Moa bones, obsidian, and traditional tā moko instruments have been found at a small Bay of Islands inlet- believed to be the first known settlement in New Zealand.
The Under 18 National Women's Softball tournament takes place in Hamilton this weekend. Players are hoping to make their final push for selection for the Junior World Championships in August.
Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson attended this year's event in Karāpiro for the first time as Minister and says he would like to support Waka Ama for international purposes. He says he's confident that the sport will continue to get the backing from the current government.
An advertisement which has been described as 'casual racism' by a Labour MP has been removed from a public pool in Mangere. The advert features a fair skinned girl telling a brown skinned boy to make sure he visits the toilet before swimming.
Fisheries officers are encouraging people who fish to check the regulations for crayfish pots. MPI chief fisheries officer in Te Tairāwhiti, Richard Ratapu says they confiscate 10 crayfish pots a month on average because they aren't in line with regulations.
A youth collective that promotes international peace wants to empower youth to address the big issues facing their generation. The International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) and Rangi Whakaaio are helping youth speak up to instigate change.
Tributes are flowing for Māori faith stalwart Wally Hayward of Ngāpuhi who died aged 84 years old. The founding member of the Māori Evangelical Fellowship and Prison Chaplin passed away on Wednesday, following a stroke.
Elizabeth Crawford, chairperson of Kapai Kaiti in Gisborne, wants to rid Tairawhiti of pokie machines because of the harm they inflict on Māori whānau. This follows the closure of problem-gambling service Te Ara Tika which Crawford says leaves people with gambling problems without support.