Severe flooding cripples Wellington, Kapiti regions
Windy Wellington is Wet Wellington today as torrential rain causes widespread flooding and total chaos for the nation's capital and its neighbouring regions.
'Mihi Mai': Pūtiki Marae welcomes Prince Harry
Whanganui iwi put on a pōwhiri fit for a prince when Prince Harry arrived at Pūtiki Marae today. He responded in turn when he greeted the hau kainga with his own mihi in te reo Māori.
Rākaumanga prepare for Tainui secondary schools kapa haka comp
They currently hold the national kapa haka title for both primary and secondary levels, now Te Wharekura o Rākaumangamanga prepare to take the stage of the Tainui secondary schools competition.
Iwi land owners of CBD real estate stymied by land acts
Imagine owning land but having little or no power over its use. That scenario is a reality for Ngāti Whakaue who own vast tracts of prime land in and around the Rotorua CBD. The iwi say the anomaly is impeding its growth and development.
Crown purchases Ōrākau battle site
The Crown has just purchased the Orakau battle site in Te Awamutu. The Battle of Ōrākau Heritage Society received a letter from the Office of Treaty Settlements which confirmed the sale had been completed. At the 150 commemoration last year the prime minister said he would look at purchasing the land.
Corrections announce cuts to 194 jobs at prisons
The Department of Corrections has confirmed jobs at three prisons will be cut as part of a restructure. Staff at Rimutaka, Waikeria and Tongariro-Rangipō will lose their jobs - a total of 194 roles that will go. The announcement comes after a new 433 bed facility in South Auckland was opened last week. It is expected the private prison, run by British company Serco, will take on some of the staff who will lose jobs.
Rugby: Hikawera Elliot wants his All Black jersey back
A new and improved Hikawera Elliot has certainly left his mark on the Super 15 this year. After being shunned by national selectors, the Hastings native is staking his claim to the Rugby World Cup, and the black jersey that was once his.