Whānau appeal for right to stay on papakāinga
A heartfelt appeal on social media is going viral, this time a son is urging viewers to help save his father from being kicked off the whānau farm. Cole Smith says his father is being treated unfairly by Te Tumu Paeroa and the Māori Land Court and has just two days to vacate the place his whānau has called home for more than three generations.
Ancestral remains returned home from Austria
For over a century Tainui have been waiting for the return of ancestral remains from Austria. Today, the wait has ended.
Treaty of Waitangi Audit finds Auckland Council lacking
The latest Treaty of Waitangi Audit on Auckland's Council is looking grim. Three years on from the first audit, only three of the 42 recommendations have been met. The Independent Māori Statutory Board says it's just not good enough.
Ten year passports due to return
The Government will return the passport validity period to 10 years from the current five years. The decision comes after much lobbying from Kiwis who said having to renew passports every five years was annoying.
Brook Grant: Auckland housing demand outstrips supply
In Money Matters we discuss the hot topic of housing prices with our financial guru, Brook Grant.
Suicide prevention conference underway
A number of health services have answered the call to contribute to a hui aimed at suicide prevention.
Takahē released to new home on Rotoroa Is
Today one of New Zealand's newest wildlife sanctuaries welcomed a breeding pair of takahē. Takahē are on the list of endangered bird species and are the latest occupants on Rotoroa Island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.
Rugby: Otere Black in demand following outstanding run-on debut
Rising rugby star Otere Black faces a dilemma after putting in a polished performance over the weekend against the Blues in his first start for the Hurricanes. Black is due to be released for the U20 World Champs campaign, but with Beauden Barrett’s return from injury uncertain, he could be held back to take a major role in the Hurricanes’ road to the playoffs.