Hundreds farewell schoolboy Stephen Dudley
More than a 1000 mourners turned out to the funeral of Auckland teenager Stephen Dudley today. The 15-year-old died last week following a fight after rugby training - he was of Te Rarawa and Ngāpuhi descent.
Opposition continue to hound PM over Dunne
The debate continues in-house over Peter Dunne’s role in the leaking of the GCSB report to a journalist. The Prime Minister is still backing Dunne, but the opposition are wringing him out to dry.
National Standards data shows slight improvement
Ngā Whanaketanga Rūmaki Māori data was released today by the Minister of Education revealing girls clearly achieving better than boys across all areas. The statistics showing a small but incremental improvement across the board for National Standards, but what does this mean for Māori students?
Mandela remains in serious but stable condition
An ailing Nelson Mandela has spent a third night in hospital and is said to be in serious but stable condition. He is said to be breathing on his own. His former wife Winnie Mandela has also visited while his current wife hasn’t left his side.
Pita Sharples: Nelson Mandela a humble man
Māori Party co-leader Pita Sharples joined us to discuss current issues including the ailing Nelson Mandela, the stability of the relationship between the Māori Party and the government as well as polls that put the Mana Party candidate way ahead of the Māori Party.
CNI iwi collective willing to talk to with Ngāti Manawa
Are Ngāti Manawa's protest efforts over the Kaingaroa Forest reaping any results? Hinerangi Goodman visited the forest again today to speak with the head of Te Kokoti Moeroa a Tangiharuru.
Auckland heralds in Matariki
Flares were lit on seven Auckland volcanoes this morning to signify the start of the Matariki season. The flares represent the seven stars of Matariki that signal the beginning of the Māori New Year.
George Grey collection up for public viewing
Astonishing Māori treasures from the Sir George Grey Special Collections will be on display for all to enjoy for free, for four months from June, at Auckland Council's Central City Library. The exhibition, put together to celebrate Matariki and Māori Language Week, will feature manuscripts, Māori treasures and photos that have never been seen before by the public of this century.
Cruden refocuses after shaky effort
Clearing out the clutter is key for Aaron Cruden as he switches into test mode and improves his mental and physical work-load after a season disrupted by a niggly injury. That's the verdict from All Blacks backs coach Ian Foster after Cruden was uncharacteristically off his game during the All Blacks 23-13 win over France at Eden Park.