Fire destroys wharekai
The wharekai of a Northland marae went up in flames last night. The wharekai of Waikarā Marae, located 40 minutes north of Dargaville, was destroyed as the NZ Fire Service attended and helped locals protect the neighbouring wharenui.
Te Ture Whenua: ‘If it’s not broken, why fix it?’
Former Māori Land Court Judge Heta Kenneth Hingston believes there’s no need for an overhaul of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act. As one of the original architects of the law governing Māori land he says he can't understand why it needs changing.
Drowning toll could top 100 for 2015
Experts say drownings this year could top 100. This comes after a 17-year-old young man drowned off the Whanganui coast on Christmas Day.
Hato Paora exceeds national NCEA figures – ERO report
Although it hasn't been a good year for two Māori boarding schools, Turakina and Hato Petera, another is telling a different story. Feilding's Hato Paora College principal Debi Marshall-Lobb says Māori boarding schools do achieve excellence in education and, in her case, she has the Education Review Office report to prove it.