Poi rule changes back but damage done says top Māori lawyer
The committee for the national secondary schools kapa haka competition has bowed to public pressure and agreed to allow boys to compete in the poi section. But a leading lawyer says regardless of the change, the damage has been done and a case of discrimination is still being pursued.
Union leader isn’t ‘holding his breath’ over zero hour bill changes
The government's promise to clamp down on zero hour contracts has hit the wall due to a lack of support.
Minimum wage rise still not enough, says kōhanga reo staff
Yesterday the government announced an increase of 50 cents to the minimum wage bringing it to $15.25. Many Māori are on the minimum wage including a number of staff at a kōhanga reo in South Auckland. Hania Douglas asked if the increase would make much difference.
Costs hinder iwi Rena appeal
Some are looking to contest the decision made by commissioners to abandon the Rena wreck on the Astrolabe Reef. But the chair of Ngāi Te Rangi, Charlie Tawhiao says no matter the decision, iwi need to be unified.
Iwi at odds over Tikapa Moana claim
Hauraki iwi remain adamant that Tikapa Moana comes under their domain. But as they go into day two of their Waitangi Tribunal hearing, Waikato-Tainui believes their links to the area are strong and must be recognised.
Rugby: Tūwharetoa’s ‘smiling assassin’ Damian McKenzie
Damian McKenzie looks to have cemented his spot in the Chiefs line-up with his dynamic range of attacking and defensive skills. The young fullback is also garnering attention as the ‘smiling assassin’.