Secondary schools kapa haka nationals cancelled amid coronavirus concerns

Secondary schools kapa haka nationals cancelled amid coronavirus concerns

The National Secondary Kapa Haka Competition is cancelled. It’s the latest event to be affected by the covid-19 pandemic. Our reporter Rapaera Tawhai who has been across the story today is standing by at Auckland’s Spark Arena where the event was meant to take place later this year. Scotty, behind me is what was meant

Rangitāne, city council partnership strengthens with council committee seats

Rangitāne, city council partnership strengthens with council committee seats

Today marked a huge milestone for Rangitane and the Palmerston North City Council. Iwi representation and voice will now be heard at the decision-making table. As Te Okiwa McLean reports it could be perhaps a representation of true treaty partnership in action as the two parties are yet to form a new Rangitane o Manawatu

Staff already delivering strategy to reduce Māori in prison – Corrections CEO

Staff already delivering strategy to reduce Māori in prison – Corrections CEO

The Department of Corrections has appeared before the Corrections Select Committee. The government agency says they’re already delivering on their Hokai Rangi Strategy to change the culture in prisons. As Eruera Rerekura reports, Corrections plans to build a new prison. The Corrections Chief Executive defending the actions of her department. The Hokai Rangi Strategy was

Māori Affairs Select Committee hears submissions on Māori health inequalities

Māori Affairs Select Committee hears submissions on Māori health inequalities

She was the haka star who died of cervical cancer. But she worked tirelessly to ensure other women would not suffer the same fate with her ‘Smear Your Mea’ campaign. Today those who continue Talei’s work appeared before the Maori Affairs Select Committee. And Te Okiwa McLean reports, they claim the health system failed Talei

Māori Select Committee look into speeding up return of tūpāpaku

Māori Select Committee look into speeding up return of tūpāpaku

How do you help a family mourning a death? That’s what the Maori Select Committee are looking into. Some of the submissions are highlighting that the conversations between whanau, police and undertakers are strained. One Maori undertaker is all too aware of the difficulties. Irena Smith has more. There are times where the grief is

Te Aute College seek ministry support, possible intervention

Te Aute College seek ministry support, possible intervention

The Education Ministry could be stepping in to help Maori boarding school Te Aute College. As Eruera Rerekura reports – rising debts, bullying and a falling roll are some of the reasons behind a possible ministry intervention called by the school proprietor, New Zealand’s Anglican Church. Te Aute College is renowned for producing Maori leaders.

New scholarship resurrects concerns for boarding school revival

New scholarship resurrects concerns for boarding school revival

The St Stephen’s and Queen Victoria schools’ trust board has announced a new scholarship to help secondary school students in financial need, but an old boy of St Stephen’s says that while it is commendable, their focus should be on reopening the schools. Hania Douglas has this report. An idea born from the desire to

Auckland’s last Maori boarding school fights to remain open

Auckland’s last Maori boarding school fights to remain open

Hato Petera College was been standing in Auckland since the 1920s, but the school is now fighting to remain open. They now have a new campaign to attract more students. A professor, a teacher, a member of the Order of Merit of NZ, he is also a former student of Hato Petera. Schools like Hato