Te Koutu residents raise concerns over proposed Rotorua hotel
A resource consent application to build a 100-room 4-star hotel on Rotorua’s Bennetts Road has raised concerns for the predominantly Māori community of Te Koutu. They say if it gets the nod they want to see jobs for Te Koutu residents.
He Korowai Trust’s charitable status at risk
He Korowai Trust in Kaitaia are disappointed that rules defining charitable trusts could affect their buying and selling state homes to families in need in Northland. The trust’s manager Ricky Houghton says getting people into homes of their own was the aim of the project, but now it was being jeopardised.
Whānau voice key in suicide prevention
The key to lowering the number of suicides in New Zealand is to give families a voice. That's the message from more than a hundred families that gathered in Hamilton today to talk about suicide and mental illness. Their aim is to introduce a new nationwide approach to suicide prevention that puts whānau at the centre of care.
Gisborne clean up underway following widespread flooding
The roads are open and the clean-up has begun following massive flooding in Gisborne yesterday. River levels are dropping back to normal after heavy rain caused headaches for motorists and nearly forced evacuations.
Past winners return to celebrate 50th anniversary of Ngā Manu Kōrero
The top Māori speech competition in the country starts today, though it wasn’t the traditional opening for Ngā Manu Kōrero, but then this year is a special year for the prestigious competition. Pere Wihongi spoke to a couple of past winners who returned to celebrate the event’s 50th year.