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"We're probably one of the first shops that have stopped selling cigarettes." - Michelle Kahukura, Owner, Glasgow St Dairy
He was the chosen one raised with the wisdom of the elders, but it took a devastating personal tragedy for Elder Te Reo (Ngāti Porou) to accept his fate as a leader for his people. Waka Huia this Sunday on TVNZ1.
Te Tai Tokerau electorate this week on Marae! Can Hone Harawira (Mana Party) win his old seat back? Or will Kelvin Davis (New Zealand Labour Party) serve a second term? Or is time for new blood in parliament with Godfrey Ruldoph (Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand). For the first time on television - your three candidates for Te Tai Tokerau will debate live on your screen! This Sunday on TVNZ 1.
"You can talk about getting affordable housing when in actual fact people can't afford to live in houses, so I don't know? That money for the emergency housing grant probably could be better spent in building more homes that are affordable and income related." - Dinah Awarau, Kaimahi Hauora
"We go to look at a house and you're lining up with 25 other people" A grandmother sleeping in a car, a whānau who moved from Australia in the hope of a brighter future, but are now struggling to find a place to live. These are just some of the realities Marae reporter Kereama Wright heard from whānau in the Waiariki electorate.
“He tohu whakamā tēnei mō te Pāti Māori, nō rātou tēnei Kāwanatanga. He kore nō te Kāwanatanga e pai ki te whakapau pūtea kia tini noa atu nga whare hei nohonoho mā te hunga e kōrero ana koe.” - Shane Jones, New Zealand First
“Moe mai rā i roto i tēnei kākahu taratara, i roto i te moenga roa. Ahakoa ko te tinana tērām engari ko te wairua kua tae atu ki te matua nui i te rangi. Moe mai rā, moe mai rā.” – Toko Manahi, Teina
Seven people are believed to have died from synthetic cannabis use this month, sold in and around Auckland.
There's nearly 1500 more people waiting for a state house than there were this time last year.