A $4.1mil cash boost from government to support the health and wellbeing of veterans and their families when they leave the defence forces has been welcomed by those at Anzac commemorations. Minister for Veterans Ron Mark says many are unaware of their entitlements after service.
Today marks a milestone in efforts to protect threatened species and biodiversity on nearly 7,000 hectares of privately owned Māori land in the central North Island. A pact between landowners, the Minister of Conservation and Ngā Whenua Rāhui has been signed, giving rise to eco-tourism opportunities, predator-free strategies and other land management plans.
At only 21 years of age, Raui has already accomplished some incredible achievements including meeting the Queen, making the Forbes list and, this week, graduating from university.
There are yet more concerns with the government's reforms on vocational education, with the Waitangi Tribunal today confirming that a claim regarding the issue has been submitted. Fears are also growing amongst faculty members who say the reforms would result in job losses.
The prime minister was at Waitapu Marae in Hastings today, in the heart of former Minister Meka Whaitiri's electorate. Housing, education and employment were some of the issues under discussion.
Many of our country's indigenous species are threatened with extinction, that is according to a report released today by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ titled Environment Aotearoa 2019.
Plans by the Department of Conservation to gift 1,200 hectares of land to Moriori on the Chatham Islands are being challenged in the Court of Appeal today in Wellington. The Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri Iwi Trust claim they have the rights to the land as mana whenua.
The Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust, made up of Taranaki Whānui descendants, has released plans to build new homes and apartments in Wellington's Shelly Bay. The trust is optimistic that in time Shelly Bay will become home to over 850 new residents and be a place many more will seek to experience.
Four regions across Aotearoa will facilitate the Te Ahu o Te Reo programme to assist teachers in the classroom with their reo Māori skills - Taranaki, Waikato, Kāpiti-Horowhenua and Te Waipounamu.
Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford is urging all parties involved in the controversial Ihumatao Housing development to come together and find a solution. This follows an agreement between the government and the construction industry to transform and improve the sector.
John Tamihere says central government should pay for the infrastructure in Auckland and not the rate payer following his most recent announcement during his campaign in the Auckland mayoral race.
Descendants of Matakarapa, the ancestral home of Ngāti Raukawa hapū, are calling on the government to restore the Manawatū River flow through the Foxton Loop.
Spokesperson for the Tōkihi ki Tua judges collective, Eli Smith says "this is to clear the judges who were not present of any wrongdoing. Yes, there were some present- but we just come back to interact, to sit and talk- and we were caught in the middle."
The dispute over the Pare Hauraki Treaty claim is before the Waitangi Tribunal, and that's no surprise to former Minister of Treaty Negotiations, Chris Finlayson.
Around the world, he was known as Nelson Mandela, to his own people he was fondly called by his clan name, 'Madiba'. Mandela was instrumental in ending apartheid in South Africa, his kaupapa resonated with Hone Harawira, who joined iwi, dignitaries and the community to celebrate Mandela at an exhibition at Eden Park today.
The government has announced it will pay for the driver's licence costs for young people on benefits or in care. The prime minister expects 2,500 young people will obtain a restricted licence through the scheme, which she hopes will then move them into jobs.
The Justice Select Committee was unable to agree to pass the End of Life Choice Bill today. Members of the Pasifika community rallied against the bill at parliament, saying it undermines their cultural values.
The Whānau o Waipereira Trust and Minister for Whānau Ora Peeni Henare have launched a new social innovation hub named Wai-Atamai,
Harsher penalties for the illegal use of phones while driving in New Zealand could be enforced in a new road safety strategy by the Ministry of Transport.
The Ngāi Te Rangi Settlement Trust has taken a grievance to the Waitangi Tribunal, claiming that the Hauraki Treaty claim is overlapping into their land and moana.