The government has released its Half Year Economic & Fiscal Update today alongside the Families Package.
Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis says the Government's immediate $9.5 million teacher supply package will support more te reo Māori and Māori medium teachers into classrooms from next year.
The Auckland Council has included more funding for kauri dieback protection as a topic for consultation in its 10-year budget. These include potential fuel tax, environmental protection and potential rates levels.
Dr Lance O’Sullivan says he will only take a leadership role within the Māori Party if it is a sole leadership role.
Mānuka honey will need to be tested before it can be sold overseas as Mānuka come the new year. Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor says by defining Mānuka it will keep quality producers in and keep cowboy operators out.
The Māori Party president Tukoroirangi Morgan has announced his resignation and is calling the party's co-leaders to follow suit.
Australia will become the 24th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage should they pass the Marriage Amendment Bill currently before parliament.
Māori could see a boost in business opportunities as a result of talks between New Zealand Mayors and their Chinese counterparts in attendance at the New Zealand China Mayoral Forum in Wellington.
A historic agreement was made to oppose all seismic testing and oil exploration in the waters of New Zealand during a recent national gathering of Māori leaders at Te Papa.