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Rāpare 24 Poutū-te-rangi 2016

Published: 7:13PM Thursday March 24, 2016

  • Traffic banked up on Auckland's Southern Motorway (Source: NZTA)
    Traffic banked up on Auckland's Southern Motorway - Source: NZTA

Drivers urged to drive carefully this Easter

The official Easter holiday period has begun. Crashes on our roads over Easter Weekend 2015 resulted in one death, 29 serious injuries and 114 minor injuries. Police are warning drivers to be vigilant, stay safe and drive to the conditions while travelling over this period.

Rangatahi views on the flag

As the second biggest eligible voting demographic, the youth vote had huge potential to sway the flag referendum. But what do they think of the flags on offer, and did they vote? Hania Douglas asked a small group of young Māori just what they thought.

Minister meets with Māori businesses over breakfast

Te Ururoa Flavell co-leader of the Māori Party and Associate Minister of Economic Development has been visiting Māori businesses in the regions of Te Waiariki and the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Hinerangi Goodman caught up with him at a Māori businesses breakfast held in Ohope this morning.

Kura kaupapa Māori considers going sugar-free

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna in Wellington is considering a sugar-free food policy, but says convincing pupils’ parents will actually be the biggest challenge. It follows a campaign that's running in some South Island mainstream schools where sugary soft drinks have been banned. The subject was also one of the topics students could choose for the impromptu section of their speech competition.

Cultural exchange between Hawaiian delegation and Waiariki students

A Hawaiian delegation from the University of Honolulu is here in the country on a cultural exchange with students and kaiako of the Waiairiki Polytech in Rotorua. They were welcomed on to Tangatarua Marae for a week-long wānanga on different aspects of our tikanga and reo.

Chiefs’ young gun James Lowe leads from the backs

The Chiefs are back on home soil after a gruelling travelling schedule that's taken them to South Africa and Argentina. The Waikato team will host the Force this weekend and will be looking to continue their winning form. Tamati Rimene-Sproat spoke to one of the players who have been an important part of their success.