Dame June Mariu appointed patron of Hāpai Te Hauora
Dame June Mariu has been chosen to serve as the first patron to NZ's largest Māori public health body, Hāpai Te Hauora Tapui. She has the honour of being officially appointed by King Tuheitia.
Fundraiser at Muriwai on Waitangi Day
Waitangi Day is nearly upon us, and a fundraiser is set to be held in Muriwai on Thursday next week, on the auspicious day itself.
Political Wrap: MPs cry foul over waggers and riches
The first week in politics has seen lots of twists and turns and is a sign of what the year holds. It’s not only the men but also the women who are battling it out with fingers pointed in all directions. Our political reporter has the wrap of the week in politics.
Hikoi against oil drilling
The march in protest of deep-sea oil drilling and mining in Northland will begin at midday tomorrow at Cape Reinga. The march will take place over five days, stopping at Hukatere, Mahimaru, Awanui, Pupuke Whangaroa and Kerikeri, culminating in a stand at Waitangi.
Teina Pora appeal request accepted by Privy Council
Teina Pora's legal team is renewing their push for legal aid. The controversial case is going back to court around October this year, after Pora was granted leave to appeal to the Privy Council. Pora's spent more than half his life behind bars after being convicted of the rape and murder of Auckland woman Susan Burdett in 1994 - but doubts have been cast about his guilt.
King tide to hit NZ shores
It's that time of year again when the phenomenon known as a ‘king tide’ hits our shores. Extreme low and high tides will occur over the next five days so what does this mean for our fisherman and seafood gatherers? Peata Melbourne went to talk to fishing legend Bill Hohepa to get the story on the annual spectacle.
Rotorua gears up for Raggamuffin
For NZ reggae groups to stay on top Raggamuffin needs to survive. So says long time NZ musos who have gathered in Rotorua for the biggest reggae festival in the country – hitting its seventh year.
Te Arataura appoints new chair ahead of Waikato Tainui Games
A new chair, a new direction. Waikato-Tainui has rid itself of its troubled past with Te Arataura meeting for the first time this year in Hopuhopu and appointing a new chairman. That’s ahead of facing 20,000 iwi members tomorrow for Waikato Tainui Games.