Parliamentary politicians are paying their respects to the late Sir Ngatata Love, Wellington's Māori leader who passed aged 81 years old on Wednesday.
It's been a week since the Kiwis side departed for their two-test series against England, with a stopover in the desert of Dubai. The team are still buzzing over their win against Australia and are looking to use that as fuel for their upcoming games.
Rogue National MP Jami-Lee Ross has made a u-turn decision on his pending resignation from Parliament and will remain to “expose serious flaws” in the National Party.
The prime minister says improving the quality of Māori health is a priority of the government. This follows the Waitangi Tribunal hearing currently underway at Ngāruawahia to address health inequalities for Māori.
National leader Simon Bridges is defending himself after recordings of him discussing the $100,000 donation by a Chinese businessman, remarks towards ethnic MPs and ridding three list MPs were exposed on Facebook.
Māori MP Jami-Lee Ross is to resign from the National Party, stand as an independent MP in his Botany electorate and will also lay complaints with police against his former leader Simon Bridges for allegedly breaching electoral laws.