Budget 2015 a step in the right direction but not enough
The biggest features of Bill English's seventh budget is benefit increases and a $800m package to address poverty. But child advocates say while the measures are a step in the right direction it doesn't go far enough.
Māori Development Minister hosts Māori leaders for breakfast over Budget 2015
Traditionally, the morning after the budget, Government ministers host breakfast briefings to promote their new plans. The Minister of Māori Development talked up the gains secured by the Māori Party to a large gathering in Hamilton today.
Waikato-Tainui commemorate 20 years since raupatu claim
It’s been 20 years since the settlement of Waikato-Tainui's raupatu claim and today more than 300 people gathered at Tūrangawaewae to commemorate the event. Māori and non-Māori leaders alike reflect on the significance of the settlement and the impact it has had on Waikato Māori.
Relationships Aotearoa preparing to close its doors
After in-depth discussions with ministers, Relationships Aotearoa has acknowledged that losing their contracts and transferring all their clients to another entity is inevitable. The latest is that they are now in discussions about a timeframe to hand there contracts and clients over to a new entity.
Top scientists look into slowing down ageing of the brain
The country's top scientists and doctors met today to see how they can help NZ’s ageing population. The aim, to slow the process down of the ageing brain and they're looking at Māori and whānau-based communities for inspiration towards the solution.
Rugby Union and League
Ross Filipo to start for Chiefs against Bulls tonight in Rotorua and will find himself against South African rugby great, Victor Matfield. It’s the first time the Bulls have played in Rotorua since 2008.
Both State of Origin teams have been announced and already the mind games have begun. The Blues are without Greg Bird, Jarryd Hayne and Paul Gallen while there are question marks over Maroons Billy Slater and Justin Hodges. Greg Inglis is sick with a virus.