Bay of Plenty standoff: Whānau involvement a new way of policing?
The man accused of shooting four police officers yesterday has been detained and taken in to police custody. Rhys Warren (27) peacefully gave himself up after Taupo Area Commander Warwick Morehu entered the property to negotiate his surrender. Whānau were also said to have been in contact with Warren throughout the night by text and social media.
Te Reo Māori bill gets majority support
Te Mātāwai is a step closer to being reality. Legislation that establishes the new Māori language board had its second reading in parliament overnight. Te Mātāwai will be charged with leading the strategy to maintain and develop our language. And as Eruera Rerekura reports, the bill has support right across the house except for one party.
Whāngai included in parental leave legislation
Whāngai - a Māori custom of fostering and adopting that has stood the test of time, and now the law has recognised its importance. Last Thursday, whāngai was officially added into the employment standards legislation to see whāngai parents paid parental leave.
Consents granted for Ruakura inland port
Waikato-Tainui had big development plans for one of its land holdings. They believed the development of its Ruakura site would not only benefit the owners but the wider community.
Kids enjoy the surf with Ultimate Watermen
The Ultimate Waterman competition starts tomorrow at Ōrākei, but competitors hit the beach today to take a group of kids who suffer from cystic fibrosis out surfing. It’s the first time the Mauli Ola Foundation has run the experience in New Zealand.