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“Watching those doors open and seeing the light enter that dark tunnel for the first time in years was incredibly emotional. We’ve known we are going back in for a year now, today it feels like it." - Anna Osborne, pouaru
“Without more Māori in this industry, we may not get those programmes or projects, or even games, that could help our community. Who better to build for us than us? We understand us. However, there is not enough of us in the industry.” - Maru Nihoniho encourages Māori to look into a career in technology, one of the country's fastest growing sectors.
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It's understood that the Pike River Mine re-entry will happen tomorrow. This follows the aborted attempt to re-enter after dangerous oxygen levels were recorded as faulty at the beginning of the month. While the families of the pike river mine tragedy have been asked to meet at the mine tomorrow morning, a spokesperson for the Pike River Recovery Agency wouldn't confirm that the re-entry will take place. The spokesperson also said that they aren't putting any time frames on the recovery.
A familiar face has hosted the All Blacks this morning in their second foundation day of the season. The North Island-based players worked out at former All Black Kevin Mealamu's gym in Auckland.
It's good news for our senior citizens. The government is investing more than $7 million in upgrading the Supergold Card website and developing an app for mobile phones.
An Environment Court hearing is underway for a Chinese water bottling plant planning to take water from Whakatāne's Otakiri Springs. Creswell NZ, which is owned by Nongfu is planning to take one billion litres of water per year from the ancient aquifer.
It's NZ Techweek. Tehchology is a relatively new sector but has the same old problems as others - not enough Māori or women are in the industry. Te Rina Kowhai with this report.
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