This year marks a hundred years since our troops were involved in the Battle of the Somme. The First World War centenary has helped highlight the close connection between Māori and Pacific Islanders in combat. One Cook Island soldier who served with the Māori Pioneer Battalion has been singled out in a very special way. Wena Harawira reports.
SYNTHETICS A West Auckland whānau issued a public challenge to drug dealers to stop selling synthetic drugs. Memphis Pitman died less than two weeks ago. His whānau believe it was his addiction to synthetic drugs that caused his death. HUMANS Neglect, death, hope. Walk up to complete strangers in the South Auckland suburb of Ōtara and ask them for their highs and lows this year. The result.