Opposition critical as National MPs steer clear of Te Tii Marae
Prime Minister John Key and his National colleagues steered clear of Te Tii Marae in Waitangi today. The snub has drawn flak from a number of quarters but it's also provided ammunition for his political adversaries.
Te Kōngahu: New Waitangi museum houses historic taonga
The Museum of Waitangi has been formally opened at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The $14 million facility will house taonga that tells stories about the rich history of the Treaty.
Anti-TPP hīkoi reaches Waitangi
The Northland anti-TPP hīkoi ended its campaign at Waitangi today when the group was welcomed on to Te Tii Marae. The march started at Cape Reinga on Monday and reached Auckland yesterday to protest against the multi-lateral trade deal. Organisers say the effort has been a great success.
Former Turakina students enrol in to Hukarere Girls’ College
Hukarere College's roll has increased this year. That's mainly due to the demise of Turakina Māori Girl's College. Late last year, Education Minister Hekia Parata closed the school because of a dwindling roll and mounting debt. However, a number of former Turakina students have chosen to continue their education at a Māori school by opting for the boarding school in Hawke’s Bay.
Māori officer recognised for serving nearly half a century
He's just marked 49 years of service in the police force making him the longest continuous serving officer ever, but Mike Ormsby issued a challenge at the event to celebrate the milestone. He says more Māori are needed in the police force to effect meaningful change.
NZ Warriors’ new recruit amped to play for home club
The NRL Nines kicks off tomorrow and once again the Warriors are hot favourites. While the team boasts two of the best game breakers in Shaun Johnson and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, their success hinges on the performances of a number of emerging players. Tamati Rimene-Sproat caught up with one of those young guns and discovered he's not only making a return to the game, he's also returned home.
NRL Nines: Penrith Panthers’ feature young Māori guns
The Penrith Panthers are boasting eight Kiwis in their NRL Nines squad this year, including five Māori players. We speak to Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Te Maire Martin about what we can expect from them and their side at this year’s Auckland Nines.
Tiki Tāne releases new single ‘No Place Like Home’
Tiki Tāne has today released his single ‘No place like home' with all proceeds of the single going straight to the Good Neighbour charity. Tiki sat down with our reporter Pere Wihongi, sharing his journey of one of the longest projects he's ever worked on.