Up-and-coming Sevens talent will don the black jersey for the first time this weekend at the World School Sevens tournament in Auckland.
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.
Minister of Education Chris Hipkins has announced the government is scrapping National Standards. National Chairperson for Te Rūnanganui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori, Cathy Dewes, says the organisation is ecstatic about the decision.
Former White Ferns captain Maia Lewis has created history by becoming the first Māori woman to commentate an international cricket test match.
Rotorua Boys' High School has won the overall honours at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Touch Championships, beating Hamilton Boys 4-3. The scores were tied up at half-time, but Rotorua came back to win by one point.
The Auckland Council is incorporating te reo into its citizenship ceremony after an Australian woman has requested to take her oath in Māori.
10 Māori startup business will be selected to partake in Kōkiri, a four-month programme facilitated by Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Callaghan Innovation.
Te Puea Marae Manaaki Tangata hosted the first Christmas at the Pā event this weekend in an effort by the marae to spread Christmas joy to struggling families living in South Auckland.
Te Whare Hukahuka is a social enterprise comprised of a group of Māori Social entrepreneurs who are passionate about bringing innovation to make a positive impact on indigenous people. Their Māori Governance programme, Ka Eke Poutama, celebrated the graduation of 55 students over the weekend.