Labour’s housing policy ‘belated’, says Peters
Winston Peters says Labour’s housing policy of restricting non-residents to purchase houses in NZ is belated and that NZ First has always known there was a serious problem with foreign buyers snapping up houses in Auckland.
Police investigating suspicious Whangarei house fire
Police in Whangarei are investigating a house fire after suspicions it was deliberately lit. Emergency services arrived at the house shortly after one in the morning when it was well-ablaze. A car at the front of the house was also on fire.
Dr Paul Moon has a ‘cheek’ to criticise, says Whakarewarewa local
Members of Tūhourangi have taken offence over an article written by Dr Paul Moon questioning the authenticity of Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village in Rotorua.
Drop in Māori voter numbers switching from General roll
There's been a huge drop in voters switching from the General Roll to the Māori Roll at the close of the Māori Electoral Option campaign. Previous options have seen at least double the amount of voters switch from general to Māori.
Korean War veterans honoured in moving ceremony
Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice, it was a day of remembrance for soldiers who fought in Korea.
Ngāti Porou East Coast amped for Ranfurly clash
Ngāti Porou East Coast will have to bring their ‘A’ game to Whakarua Park tomorrow when they meet first division team, Waikato, to play for the ‘Log o’ Wood’, the Ranfurly Shield.
Hone Heke’s bones to be buried
The bones of Ngāpuhi chief, Hone Heke, will be buried on 31 August at Pūtahi, Northland. David Rankin, descendant of Heke took his ancestor's bones from their resting place near Pakaraka two years because of sewerage seeping into the site from nearby septic tanks.
Papakura Marae project to link youth to jobs
Papakura Marae an urban marae with an 'open to all' policy that's been around since the 1970's running a range of health and social services. But after 40 years they're about to try their hands at an economic development project to help connect the local youth in Papakura to the workforce.
28th Māori Battalion soldier’s medals up for sale
Five medals of bravery awarded to a 28th Maori Battalion soldier has been put up on TradeMe. The medals include a Memorial Cross, and were awarded to a George Rihia who was killed in the Western Desert in 1942, aged 23.
Warriors’ weekend win boosts hope for Top 8 placing
The Warriors’ odds of making the NRL's top eight are up after a convincing win over the Melbourne Storm yesterday afternoon. Warriors put in one of their best performances of the year with length of field tries and match saving tackles.