The initial police investigation was closed after 10 months because of a lack of evidence to prosecute.
“We've had that endorsement not just from the Te Tai Tonga office that came through today, but also from Sir Mark Solomon and from Paul Morgan. I mean these are big movers and shakers down in Ngāi Tahu and they have pledged their support.” - Mei Reedy-Taare, Māori Party candidate
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