Whānau await answers as inquest starts in fatal police shooting
The whānau of a Ngāti Kahungunu man shot dead by police three years ago are hoping to find answers and closure this week. Lachan Kelly-Tumarae died after being shot four times by police. A three day coroner's inquest into the killing began today in Hastings.
No exemption for Māori in fisheries bill
The Minister of Primary Industries Nathan Guy will tonight remove an exemption in the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill for iwi quota to use foreign labour. The Māori Party says it will not support the amendment to the bill saying it will force some iwi to go under and they are not ready for the changes now. But Labour supports it and says it’s a sign iwi need to work together with their quota.
‘We object to Māori seats being used to bring in non-Māori’, Flavell
Māori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell joins us to discuss current political issues including the outcomes of the national kōhanga reo hui at Tūrangawaewae, the Mana-Dotcom alliance, and his chances of retaining the Waiariki seat.
Ruataniwha Dam could still go ahead
It's likely the Hawke's Bay's controversial Ruataniwha Dam project will go ahead. An independent board of inquiry has released its draft decision into the water storage scheme where it grants the Hawke's Bay Regional Council all 17 resource consents it's applied for in relation to the construction, operation and maintenance of the dam.
NZTA to appeal ruling on Patricia Grace’s ancestral land
The tug of war over author Patricia Grace's land is heading to the Court of Appeal. The NZ Transport Agency maintains that they will go ahead as planned in spite of the ruling by the Māori Land Court and Environment Court in favour of the NZ author.
Adjudicators to resolve CNI land dispute
The allocation of lands in the Kaingaroa Forest under the CNI Land Collective Act 2008 was meant to have been completed by 2011, but because of constant disagreements over who gets what among the eight CNI iwi involved, the case is now before three adjudicators to make that decision.
National War Memorial Park to be completed by ANZAC Day 2015
Construction of the National War Memorial Park in Wellington is on track to be completed before the centenary of the First World War next year. This morning the Governor-General visited the project which began in October 2012.
TKKM o Hoani Waititi Marae celebrates its namesake’s birthday
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi Marae pays homage to their school's namesake, Hoani Waititi. 88 years after his birth, learning and being together are on the itinerary in memory of their forefather.