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Māori spirit thrives at these events - Minister of Māori Development

By Leah Te Whata

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.

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Ngā Uri a Māui performers describe their Te Mana Kuratahi journey

By Online News - Rereātea, Wikitōria Day

Not only is it an arduous road getting to the national Te Mana Kuratahi competition from afar.  Performers from one of the host teams from Te Tairāwhiti spoke about the build up to the nationals, and the experiences they have endured since the start of their campaign.