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  1. Video for Catholic Church finally responds to demand for papal apology
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    Catholic Church finally responds to demand for papal apology

    The Catholic Church in Aotearoa has finally responded to Matthew Tukaki’s call for an apology from the Pope. Te Runanga o Te Hahi Katorika ki Aotearoa chair Tui Cadigan said that she is open to a discussion on the issue. “As Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Te Hahi Katorika o Aotearoa, l have not been asked by the New Zealand Māori Council for an opinion from Te Rūnanga regarding any apology being sought by executive director Matthew Tukaki from His Holiness Pope Francis over colonisation of Aotearoa.” However, Sister Cadigan’s personal thoughts are that any Māori is free to make such a petition.

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    42 confirmed measles deaths in Samoa

    In the wake of the 42 measles deaths in Samoa, former Māori Television Journalist Renee Kahukura-Iosefa, and her whānau, have made the tough decision for her three children to remain here in New Zealand, for their own safety until the measles outbreak in Samoa passes.

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    Political statement, social commentary or vandalism?

    The statue of British explorer James Cook in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa has become a catalyst for social commentary after being vandalised with the words "Thief Pakeha" and "This is our land" causing heated discussion, both locally and online.

  4. Video for A bilingual anthem to unite the nation
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    A bilingual anthem to unite the nation

    For the first time ever, the second verse of 'God Defend New Zealand' has been sung in both English and Māori at a major national event. 

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    Royals make children's day

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have met with a group of young people this morning to learn about mental health projects in New Zealand. 

  6. Video for Cook commemorations - an encounter with our past
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    Cook commemorations- an encounter with our past

    For Māori in the Tūranganui-a-Kiwa area, the national commemorations marking the arrival of Captain Cook is an opportunity to tell their own history.

  7. Video for Endangered Tahitian flower connected to Māori
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    Endangered Tahitian flower connected to Māori

    The tiare apetahi is a rare flower that can only be grown in the Tahitian island of Ra'īatea. Now endangered, the plant is heavily protected, and its legend has a spiritual connection to Māori.

  8. Video for Ngāti Oneone re-tell accurate history of Gisborne
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    Ngāti Oneone re-tell accurate history of Gisborne

    A memorial is being built by Ngāti Oneone in Gisborne to honour their ancestor Te Maro who was shot dead by Captain Cook when he first made landfall in New Zealand.

  9. Video for Wharekura student hopes to win gold
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    Wharekura student hopes to win gold

    Te Wharekura o Mauao student Westerly Ainsley is one of four youth wrestlers that will represent New Zealand at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games in October.  Almost 4000 athletes from 206 countries are expected to participate that this year’s Youth Olympic Games.

  10. Video for NZ draws Oprah back to the big screen
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    NZ draws Oprah back to the big screen

    Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay says she used Oprah Winfrey’s love for New Zealand to convince her to star in the film A Wrinkle in Time.

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