One hundred and twenty-five years since NZ women were granted the vote, the government has introduced the Equal Pay Amendment Bill, which aims to make it easier to lodge pay equity claims.
The government has opened public consultation over the Plant Variety Rights law, which regulates intellectual property protection over new plant varieties. Māori law expert Moana Jackson says while it's a start, more needs to be done to address the core issues for Māori in the intellectual property space.
Ngāpuhi living in Australia will get their chance to have their say on the Ngāpuhi Treaty claim this weekend, with Minister of Treaty Negotiations Andrew Little visiting Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
An elite Māori language school to be piloted in 2020 will invest in youth excelling in te ao Māori. Te Kawa Matakura will develop a qualification for students to formally recognise distinction in te reo and tikanga.
Ikaroa Rawhiti MP Meka Whaitiri has appeared in parliament for the second time in as many weeks since the allegations she assaulted a former staffer.
National's Nuk Korako says former Minister Clare Curran failed to include Māori on her public media advisory panel and that Faafoi should step up and put this right.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern kicked-off Māori Language week by visiting Wellington High School, which has already made te reo Māori a compulsory subject. The initiative starts at enrolment for Year 9 students.
Minister of Whānau Ora Peeni Henare says a lack of invested interest from the Ministers of Health and Education is proving to be a barrier and he's making their inclusion a priority
Labour MP Clare Curran has thrown in the towel, resigning as a minister saying the pressure had become intolerable.