Call for review into Crown forestry trust’s million dollar legal costs
Labour is calling for an immediate review of the Crown Forest Rental Trust (CFRT) after revelations that millions of dollars earmarked for treaty claims is spent on legal costs. The Court of Appeal has described such spending as unacceptable. The expensive and protracted dispute is being fought between two national Māori organisations.
Baby Boomers at risk of becoming homeless - report
Major change is needed or New Zealand will be facing a growing population of homeless older people. That's the warning from a report released by the Salvation Army today. It's a worrying social issue for Māori as our homeownership rates already lag well behind non-Māori.
Māori delegates monitor UN climate change talks closely
Māori delegates at the Climate Change Conference in Paris say they are monitoring the legal commitments that countries will accept over the course of the conference. Te Tui Shortland is there and she gave us her thoughts on Prime Minister John Key's commitments and what it means.
Ngāti Whakaue’s wise investment equals $100,000 bonus for marae
An investment made by Te Kotahitanga o Ngāti Whakaue Assets Trust four years ago has made them $3.2 million richer. They are now paying out a bonus payment of $100,000 to each of its 6 affiliated marae. Hinerangi Goodman spoke with the chairman of Te Papaiouru Marae about their plans for the upgrade of the marae and buildings around it.
Kayla Manuirirangi chases hoop dream to the US
Kayla Manuirirangi of Hawera has scored herself a US scholarship to play basketball for Tulane University in New Orleans.