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Rāmere 20 Mahuru 2013

Published: 7:24PM Friday September 20, 2013

Tuwharetoa’s future leaders take to kapa haka stage

The Tuwharetoa Kapa Haka Festival has begun for the schools of the region. Fun and entertainment was the aim of the day.

America’s Cup: Barker and Spithill butt heads over wind rule

Another day and another race postponed for the America’s Cup. Frustrations are running high in both camps over the abandonment of racing. Oracle Team USA are challenging the high winds safety rule, but Team NZ are against any rule change made midway through the series.

Govt cuts FFTO funding

The Government has cut foundation-focused training opportunities (FFTO) funding which is the funding set aside for independent learning groups and programmes. Many programmes and Māori education groups depend on the FFTO funding.

Political wrap: Labour’s new leadership stutters through first week

In the week that was, Labour’s new leadership made their first play against the Prime Minister, to no avail. Many are also left unconvinced by Labour's front of unity.

Māori blind society celebrates 30th anniversary

The Māori blind society of NZ, Ngāti Kāpō o Aotearoa, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. They have also opened their doors to include the deaf and disabled communities. The aim of today was to strengthen the ties between these groups into the future.

Grandfather awarded posthumously for saving grandson

A posthumous award for a grandfather who lost his life while attempting to save his grandson from drowning on Ninety Mile Beach four years ago. The Mayor of Auckland Len Brown presented the whānau of Jack Maynard Wiki with the Humane Society of New Zealand certificate acknowledging the bravery of those who put their own lives at risk to save or attempt to save the lives of others.

Māori Land Court Judge recognised in Waikato University awards

Māori Land Court Judge and Deputy Chair of the Waitangi Tribunal, Stephanie Milroy, of Tūhoe descent, will be presented with a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Waikato this evening. Stephanie Milroy was appointed as a judge to the Māori Land Court bench in 2002.

Tumamao Harawira: Manly and Storm to take out their semis

America’s Cup, firmly in our grasp or slowly slipping out of our reach? Piri Weepu back in the All Blacks line up – good move? NRL semis - Manly vs Sharks; Knights vs Storm? We asked these questions of our sports commentator, Tumamao Harawira.