Forestry review proposes three-year safety action plan
Last year was a dark time for the forestry industry when 10 men went to work in the bush but did not return home. Now an independent forestry safety review has recommended a three-year action plan to ensure those working in forestry return home safely.
Marama Fox ready to step into Turia’s shoes
The Māori Party are expected to announce that list MP Marama Fox will take over from Tariana Turia as the party's co-leader at their AGM tomorrow in Whangaehu.
Auckland Māori face road tolls, increased rates, and lack of mana whenua provision
Increase of rates, impending road toll costs and the possibility of less protection for mana whenua sites of significance are just a few issues facing Māori who call Auckland home.
Council’s fireplace ban delayed
Auckland residents are happy but wary that the council has postponed the passing of its air quality by-law which seeks to remove old and open fireplaces throughout the region. Māori residents with fireplaces are concerned that they could be lumped with yet more increased costs to the daily running of their households.
Jesse Ryder named in NZ A side
Jesse Ryder's comeback to top level cricket has been confirmed. Ryder's been selected in the New Zealand A squad to tour the United Arab Emirates over the next few weeks. The 30-year-old fell out of favour with selectors back in February after he continued to battle off-field problems.
Rob Ruha takes home Silver Scroll Award
Rob Ruha has won the Maioha Award at the Silver Scroll Awards with his song Tiki Tapu. Ruha was up against song writers Maraea Davies for her song Kāti Rā, and Kororia Taumaunu, Amomai Pihama and Matt Sadgrove with their song Kei Muri Pea, which is sung by Manea.
Dead Lands: Te Reo expert questions use of language
The Dead Lands has received four out of five stars from both TVNZ’s Breakfast and the NZ Herald. But despite the rave reviews, Māori language experts weren't as enthusiastic.
Kaumātua Olympics: Game on for nannies, koroua
It's Olympics, but not as we know it. Hamilton hosted the 10th Kaumātua Olympics, an event where the nannies and koroua get their game on in the spirit of competition. Pere Wihongi kicked it with the kaumātua.