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Rāpare 05 Poutū-te-rangi 2015

Published: 6:58PM Thursday March 05, 2015

Rangi Tapu’s whānau in search of answers from police
The Busby and Tapu families want answers as to why police did not extend their search for missing diver, Rangi Tapu. The body of Rangi Tapu was taken to Ngā Hau e Whā Marae late last night after being missing in cable bay for more than 8 weeks.

Matatini2015: Timoti Karetu impressed by Ngāti Rangiwewehi
It's day one of competition this is what it has all come down to. The long hours, the numerous resources and money spent to get the more than 1800 performers on stage and competition ready. But who has impressed so far?

Matatini2015: Healthier food options go down well with punters
A smoke-free, and fizzy drink free-festival brought a new twist to Te Matatini this year. The organisers recognising performers and supporters alike are following the health trend and provided healthier food options, but how is that going down with Te Matatini patrons?

Proposed hotel-casino venture on the cards for iwi trust
A Te Arawa trust is looking into a plan to ensure tourists stay longer in Rotorua. Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust is considering a proposal for a 5-star hotel with a casino to be built on their land in Rotorua Central. Manawa Wright looks in to the latest venture on the cards for the trust.

Tūhoronuku-Te Kotahitanga conflict reaches the capital
It's day two of an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing where Te Kotahitanga o Ngā Hapū o Ngāpuhi continue to fight for their independence from Tūhoronuku, and taking their case to the steps of Parliament.

Pora gifted ringside tickets to Parker-Pettaway bout
NZ boxing heavyweight Joseph Parker goes into the ring again tonight against American Jason Pettaway. Parker, who is ranked number ninth in the world, will have a high profile supporter ringside. Teina Pora, who recently had his murder conviction quashed by the Privy Council, has been given free tickets to attend the event.

Football: Winston Reid inks new deal with West Ham
Ngāpuhi soccer professional Winston Reid now seems certain to stay with West Ham United on a new and much improved football deal. Last month, speculation was rife that the defender would move on to glamour club Tottenham Hotspur. But it's been reported he's decided to stay with the Hammerheads and has signed a 6 year contract. His salary? A cool $130,000 per week.