Māori GP Dr Lance O’Sullivan named NZer of the Year
Kaitaia-based Dr Lance O'Sullivan was named New Zealander of the Year at a gala in Auckland last night. It's an honour that recognises Dr O'Sullivan's longstanding commitment to improving basic healthcare and child poverty in Northland.
Treasury, Stats NZ admits major error in poverty data
The Treasury and Statistics NZ have admitted making a mistake over how much Kiwis earn. They say they overestimated the household disposable income for those on low and middle incomes over the past three years.
Investigation into Ngawha gas leak underway
An investigation is underway following a gas leak scare at a geothermal power station in the Far North this morning. The Ngawha Power Station near Kaikohe was shut down after a safety valve sensed overpressure, potentially releasing pentane gas. Iit was later declared safe by emergency crews.
Labour confirms extended deadline for Tamaki Makaurau
The Labour Party has confirmed they will extend the date for the Tamaki Makaurau seat nominations. The party’s general secretary, Tim Barnett, says they want to give potential nominees more time to consider the nominations.
Book looks at the role of early-childhood in Te Reo Māori revival
A new book being launched tomorrow will spell out the role that early-childhood education can play in the revival of te reo Māori in NZ if backed by government policy.
Māori language strategy lacks youth input
The new Māori language strategy headed by Māori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples has been completed. We speak to language expert Hinurewa Poutu who gives us her thoughts on the strategy and an insight into her research on students who were schooled in Kohanga Reo, Kura Kaupapa Māori and Wharekura.
Māori women recognised in WIFT awards
The 10th Women in Film and Television (WIFT) Awards saw four Māori practitioners commended last night for their contribution to the industry. The ceremony has bounced back after a year off bringing all the female film extraordinaires together to promote growth and sustainability in the screen business.