Tariana Turia signals retirement by 2014 elections
Māori Party co-leader Tariana Turia will step down from the Māori Party at the next election. Tariana Turia has signalled her intentions to retire so that the party could prepare for a succession plan. Some say if they don’t get it right, it’s all over for the Māori Party.
‘Morning after’ pill could be made available for 12-year-olds
The “Morning After” pill could be made free next year for 12-years-old. It’s part of the Taranaki Taiohi health strategy that has been approved by the Taranaki District Health Board. No doubt this will be a topic of debate for many. We went out to get the thoughts of young mothers who knew of the consequences of teen pregnancy and lack of contraception.
Taonga returns to Te Arawa after 120 years
A carving that has long been cared for by museums in England for over 120 years has been returned to its tribe of origin, Te Arawa.
Concern at outstanding Māori land rates
The latest figures for outstanding Māori land rates totalled $4.2m for the Gisborne region alone. Most of the debt relates to unoccupied and unproductive land, and the Māori Trust Office said it's time the councils got a better grasp on challenges faced by Māori land owners.
Messam, Dagg, A Smith nominated for Māori rugby player, NZ awards
The 2012 Steinlager Rugby Awards will be held tonight in honour of the country's top rugby stars. The Tom French Memorial Māori Player of the Year trophy that went to Piri Weepu last year is heavily contested this year with Liam Messam, Israel Dagg and Aaron Smith receiving nominations
Graduation day for young MUMA mums
Thirty-six young Māori mothers graduated today in a course run by the Manukau Urban Māori Authority (MUMA). The course teaches financial literacy and parenting, amongst other things, which is welcomed in an area where around 70% of New Zealand's teen mums live.
Traditional Māori games make a comeback in time for Xmas
Are you finding it hard to buy presents for your kids? Are game consoles too expensive? We may just have the solution. A Māori couple in Auckland is bringing back Māori traditional games. They first thought of it for their own children, but now, they're making them available for all kids.
Wharekai opening ends long wait for Otiria Marae
Tomorrow is the opening of the new dining room at Otiria Marae in Moerewa. They have been fundraising for the new building, Te Puna o Keteriki, for over 10 years.