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Rātū 17 Whiringa-a-rangi 2015

Published: 8:32PM Tuesday November 17, 2015

Parliament to pass urgent legislation for deportees

There's a wave of deportees coming, so what happens when they reach these shores? That's the question MPs are grappling as Parliament go into urgency debating possible changes to the law to manage the group. Reports are circulating that a chartered flight laden with detainees could reach NZ by Friday. 

AFFCO Wairoa meatworkers take protest to Parliament

Dozens of meatworkers from Wairoa took their protest against their employer to Parliament today. Nearly 200 workers have been locked out of work after refusing to sign new individual contracts.


NUMA, Waipareira seek judicial review over fisheries fund

National Urban Māori Authority and Te Whānau o Waipareira is seeking a judicial review over how a $20 million fisheries fund set aside for urban Māori is being administered. It claims Te Ohu Kaimoana has diluted urban Māori influence by changing the makeup of the trust which administers the fund.

Māori Battalion veteran Te Puhi Patara laid to rest

A veteran of the 28th Māori Battalion has died. Puhi Patara was one of only three known survivors from B Company. Today, family and friends bid their final farewells.

150th commemoration of the siege of Waerenga a Hika begins

Wiirangi Charlie Pera of Te Aitanga a Mahaki supports the call for a national commemoration of all Māori land wars. He is leading Te Aitanga a Mahaki’s 150th commemorations on the siege of Waerenga a Hika, which begins today.