Trial for social worker accused of having sex with teen boy aborted
The trial of a social worker charged with having sex with a 15-year-old boy in her care has been aborted. Alexia Joseph, a former social worker at Auckland’s Waipareira Trust, has pleaded not guilty to the charge.
FOMA moving on from controversial past to positive future
The Federation of Māori Authorities is moving on from a year of controversy that includes a $200,000 debt and the resignation of its chief executive. At the centre of that controversy is Chairwoman Traci Houpapa who agreed to an interview with Oriini Tipene-Leach today, to set the record straight.
MASSIVE hīkoi against sexual violence gets underway
A three-week hīkoi around the Northland area raising awareness around speaking out against sexual violence began today. Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis and Men Against Sexual Violence (MASSIVE) were joined by supporters which included politicians from all the parties who put their political agendas aside to support the cause.
Iwi proposes to name Wellington lagoon ‘Whairepo’
Te Atiawa iwi have requested that a lagoon near Te Papa in Wellington’s CBD be given the name Whairepo. The proposal was submitted to the NZ Geographic Board early this year. Manawa Wright spoke to Te Atiawa's Morrie Love about his people’s aspiration.
Te Wharekura o Mauao takes on Shakespeare
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is set to take on a Māori flavour at this year’s annual Shakespeare Festival in Wellington. Te Wharekura o Mauao is set to perform the piece this weekend at the festival. They will also be the first wharekura to participate in the event.
Maiau Houltham swap piupiu for MMA gloves
She's one of Te Matatini’s most recognisable kaihaka, but Te Matarae i Orehu’s Maiau Houltham is hanging up the piupiu and poi and strapping on the gloves to chase her MMA dreams.
State of Origin game one ‘a little flat’
Jenny May Coffin joins Scotty Morrison for a round of sports talk. On the agenda is game one of the State of Origin league series; the rise of the Hurricanes in Super 15; and the Pulse’s Katrina Grant’s suspension in netball.