School refuse to take back 11-year-old
A Paeroa school principal is refusing to back down on the exclusion of a violent 11-year-old boy who assaulted his teacher despite the Ministry of Education ordering them to take him back.
Treaty settlements pass through readings
The legal seal has been set on another Treaty of Waitangi settlement. Parliament has passed the third reading of a bill that settles Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara's claim. The deal sees the Auckland iwi get an apology, just over $22 million in commercial redress, and the return of Woodhill Forest and ancestral mountain, Atuanui.
Ngāti Manawa occupy Kaingaroa land
Ngāti Manawa has decided to occupy Kaingaroa land that they claim is theirs. They are against dividing the land out to the eight iwi CNI Collective.
Project underway to record Treaty settlements history
Ministry for Culture and Heritage are leading a project designed to produce a comprehensive account of the recent history of Treaty of Waitangi settlements. The project will keep a record of historical narratives that combine what they describe as a scholarly rigour with popular appeal.
Increase in cremation over burial amongst Māori families
More Māori families are opting for cremation for their deceased loved ones over traditional practice of burial and the increase is prevalent for those living overseas.
Fluoridation is ‘best option’, says NZ Public Health doctors
NZ Public Health doctors say community water fluoridation is the best option. The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine is endorsing community water fluoridation as an important public health measure to prevent tooth decay and reduce health inequalities.
All Black selectors unfazed by player form
Player performance wasn’t the primary aspect when it came to selecting some members of the All Black squad. Aaron Smith and Israel Dagg showed weak form in Super 15 rugby yet still made the line-up.