Sir Paul Holmes’ final farewell
There were many fond memories shared by Māori who attended the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes today, including many who worked with him here at TVNZ. He was farewelled at the Holy Trinity Church in Auckland.
Kura suffers Whanganui stench
Things are still smelly in Whanganui and it doesn't look like hope is on its way. The stink is coming from the local sewage plant which is broke. Students at a local kura kaupapa are finding it hard to work through the smell as they are only 3km away.
Ex-Navy officer not surprised by high staff turnover
Amongst the many staff leaving the Navy due to pay cuts and stripping of privileges, are a number of Māori. We hear the story of one man who feels like he was unfairly dismissed and isn't surprised at the staff attrition rates.
The Week That Was - The Waitangi Wind Up
Political correspondent Tina Wickliffe takes a light-hearted look at the week that was.
Moerewa meeting to address gang violence
Gang members were amongst a crowd of about 300 people at a community meeting last night which aimed to address concerns about gang-related activities in the town. A meeting called by community leaders wanted the people of Moerewa to unite and show solidarity to stamp put gang violence. Just a few doors down from the hui is where rival gangs, the Rebels and Tribesmen, traded gun fire over the weekend and the community fears that it’s only a matter of time before some killed. Moerewa is the latest New Zealand centre to be infiltrated by the Rebels, who are Australia's biggest gang.
PM, Treaty Minister Chathams visit beneficial for Moriori, Māori
A visit by the Prime Minister John Key and Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson has reaped benefits for the Chatham Islands and Pitt Island. In September last year, the government visited the island to talk to Moriori and Māori leaders about working towards their treaty settlements. Hokotehi Moriori Trust General Manager Maui Solomon says while they were there they took into consideration the dilapidated state of some of the community's important facilities, now they have made a commitment to fixing both the island's wharves. The Government is also about to roll-out fast broadband for the island's three primary schools.
Hone Harawira to persist with Mana Māori Party
Mana Party leader Hone Harawira talks to us about current political issues including the DigiPoll results naming him the most effective Māori MP, Waitangi Day antics and we ask him about his discussions with Pita Sharples on a Mana Māori Party.
NRL under spotlight over drugs probe
ARL Commission Chief Dave Smith has revealed NRL players and clubs are under investigation following the Australian Crime Commission's (ACC) report into the integrity of sport. The ACC said today that the probe had uncovered widespread use of banned drugs in Australian professional sport and also links with organised crime and one possible instance of match-fixing. Our sports commentator Tumamao Harawira joins us to talk on this and other current sports related issues.