To Meka Whaitiri's electorate, Ikaroa Rāwhiti voters and iwi members say the decision by the prime minister is a sad result for the Tairāwhiti region.
The stage is set for the national final of the Smokefree Rockquest at Auckland Girls' Grammar School and taking the stage tonight in the Tangata Beats section is Whanganui High School band, The Remnants.
Auckland City Mission staff and clients are welcoming the move to temporary premises while their current building undergoes a transformation at a total project cost of $90mil.
A Māori electrician is sparking up dollops of aroha for the elderly in Te Kuiti by offering to change their light bulbs for free.
Rieko Ioane has signed a four-year deal through to the end of 2022 and Akira Ioane has signed until 2021.
Players and supporters at the Rugby World Cup in Japan next year have been warned to cover tattoos in public to avoid causing offence.