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This year was the second time the commemoration was held at Te Kupenga a Taramainuku Pā. The occasion was also used to mark the first day of the Ngāti Awa Te Toki Festival.
He Waka Eke Noa was formed in memory of two friends - one who lost his life to cancer, and another who died working in the forestry industry. Te Okiwa McLean has this special story.
Have a great weekend on the roads, but please obey the road rules: Don't drink and drive, and wear your seatbelts.
New Zealand Labour Party MP Kelvin Davis was able to confirm last night that the Māori seats are safe.
"Today caucus has elected the 21 Labour Ministers of the Crown who will serve in the new government’s executive." - Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand Labour Party
"My promise to them is that I will be a prime minister for all New Zealanders, and as I said at the time I was campaigning I'll be as much a prime minister for the people of Morrinsville as I well the people of Mount Albert," Prime Minister Elect, Jacinda Ardern.
#LIVE: Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand leader James Shaw MP speaks following Winston Peters announcement.
NZR's affiliated bodies yesterday voting overwhelmingly in favour of changing the rugby organisation's constitution to specifically update the process of selecting board candidates. These changes are due to a review into the culture of rugby in New Zealand.