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Rātū 07 Haratua 2013

Published: 5:58PM Tuesday May 07, 2013

  • Parekura Horomia
    Parekura Horomia

Parliament pays tribute to Parekura Horomia

Parliament business was put to the side today as MPs paid tribute to Labour MP Parekura Horomia.

Whānau, supporters of Parekura Horomia in Parliament

Whānau, friends and supporters of the late Parekura Horomia descended upon Wellington today from Te Tai Rāwhiti and Manawatu to take part in the blessing of his home in Wainuiomata, and his parliamentary office. Our reporter Peata Melbourne was there as they arrived at Beehive footsteps.

Anger over proposed mining under homes

Waihi residents in an area that's been proposed for underground mining are furious the plans have been given the go-ahead by a panel of independent commissioners.  The panel found that the mine will enable people and communities to provide for their social, economic and cultural wellbeing.

Waka Māori berths in San Fran for America’s Cup

The Waka Māori or the ‘Tupperwaka’ as it was called was very controversial when it was launched in 2011 for the Rugby World Cup, because it cost $2 million. It seems now though it's worth has been realised, it's in San Francisco for the America's Cup and will be promoting Maori and NZ to the world, It’s also there to support Team NZ.

Marae and social services get funding boost

In a pre-budget announcement, marae and community based social services have been allocated $1.2 million in the Government’s 2013/2014 budget. Raiha Johns asked Taharangi Marae in Rotorua how far that would go in their services.

Urban ‘pā Life’ captured through lens

Ihumātao is a photo exhibition by Qiane Matata-Sipu which documents the 'Pā life' of the people of Ihumātao in South Auckland. Raiha Johns went to preview the exhibition at the Mangere Arts Centre.

Party hopes to select candidate in two weeks, Flavell

As names emerge for potential candidates to stand in the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti electorate, the Māori Party is backing its chances of taking the seat in the by-election expected in late June.  Earlier we spoke with Te Ururoa Flavell and began by asking him who they had in mind.