Dame Whina Cooper remembered ahead of 40th anniversary of historic hīkoi
'Not one acre more.' That was the catch cry of Dame Whina Cooper as she embarked on a simple protest that grew into one of the most defining events in our nation's history. This Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the 1975 land march. Dame Whina led the march from Te Hapua to Wellington with a petition to end the alienation of Māori land. The milestone comes the very week Dame Whina's iwi Te Rarawa finally settled its treaty claim.
Tribunal calls for Crown to delay Ngāpuhi negotiations
The Crown breached the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi when it recognised the mandate of the Tūhoronuku Independent Mandate, that's according to the latest Waitangi Tribunal report. The tribunal has recommended negotiations be delayed until flaws are addressed, but will Minister Finlayson take any of this in to consideration before settling with the country’s largest iwi?
Marama Davidson becomes Greens’ newest MP
A new Māori MP will be joining parliament in November. Marama Davidson will become an MP for the Greens replacing former co-leader Russel Norman. Norman is quitting politics to become NZ Greenpeace director.
Two Māori QSM recipients
At Government House Wellington two Māori received the Queen’s Service Medal today. Paku Brown received the award for three decades of service teaching Māori language, and Ron ‘Rocky’ Hudson for services to Māori, particularly through providing cultural advice and direction various social services and health providers.
Investigation underway into bridge collapse at Lake Waikaremoana
An investigation is underway after a foreign tramping group suffered a potentially fatal fall. The accident happened when a cable broke causing the suspension bridge at Lake Waikaremoana to tip. The inquiry aims to ensure similar mishaps are not repeated.
Schoolgirls’ street brawl highlights worrying use of social media
South Auckland police are condemning social media as a platform for youth to commit criminal activities. It comes after footage of a street brawl in Manurewa has attracted almost a million views in just 24 hours and brought one school into disrepute.
Ngā Take Ngahau: DeAndre Brackensick sends aloha to Aotearoa
Former American Idol singer DeAndre Brackensick toured Aotearoa only months ago but he’s already hoping to make a return trip to his ‘favourite place in the world’. Pere Wihongi catches up with the sublime singer.