Waikato iwi to boycott water hui
Deputy Prime Minister Bill English is making his way to Hamilton to meet with Māori over their water rights, but in a defiant move, leaders from key Waikato tribes, including Tainui, Ngati Raukawa, Hauraki and Ngati Koroki Kahukura will boycott the meeting.
Key plays down water hui boycott
The Prime Minister is playing down the boycott and says Māori aren't speaking with one voice on the water rights issue. John Key says you can take a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.
Water rights: Government not acting in good faith, says Flavell
Māori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell joins us now from Wellington and we ask him if the Government is acting in good faith with its consultation with Māori.
Will iwi attend Taupo water hui tomorrow?
Tomorrow the Crown’s second meeting will be held in Taupo, but the big question is whether Ngati Tuwharetoa and Te Arawa attend.
MSD and Waipareira Trust’s last day in court
Today is the last day for Te Whanau o Waipareira and the Ministry of Social Development in court. The Trust is challenging the Ministry over the cancellation of its Family Start contract.
Waka Tapu: Crew face food supply shortage
Food on-board the two waka-hourua sailing to Rapanui, is fast running out. Ngahiraka-mai-tawhiti and Te Aurere were supplied with just over three weeks’ worth of food which was enough to see them through to the first stop in Tubuai. But they have now spent close to six weeks at sea. We spoke to one of the crew on Ngahiraka today, Anihera Black, who says that the storms they encountered hampered their schedule.
Facebook translated into Māori
Facebook can now be viewed in Māori. A new computer script has been created which allows the user to view the popular online platform in te reo Māori. It’s currently independent of Facebook itself – the user must install the script themselves – but it’s been reported that Facebook could be looking into making it an official version.