The Green Party is today announcing that its Māori Affairs spokesperson Marama Davidson has been elected as the new Deputy Chair of the Māori Affairs Select Committee.
The Associate Minister of Education Kelvin Davis says he's committed to integrating te reo Māori into every ECE, primary school and intermediate by the year 2025. This comes after a High Court ruling overturned a Family Court judgment that forced the withdrawal of a Māori child from total immersion education.
Ngāti Kahu is seeking binding recommendations from the Waitangi Tribunal for the return of over 6000 hectares held in State-Owned Enterprises and Crown Forests.
The Russell community is up in arms at the building of a private wharf on customary shellfish beds at Uruti Bay. The Northland Regional Council approved the application for resource consent without notification and construction is well underway.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrived in Vietnam overnight and it was straight to work. The Prime Minister says her ministers have already been engaged in intense Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in the past days in Vietnam. It looks as though all are pushing hard for a resolution, whatever the outcome.
Teina Pora will receive a compensation payout with an inflation adjustment. Minister of Justice Andrew Little says he will be awarded almost an extra $1mil plus $45,000 in costs.
New Zealand's Parliament is officially open and with the chaos at the election of the new Speaker of the House yesterday, New Zealand First's Shane Jones says it’s a reminder to the Prime Minister to be wary of the opposition's tactics.
The Commission opening of New Zealand's 52nd Parliament marks the start of the new three-year Parliamentary term, a new Government and Labour’s Trevor Mallard as the new Speaker of the House. His political career spans 30-years and features a colourful past including a political punch-up and lycra fashion while out cycling.
The President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier was welcomed at Wellington's Government House as part of his three-day visit to New Zealand.
Man Up Tū Tangata Aotearoa have chosen the youth, mens and womens correction facilities in Wiri as a platform to raise awareness around their rehabilitation programme for dysfunctional men.