Jonah Lomu honoured in moving Eden Park service
Tributes, songs and heartfelt messages were flowing for all black legend Jonah Lomu today. The public memorial service held at Eden Park saw dignitaries and sporting personalities gathered together with thousands of fans to share and show their love for a man who raised the rugby profile to an unprecedented level both on and off the field.
Davis’ gain is Mahuta’s loss in Labour reshuffle
Labour leader Andrew Little has announced his new shadow cabinet today. He has rewarded Kelvin Davis for his efforts this year in gaining a lot of traction, but he faces the risk of alienating one of his most senior and influential MPs by demoting Nanaia Mahuta.
Ten year passports now available
The new longer-life passport is available from today, just in time for the summer holidays. The Government agreed to double the lifespan of passports from five to ten years, meaning it will need to be renewed less frequently. For children it will stay at five years. The new passport costs $180.
PM pays tribute to Paris victims ahead of Climate Summit
Prime Minister John Key has landed in Paris for this week's Climate Change Summit joining leaders from 150 countries to try and find common ground for reducing carbon emissions. First, however, Mr Key paid a visit to the Bataclan theatre, where close to one hundred people died in the Paris terror attacks, to pay his respects.
Harakeke fashion designer returns from Paris outing
Leilani Rickard, one of Te Arawa's leading harakeke fashion designers, and her granddaughter Anastasia, recently returned from a prestigiously famous fashion show held in Paris and attended by many of the world’s high fashion houses.
Waka Toi: Weaver Matekino Lawless claims supreme award
Tohunga, artists and community leaders have been honoured for their contributions to preserving and helping to secure the future of high-quality Māori arts at the 2015 Creative NZ Te Waka Toi awards. The annual awards celebrated the lives and successes of Ngā Toi Māori practitioners and advocates, and serve as a springboard for emerging artists.