Maxwell breaks silence over Curran’s ‘slanderous’ allegations
Paora Maxwell has broken his silence over the allegations made by Labour MP Clare Curran under parliamentary privilege in September. Maxwell says her allegations were wrong and his rebuttal to her claims was read out in Parliament today.
94% of polled Te Tai Tokerau voters likely to vote in elections, digipoll
Te Karere DigiPoll results show life for the people of Te Tai Tokerau is tougher than ever. They say the current government isn’t reaching them and that’s something that could encourage more to the polling booths.
‘Kōtiro Māori e’ composer honoured
For the first time, a New Zealander has been honoured by the Polynesian Cultural Centre in Hawaii with the Living Treasure Award for his work in performing arts.
Mass power outage hit parts of North Island
Power was lost to a number of places in the North Island today. The widespread outage even resulted in a blackout of an Auckland shopping mall and it affected some students in the middle of their NCEA exams.
Te Kāhui Maunga report recommends Crown-iwi co-management
The National Park District Inquiry report on the Tongariro National Park and the grouping of mountains which include Tongariro, Ngauruhoe, Ruapehu, Pihanga, Hauhungatahi and Kakaramea was released by the Waitangi Tribunal.
MOE, community support rallies around Flaxmere College
The entire Flaxmere community in Hastings is being supported after the deaths of two teenage girls recently - Jahnaya Wikitoria Staples and Ebonie McKenzie. A written statement from Flaxmere College today says an internal student support centre has been set up at the school and is available for all students, their whānau and staff.
Should the Māori Land Court rule on burial disputes?
Should the Māori Land Court determine disputes over our deceased loved ones? That's one of the questions being posed by the Law Commission as it kicks of a series of hui on the law that controls how we're buried.