Te Matatini hosts decided for the next 25yrs
Te Matatini Society has today announced plans for taking the organisation forward for the next 25 years. Te Matatini has agreed on a process that will determine the hosts of the competitions through to 2039 saying this will allow for various iwi organisations, local organisers and teams to better plan and prepare for hosting of these growing competitions.
Tamaki housing project draws protestors
A controversial 25 year plan to regenerate one of Auckland's poorest areas was revealed today. The draft blueprint has been revealed to transform Glen Innes, Point England and Panmure. Housing Minister Nick Smith and Auckland mayor Len Brown says they have the support of the community for the Tamaki project but some of the community beg to differ.
Concerns over retention of kōhanga reo teacher graduates
Mataatua kōhanga reo are feeling the struggle kura kaupapa Māori are facing at retaining young teachers. It’s a problem that’s come to light today as teacher trainees sit their exams at Te Mapou Marae in Te Teko.
Family return to remember slain Paeroa man
It has been one year after Jordan Voudouris was killed outside his pizza shop in the Waikato town of Paeroa. His family have returned there to unveil a memorial to him. The 55-year-old father of three was found in a pool of blood at the back of his shop last June.
Māori MPs, Ikaroa-Rāwhiti hopefuls unite over Māori roll
Get enrolled to vote and choose the Māori roll. That's the call from the political parties vying for the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti seat, and in a show of unity candidates and MPs alike have signed an open letter encouraging Māori to spread the message far and wide.
New liquor licensing laws allow for community input
The public will have a say from today in where businesses selling alcohol end up in their communities thanks to changes in the liquor licensing law. Licenses must now be approved by a local panel and will be judged on a number of new criteria including the locality of a premises and its purpose.
More weather woes expected for South Island
Rain has eased in Otago but locals are now preparing for a possible snowstorm due to hit the region later this week. State Highway 1 remains closed north of Oamaru due to heavy flooding on the road.
Weepu amped for test match
The All Blacks have shifted from Christchurch to New Plymouth for the series finale on Saturday, and one person wanting to make his mark is half-back, Piri Weepu.
NZ anthem plays for Australian hockey team
Never has the New Zealand national anthem sounded so good when it's backed by a number of Australian faces with expressions of outrage.