Flavell releases emails amid Māori TV interference claims
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has released emails between his press secretary and a Native Affairs staff member after allegations by the Labour Party of political interference into a panel discussion about Whānau Ora.
Māori TV pulls the plug on the Māori Sports Awards
The Māori Sports Awards is looking for a new TV broadcaster after Māori Television decided not renew its broadcasting rights contract. The setback comes as organisers prepare to celebrate its 25th year milestone by taking the event back to Ngāruawahia where it first began in 1991.
Hato Petera’s BOT claims Whānau Trust members are staging a coup
Concerns for student safety at Hato Petera College are being touted as a cover-up to a more sinister plan. The school's Board of Trustees claim members of its Te Whānau o Hato Petera Trust Board are staging a coup. Documents released exclusively to Te Karere reveal the plans being led by high profile Dr Lance O'Sullivan.
Whānau continue to sleep rough in Rotorua
The plight of the homeless is escalating in Rotorua. It's estimated as many as 200 are sleeping rough. Hinerangi Goodman discovered a family of four who are homeless, and spoke to a trust dedicated to helping people who don't have a roof over their heads.
Matariki concert showcases aspiring Māori stars
Te Papa’s Ngā Whetū o Matariki concert brought together aspiring Māori singers to perform with some of Maoridom's hottest artists in a night of remembrance.
Kōhanga reo steals the show at Matariki celebrations
Hato Petera College hosted primary and secondary schools alike for a Matariki event that saw the Māori community on the other side of the Auckland Harbour Bridge gather together to celebrate. There was even a kōhanga reo in attendance that stole the show.