Kapiti Expressway to go ahead
The Supreme Court has dismissed the Takamore Trust's appeal to stop the Kapiti Expressway from being built through their sacred lands. Now it looks as though the trust will have to work with the NZ Transport Association in order for their concerns to be heard in the process.
Northland charter school fights back
A Northland charter school is fighting back at claims by the PPTA that charter schools will not raise Māori achievement, but will cause division within communities. Te Kura Hourua ki Whangaruru say it's their kids who will ultimately suffer as a result of the PPTA banning its members from any interaction with charter school staff.
Fallen Ngāti Whātua leader bound for home
The body of Ngāti Whātua leader Takutai Wikiriwhi left Orakei Marae in Auckland today bound for his other marae at Whakapirau. He was 83 when he passed away after long illness on Wednesday night. He was well known for attending events and functions on behalf of Ngāti Whātua. He'll lie at Oruawharo Marae tonight.
Gisborne gears up for Māori Language Awards
The red carpet is ready and guests from as far away as Greymouth have gathered in Gisborne for an evening of glitz and glamour at the annual Māori Language Awards. And tonight's event will see a record turnout.
Rotorua marae take step towards ‘digital sovereignty’
At Te Roro-o-Te-Rangi Marae in Ohinemutu today, a hui was held to celebrate Māori in the ICT sector. It was attended by iwi representatives and those who believe that the way to take Māori into the future is by entrenching this technology on all marae,
Taste of Auckland tantalises taste buds
This year Auckland's premier food and drink festival is celebrating its fifth year. Pere Wihongi went to check out the menu.