HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS
"I wanted to say a great big thank you very much for approving my discretionary funding application and supporting me to pursue my dreams."
Maori initiatives are the focus of the Minister of Maori Development as he traveled through Northland this week. On Monday Te Ururoa Flavell and his contingent visited a number of projects of interest in Whangarei.
Triplets Eru, Hemi and Tipene Kapa-Kingi from Ngāpuhi, who are studying together at Victoria University in Wellington, are looking to develop skills to help improve the Māori economy, health and alleviate poverty in Northland. Te Kāea spoke to them at the annual Māori student's conference in Wellington.
Waitangi a finalist in Tourism Awards
The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a finalist in the New Zealand Tourism Awards, going head-to-head with TIME Unlimited Tours of Auckland in the Maori Cultural Tourism Award.
System keeps Maori out of govt: Flavell
Designated Maori seats are the best way to ensure councils are more representative, says the Maori Development Minister.
Fisheries industry leaders gave the Government a serve this morning for lack of consultation over major decisions including extinguishing Maori fishing rights in the Kermadecs which were part of the 1992 fisheries settlement.
Tamariki outnumber adults staying at Manurewa Marae
Families in desperate need of decent housing are rising as the numbers of homeless at Manurewa Marae double in one week. The marae opened its doors to those in need just three weeks ago with the number of children now outnumbering adults.
Youth suicide worries spark action
A youth suicide prevention group will be relaunching in Kaitaia following a spate of suspected suicides but a community leader says although it is a step in the right direction, more needs to be done to give the town's young people hope and opportunities.
A new book written and edited by Maori psychologists depicts stories of practitioners, researchers, and teachers of psychology and their contribution to enhancing the lives of whanau Maori experiencing mental illness.
Maori land trustees can now sharpen their business skills and increase the productivity - and profitability - of their land with the help of a specially developed decision-support programme.
Eighty new Nelson jobs will be created as a result of a $70 million addition to fishing company Sealord's deep sea fleet.
HE HUINGA / EVENTS
2016 Northland Local Body Elections