Māori Party celebrates Budget gains
The Māori Party gains from the Budget were celebrated this morning by key stakeholders at a breakfast hosted by the Minister of Māori Affairs Pita Sharples. Those who benefit from the new money say while it’s been a long time coming, it’s a good start.
Church fears division over same-sex blessing decision
The Māori Anglican Church fears further division within the church, following yesterday's decision to offer blessings for gay couples. The General Synod is willing to explore the option, but has ruled out performing same-sex marriages.
Rātana Pā farewells Morvin Simon
At the passing of renowned Māori composer Morvin Simon on Wednesday, his body was taken to lie at his old school, Hato Paora. Today, he was to be taken back to lie at his ancestral marae at Whangaehu and Kaiwhaiki, but as Heta Gardiner reports, Ratana Pā made a last minute plea, and their wishes were granted.
Manu Kōrero: Low turnout for Pei Te Hurinui competitors
Today, some spectators at the Manu Kōrero regional speech competitions may have been asking themselves if Te Arawa's pool of young, te reo Māori orators were dwindling. With only seven competitors in the Pei Te Hurinui senior Māori language section, one principal questioned the efforts of other principals in getting their students to participate.
‘Māori meets Mediterranean’ in school’s food revolution
A Jamie Oliver Food Revolution Ambassador in New Zealand has partnered with Rhode Street School in Hamilton to present a real food day. The food revolution theme this year is getting kids into the kitchen from a young age where the kids will be doing most, if not all, of the cooking.
Mana Wahine Fight Night a big hit
A new crop of boxers is emerging from the Bay of Plenty, and they are all female. The first ever Mana Wahine Fight Night took Kawerau by storm with some of the bay's most talented boxers punching well above their weight.