Mana candidate Annette Sykes launches campaign for Waiariki
What is the campaign strategy undertaken by Mana’s candidate for Waiariki? Annette Sykes says a key goal for Mana is to mobilise our people and especially rangatahi to vote.
David Rankin won’t attend Koroneihana
David Rankin has no intention of attending King Tūheitia's Koroneihana next month to air his concerns about the Kingitanga. He's been invited by Kingitanga supporter Mamae Takerei to take his criticism to the Koroneihana but Rankin wants the king to go to Kaikohe. Ngāpuhi leader Erima Henare also encouraged Rankin to attend the Koroneihana instead of criticising both the king and the movement from a distance.
Auckland mana whenua carvers gather to give back to their city
For the first time in 150 years, a group of carvers who descend from around the Auckland isthmus have gathered to complete a 4.5 metre gable, which will be gifted to the Auckland City Council in an attempt to promote and revive the art of whakairo around the city and surrounding environs.
Innovative solution to sold out kapa haka comps
Te Kura Wiwini, Te Kura Wawana - the National Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Competitions - kicked off at Houhoupiko, Gisborne today. Tickets sold out for some sessions months ago, but organisers have come up with an innovative solution to ensure whānau get a chance to see their rōpū on stage.
Parliament winds down with National ahead in polls
Parliament is winding up, and National is well ahead in the polls with Labour floundering. But Labour is adamant the majority of New Zealanders want to see a new government.
Ngāti Porou women scoop bronze for NZ at Games
NZ’s squash queen, Joelle King, has picked up her first medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She carved up a three-set victory over England's Alison Waters in the women's singles today to claim the bronze. She joins Darcina-Rose Manuel as the only two individual Māori athletes to receive medals. And they both hail from Ngāti Porou.
Cathy Friend becomes first woman to receive NZRL life membership
A Māori woman has broken into a male’s only bastion of New Zealand rugby league. Cathy Friend's decades of service to league has been recognised by the code’s governing body. And as Manawa Wright reports, the diminutive kuia has long been a staunch advocate of Māori rugby league.