Family’s cries heard as soldiers land in Christchurch
The bodies of the three New Zealand soldiers killed in Afghanistan were flown back into Christchurch this afternoon. Corporal Luke Tamatea, Lance Corporal Jacinta Baker and Private Richard Harris were killed when a roadside bomb exploded under their vehicle.
Kaitaia community betrayed by trusted teacher
A Te Paatu elder from Kaitaia likens what James Parker, deputy principal did to the Christchurch earthquake. Now the community are still revelling in the aftermath. Yesterday Parker admitted to 49 charges of sexual abuse of boys while at Pamapuria School.
Fraud allegations against Sir Ngatata Love
The Serious Fraud Office has begun investigations into allegations of fraud against Sir Ngatata Love and his partner Lorraine Skiffington. Allegedly, $1 million was deposited into their account, although they claim that they don't know where the money came from.
Teachers exposed and tobacco companies out with Hone Harawira
Local MP Hone Harawira has been helping the school and community deal with the shock over a trusted teacher in his electorate, and says it's time for tobacco companies to go back to where they came from.
Homicide launch over woman’s death in fire
Hamilton police are now treating the death of a woman in a house fire in Fairfield as a homicide. Forensic experts have been called in, and the body of the dead woman remains in the burned out house while police carry out a scene examination.
Waka Tapu: Back on track
Despite the weather, Te Aurere and Ngaahiraka are back on track as they head for Rapanui. The wind put the waka hourua off course in a northerly direction, but as this map shows, they're now back on track heading east towards Rapanui.
Largest collection of Maori cloaks on display
Te Papa's latest exhibition 'Kahu Ora' showcases the world's largest collection of Maori cloaks from the past and present.