Teen avoids conviction over death of schoolboy, Stephen Dudley
The family of a teenager who died after being assaulted were left distraught after an assailant today escaped conviction. 15-year-old Stephen Dudley was beaten up following a rugby training in West Auckland.
Political week: Kōhanga Reo proves a handful
The week in politics was dominated by the audit report into the Kōhanga Reo National Trust, and the Serious Fraud Office inquiry that will now look into the spending at Te Pātaka Ōhanga. So just how has the lead minister Hekia Parata handled it?
Secondary schools’ kapa haka draw officially released
The official draw for the 2014 Secondary Schools National Kapa Haka competition is out. It's the same draw that was leaked online on Wednesday, which caused a stir amongst many online haka users. But the host committee aren't fazed at all, saying teams need to bring their game to the stage, regardless.
Hopes for Tūhoe marae to become self-sustainable
Te Uru Taumatua is the country's first living building of its kind. It uses natural resources, such as earth bricks, and solar panels to harness heat from the sun. It even has its own water recycling systems. And iwi chairman Tamati Kruger wants to help Tūhoe marae follow suit in becoming self-sustainable so they can generate their own power and heating.
Te Reo app features at Festival of Education
The Festival of Education kicked off today in Auckland showcasing the best of what New Zealand education has to offer. Amongst the festivities and workshops was a new app for media technologies designed by Hika Group and Microsoft that can translate 54,000 common phrases in to Māori.
Flavazum takes whānau fitness success to nationals
A Māori health and fitness group from Rotorua is heading to Invercargill to contest for the Trustpower National Community Award. Flavazum were named Supreme Award winners at the Trustpower Spirit of Rotorua Awards last year. Now the whānau fitness group is spreading their ‘flava’ to the rest of the country.