Protest action averted for two Christchurch Maori schools
Two Maori schools opposed to plans for them to be merged were to voice their opposition on the streets of Christchurch today. But the protest action was averted.
Local iwi disappointed construction for Wiri prison commences
The building of the new men's prison in Wiri has started with Corrections Minister, Anne Tolley, turning the first sod. It was a sad day for local iwi who initially did not support the prison going up on their land, but have since accepted the inevitable construction and are now focused on working together.
Four iwi move closer to settling their claims
Today Waitaha and Ngati Whatua ki Kaipara took their first step with the first reading of their settlement bills a while Ngati Manuhiri and Ngati Whatua ki Orakei move on to the second stage of their bills
Parata's proposal 'totally dumb', Harawira
Mana Party leader Hone Harawira talks to us about current political issues including the Education Minister's proposal to close or merge schools in Christchurch.
Ngati Kahu and Te Rarawa in court of land dispute
Te Rarawa has submitted an urgent hearing to the Waitangi Tribunal over land disputed by neighbouring iwi, which include Ngati Kahu. Today Ngati Kahu presented their final submissions to the office over confiscated lands and Te Rarawa were also present. Both iwi have an interest in finding a resolution over this issue.
Papakura Marae regains Family Start contracts
The manager of Papakura Marae is pleased with the return of their Family Start contract. The Ministry of Social Development cut the programme five months ago, and now have to take the action back.
Dredging the Tauranga Harbour gets the tick
The Tauranga High Court has ruled in favour of dredging the Tauranga Harbour to make way for bigger ships.
Stamp art takes on Maori form
A new exhibition of Maori prints has opened in Auckland called Tai - Ohua. It features artists from all over the country who've experimented with this Pakeha art medium to produce works from a contemporary Maori perspective.
Waka Tapu: Crew eager to see land
Crews of the two Waka Hourua sailing to Rapanui will dine on the remaining food in their canteen for the next week or so. The last few days without wind have been an opportune time for both Ngahiraka-mai-tawhiti and Te Aurere to catch more kai.