Tongariro eruption seen as an omen
Mt Tongariro erupted for the first time in 115 years and some local people are taking it as a sign. As falling ash has forced some people to leave their homes, there are others who refuse to budge. The eruption occurred just before midnight on Monday. Local with eyewitnesses reporting loud explosions, bright flashes, and plumes of smoke spewing from the mountain.
Transgender advocate Mama Tere laid to rest
At 11-years-old, Mama Tere ran away from home and lived on the streets of Auckland City. Today she was at Whaiora Marae in Otara where many went to mourn her passing. She was buried today.
NZ Royal Family defend title in hip hop world champs
Last week we broadcasted a story on two Waikato boys competing at the world champs in Las Vegas. On Sunday, their group defended their world title. The Royal Family were gold medal winners in the MegaCrew division of the International World Hip Hop Dance Championship for the second year in a row.
NZ medal count not far off 100
Valerie wins silver and the 49ers sailing team unofficially win silver. Our Olympic correspondent Irena Smith brings us more from the games.
Sharples reports back on water rights discussions
Maori Party co-leader and Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, talks to us about current political issues including the Mt Tongariro eruption, the outcome of the water rights meeting with iwi leaders and the PM, as well as his thoughts on the death of the two NZ soldiers in Afghanistan.
Maori fisheries future planning at conference
How will Maori fare in fisheries for the next 100 years in the future? That was the big question posed at the Maui National Maori Fisheries Conference. Currently Maori own around 40% quota in fisheries.