Ngahihi Bidois climbed the 1103 steps to honour his close friend Darcy Hunter Jr who passed away from blood cancer in 2017.
Waikato/Bay of Plenty
The Māori trio rose to fame following their appearance on The Voice Australia in 2016. Now they've been invited back on the new All Stars show.
Parents struggling to cope with their children being uplifted by Oranga Tamariki are demanding the ministry conducts more robust investigations involving members of a child's wider whānau before seeking orders to uplift.
The outpouring of grief for Wharehuia Milroy continues at Mataatua Marae in Rotorua. Among the mourners were the reo Māori students who he nurtured to excel in the language.
A new project celebrating children living with unique disabilities was launched today at Tūteao Marae in Te Teko. The Tamaariki project is an inclusive early childhood education approach led by Te Teko Kōhanga Reo and supported by both the Ministry of Education and the Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust.
'Whakahokia te reo mai i te mata o te pene, ki te mata o te arero,' (Bring the language back from the tip of the pen to the tip of the tongue) - Professor Te Wharehuia Milroy.
Highly-esteemed Māori academic and guardian of te reo and tikanga Māori, Professor James Te Wharehuia Milroy QSO, has passed away this morning. He was 81 years old.
Waikato iwi Ngāti Hinerangi have agreed to gift land back to Tauranga Moana and enter into a shared governance arrangement over other land. This settles a cross-claim that had affected the relationship between the Hauraki Collective and Tauranga iwi.