Can kids handle the pressure of competitive kapa haka?
The primary schools’ kapa haka nationals are underway in Tauranga. It’s a coveted event that kids look forward to, but the question still remains whether it’s a good idea for primary school aged children to compete competitively?
Huri King-Mosen’s accused killer arrested
Joseph Rota (23) has been arrested and charged with the murder of a Maori hairdresser in Wainuiomata. Huri King-Mosen was found dead in his home last Tuesday afternoon and the autopsy showed he sustained injuries to his head.
Uncle and boy who drowned near Wairoa named
The two people who drowned at Whakaki Lagoon yesterday near Wairoa have been named. They were Sage Wi Smith and his 7-year-old nephew Kustom Michael Soljah Blandford.
Tips for the lucky Melbourne Cup punter
Melbourne Cup - it's the horse race that stops a nation and makes rich people even richer. It's also the biggest gambling event in New Zealand. So is there a method or is it just luck? We sent first time punter Pere Wihongi to get some tips from a master.
Fireworks use: Take care of kids and keep water handy
Tie your pets up, keep a close eye on your kids, and get the water ready. That's the advice given for Guy Fawkes celebrations tonight. We spoke to NZ Fire Service National Māori Adviser, Piki Thomas.
Pita Sharples: Kids can compete in kapa haka
Minister of Māori Affairs, Pita Sharples joins us to discuss kapa haka including the issue on whether kids should participate in competitive kapa haka.
Kids fire up the kapa haka stage on day one of Te Mana Kuratahi
‘Come with a smile and don’t rock the boat’ is the message to those attending the primary schools’ kapa haka nationals, Te Mana Kuratahi. The event is being held in Tauranga over the next few days with event organisers expecting today's 2,500 crowd to double tomorrow.
Kids use kapa haka to express themselves, principal
I spoke with Te Wharekura o Ruatoki principal Hans Tiakiwai and asked him why he backs pulling kids out of school for a kapa haka event.