Tūhoe’s last 28th Māori Battalion veteran dies
The very last 28th Māori Battalion soldier of Tūhoe has died. Haare Te Nuku Raatana, or Haare Nuku to those who knew him, was one of the two surviving soldiers of the B Company.
Māngere holds memorial service for Jonah Lomu
"A legend who kept his Pacific roots strong." Last night, Jonah Lomu was honoured at a memorial service in South Auckland. Hundreds turned out to pay their respects. Peata Melbourne with this report.
Ngāi Tahu launches safe sleeping pēpi packs
Connecting the new generation of Ngāi Tahu to their culture and heritage has become even easier for families of the iwi. From next year each new baby who is registered with the iwi will receive a pēpi pack that includes tools and taonga that will help the child know who they are and where they come from.
Hundreds turn out for Taranaki Tū Mai
Hundreds of Taranaki descendants gathered for their biennial Taranaki Tū Mai festival. Hosted this year by Ngāti Mutunga, it’s an event where ‘Taranakitanga’ is celebrated through kapa haka, sports and wānanga.
Ahi Kā claims international film festival award
A Māori short film, Ahi Kā, has won an award at the Hawaiian International Film Festival. It's believed to be the first time a NZ film has won the top award, the Halekulani, Golden Orchid Award, at the festival. Directed by Richard Curtis and produced by Jillian White, the film is the product of a successful collaboration among whānau members.
Te Mātārae i Ōrehu celebrates 21 years
Te Mātārae-i-Ōrehu is one of the most prominent kapa haka in the country. They were established by kapa haka expert Irirangi Tiakiawa before his passing 20 years ago. So for their 21st birthday, Te Mātārae members, past and present, gathered in Rotorua to celebrate.