Heritage New Zealand has met with the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Ngai Tai ki Tāmaki about the burial of 49 dead cows by a farmer on Doc land on Motutapu Island in December. The iwi says it was not consulted and that the burial damaged a midden site.
Parliament's Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard has confirmed a full investigation will be launched into who leaked information on National leader Simon Bridges' travel expenses.
About 29,000 teachers and principals are on strike today, closing most primary and intermediate schools across the country. Thousands of protesters rallied in Auckland City against unfair work conditions and unreasonable pay.
The chairman of Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association says many Northland primary school teachers are being 'forced' into pastoral care roles dealing with situations stemming from social problems at school such as drugs, and domestic violence.
Over 100 protestors gathered outside the University of Waikato to oppose proposed changes that would see the University's Faculty of Māori and Indigenous studies lose its status and be placed under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Students say it's a breach of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Tribal Trust's Supreme Court appeal for exclusive rights to Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands started today in Wellington. Iwi chairman James Brown says the iwi is fighting for its rights after the Crown breached Treaty principles by granting tourism concessions which iwi objected to.
Māori party co-leader Marama Fox has refuted claims from Māori Labour MPs Willie Jackson and Tamati Coffey that the Pare Hauraki Treaty settlement was a 'done deal' under the previous National government.
The minister of Treaty Settlements, Andrew Little met with Ngāpuhi over the weekend in six information sharing hui across the north to discuss a proposed way forward for the tribe's treaty settlement.
At the Hokinga hui, Mr Little was challenged by a local kaumātua regarding the representation of hapū at the negotiating table. But, the minister didn't back down.
Tamati Coffey, MP for Wairiki has been at the brunt end of public criticism following the signing of Pare Hauraki's treaty settlement by his party.
Public submissions are now open on the Ngāti Rangi Claims Settlement Bill, which is being considered by Parliament's Māori Affairs Committee.
The report found a total of 5,000 dairy farms were not inspected for dairy effluent compliance from 2016 to 2017.