Coal miners leave Parliament disheartened
Solid Energy is standing by its decision to lay off 460 workers. The state owned company says restructuring its mining operations at Huntly East and Spring Creek on the West Coast is necessary for its survival. But miners descended on parliament today calling for government support to keep their jobs.
Last NZ troops deployed to Afghanistan
NZ’s final rotation of troops to be deployed to Afghanistan is making their way there now. Families and friends farewelled the 140 soldiers who will serve for six months.
Relocation pending for Rangitahi College wharenui
Local Māori will decide the future of a small meeting house based at a school that's due to close this year. Tuwhare has stood at Rangitahi College for more than 80 years. But the college is due to close and merge with a primary school in December, to become Murupara Area School.
Māori Trustee Office undergoes restructure
The Māori Trustee Office is also cutting its workforce as it undergoes restructuring. The Office wants Māori land to be more productive for the benefit of its shareholders and beneficiaries, which means changing the way it works.
Look at utilising Māori land and assets to provide jobs - Flavell
Māori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell talks to us about current political issues including the looming job losses incurred by small town communities.
First woman appointed as new TPK CEO
Te Puni Kōkiri has its first female CEO. Michelle Hippolite, of Waikato, Rongowhakaata and Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki, will take up the position in December. She has been the Kaihautū and Acting Business Group Director at Te Papa Tongarewa and held senior roles with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, advising on Māori issues. Hippolite replaces Leith Comer who served as chief executive for nearly 12 years.
Report shows family violence victims include Māori men
A new police report shows victims of family violence are almost evenly proportioned with men, women and children. The finding is unexpected as most campaigns focus on protecting women and children. But one thing hasn't changed - most victims of family violence are Māori.
NZ troops only in Afghanistan because of NZ ties with US - Ikin
Our Māori issues commentator Keith Ikin talks to us about current political issues including the newly appointed role of Te Puni Kokiri CEO, the deployment of NZ troops to Afghanistan, and the latest iPhone 5s.
Waka Tapu: Crew practise kapa haka in preparation of landfall
If the wind continues to help Ngahiraka-mai-tawhiti and Te Aurere, they should reach Tupuai in four days. We spoke via satellite phone to Mahara Nicholas, crew member of Ngahiraka. He says they're preparing themselves for their arrival to the island and practising a few items to entertain the locals.