Waikato-Tainui mourns the loss of one of the tribe's renowned master carvers, Herekotuku Leonard Muru, of Ngāti Whātua and Waikato descent.
A first-of-its-kind study is showing the impacts on Māori as they closely observed and mourned changes to the environment such as the extinction of the Moa.
Gisborne is home to the Tairāwhiti's first commercial banana plantation, a joint venture between Tai Pukenga Ltd and AgResearch, with the aim to expand banana farms right across the East Coast.
Almost $19 million dollars has been awarded to Otago University researchers to study the health of New Zealanders.
Campaigners say alternative measures need to be taken instead of spending $750mil on the construction.
East Coast locals are angry that pine-slash still blankets beaches after flooding and severe rainfall hit the region this month. Locals say washed up seafood has died after becoming trapped in the debris severely affecting stocks which many use to feed their families.
Joelle King has defeated Amanda Landers-Murphy in the finals singles match to win the national title.