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More than 25 roads remain closed today across Canterbury, Christchurch still in a state of emergency. The Heathcote River levels are dropping, but a high tide predicted late this afternoon could cause some isolated flooding.
“He tino harikoa mātou nā te mea he taonga mō ā tātou tamariki, te hapori katoa.” – Heather Rewiri, Tumuaki, Te Kura o Rānui
“Ko te whare nei he tohu nā Te Kīngitanga ki te ao e tohu ana i te nohoanga mai o Kīngi Tāwhiao ki roto o Tāmaki Makaurau.” – Rahui Papa, Māngai Waikato-Tainui
“It’s about the children and keeping them safe.” - Nathan Whitley, NZ Police, Gisborne
#PartOne "Hone you're spent force, Kelvin you have been ineffective" New boy on the block Godfrey Rudolph (Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand) didn't waste anytime in calling out the two Te Tai Tokerau heavyweights, Hone Harawira (Mana Party) and Kelvin Davis (New Zealand Labour Party) in their first television debate. Has a politician or hopeful candidate knocked on your door? How do you think the candidates went on Marae yesterday?
"You must feel safe, and if you don't feel safe you must tell somebody - there are a lot of people you can ring." - Sir Pita Sharples
The sun is shining in Gisborne today where Reporter Irena Smith is following police as they undertake road safety measures on the first day back at school. We'll have more for you on Te Karere / 3:55pm / TVNZ1.
"We're probably one of the first shops that have stopped selling cigarettes." - Michelle Kahukura, Owner, Glasgow St Dairy
He was the chosen one raised with the wisdom of the elders, but it took a devastating personal tragedy for Elder Te Reo (Ngāti Porou) to accept his fate as a leader for his people. Waka Huia this Sunday on TVNZ1.
Te Tai Tokerau electorate this week on Marae! Can Hone Harawira (Mana Party) win his old seat back? Or will Kelvin Davis (New Zealand Labour Party) serve a second term? Or is time for new blood in parliament with Godfrey Ruldoph (Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand). For the first time on television - your three candidates for Te Tai Tokerau will debate live on your screen! This Sunday on TVNZ 1.