Next month the Government is expected to descend on the King Country for the 128th Turangawaewae Regatta. But where does the Government-Kīngitanga relationship stand given the Māori King's public endorsement of the Māori Party during the election campaign, and Labour’s Nanaia Mahuta taking the seat?
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It's been 24 hours since Joanne Pira made a plea on Te Kāea last night, to find suitable housing for her sick child.
Now MPs have stepped in to offer assistance.
Ex-serviceman and historian Harawira Pearless is penning the first book regarding the 28th Māori Battalion's Delta Company. He says the tribal and also geographic differences compared to the other Companies is vast.
Members of Parliament are back in-house today and on the agenda is the Government's Medicinal Cannabis Bill. It is one of two cannabis bills that will come before Parliament this week.
The Government has announced 14 employment law reforms, the majority being roll-backs to changes made by the previous Government and a total of four new proposals.
The government says the recent Ngāi Tahu and Tainui-Waikato Treaty settlement payout won't affect other iwi negotiating a fair deal in the future. Both iwi received a combined $370 million as part of a special clause in their Treaty settlements.