Corrections take over Mt Eden prison from Serco
The Department of Corrections have stepped in to rein in Serco run Mt Eden Prison. This morning a decision was made by the CEO of the Department of Corrections, Ray Smith, and the Minister of Corrections Sam Lotu-Iiga, to invoke the "Step In" clause in the contract Corrections has with Serco.
Minister hands out second chance to Whangaruru charter school
The Education Minister's made a startling decision to allow Northland charter school Te Pūmanawa o Te Wairua to remain open. It follows months of speculation that the school would close after the Education Review Office reported problems of poor attendance, bullying, drug abuse and management infighting at the school since it opened early last year.
Sonny Tau’s court appearance pushed back
It will be another three weeks before Sonny Tau appears in court on two charges of killing and being in possession of kererū - a protected bird species. The Te Rūnanga o Ngāpuhi chairman was due to appear in the Invercargill District Court today but that's been adjourned until August 18. It's understood his lawyer is seeking to have the case moved north.
Wānanga and police partnership continues
NZ Police and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa have resigned a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to continue their partnership to help recruit more Māori into the force and teach police officers about Māori tikanga.
Māori businesswomen discuss leadership fit for the future
Women leaders from around the country met today to discuss Māori economic development at the annual Huihuinga Wahine Māori Women’s Leadership Summit. Speakers include Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu chief executive Arihia Bennett, Dame Jenny Shipley and MasterChef sisters Kasey and Karena Bird.
Raggamuffin IX to hold competition for local opening act
Raggamuffin has announced reggae icon Eddy Grant and Grammy Award winner CeeLo Green as their headline acts for next year’s concert, but a search later this year will be held for a local act to open the whānau-friendly event.
Hawke’s Bay fends off Mid Canterbury in Ranfurly Shield challenge
After a slow start, Hawkes Bay turned on the afterburners to power past Mid-Canterbury in their second Ranfurly Shield defence of the year last night.