TPP deal signed off as thousands took to central Auckland in protest
New Zealand is now officially part of the world's largest ever free trade deal. Local officials joined ministers from 11 other countries to sign the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. But long before the ink was dry, the Auckland CBD rocked with thousands of people in protest.
TPP Protest: ‘I don’t like anyone taking the piss out of me’
Thousands of people took to the streets of Auckland’s CBD today to oppose the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. While the majority seemed to be Māori, many non-Māori swelled the numbers to show a united front against the deal.
Iwi leaders hui in relative calm at Waitangi
It’s been calm in contrast at Waitangi today with the Governor-General pōwhiri going to plan without any incidents. Also at Waitangi are the iwi leaders from all over the country having their annual hui with many issues affecting Māori on the agenda.
Meet Te Kāhui Mana Ririki Trust’s new CE
New Zealand has one of the worst child abuse records in the developed world and sadly Māori are over represented in those statistics. To help continue the work in reducing those numbers, Te Kāhui Mana Ririki Trust has appointed a new chief executive.
Sweet job prospects for Northland with new scheme
The Government is helping to boost the mānuka honey industry in Northland which it says will provide educational and employment opportunities. This morning, a mānuka planting initiative at Northland College was launched which is part of the Tai Tokerau Northland economic action plan. Te Karere asked the Minister of Māori Development, Te Ururoa Flavell, who was at the launch, about how the project will benefit Māori.