The 45-year-old played seven tests for the All Blacks and scored his only international try against Italy at the 1999 world cup.
“I knew him through rugby and the military as I'm ex-military as well. He was a great man. Sad to see somebody leave so young.” Wayne Shelford, former All Black
“There are high rates of unemployment amongst disabled people with a high number wanting to work so there are issues out there that we need to address.” – Carmel Sepuloni MP, Disability Issues Minister
Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta says business creates opportunities for Māori whānau, hapū and iwi. “Te kite atu i ō tātou nei whānau e āhei ana ki te whakamahia i ngā mahi hei painga mō rātou anō.”
“So when we look at the Maaori broadcasting media platforms…they rely heavily on public funding.” – Tutehounuku Korako, Māori Development Spokesperson, New Zealand National Party
“Certainly explained to him that absolutely he is entitled to an opinion which he has shared but suggesting that anyone from the board should go is a step too far.” - Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister
The former US president is here and first on the agenda was a round of golf.
They are ready to go and WIN! "Kua reri mātou. Kei te hīkaka te ngākau ki te tae ki reira.” – Ngarohi McGarvey-Black, New Zealand sevens rugby squad, Commonwealth Games
Our reporter Hania Douglas - Te Karere is in Blenheim at the Te Pataka o Wairau Night Market checking out some Māori businesses Update: due to technical difficulties our live was cut off but that was just a taste of what's on offer at the night market so if you're near by, it's open til 9pm