Council place ban on Wellington sports fields
The dry weather in Wellington is hitting sports enthusiasts hard, with clubs crying foul over new pre-season restrictions on fields. Rugby, hockey, cricket players and even the general public are being asked by the council to refrain from any ball activity use until the region gets sufficient downfall and grounds are safe to use.
League legend eyes spot on Waikato-Tainui board
Rugby league legend Tawera Nikau is looking to tackle tribal politics as he vies for the vacant Te Arataura spot on the Waikato-Tainui executive committee. His aim is to filter down funds to all tribal members. Potaka Maipi joined Tawera at a golfing charity event.
Sneak preview of Tama Waipara’s Medicine Man
Singer songwriter Tama Waipara is dishing up some soulful medicine with his new video Medicine Man featuring members of Te Waka Huia and the Atamira Dance Company. Raiha Johns caught up with the musical medicine man himself before the launch of his single and video tomorrow.
Police in search of vehicle in Tokoroa shooting
Police have set a wide net as they try to catch the gunman who killed a road worker in the South Waikato. George Taiaroa was shot dead on Tuesday afternoon as he worked on a road construction project at Atiamuri near Tokoroa. Police are trying to find a four wheel drive vehicle spotted at the scene, and want to speak to anyone in the area who might've seen the car speeding or driving erratically.
Māori Anglican bible gets a revamp
A new reformatted gift edition Paipera Tapu was launched today in Gisborne by the Anglican Church. It's more user-friendly now and some of the long and difficult words have been revised.
Tūhoe close to sealing treaty deal
The final initialling of the treaty settlement between Tūhoe and the Crown will go ahead tomorrow irrespective of the threat of a tribunal hearing being granted to three hapū who are vehemently opposed to the settlement. After more than a hundred years of broken promises, Tūhoe will be closer to a $170 million cash settlement and the return of Te Urewera National Park which will see the Crown relinquish its ownership of the park to make way for a board made up of Crown and Tūhoe nominees.
Māori in education up for discussion at conference
Are Kura Kaupapa graduates struggling at university level because of poor English? It's a question that's got many of you hot under the collar, but a Māori tertiary group wants the issue discussed at a conference next month. We spoke to Ngahiwi Apanui from Ako Aotearoa about this topic.
Waka Ama champ encourages youth to get on the electoral rolls
Long distance waka ama champ Kingi Gilbert is in the perfect place to get young recruits registered under the Māori electoral roll option. While young waka ama paddlers chase gold at the secondary school champs in Rotorua, Kingi Gilbert's chasing them to get on the Māori or General electoral roll.
Magic stirring for opening netball game
Netball defending champions the Magic are determined not to be predictable as they head into their first match this weekend. While one Māori player hopes to show she too can step up another level.