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Rāmere 20 Hōngongoi 2012

Published: 4:24PM Friday July 20, 2012

Court appoints Runanga as legal guardian of CYFs child
The Family Court has appointed Te Runanga o Ngai Te Rangi the legal guardian of a Maori child that was under CYFs care. It's the first time an iwi authority has been granted custody and follows a recent appeal from the Youth Court to iwi, to take over the care of children caring for foster kids.

Te Reo Maori in official court proceedings
On Monday, District, Family and Youth Courts will start opening, adjourning and closing sittings in Maori and English. The new move has its supporters and critics.

Silver Fern hopeful playing in netball final
As a Maori player for Magic, she has shone in the ANZ championship, now Elias Shadrock of Ngati Porou has one more game to make an impression on the coaches of the Silver Ferns.

Survival of te reo is in our hands, not legislation, says Shortland
Language expert, drama veteran, and political commentator Waihoroi Shortland talks to us about the current Maori issues including the courts inclusion of Maori in their official proceedings, and the Tribunal water hearing.

Water rights hearing broadcasted over the airwaves
The Waitangi Tribunal hearing concerning water rights has shaken the nation this week. Te Reo Irirangi o Te Upoko o Te Ika has been broadcasting the hearing from Waiwhetu Marae near Wellington. Shortly before the show, we spoke with the chair of the radio station Wena Tait.

Smoking advertisements to be removed under new law
From Monday, tobacco displays must be removed from shops with new government laws coming into play. A cigarette company is pushing addicts to pressure the government to drop measures which would make it harder to smoke. They have created a website which allows smokers to voice their opinions.

Sports round-up and picks with Tumamao Harawira
Our sports commentator Tumamao Harawira is back to do the sports round-up. He goes through the weekend's games which include Manly vs Bulldogs, Warriors vs Knights, Crusaders vs Bulls, and Magic vs Vixens.

Kearney resigns as coach for Parramatta Eels
Stephen Kearney has resigned from his post as coach for the Parramatta Eels after two years with the team. The Eels are currently at the bottom of the NRL table with only three wins this year. He says the move was his decision. He also says a weight has been lifted off his shoulders and he's able to concentrate on training the Kiwis for the World Cup next near.

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