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Rāmere 16 Kohitātea 2015

Published: 4:58PM Friday January 16, 2015

  • Abi Symes is calling for greater Maori input at local government level (Source: Te Karere)
    Abi Symes is calling for greater Maori input at local government level - Source: Te Karere

Mayor hopeful calls for Māori ward on Palmerston North Council

Abi Symes, candidate for the mayoralty of Palmerston North, is calling for a Māori ward to be established. There are 15 councilors for Palmerston North with no Māori among them which is raising again the issue of Māori participation in decision making at local government level. Abi Symes sees the value in having a Māori ward established in having Māori included in the decision making process.

Teen sensation Marama Elkington wins premier womens W1 gold

Marama Elkington has taken the waka ama world by surprise havinge taken out the women's single sprint division. Last year she won the silver with a 100th of a second difference so this year she grit her teeth to win last night's finals.

St Stephen’s archival material to be digitised for online database

Plans are afoot to archive and preserve memorabilia from one of our oldest Māori schools. St Stephen’s might be closed but its vast collection of taonga dates back to the 18th century. The former students want to see that legacy preserved.

Vodafone Warriors pick Māori talent for NRL Nines

Vodafone Warriors head coach Andrew McFadden has included some of the clubs biggest names in his squad revealed today to take on the NRL Nines to be held at the end of this month. Kiwis sensation and recipient of last year’s Golden Boot Award, Shaun Johnson will once again captain the side, but McFadden revealed today he's about to 'unleash the beast' on the NRL Nines.

Northland go to parliament to address dusty roads

A group of Northland residents fed up with the state of their local roads are taking the fight to parliament. The residents of Pipiwai, near Whangarei, have been trying reducing the amount of dust covering their community.

Vodafone Warriors pick Māori talent for NRL Nines

Vodafone Warriors head coach Andrew McFadden has included some of the clubs biggest names in his squad revealed today to take on the NRL Nines to be held at the end of this month. Kiwis sensation and recipient of last year’s Golden Boot Award, Shaun Johnson will once again captain the side, but McFadden revealed today he's about to 'unleash the beast' on the NRL Nines.

$13,000 to go until Destiny can walk

Last year we brought you the story of a girl - unable to walk due to cerebral palsy. The five-year-old expressed a simple dream - the ability to walk unaided. That dream spawned a fundraising campaign called 'Destiny's Desire to Walk'. In just eight months, nearly $90,000 has been raised, but as Pere Wihongi reports - Destiny's operation is two months away and a further $13,000 is needed.

Last year we brought you the story of a girl - unable to walk due to cerebral palsy. The five-year-old expressed a simple dream - the ability to walk unaided. That dream spawned a fundraising campaign called 'Destiny's Desire to Walk'. In just eight months, nearly $90,000 has been raised. Destiny's operation is two months away and a further $13,000 is needed.

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