Te Arawa great, Mauriora Kingi laid to rest
Who will tend to the needs of the marae and iwi? That’s the question pondered on today as Mauriora Kingi, one of Te Arawa’s sons was laid to rest. With whakapapa links to Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Raukawa, his people continue to mourn for him. He suddenly passed away last Friday in his Rotorua home.
Ture Whenua Māori isn’t broken, so don’t fix it
We know the case best, so they need to provide what we need. That’s what Sir Toby Curtis and William Emery had to say to Te Puni Kōkiri and the committee for the Ture Whenua Māori Act. They advise that the law in its current state has been working well for their iwi and see no need for any amendments or changes to the act.
Wharenui used as a metaphor for recommendations to reo Māori bill
As we reported yesterday, the Māori language Advisory Group hits the road next week. It’ll explain its recommended changes to the Māori language bill. It claims the recommendations address concerns expressed when the new bill was first unveiled.
NZ First MP Pita Paraone talks about recommendations to reo Māori bill
Presenter Scotty Morrison interviews NZ First Pita Paraone about the recommendations made to the reo Māori bill as well as NZ First’s reaction to Gerry Brownlee going to Iraq.
Wellington decides on supercity-style merger
A decision has been made regarding the merging of Wellington’s councils into a supercity-style council. 89% of residents have made submissions against the merging of Wellington’s councils into one. Those living on the periphery of the proposed Wellington councils merger were largely against centralisation while inner city residents were mostly in favour. Māori, who mostly live on the periphery were largely against the merger.
Questions raised over school decile ranking system
The results of a decile review are to be announced this week to 160 schools around the country following last year's recalculation. Just over half of them are moving to a lower decile, but like Te Wharekura o Manurewa, many are still trying to understand why their decile rating won't be changing.
Māori chef serving up inspiration for other Māori chefs to chew on
The Auckland Council has launched its 100 events that will take place throughout the Matariki season, beginning with a massive feast. But it was behind the scenes in the kitchen where Pere Wihongi met Māori chef Nancye Pirini of Te Whānau a Apanui, cooking for the masses, also hoping to beat up some inspiration for Māori chefs.