News of the passing of the legendary Sir Colin Meads this week has reached all corners of the globe. In the Far North today, Te Kāea caught up with another legendary figure of that era, the famous halfback Sid Going.
Newly crowned Miss Universe New Zealand Harlem-Cruz Atarangi Ihaia was welcomed back to her home town of Napier today with a special parade along the main street, a first for the town.
Mana party leader Hone Harawira is calling for Hurimoana Dennis from Te Puea Marae to be paid by the government to recommission old Māori boarding schools to house the homeless.
The forestry industry is an opportunity to bring employment and prosperity to the East Coast, and while this will continue for years to come, the death of a 23-year-old father Te Oho Mauri Piripi has prompted calls for all industry tiers, including land shareholders, to be responsible for worker safety.
Te Tatau o Te Arawa chairman Te Taru White is calling for Te Arawa to be at the centre of Rotorua's geothermal energy conversation following National's $150,000 announcement to explore geothermal opportunities in the Bay of Plenty.
Green Party co-leader James Shaw is confident the Green Party and Labour are still “BFFs” in terms of preferred coalition partners after the election.
Māori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says he would find it extremely difficult to work with Winston Peters, after the election.
Mana Movement leader Hone Harawira says a key programme that could help tackle the devastating suicide statistics of youth in New Zealand is the Tū Kotahi initiative.