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Rāpare 19 Whiringa-a-Rangi 2015

Published: 8:08PM Thursday November 19, 2015

  • Jonah Lomu of Counties Manukau (Source: Photosport)
    Jonah Lomu of Counties Manukau - Source: Photosport

Makiha whānau treasure memories of young Jonah

Jonah Lomu's sudden death is reverberating around the world confirming his status as rugby's first global superstar. But before all the fame and fortune, a Māori whānau provided him with love, support and stability in his formative years.

Richie McCaw confirms he’s ‘hanging up his boots’

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw announced his retirement from rugby today. McCaw's achievements are without peer. He is the only captain to win the Webb Ellis Cup twice, he has highest number of tests as All Blacks captain at 87, and he is the most capped international player of all time with 148 tests.

Deported Kiwis return home

They first lot of detainees from Australia arrived in NZ today. The group of 12 were processed under the rigorous new law passed by Parliament this week.

Flag referendum looms

Tomorrow, the controversial flag referendum starts. We are told to list our preferences from the available options, from most preferred to least preferred. It ends on December 11. 

Māori medical practitioners concerned over TPP

The Māori Medical Practitioners Association (Te Ora) is contemplating taking action against the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The rise in price of drugs and ensuring Māori rights are protected at the top of their agenda, and their concern goes beyond pharmaceutical costs.

Man accused of murdering George Taiaroa appears in court

A 45-year-old Stratford man has appeared in the New Plymouth District Court charged with the murder of road worker George Taiaroa in March 2013.

Ngā Take Ngahau: Māori artists nominated for #VNZMA

It’s Vodafone NZ Music Awards and they’re celebrating their 50th anniversary. Pere Wihongi reports from the red carpet on a number of our Māori artists up for an award.

Wānanga art students lease warehouse to exhibit artwork

Art students from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa have come up with a novel idea to display and sell their creations. They leased a warehouse in Rotorua created their own gallery. Hinerangi Goodman went along to inspect the new space.