Grieving mum wants answers over son’s death in forest accident
A mother is calling for answers after reading a report by the coroner into her son’s death. Selina Eruera lost her son in a forestry accident in January 2013. She claims that what she was told about her son’s death is not what was in the coroner’s report, so she’s seeking answers.
Teen pleads guilty to assault in Stephen Dudley case
An Auckland teenager will be sentenced in August after pleading guilty to assault with intent to injure, in relation to the death of 15-year-old, Stephen Dudley.
Woman fined for supplying alcohol to 9-year-old
A woman who supplied alcohol to a 9-year-old boy, who was then filmed drunk in a skate park in Hamilton, has been fined $1000. The judge told the woman, Lucy Snowden, the boy could have died from alcohol poisoning.
Huntington’s disease research receives $1.2m grant
Māori are more susceptible to brain diseases than any other ethnic group. That's what Dr Melanie Cheung of Ngāti Rangitihi has found. Cheung has recently received $1.2 million from the Health Research Council (HRC) so she can make further advancements in finding a cure for Huntington's disease.
Ahuwhenua Trophy winners to be named
Today's the day the country will find out who is the best Māori dairy farmer for 2014. A capacity crowd of 900 is expected at the Ahuwhenua Trophy Awards dinner in Tauranga tonight. Irena Smith is in Tauranga, and she spoke to the kaumātua of the awards.
Manu Kōrero fosters competition, strengthens whanaungatanga
We’re back at the Tāmaki Makaurau Manu Kōrero speech competitions, and today, seniors in the Korimako and Pei Te Hurinui sections took the stage. But despite the fierce competition, the young orators not only held their own, but managed to create bonds between their respective schools.
Māori teen is one of 20 selected worldwide for Julliard
Actors Val Kilmer, Christopher Reeves, and Robin Williams are just a few graduates from the prestigious Juilliard School of Performing Arts and Dance in New York. This morning a young Māori flew to New York to join those famous artists as one of the first ever Māori to be accepted into this elite school.