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Rāpare 03 Kohi-tātea 2013

Published: 4:59PM Thursday January 03, 2013

Small iwi get recognition in treaty settlements

Labour MP Shane Jones says he's pleased small iwi aren't being ignored by the govt in the settlement of their treaty claims. Around 40 iwi are at various stages of negotiations and on track to settle their claims this year.

Ruataupare applauded for Pā Wars 2013

The Ngāti Porou tribal competition Pā Wars went ahead in Tokomaru Bay today despite a recent dispute. Te Aitanga a Hauiti pulled out of hosting the event, leaving the reins to be picked up by Te Whānau a Ruataupare.

Ritana’s high standards stem from family haka exponents

Gisborne's Lytton High School kapa haka group is a force to be reckoned with. They've been among the top place-getters of the secondary school competitions and were national champions in 2010. And it's no wonder, says the group's tutors, all members are descendants of outstanding performers

Lanigan boys represent in Rodeo

Members of the famous Church family of Rerewhakaaitu have dominated NZ Rodeo championships over the last 30 years. They were in Kaitaia today for the Far North Rodeo event where local Lanigan brothers gave them a run for their money.

Iwi celebrate Whanganui River through heritage tour

I am the river and the river is me. These words embody the special significance of Whanganui River to its people. They're preparing for the annual Tira Hoe Waka event this weekend, a heritage tour of the Whanganui River where people learn about local sites of historical importance.

Second lowest road toll in 60 years

The official holiday period ended at 6am this morning, with six deaths on the roads. Last year's holiday road toll claimed 19 lives.

New Year sees violence in Auckland

A man is in a critical condition after he was shot in the stomach in South Auckland last night. A 23-year-old man was found in Flat Bush with a single gunshot wound to the stomach region and taken to Middlemore Hospital.

Bay of Plenty hit with arson

Residents of the Bay of Plenty are on guard as a spate of arsons hit the area. They fear for their safety and the safety of their community.