Crown fails to properly consult iwi over Rena wreck, report
An interim report released by the Waitangi Tribunal today has found that the Crown's conduct in response to the grounding of the Rena on Astrolabe Reef breached the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Teen strives to come clean off synthetic highs
Two months ago Te Karere met a whānau whose teen was one of many hooked on synthetic highs. Now against the odds, and against his own assumptions at the time, he is working towards getting off the drugs for good.
Joe Collier laid to rest
22-year-old Joe Collier has been laid to rest in Waiaua. Collier died at Whakatāne Hospital from a stab wound to the heart after a gang brawl in Opotiki last Sunday night. Following his death, more violence broke out between the Mongrel Mob and Black Power gangs. Today, however, both sides put aside their differences as Te Whakatōhea mourned the passing of one of their own.
Māori education scholarship recipients dream big
Māori tertiary students striving for excellence have been given a boost to achieve their goals with the Rose Hellaby Māori Education Scholarships.
Human Rights Commission urges police to meet with marae
Human Rights Commission urges police to meet with whanau over a marae search. Reports of a night raid by police officers from Taranaki on children staying overnight at Stratford's Whakaahurangi Marae are disturbing says Race Relations Commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy.
Māori language expert critical of political efforts in
A Māori language expert warns Māori not to be distracted by political parties turning Māori language revitalisation into a political football during this year's general elections.
The Dark Horse kicks off NZ Film Festival
The NZ International Film Festival was launched last night with the premiere of the film Dark Horse, a movie that stars Cliff Curtis and James Rolleston. It’s based on a true story of a man who suffers from bipolar. Pere Wihongi went to the launch and caught up with the stars on the red carpet.