After a long wait for many, Winston Peters made his announcement this evening confirming a Labour-NZ First coalition government.
For the first time ever an Indigenous Youth Delegation from NZ are heading to the 2017 UN Climate Talks in Germany where they hope to present issues of climate change relating specifically to Māori and Pacifica.
While MPs remain tight-lipped about whether an announcement is expected today for who will form the next government, outgoing New Zealand First MP Richard Prosser floated three names tipped to potentially replace Winston Peters should he step down from his party's leadership.
The Northland Whangarei branch of the Citizens Advice Bureau is struggling to deal with a surge in public enquiries for social services with key Government Departments having left town leaving families finding it difficult to gain assistance via their service websites.
The Crown will not be responding to the findings of the Waitangi Tribunal that Ngapuhi did not cede sovereignty. It comes at the final sitting of a ten year long hearing of claims of Te Paparahi o te Raki.
Right now the NZ First board is meeting to discuss the options on the table for the party, as it considers which of the major parties to go with, Labour or National. This day has been billed as the most important day of these negotiations, but will we get a result?
Chair of the Maniapoto Maori Trust Board, Tiwha Bell, is today announcing the resignation of the Trust’s Chief Executive Officer, Janise Eketone.
Former politician Sandra Lee-Vercoe believes Winston Peters will lean towards a coalition with National.
Whakatāne mayor, Tony Bonne says it's unfair that Māori seats are determined by a general vote in local government. Submissions have already been sent out to local iwi in regards to establishing three new seats on the Whakatāne District Council.