‘Iwi could do a better job than Serco’ – Marama Fox
Political opponents are urging the government to return prison management to the public service following the premature termination of Serco's Mt Eden prison contract. But the Māori Party says iwi could miss an opportunity if privatisation is scrapped.
Man charged with the murder of Nathan Pukeroa
A 25 year-old Mt Albert man has been arrested and is expected to appear in the Auckland District Court this afternoon charged with murdering 24 year-old Nathan Pukeroa who died in Renton Rd, Mt Albert, a week ago.
Māori students can succeed in charter schools, says Curtis
The Iwi Leaders Forum has thrown their support behind charter schools. Sir Toby Curtis, an iwi representative on the Partnership Authorisation Board, says the majority of new applications for schools are from Māori groups and organisations, so it’s important to have the support of their local iwi.
Work exemptions going under the radar for beneficiaries
Many Work and Income beneficiaries who are victims of family violence are eligible for work test exemptions. Research shows one in three women are likely to experience domestic violence in this country, but how many of them are even aware of the support available to them?
Papakura Marae spreads much-needed Christmas cheer
Hundreds of presents, clothing and donated toys were on the koha list. Papakura Marae played host to Christmas in the Pā for their clients and fellow community members, some of whom were in need of the Christmas spirit.
Cathrine Latu back in the Silver Ferns fold
Cathrine Latu’s hard work has paid off. She’s been named in the Silver Ferns side for 2016. It’s a side that Coach Janine Southby says is a mix of the experienced and new.