The Opportunities Party leader, Gareth Morgan, has announced that he will not lead the party he formed into the next election.
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Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis says the Government's immediate $9.5 million teacher supply package will support more te reo Māori and Māori medium teachers into classrooms from next year.
Another sacred huia bird has flown as the many hearts and minds congregate to grieve its departure.
Well respected community leader and Māori performing arts exponent, Damon Heke has passed away, aged 42 after a long battle with nasopharyngeal carcinoma - cancer in the ears, nose, and throat.
Ngāi Tahu is the wealthiest iwi in New Zealand, with a net worth of $1.3 billion. Newly elected Ngāi Tahu CEO Lisa Tumahai says that corporate leadership is a strong point for the iwi but there's a need to develop leadership among the people, on the marae and in the regions.
The Electoral Commission has apologised for releasing personal voter details in official documents. The information was mistakenly released following a request to the Commission under the Official Information Act, which sought Māori voter complaints and enquires about their experience at the polling booth.
The Minister for Local Government Nanaia Mahuta says the government will consider legislating Māori seats on councils in the future. This follows the latest resolution by the Whakatāne District Council to establish one or more Māori Wards.
South Island iwi Ngāi Tahu has announced an annual net profit of $126.8mil for 2017. To further develop the iwi $49.6mil will be distributed to 18 Papatipu Rūnanga via Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to help strengthen and empower their whānau and communities.
Nanaia Mahuta along with a group from Waikato received a welcome this morning. This is the first big Māori event she's attended since being sworn in as Māori Development Minister and she mentioned that today also marks Parekura Horomia's birthday which she says is significant considering this competition began in his time as Minister of Māori Development.
New Zealand's Parliament is officially open and with the chaos at the election of the new Speaker of the House yesterday, New Zealand First's Shane Jones says it’s a reminder to the Prime Minister to be wary of the opposition's tactics.