“Well its seasonal work. When it’s raining there’s no work and you don’t get a full week, which is what you’re always hoping for is a full week. And then your budget kind of allows you to pay your rent and power.”- Sophie Kepa, Edgecumbe Resident #budget2017 #tahuapūtea2017
“If there was just help in reach, ‘cause there’s not really much help in Tauranga.” – Jeralee Hirini, Ngāi Te Rangi #budget2017 #tahuapūtea2017 Where to seek help; Lifeline (open 24/7) - 0800 543 354 Depression Helpline (open 24/7) - 0800 111 757 And many other places
“Tuatahi ko te whenua, ko te whānau, ko te whakapapa, ko te whakawhanake, ko te whare”. – Te Ururoa Flavell MP, Minita Whakawhanake Māori #budget2017 #tahuapūtea2017
ONLINE EXTRA: Dr Melanie Cheung (Ngāti Rangitihi, Te Arawa) on meeting not only the Pope but also connecting with other indigenous people from Venezuela through her research on Huntington's disease. Her story will be on Seven Sharp tonight.
Chiefs Rugby Hika Elliot signs two-year deal with French club US Oyonnax Rugby Officiel.
After four years at the helm, Raelene Castle (Ngapuhi) has announced she'll be stepping down as CEO of the Canterbury Bulldogs at the end of the NRL season.
#BREAKING: In total, $122 million has been committed for Māori-specific initiatives in this year's Budget. Highlights include: - $10 million to Whānau Ora, allowing an extra 2,500 whānau access to Whānau Ora services - $8 million has been secured for a Rangatahi Suicide Prevention fund - $31 million has been allocated to establish the new Māori Land Service - $5 million for Kōhanga Reo Eruera Rerekura - Te Karere with more on Te Karere at 3.55pm, TVNZ 1.
Hari huritau ki te 'Hōhipera o Hoterini Tiriti'! Who's your favourite Shortland Street Māori character of all time?