Shortland Street is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year but its age isn’t the only milestone it’ll be marking. A number of Māori characters have been through the show’s swinging hospital doors, giving brief glimpses into te ao Māori, but with the introduction of the character Leroy, played by Te Wharekura o Hoani Waititi Marae student Lionel Wellington, we could be seeing a whole lot more, including the use of te reo. Te Okiwa McLean caught up with Lionel and some of the show's other talented Māori actors - 3.55pm, TVNZ 1.
#KIAMATAARA: Man wanted over alleged car-jacking in Auckland today.
“In my speech to you, with the greatest respect and, I said, manaakitanga from my tupuna, I actually said ‘go away’. I said ‘haere atu’. Now I am saying that -- because just as I’ve challenged many people on the causes of...child death, your presence here will cause babies to die.” Dr Lance O'Sullivan spoke at a controversial screening of an anti-vaccine documentary opposing the film's message saying it's 'misinformation based on lies'. We'll have more on this kaupapa today on Te Karere at 3.55pm, TVNZ 1.
Kia mataara koutou i Piritana, Ngāti Rānana mā: British Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the UK's terror level from 'severe' to 'critical' following the suicide bomb attack in Manchester. It's the highest possible terror level which means 'an attack is expected imminently'.
“Mā te kāwantanga e utua mā ngā nēhi me ngā rata kia haere ki roto i ngā kura, horekau tērā he utu mō ngā kura - ia kura tuarua puta noa i te motu.” - Kelvin Davis, Reipa
“I’ve had counselling, I’ve been to doctors and things like that, and it’s just a prescription, and that’s it. You know, it’s like when you go in for a sore throat or something, they just give you your medication and then you’re away – there’s nothing else around it.” - Hiria Rolleston, waka ama representative
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Jesse Bromwich in his first TV interview since being caught allegedly using drugs.
“That’s my job. My job is to ensure those voices are heard. But of course the recommendations go back to the regional council, so the Rangitaiki River Forum, on which the iwi are represented, will be playing a key role in looking at those recommendations and working out what the implementation of those recommendations should be.” - Sir Michael Cullen, chair of Edgecumbe flood review panel