Yesterday the Auckland Council approved the topics for discussion for its upcoming 10-year budget. These include potential fuel tax, environmental protection and potential rates levels for the next 10 years.
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.
Of 1000 Christmas boxes distributed to whānau throughout Northland last week, only one had a golden ticket. Te Kāea was on hand to witness the lucky recipients of the box with the extra special gift that went to the Johnstone whānau.
Ngāti Awa iwi is in mourning, following the loss of Eric Eria Mohi Penetito of Ngā Maihi in Te Teko, Bay of Plenty. He was 90 years old.
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.
A Northland school has helped to create the first te reo Māori iBook resource for The National Library of New Zealand's He Tohu exhibition. The entire Te Kura Kaupapa o Whangaroa visited Wellington today, where they viewed the Treaty of Waitangi and other documents their ancestors signed.
Boxer Bowyn Morgan's recent win against Stevie Ferdinandus lifts him to second in the New Zealand pound-for-pound ratings behind WBO world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker.
The Auckland Council is incorporating te reo into its citizenship ceremony after an Australian woman has requested to take her oath in Māori.