Tūhoe elders oppose $2.5m pay-out for key Treaty negotiators
A top-up of $2.5 million has been approved by Tūhoe's post-settlement entity Te Uru Taumatua to be distributed to members of one of its tribal authorities, Te Kotahi a Tūhoe, something that doesn't sit well with some Tūhoe elders who say the money could be better used to improve housing and renovate marae.
Ban on offshore islands cause public outrage in Whangamatā
From now until further notice, Department of Conservation has put a ban on the islands near Whangamatā. The three islands now come under environmental reserve laws as well as Māori land laws, but locals are not happy about the ban.
Can the Silver Ferns lift their game against the Diamonds?
The Australian Diamonds are ahead of the Silver Ferns 3-1 in the Constellation Cup series. Former netball star Jenny-May Coffin says if the Silver Ferns don’t lift their game for the last test on Sunday, we might see one of the biggest trouncing by Australia since 1996.
Japanese logging company seek iwi assistance
A Japanese logging company is discussing money issues with local iwi, Te Arawa, in Rotorua. Tachikawa Forest Products employs 130 people, but due to a lack of trees to cut down, the company has hit problems.
Waitangi Tribunal hears Ngāti Hikairo claims
The WAI898 case is coming to a close in Kawhia. The rights to the sea were discussed vigorously before the Waitangi Tribunal, as were the effects of tobacco on the area.
Two Coasties aim to represent Team USA in touch rugby
Two men from the East Coast are returning to New Zealand after competing at the USA Touch Nationals in Orlando, Florida. Gary Harding and TK Moeke, both from Gisborne, joined Team Tumeke Arizona to compete in the four day tournament against 60 other teams from around America and the rest of the world.
Harawira: NZRL and Kiwis coach to blame for Williams/Harris debacle
Our sports commentator Tumamao Harawira joins us to talk sports, sports, sports, including the Silver Ferns chances at beating the Australian Diamonds in the last Constellation Cup series game, and the dumping of Melbourne Storm’s Tohu Harris for Rooster’s Sonny Bill Williams in the Kiwis league team.
Cultures showcased in Boomerang Festival
Boomerang is a music and arts festival for all Australians to showcase their talent and of course it wouldn't be complete without Māori artists. This year it was held in northern New South Wales and our cameras were there to catch the talent.