Iwi concerned over proposed Auckland airport rail link
The Auckland Council is looking at building a rail link from the CBD to the airport, but local iwi are concerned over the potential impact the line might have on wāhi tapu.
Major sponsors missing from Auckland’s Matariki festival
Matariki signals the arrival of the Māori New Year, but for Auckland’s Matariki celebrations this year, it signals the departure of one of its major sponsors. So how are they coping?
Labour announces new adult education policy
Labour leader David Cunliffe has announced their proposed policy that ensures all people will be able to access adult and community education courses by restoring funding cuts made by the National Government.
Māori Party candidates undergo initiation
The Māori Party aren’t wasting time in inducting their new candidates and gearing up for what will be an election battle in the Māori seats. Despite some criticism that the party will struggle to retain the seats they currently hold and win new ones, Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says they have made the right choices in candidates and the party is ready for battle.
Māori-owned nutrition and health store opens in Rotorua
From kapa haka to health, today a former haka performer opened his own health and nutrition store to support other performers in their efforts to bodybuilding fitness. Kereama Wright went to check it out.
Rugby stars surprise students of Lynfield College
Despite having their first test against England tomorrow, some of the All Blacks, as well as the Blacks Ferns, found the time to head over to Lynfield College for a surprise visit.
Ngāti Kahungunu singers celebrate Matariki
Last night a Matariki event was held to celebrate singers and songwriters of Ngāti Kahungunu descent. Ngā Tukemata o Matariki saw the launch of three new albums, including one from well-known singer, Toni Huata.