Friday 06 August 2010
Force against Falwasser unjustified
A report released today by the Independent Police Conduct Authority concluded that the actions of four police officers who used force against Rawiri Falwasser at Whakatane Police station were unnecessary, unreasonable, and unjustified. Falwasser was detained in the Whakatane Police Station two years ago, but while there he was pepper sprayed, and beaten with clubs. Judge Lowell Goddard says Keith Parson and Erle Busby, John Mills and Bruce Lang are guilty. Falwasser was awarded $30,000 in reparation.
Maori will benefit greatly from Rugby World Cup
Those who believe Maori will have only one place in the Rugby World Cup - the powhiri - you're wrong. Te Puni Kokiri have said that Maori, Maori business and communities will benefit greatly, and the efforts of Maori will be recognised including the Maori Wardens.
Tamaki Tours Co-Director Mike Tamaki says claims the
Government isn't helping rising rates of Maori unemployment.
New figures show the rate for Maori went up to 16.5% in the June quarter, compared to 14.2% in the one before. He says he's constantly fielding enquiries from young Maori keen to get into work. He believes the problem lies with short term Government schemes which don't offer sustainable employment or training options.
The 8th annual Women in Film and Television awards held
last night in Auckland.
Film Director Ainsley Gardiner did very well in the film section for her film Boy. TVNZ's own Tini Molyneux won the Supreme Te Reo Maori Award. And the leading lady of the night was Keri Kaa of Ngati Porou.
Ex-Mongrel Mob boss says being in a violent gang was a
Tuhoe Isaac is speaking at the Fifth Annual Family Forum, hosted by Family First today.He'll be speaking about the importance of parenting and whanau.Tuhoe Isaac says the emotions displayed by many gang members and prison members stem from a negative home environment and upbringing.
The Maori Party's support of Roger Douglas' Education
(Board of Trustees Freedom) Bill is being challenged.
The Maori Party is supporting the ACT Party MP's legislation into its first reading in parliament.
The Bill would bring back bulk funding, give Boards of Trustees more autonomy and full control over the employment of teachers. NZEI says the pitfalls far outweigh any benefit it could bring for Maori.
Toi Hauiti will meet with universities to discuss
digitising their taonga archives
Te Ataakura is the name of this project of Toi Hauiti, which aims to digitise their taonga in museums around the world. Toi Hauiti has been working with the Cambridge and Oxford universities to achieve this.