Iwi gives green light to multi-million dollar Karikari development
A multi-million dollar development on the Karikari Peninsula has drawn criticism from locals and politicians about the lack of transparency from its Chinese owners. But the local iwi, Ngāti Kahu, are right behind the development saying the owners have been upfront from day one.
Delegation takes anti-oil protest to Statoil AGM in Norway
A small iwi delegation is taking their protest right to Statoil’s headquarters in Norway. The group of three will meet with the indigenous Saami Parliament to garner support before heading to the oil company’s head office.
Māori input into flag up to Māori, says O’Regan
Māori having a voice in the upcoming flag referendum is entirely up to Māori themselves. That is the challenge Hana O'Regan, who is on the flag consideration panel, has put to her people.
AG report critical of Whānau Ora funding decisions
A report just released by the Auditor-General's Office has criticised funding decisions made by Te Puni Kōkiri. The report focuses on tens of millions of dollars allocated for Whānau Ora contracts. The Auditor-General has questioned the merit of many of the projects.
Minister responds to AG report findings on TPK
Minister for Māori Development and Whānau Ora joins us to discuss the Auditor-General’s report into Te Puni Kōkiri.
Sir Toby Curtis makes a case for Te Arawa Partnership model
Is Rotorua a step closer to securing iwi elected members to the Rotorua Lakes Council decision making table? Sir Toby Curtis believes there should be iwi reps on council and he presented his oral submission today.
Destiny’s desire to walk becomes reality
For a year we've been following the journey of young Destiny who suffers from cerebral palsy. Her condition meant she is unable to walk unaided. But more than $100,000 was raised for the special surgery that will enable her to walk, and now she’s that much closer to taking a step on her own.
Investigation underway into court cell death
An investigation is underway into the death of a man in the cells at Papakura District Court yesterday. Police say the 36-year-old was alone at the time. He appeared in court earlier that day on charges that include kidnapping and male assaults female.