Saturday October 21, 2017   Last updated 19:48PM

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Ardern confident policies in line
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says talks with New Zealand First about who should form the next government have primarily been about policy..Read more

Stonefields development sign off challenged
The group Save Our Unique Landscape is off to the the Environment Court to appeal a decision clearing the way for a housing development at Ihumatao..Read more

Rongoa way to heal communities
It's Conservation Week and that has many Maori looking at the ngahere and wanting to understand its secrets..Read more

Lake owners surf tourism wave
Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board is ramping up its investment in tourism..Read more

Whakaue feels loss of hospital advocates
Ngati Whakaue says the quality of care for Maori in Rotorua Hospital has got worse since the Lakeland District Heath board axed its Hunga Manaaki service..Read more

Industry noise drowns out whale science
A marine biologist is pushing back against an oil industry lobbyist’s claim that seismic testing is a threat to marine mammals..Read more

Economic goals more than just dollars
An economist who has taken on the task of measuring the Maori economy says Maori have the chance to move the conversation from crude financial measures to the social value of assets..Read more

Maori values to help treat wastewater clean up
Rotorua Lakes Council is taking a lead incorporating Maori values and matauranga into its wastewater treatment programme..Read more

Waka taua begins commemorations for darkest day
What has been called New Zealand's darkest day is being commemorated today in Belgium and in places around Aoteraroa..Read more

Ngati Hine standing up to be counted
A Ngati Hine leader hopes that getting included as a separate iwi in the next census will strengthen their hand in their long-running tussle with Te Runanga o Ngapuhi..Read more

Sacrifice remembered at Passchendaele
Today's commemorations in Belgium of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele have focused on the loss of more than 800 New Zealand troops that day, but they are also a reminder of the larger sacrifices made in World War 1..Read more

Time to use iwi child protection role
The Children’s Commissioner says there is no legal obstacle to iwi taking custody of children from the courts, but the option has never been taken..Read more

Nursing fraternity pays tribute to kuia Vera Morgan
The Nurses Organisation is remembering the contribution its kuia Vera Morgan made to making sure Maori voices were heard through the union..Read more

ACT attention seeking with Maori portfolio attack
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is rejecting advice from ACT MP David Seymour to put an end to the role of Minister for Maori Affairs. .Read more

PEPANZ Chief Executive, Cameron Madgwick
Cameron Madgwick from PEPANZ / Petroleum Exploration and Production New Zealand, responds to comments from a recent interview on Radio Waatea by Mike Smith of Greenpeace about seismic surveys..Read more

CE Te Ohu Kaimoana, Dion Tuuta
Last year the National government announced it would establish the Kermadecs Marine Sanctuary but as the country is still waiting who will be the next government is this still on the table..Read more

NZ First leader Winston Peters
NZ First leader Winston Peters takes time out of his busy schedule to talk with Dale Husband.Read more

Professor Tracey Mcintosh
Professor Tracey McIntosh, of the University of Auckland, has been awarded the Te Rangi Hiroa Medal.Read more

Tauranga museum site search for mauri
Tauranga Maori are pushing for the city's proposed new museum to be a standalone entity, rather than incorporated into a new library..Read more

Auckland tackles homelessness with housing first approach
Auckland mayor Phil Goff says 190 people and families have been housed in just a few months under a housing first initiative.Read more

Greens count on change
Green MP Marama Davidson is confident there will be a change of Government..Read more

Drop in space for Rotorua homeless
As Rotorua becomes one of the worst places in the country for homelessness, community members are finding ways to ease the burden..Read more

Snail post slowing vote count
Labour MP Peeni Henare believes overseas special voting could be done online to speed up the counting process..Read more

Low turn-out concern for Tirikatene
Newly re-elected Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatene wants to see something done to boost the number of young people who enrol and vote..Read more

Ngati Whatua keen to reclaim port space
Ngatu Whatua Orakei say it’s time to move the port of Auckland..Read more

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Huhana Lyndon Nominated for Whangarei Byelection
Nominations for the byelection in Whangarei's Denby Ward have been received with 2 nominations.
John Fenwick Chair of Waikite
John Fenwick's links to the Waikite Rugby and Sports Club stretch back to the 1970's when as a 10-year-old he'd help his dad, the then treasurer, count the previous night's bar takings and raffle money.
Phil Anderson Customers Manager Callaghan Innovations
A full house turned out at the Succeed in a Changing World event hosted by Callaghan Innovation and Activate Tairawhiti and designed to inspire innovation.
Glen Katu Maraeroa CE
A South Waikato ginseng producer is ready to approach potential investors to increase its production and exports with the help of funding of up to $40,000 from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
Boyd Broughton from ASH
An updated version of Auckland Council's 2013 Smokefree Policy was presented to the Environment and Community Committee on 17 October and the committee adopted the amended policy and implementation plan.
Mana Party Leader Hone Harawira
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern
Winston Peters decides the government this afternoon.
3 Wiremu Huta Martin | Te Kupenga Paa
Hei teenei wiki mutunga nei ka whakamauhara taatou i te pakanga nui i tuu ki te paa o Te Kupenga. Kei a Wiremu Huta Martin te roanga o ngaa whakaritenga mo teenei kaupapa
Don't put the blame solely on Winston !
JOHN TAMIHERE: I can recall carrying a cardboard cutout picture of Winston Peters around the Otara Flea Market in 1999 pretending to debate him. Why? Because he wouldn’t enter into a debate with me.
Metiria Turei vs Jian Yang - Compare the media values at work
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: There are times when the mainstream media coverage of two events manages to say more about the real bias at work within the media than the news worthiness of their focus.
How do Maori respond to the next wave of colonisation?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Statistics released by Statistics NZ show that the Asian-NZ population will overtake Māori by 2038...
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