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Rātū 02 Hongongoi 2013

Published: 7:52PM Tuesday July 02, 2013

  • Sharples stands down as Māori Party co-leader
    Sharples stands down as Māori Party co-leader

Sharples stands down as Māori Party co-leader

Pita Sharples says it was a hard decision to make but one that needed to be done after stepping down from his role as the Māori Party co-leader.

Maureen Waaka returns home

Former beauty queen Maureen Waaka is now at her home marae of Te Papaiouru, Rotorua. She was taken there yesterday afternoon. She was one of the first Māori women to win the Miss NZ crown in 1962.

Te Waka Huia to perform at America’s Cup

New Zealand's champion kapa haka Te Waka Huia has left for San Francisco to promote NZ at the America's Cup. Kapa haka is just one of the attractions being used to sell our country over there and to support Team Emmirates New Zealand.

Hone Harawira: Te Ururoa should just say what he really feels

Before the break, Waiariki MP and potential Māori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell confirmed it's time for the Māori Party to discuss whether it should work with Hone Harawira. It's a turnabout that comes after the Māori Party's embarrassing defeat behind Labour and Mana at the weekend's by-election.

Sharples’ efforts recognised in Waiariki

Pita Sharples has confirmed he is stepping down as co-leader so who will replace him? The vexed question will be decided in a fortnight at the Māori Party's AGM, but the Waiariki electorate are adamant that Te Ururoa Flavell is poised and ready to lead them.

Meka Whaitiri joins Labour colleagues in Parliament

The new Ikaroa-Rāwhiti MP, Meka Whaitiri was at Parliament today checking out her new work place.

Māori place names: Piopiotahi, Māwhera, Whakatū, Te Tihi o Maru, Ōtautahi

Back to the Māori Language Week theme for this year, Māori place names. Our new intern reporter, Em-Haley Kukutai Walker has a story on some more Māori place names.