Hekia Parata re-emerges at Ratana
Speaking from Ratana today, John Key outlined the work his government has done for the people of Ratana, from completing treaty settlements to insulating homes. He also defended his Education Minister, Hekia Parata who could not avoid criticism by opposition parties.
Māori Party wades through leadership, membership woes
A special meeting will be held within six to eight weeks to determine if Te Ururoa Flavell's leadership bid is possible. Meanwhile Labour is using the Māori Party's leadership wrangle as an opportunity to get back into the good books of Māori voters. However, Māori Party supporters are returning to the party in the Hauraki-Waikato electorate where support for the party almost depleted in this region after the last election due to the uncertainty of the leadership.
Miss NZ contestant puts spotlight on lung disease
A 22-year-old Whangarei girl with a debilitating lung disease has been selected as a finalist for Miss New Zealand. For her, it's all about highlighting her illness and showing other women out there with disabilities that anything's possible if you put your mind to it.
Turei announces Green Party housing policy at Ratana
The Greens used the Ratana Pā stage to promote their new housing policy, which includes a rent-to-buy scheme, more affordable homes and warrants of fitness for rental properties. Metiria Turei says Māori will benefit and insists the plans are affordable and realistic.
Young high-achiever living up to expectations
She’s a small town girl who is achieving outstanding results at her private Auckland college. Waikohu Ranginui is 16 and comes from Opotiki, and is leading the way in her studies and school life. Irena Smith went to meet her.
Mataatua Marae deny claims of $6mil deficit
Ngāti Awa iwi leaders deny claims that Mataatua Marae in Whakatane is beginning to collapse. The claims came to light when comments were made about the management of the marae which was built to accommodate and share Ngāti Awa's oral traditions with the world.
Six arrested over seafood selling on Facebook
Six people in Whangarei were arrested for selling crayfish on Facebook and gathering in excess of 400 toheroa that wasn't for customary use.
Ship for World Youth facing its last bon voyage
The Ship for World Youth is running what could be its last program. It's been going for 25 years, and this year, half of the New Zealanders going are Māori. They get to go on the ship with a hundred plus other youth from throughout the world, but it's not all fun and games. Anzac Pikia went to the airport to see them off.