Treasury shows Govt still on track to meet surplus goals
Treasury opened the books today in its pre-election fiscal update and it shows the Government is still on track to retain a wafer thin surplus of $372 million as predicted in May's budget.
Hauraki-Waikato voters reveal electorate issues at Koroneihana
Today, King Tūheitia’s Koroneihana celebrations continued with politicians being welcomed on to the marae, and Anzac Pikia was there to garner the thoughts of Hauraki-Waikato voters.
Pōti 2014: Trades training helps to fill gaps in Chch rebuild
Rebuilding Christchurch is an important campaign issue for those in the electorate of Te Tai Tonga, but a trades training course for Māori and Pasifika has helped turn devastation into opportunity.
KKM national body to present kōhanga reo proposal at AGM
Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori is aiming to foster the relationship between them and Kōhanga Reo in an effort to encourage more children from kōhanga reo to continue their schooling at kura kaupapa Māori. They have come up with a proposal to have kōhanga reo alongside existing 64 kura sites.
NZ First’s East Coast candidate focuses on region’s economy
This week, NZ First’s Mere Takoko joined in the parliamentary race. Takoko is running in the East Coast electorate, focusing on growing the region's economy.
Māori fine arts student receives scholarship to research tapa cloth
A young woman with a passion for Māori taonga has been awarded the inaugural Sir Hugh Kawharu scholarship at Auckland Museum to research the production, practises and uses of tapa cloth in Aotearoa.
Arm wrestler prepares for world champs in Lithuania
NZ arm wrestling champ Maateiwarangi Heta Morris is heading to Lithuania next month where he will compete in the world championship. Hinerangi Goodman caught up with the champion at his gym in Rotorua.
Tūhoe’s Liam Messam aims to be back in black
Following a 12-all draw against the Wallabies on Saturday, the All Blacks are working on a new game plan centred on mobile No 6 Liam Messam. And as Raniera Harrison reports this descendant of Tūhoe is determined to show he is up to task after what he describes as one of the lengthiest Super 15 campaigns to date.