Hundreds attend hui held at Turangawaewae Marae
The fear that the partial sell off of state assets could see them owned off shore is hanging heavily on the minds of many Maori.
School merge shocks families in Christchurch
The families of two Kura Kaupapa Maori have just learnt that their schools will be merged as part of the government's major shakeup of the region's education sector revealed this afternoon.
Benched Smith clears way for Weepu
Breaching All Black team protocol has ousted one Maori player, while handing another his first test start since last year's rugby world cup final. Aaron Smith broke team rules relating to post-test recovery and has been benched, leaving the way clear for Piri Weepu in the All Blacks vs Springboks match in Dunedin.
Mangatu Marae prepare for Jacqui Te Kani's tangi
Mourners have gathered at Mangatu Marae at Whatatutu near Gisborne, for the funeral of Jacqui Te Kani. The former president and general manager of the Maori Women's Welfare League passed away on Tuesday in Wellington.
Kawerau Mill closure could jeapardise over 500 more jobs
More than 500 jobs could be lost, as a result of the Kawerau Mill closure. Up to 120 workers are being laid-off and the mill is downsizing its operation, and that's having a flow-on effect on local businesses, industry and economy.
Te Matatini judges announced
Thirty one judges have been selected for Te Matatini. Organisers say they're pleased with the panel which represents quality skills and experience and includes a mix of both seasoned and new faces. There are 159 days to Te Matatini which will be held in Rotorua.
Coroner's report shows high huffing death rates for Maori
The second report of recommendations from coroners was released today around volatile substance abuse otherwise known as butane sniffing. Sixty-three people have died from huffing in NZ since 2000, almost half were Maori.
Waka Tapu: Crew craving fresh food but settle for doughnuts
Land and fresh food is what crew members aboard Te Aurere and Ngahiraka are craving, on Day 28 of their voyage to Rapanui. The canoes had to sit out two days of stormy weather last week. After drying out their gear they were back on track with fair winds heading east.
Young choreographer takes crew to international success
Choreographer Parris Goebel and her dance troop are cashing in on their fame as the world's best hip hop dancers, and heading overseas to work with some big names in entertainment. Te Aturangi Stewart caught up with the superstar who is having a huge influence on young Maori.