Labour’s Māori MPs relish one-year trial challenge
Nanaia Mahuta says she looks forward to the challenge and responsibility that comes with having a high placing on Labour’s list. While she did not get the deputy leader role, she supports the one year trial period for all members, and sees Andrew Little as the person to bring the party together.
Men walk streets in stilettos to support women
A White Ribbon Day campaign saw men show their support for the cause by walking a mile in women’s heels. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes kicked off in Wellington today to raise awareness of violence against women.
Waikato-Tainui confirms new governing model
Waikato-Tainui’s Te Kauhanganui has confirmed the Marae model as the tribe's new governing structure. Confirmation of the Marae model aligns with the referendum results which saw 72% of voters opting for that model. The model would become operational when the rule changes associated with the new structure were finalised.
Archival footage of Whakarewarewa Village found in US garage sale
Archival footage of Whakarewarewa Village in Rotorua and other surrounding areas shot in the 1940's has been discovered recently at a garage sale in San Jose in California, Rick Helin an American historian has released the footage in the hope that NZers can help solve who shot the footage. Hinerangi Goodman caught up with John Waaka one of the children who was raised in the village during that period.
New Māori inspector roles to combat prosecution rates
Māori prosecution rates are set to take a dive as 12 new Māori inspectors tackle their new roles. Frank Grant of Te Arawa and Te Whakatōhea descent was welcomed into his new role today at Te Ohaki Marae where he hopes to make a difference with crime in the Waikato region.
Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga holds indigenous research conference
How can indigenous people secure their economic future in modern society? This issue is being discussed in Auckland over the next few days by more than one hundred indigenous peoples who are here for Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga's international conference.
Tau Henare under fire for Lorde ‘epilepsy’ tweet
Former MP Tau Henare is under fire for a tweet suggesting Lorde's dance moves looked like she was suffering from epilepsy.
Temuera Morrison follows in uncle’s footsteps
Actor Temuera Morrison is trying his hand at another career but still within the entertainment industry. It made his uncle Sir Howard Morrison famous the world over and now he thinks he's got what it takes.