Delay in health and safety debate ‘just bulls**t’
The debate on the controversial health and safety law change has been delayed. The changes were expected to be debated in the House today but have been set down instead for tomorrow. However, families of those who have died in dangerous workplaces are in Wellington to hear the debate. They say these tactics by the government are very concerning.
Sonny Tau’s kererū incident remains unresolved for Ngāti Hine
Sonny Tau has pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawfully being in possession of kererū and not guilty to related charges of hunting or killing the protected species in court today. But while steps to address the law of the land are taking place, Ngāti Hine leader Waihoroi Shortland says the lore of the iwi has yet to be resolved.
Iwi mourns the loss of Mōkai Marae wharekai, Parehinga Awatea
Hapū of Mōkai Marae are still seeking answers as to why the dining hall, Parehinga Awatea, burnt down last Saturday. This morning Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Ngāti Raukawa gathered to farewell the building.
Te Karere remembers Nanny Puti
She was one of the first Māori nurses who graduated in 1945. A daughter of Ngāti Awa, Putiputi O’Brien died this morning at her home in Te Teko. Ngahuia Wade reports on a remarkable woman of her time.
Māori Vietnam vet relives horrors of war
Forty years ago, New Zealand’s involvement ended in one of the most unpopular conflicts, the Vietnam War. Today the service and sacrifice of Vietnam veterans was commemorated at Pukeahu National War Memorial. Nearly half a century may have passed, but memories of the conflict still haunt veterans.
Whangaruru rugby stalwart labels Northland Rugby Union racist
Five teams in the Northland-wide rugby competition have boycotted playing club side Whangaruru following allegations of gang intimidation and violent threats, however, a long-time stalwart of Whangaruru says the Northland rugby union is racist in letting it get this far.