Hawke's Bay votes no to super council
Hawke’s Bay residents have given a resounding ‘no’ to the amalgamation of the councils of Wairoa, Central Hawke’s Bay District, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, Napier and Hastings.
Will Australian-based Kiwis fare any better under Malcolm Turnbull?
Australia's new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been sworn in after winning 54 votes to 44 over Tony Abbott in a Liberal Party coup. With a new leader at the helm, what can Australian-based Kiwis expect from their new prime minister in the future?
Report highlights social services issues
The NZ Productivity Commission has released a report relating to how government departments could provide more effective social services. The report lists many recommendations for departments to improve including working together.
Raukura Roa on the challenges of teaching te reo in paradise
Raukura Roa is a staunch exemplar of te reo and tikanga Māori. No surprise really as she is the daughter of respected academic, Tom Roa. But Raukura is carving out her own path in academia at the University of Hawai'i where she lectures in reo and tikanga Māori. It's far from a Pacific Island holiday - Raukura faces challenges such as isolation and low student enrolments.
Workmates celebrate young Māori butcher’s national win
Any marae would love to have Hohepa Smith in the kāuta. That's because the Whānau a Apanui man is one of best butchers in NZ and Australia. Hohepa won the national title, Butcher Apprentice of the Year, and even had to beat off the challenge of one of Aussie's best who was invited to compete in the finals. Today, he went back to work to a hero's welcome.