Tens of thousands of Tonga Mate Ma'a faithfuls will be cheering their team on to victory tonight as they take on the Kangaroo world champs. Mate Ma’a fandom is feverish on the streets of South Auckland where their greatest fan base resides.
Former Treaty Minister and National MP Chris Finlayson is planning his departure from parliament before the end of year. Finlayson has spent 13 years in the Beehive and nine in government, during which time he saw through 59 Treaty settlements.
Te Mātāwai is concerned about the government's Māori broadcast sector review because it did not have input into developing its scope.
Today, Kai Rotorua has planted over 100 kūmara, which will eventually be donated to volunteers, marae and community groups.
Tall Blacks coach Paul Henare is taking up a new role in Melbourne.
Top New Zealand actress Jennifer Ward-Lealand has weighed in on the euthanasia debate saying she’d like to have the freedom to choose her own fate if she became terminally ill.