Corrections Minister puts Serco on notice
Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today made it clear to Serco managers that he expects safety and security at Mt Eden Corrections Facility to be a top priority. He met with Serco and Corrections bosses today following claims of prison fights and poor performance from the privately run prisons.
Limited time for Waitangi Tribunal to intervene on TPPA
Why has it taken so long to lodge a claim for an urgent hearing? That's the key question posed by the Waitangi Tribunal as it was told the controversial Pacific trade deal, known as the TPPA, will breach the Treaty of Waitangi. But the agreement is tipped to be signed in a matter of weeks giving the tribunal very little time to hold an urgent hearing.
Iwi radio stations aim to step up to TMP challenge
You need to lift your listener numbers. That's the challenge issued by the Māori broadcasting agency, Te Māngai Pāhō, to iwi radio stations.
BOP community split over closure of three schools
Three schools in the eastern Bay of Plenty are set to close next year. That's the interim decision made today by Education Minister Hekia Parata following a consultation hui with Te Whānau a Apanui this week. It's a decision splitting the community.
Kāpiti teen puts Te Reo Māori in the spotlight
High school student Finnian Galbraith is putting the Kāpiti back in “Cap-it-ee” College. A video clip of his speech on the importance of Māori pronunciation has received over 120,000 views in three days, gained the attention of local MPs, and it’s even made international news.
Shaun Kenny-Dowall hospitalised following mental health concerns
Roosters and Kiwis player Shaun Kenny Dowall has been stood down from appearing in court for two weeks to face allegations of domestic violence. There are concerns for his welfare after he was admitted to hospital following a mental health assessment. However, his club are standing by his side, saying there is more to the story, and he should be treated as innocent till proven guilty.