#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?
The Department of Conservation is now working with local hapū and Te Rūnanga o Te Whānau a Apanui on burial plans for the five maki (orca).
It's Budget Day today where Finance Minister Steven Joyce will announce how the Government intends to spend its money for the coming year. Eruera Rerekura - Te Karere is currently in media lockup in Parliament's Grand Hall, but keep an eye out at 2pm where he and Irena Smith - Te Karere will bring you an overview here on Facebook of what's in the Budget for Māori before a comprehensive report on Te Karere at 3.55pm, TVNZ 1.
The whanau of Sir Ngatata Love are appealing his conviction hoping to get him out of prison where his health is deteriorating. We'll have more on Te Karere today at 3.55pm, TVNZ 1.
ONLINE EXTRA: Gaylene Sciascia’s whānau let loose with haka Tika Tonu as she was officially honoured today for services to dance. She has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
#MaimoaMusic, the young band that released the reo Māori chart topper 'MAIMOATIA' has released another hit. We caught up with them behind the scenes of their new music video 'Wairua'.
A 1700 signature petition supporting the bid was presented to Parliament on Wednesday. “[The] seventeen hundred signatures we got is seventeen hundred stories of people, and they wouldn't have signed the petition if they didn't think that there needed to be some changes." - Denise Kent, Life Matters
“There’s around 3000 seasonal workers and probably around 20% of those will be Māori, however they are more represented at the lower skilled employment and of course that's seasonal as we lift across the levels Māori are significantly disproportionate to non-Māori.” – Ngaria Rolleston, Te Awanui Huka Pak