‘Iwi should manage prisons,’ says former Mt Eden Prison worker
A former Mt Eden Prison worker is challenging the Government to give iwi authorities management of all NZ prisons. The troubled prison is now back under the control of the Corrections Department amid growing evidence of violence and mismanagement.
Gareth Morgan’s winning flag design revealed
An Auckland design studio has won Gareth Morgan's $20,000 flag competition, set up because the economist and philanthropist wanted to see more flag designs that honoured the spirit of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Erima Henare remembered during Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
This is the first Māori Language Week without their former chair, the late Erima Herane. He was remembered through the process of kawe mate at the launch of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori at Waiwhetu Marae. Te Karere spoke to his son, MP for Tāmaki Makaurau, Peeni Henare, and the keeper of his former position interim chair of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori Wayne Ngata.
More resources needed for Māori speaking households
The Māori Language Week has kicked off with some good news and some bad news. On the downside, fewer Māori speak fluent Te Reo than a decade ago. On the upside, today’s toddlers may be the saviour of our native tongue with many young households choosing Māori as their first language, but the need for resources remains.
NZ Cricket embraces Te Reo Māori
New Zealand Cricket has this week launched a range of initiatives to help celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori and highlight the organisation's new approach to embracing diversity and inclusivity within the game, putting te reo Māori on the world stage.