Māori schools speak out over proposed merge
Education Minister Hekia Parata has proposed that two Māori-medium schools in Christchurch will be merged. The principals of Te Kura Whakapūmau i te Reo Tūturu ki Waitaha and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi are shocked by the move as well as the intention to rebuild a new charter school instead.
Parata defends Christchurch school plans
In the wake of the Government’s announcement for schools, the Education Minister, Hekia Parata, has been defending the plan. She was at a conference in Rotorua today.
Water rights hui: Māori debate move to negotiate with Govt
Māori will negotiate with the Government over Māori rights to freshwater with legal action a last resort.
This is a proposed resolution that iwi leaders are currently debating, following yesterday’s national Māori hui on water rights at Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawahia.
Iwi from across country farewell Te Kani
The body of former Māori Women's Welfare League president, Jacqui Te Kani, is lying at Mangatu Marae in Whatatutu, near Gisborne. Mourners from many different iwi arrived to farewell a woman who contributed widely to Māoridom.
Māori songbirds flock to music awards
The annual Māori Music Awards will be held in Hastings tonight with 15 nominees vying for top honours in nine categories.
Herbs inducted into Music Hall of Fame
One of our best-known reggae bands, Herbs, has been inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame in recognition of their popularity and social activism in the musical industry over the past 30 years.
Tumamao's Picks: Cowboys and Raiders to win
Our sports commentator, Tumamao Harawira, talks to us about his thoughts and picks on up-coming games including the NRL semi-finals; Manly vs Cowboys; Rabbitohs vs Raiders.