Rātana-Labour alliance reaches 80th year anniversary milestone
Rātana Church members are arriving at Rātana Pā near Whanganui to celebrate the birthday of the movement's founder, Tahu Pōtiki Wiremu Ratana. This year also marks the 80th anniversary since the church formed an alliance with the Labour Party.
Rātana Pā gear up for weekend birthday celebrations
Rātana Pā is preparing for a busy schedule of events this weekend and political reporter Irena Smith joined us live from the pā with the details.
New youth mental health project aims to combat discrimination
Mental health affects around 20 % of NZ population and it's believed to be even higher for Māori youth. So the Mental Health Foundation is developing programmes to better respond to their needs.
Rare pāteke birds relocated to new home
One of New Zealand's rarest mainland waterfowl is on the comeback with the help of local iwi and Forest and Bird. 80 pāteke were released into their new habitat in west Auckland yesterday in a bid to pull the species out of potential extinction.
#WakaAmaNats2016: Elkington and King continue to reign supreme
Marama Elkington and Tupuria King have once again taken gold in their respective races. 17-year-old Elkington is now a back-to-back premier women’s W1 500m champ, while it’s King’s third consecutive gold in the premier men’s.
#WakaAmaNats2016: Team Rock ‘n’ Roll proves age is no barrier
In among the teams paddling in the Waka Ama Sprint Nationals is a team of seniors with paddlers aged 70 and over with a combined age of 579. Their mission statement? ‘Koro tū, koro ora, koro noho, koro mate’ (An elder who is active lives; an elder who is idle dies).