The Government dialed back Nationals policy to build a 3000-bed mega-prison in Waikeria. But the watered down version still isn't cutting it according to former inmate Feke Taito.
The President of the Sir Peter Williams QC Penal Reform League says Corrections CEO Ray Smith needs to go. Lady Heeni Phillips-Williams believes the Minister of Corrections, Kelvin Davis is not being adequately prepared by Smith and his team and her concerns go far back as 2016 when Smith presented before Select Committee.
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.
People working on projects based women’s equality are being urged to apply for funding.
Almost $19 million dollars has been awarded to Otago University researchers to study the health of New Zealanders.
The Hawai’i Community Foundation has established the Hawai’i Island Volcano Recovery Fund to assist with recovery efforts in support of the communities affected by the Kilauea volcanic eruption.
Campaigners say alternative measures need to be taken instead of spending $750mil on the construction.
Minister for the Community, Peeni Henare, is urging New Zealand to be involved in the 2018 Te Wiki Tūao a Motu, National Volunteer Week, from 17-23 June.