.
Kaitaia teen gets rugby scholarship to US
The Far North is one of the poorest regions in New Zealand and for some it’s hard to break free from the poverty cycle. But for one young man from Kaitaia, he's about to head off overseas on a rugby scholarship to play in the US.