Jury discharged in Luke Tipene murder trial
The jury in the Luke Tipene murder trial has been discharged and the murder accused has been remanded in custody until September 23 when a new trial date will be set.
Whānau Ora agency Te Pūtahitanga aims to empower clients
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu says they aim to empower and uplift rather than preach and patronise. The Whānau Ora agency visited some of the people who have received Whānau Ora funding to gain an understanding of how the scheme works in the South Island.
Ngāti Whātua reaches housing agreement with Govt over Crown land
Ngāti Whātua has reached a new agreement with the Government which protects the tribe's right of first refusal of surplus Crown land in Auckland, but also provides for social housing.
Ngāi Tahu launch Mahinga Kai online series
Ngāi Tahu has launched their own web-based documentary series, Mahinga Kai. The online series tells stories of traditional food gathering methods passed down and why those practices are so significant to the South Island tribe.
Queen Lili’uokalani canoe race keeps waka ama culture alive
Over 2500 paddlers from around the world have gathered in Kona, Hawai’i for the Queen Lili’uokalani Memorial Canoe Race. It’s known as the biggest long distance race in the world where crews paddle for over 30km. Pere Wihongi spoke with the organiser who says it’s about the preserving of canoe paddling and keeping the culture alive.
Rotorua Boys’ High reflect on proud rugby history ahead of semi finals
It’s all on in Rotorua at the National Top Four First XV Championship. Rotorua Boys’ High School has made the semi-finals for the first time since 2006, and they’re ready to go all out against rivals, St Kentigern College.