Nanaia Mahuta: Leader needs to unite party
The Labour Party’s first caucus has been an extended one with a lot to discuss, including their confidence in leader David Cunliffe. So what does the Māori Labour MPs think of the leader and the future of the party?
Māori Party in talks with John Key
Prime Minister John Key met with the Māori Party this afternoon to discuss whether there'll be another working partnership between the government and the Māori Party for the next three years. John Key extended the invitation to meet and it looks like he has what they want on offer.
WINZ murder accused in court
The man accused of murdering two women in the Ashburton WINZ shootings is facing five new charges, including the attempted murder of another staff member. Russell John Tully made a brief appearance at the high court in Christchurch this morning.
Human bones on Waiheke Island believed to be pre-European
Human bones were discovered over the weekend on Waiheke Island, bones that are believed to be pre-European. Builders came across the bones while they were renovating a house.
Treaty grounds visit comes with a price
The place seen as the birthplace of our nation is now no longer free to visit. Visitors to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds will now have to pay. The trust responsible for the historic site says it was inevitable given the costs of maintenance and operation, but as Manawa Wright reports, other sites of national significance remain free.
Auckland's drinking habits nothing to be envied
Final submissions were presented to council today on their proposed local alcohol policy. It's been an eight-day affair and almost 3000 written submissions ranging from large industries to community associations. It's one of the most important pieces of work currently facing the Auckland City Council whose city’s drinking habits are nothing to be envied.
Senior ABs voice their ‘disappointment’ in Cruden
The senior All Black leadership team that includes Conrad Smith and Keven Mealamu is under pressure following the fallout from Aaron Cruden's drunken night before the team was scheduled to fly out of the country.
TKKM o Ruamata celebrate 10th annual hockey derby
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ruamata in Rotorua is home to NZ's champion hockey team, and they're celebrating their victory tonight with a tournament with school parents. Our reporter Kereama Wright was there and says the air is thick with competition.