A small group of Hato Petera College supporters took to parliament to protest the school's potential closure and announce the filing of a Treaty claim to address the issue. However, no one was there to receive them at parliament.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has agreed to review the level of funding for Māori language resources in response to cries for better resourcing from Puna Reo operators.
Around 70 released prisoners per month are being placed into employment under a government initiative. The programme is designed to help remove some of the barriers released offenders face when trying to turn their lives around.
Former Māori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell is moving on from politics and taking on his new role as CEO of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. He says he'll be using his political experience to help lead the country's second largest provider.
The submission round for the Zero Carbon Bill has ended with more than 13,000 submissions received. Climate Change Minister James Shaw says Māoridom has raised many key points and concerns.
Women's Refuge says domestic violence is one of NZ's most serious social issues. In a speech delivered to the UN, Women’s Rights Commissioner Jackie Blue says government strategies, ministerial groups and bodies have failed to fix the issue.
The world's first openly transsexual mayor and member of parliament has been invited to speak at the Oxford Union in England. New Zealand's Georgina Beyer joins the ranks of Bill Clinton, Helen Clark, Albert Einstein and the Dalai Lama in receiving the honour.
The youth group responsible for pushing for the Zero Carbon Act says a key focus of the Act should be to engage with iwi and recognise Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Rotorua leader and councillor Trevor Maxwell has been honoured with the Minister of Local Government Excellence Award for his outstanding contribution to local government.