#ShowTheHaka: Kingi Kiriona speaks out over MTS censorship
A decision by Māori Television to edit out a haka by Te Iti Kahurangi has been revoked. For more than 24 hours, the controversial haka - critical of the broadcaster - was edited from the online coverage on Māori TV's website. But the about turn seems to have come from the groundswell of criticism against the censorship.
The composer of the haka and the leader of Te Iti Kahurangi spoke exclusively to Raniera Harrison.
#ShowTheHaka: Te Matatini pleased with reinstatement of haka
Kapa haka exponent, lawyer, kaihaka, and TV rights holder to Te Matatini footage, Willie Te Aho joined us live on the show today to talk about the response from Aotearoa Kapa Haka Ltd and Te Matatini Incorporated Society over the censorship of Te Iti Kahurangi’s haka.
Iwi not consulted over plans to cut down 500 year old kauri tree
A mission to save the 500-year-old kauri tree has been going for over 24 hours now. Developers have been granted consent by the Auckland Council to fell the kauri and a 300-year-old rimu, but as mana whenua tell Te Karere, it was given without any consultation with the local iwi - Te Kawerau a Maki.
Murder-accused teen remanded in custody
The murder-accused teenager who skipped bail has been remanded in custody after appearing in the high court at Auckland today. Beauen Wallace-Loretz was found by police yesterday following a four-day manhunt after he removed his electronic monitoring bracelet and fled his bail address. The 17-year-old and another teenager are accused of killing Ihaia Gilman-Harris in an Epsom motel late last year. He'll remain in custody until the trial in November.