Bali press conference for accused Māori woman postponed
The press conference for Leeza Tracey Ormsby has been postponed. The Rotorua born woman was set to make a public appearance today after her arrest alleging she was in possession of drugs while staying in a hotel in Bali.
Northland super council opposed
Submissions closed today on a draft plan to replace the four Northland councils - Whangarei, Kaipara and Far North district councils, and the Northland Regional Council - with one super Northland council. But one councillor says the Local Government Commission must first deal with Kaipara District Council's crippling debt.
Māori language learning goes mobile
If Māori do not embrace new technologies, our language will not survive. That’s according to Dr Rapata Wiri who has spent 20 years researching the benefits of using technology to enhance language revitalisation.
Waikato-Tainui calls for national day to commemorate land wars
Waikato-Tainui has asked the government for a national day of remembrance for the wars that have occurred in New Zealand. This was put to those who attended the 150 years of commemoration at Rangiaowhia near Te Awamutu today.
Ruapekapeka Pā website launches online
Stories of the last battle in the Northland land wars are being shared through the digital world. The first Ruapekapeka Pā website is now live after it was officially launched today in Whangarei.
Edinburgh Tattoo officials to attend Mātaatua haka regionals
The Mātaatua haka regionals will be hosting officials from the Edinburgh Tattoo tomorrow in Tauranga. Te Karere understands Te Matatini is in talks with the organising body of the tattoo who would like to see a kapa perform at the tattoo to be held in Scotland later in the year.
Manea releases debut Māori language album
A new Māori immersion album released to iTunes has aspirations to top the charts. Five kapa haka performers belonging to prestigious haka groups have released their self-titled album, Manea.