Police to reinvestigate allegations National MP Todd Barclay recorded the private conversations of an electorate staff member.
The Māori Party has announced its candidate for Te Tai Tonga electorate - Mei Reedy-Taare - and with less than 90 days to go to the general election, the competition for the Māori seats is well and truly on. Our political reporter Eruera Rerekura - Te Karere will have more - 3.55pm, TVNZ 1.
Auckland's Awataha Marae has been hit with controversy in recent times - CEO Anthony Wilson addressed these on Marae.
E te Kapu, nau mai hoki mai.
“Te kori te poi te waiata, koirā te mea nui.” – Tutata Hetet-Matahi, Waikato-Maniapoto
“Ko ngā kupu nei, māku e kī atu, i ahu mai i te aronga Māori, nui tonu ngā wā i kite rā au, kua kore he kupu, kua kore he whakamārama ki nga māuiui nei, ngā māuiui hinengaro, nō reira ka toko ake te whakaaro, tērā pea he mahi māku.” – Keri Opai, Kaiwhakamāori
“I've always been ambitious I suppose and I've always had this kind of soul to be out in the world and do stuff.” – Carym Wharerau, Ngāpuhi, scholarship recipient
“Kei te piki tonu te reo, kei te ora tonu te reo, kei te ora tonu te kaupapa o te kōhanga reo.” – Sue Tipene, Mema mō Te Waipounamu, Wharekauri
His appeal was based on his belief he was not mentally fit to stand trial, he did not have ‘communication assistance' during the hearing, and four witnesses did not present evidence at the trial.