Ikaroa-Rāwhiti voters look for candidate with Horomia’s qualities
Tolaga Bay and Kaiti are part of the Ngāti Porou tribal area, and it seems the people are still saddened at the passing of their man, Parekura Horomia. They are looking for someone with his qualities.
Offensive online domain names targets Māori
PhD student Steve Elers was online researching, when he stumbled across some dubious domain names that all end in dot-maori-dot-nz. The former policeman says the names like fat-maori-dot-nz are racist and offensive and he wants the Domain Name Commission to pull them down.
Man in court over assaulting elderly denies charges
A man arrested over a spate of home invasions targeting elderly women in a week-long rampage of robberies appeared in court this morning. Accused William Murphy denies the charges brought by the police.
Decline in migrating Kiwis to Australia
The tides are changing across the Tasman Sea with more Australians coming here and less New Zealanders going there. 2012 saw a record number of Kiwis crossing the ditch, over 50,000, but a year on from the introduction of the Australian government's new 'skilled migration test' may explain the decreasing numbers.
Te Aho calls for inquiry into Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
An inquiry into appointments at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is being called for by Willie Te Aho. This comes after the governing council of the wānanga appointed a new person to its body, followed by a decision not to renew the contract of Bentham Ohia, who has been the Wānanga's CEO for the past five years.
Opportunity for Māori in honey exports to Asia
Demand for manuka honey in Southeast Asia could open the door for other trade opportunities for Māori. New Zealand honey is a top export product to Indonesia, and a business delegation that's travelled to the region says there's growing demand for more of our products.
French president sports moko in magazine cover
The French president has had a Māori makeover for the latest cover of a magazine that's just hit newsstands across the country. The new edition of pop culture magazine Mondomix features President François Hollande donning a full facial moko.
Flavell impressed by Ikaroa-Rāwhiti candidates
Māori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell joins us to discuss current issues including Willie Te Aho’s call for the Māori Select Committee to launch an inquiry into Te Wānanga o Aotearoa; and the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti by-election.