CYF carer jailed 14 years for sexual abuse
A Child, Youth and Family (CYF) carer who sexually and physically abused six children in his care has been sentenced to jail for 14 and a half years. Taite Hemi Kupa was sentenced at the Whangarei High Court today, after being found guilty by a jury last month on 21 charges, including three counts of rape relating to two girls who were aged 10 and 14 at the time.
8-month-old boy taken to be mourned on his marae
Family and friends are paying their final respects to the 8-month-old baby boy who died on Monday night. The baby's funeral is being held at a Hamilton marae. A marae source told Te Karere the boy will be buried next to his grandmother tomorrow. A 33-year-old male, believed to be the boy's father, is being charged with his murder. He will reappear in Hamilton District Court on July 8.
Māori health strategy takes on holistic view
New Zealand's Māori health strategy He Korowai Oranga has been updated today to reflect the changing environment that people live in. The strategy will continue to guide government agencies and health providers to work together to better support whānau interested in taking control of their health.
TKKM o Ruamatā hold exams for its tauira from around the country
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ruamatā in Rotorua are hosting a maths examination for 60 students from eight different kura kaupapa Māori around the country. It’s a class that usually takes place over video conferencing, but today, they have all gathered to not only sit their assessments, but meet each other face-to-face.
Ngarimu VC recipients to carry on enduring legacy
The Ngarimu VC Scholarships were presented last night to its nine recipients. A diverse group of Māori from around Aotearoa were rewarded on a night that had some of the countries most dedicated and decorated New Zealanders in attendance.
Manu Kōrero: Korimako champ set to return to defend his title
Hato Paora College head boy Sonny Ngatai is hoping for victory on his birthday. The 18-year-old took to the regional Manawatu Manu Kōrero stage earlier today in a bid to defend his national Senior English Korimako title he won last year in Hamilton. But first he had to beat off contenders from his own region.
New MIT campus makes education more accessible
The Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) is set to open the doors to its new building. The upcoming second semester will see it in full use, along with the roll out of a new education resource.
Māori community gout champions receive health award
Today, Dame June Mariu and Areta Koopu accepted the Outstanding Achievers award in the Minister of Health's Volunteer Awards on behalf of Community Gout Champions.