Tiwai Point faces uncertain future
Māori member for Te Tai Tonga Rino Tirikatene says Māori families are very concerned at the unknown future of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter. Its future is up in the air after the major shareholder Rio Tinto refused to accept an offer from the government to subsidize the smelter's power bill.
Public consultation sought on ‘Te Ika a Maui’
The New Zealand Geographic Board last Thursday agreed to proceed to publicly consult on proposals to formally assign official alternative names to New Zealand's two main islands - meaning that either the English name or the Māori name, or both names together could be used as official.
Offshore oil drilling: Concern over NZ’s lack of environmental standards
Following Energy Resource Minister Simon Bridges’ warning to offshore protesters, opposition has emerged from Māori environmentalist Mike Smith, against major oil company Anadarko's deep sea oil drilling. He says there are flaws within NZ’s legislation regarding oil exploration.
Flavell calls ‘nonsense’ on offshore protest ban
Māori Party Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell gives us his views on current political matters including Simon Bridges’ crackdown on offshore protesters and the constitutional review.
Iwi and Rena owners aim for amicable settlement
It’s been two years since the grounding of the shipping container Rena on the Astrolabe Reef, the question now on the clean-up is what’s next? Will the wreckage remain on the reef?
NZ Constitution Review: Will you have your say?
The Constitutional Review Panel is kicking off another round of hui with Māori tomorrow. We spoke to Hinurewa Poutu, the youngest member on the panel, about what they hope to achieve and why Māori should sit up and take notice.
Warriors still have a way to go, Johnson
The Warriors have broken the streak of 11 straight losses over a 268 day drought and the fans were given something to cheer about when the Warriors took out their first win by a narrow two points against the Queensland Cowboys. But Warrior halfback, Shaun Johnson says as a team, they have let their embattled coach Matt Elliott down.