The government strengthens teacher recruitment programs, mentoring services

Photo: POOL / Stuff / Robert Kitchin The government is spending $ 24 million on recruiting efforts with the goal of bringing 1,000 more teachers into the workforce and another…

Hana Te Hemara, supporter of Te reo, celebrated in a mural

Graham Hoete, aka the artist Mr G, created the mural which aims to capture the essence of Hana Te Hemara. Photo: Robin Martin / RNZ A five-story mural of the…

A day of whitebaiting – “That’s what we’ve always done”

New Zealand’s shortened whitebaiting season began on September 1st. Countryside life spends a morning with some longtime whitebaiters dipping their nets in Lake Onoke on the first day of the…

Kaipara District Council ‘a sweet little piece of democracy’: outgoing mayor

Photo: Northern attorney, Tania Whyte The mayor of Kaipara, Dr. Jason Smith, was in the United States when he read a Herald of New Zealand article that would change the…

Waka Kotahi is still cautious about plans to import bitumen, according to documents

Documents show that Waka Kotahi believed he was in a good position to enter the country’s over $ 100 million bitumen market in style. Waka Kotahi’s plans to become the…

Pacific News Brief for September 10th

Divided into the pro-independence congressional group in New Caledonia The three New Caledonian congressmen from the Pacific Awakening party left the Congressional group they formed with the pro-independence Caledonian Union…

James Shaw was re-elected co-leader of the Green Party by the delegates

Green Party co-leader James Shaw says being re-elected is “an honor and a privilege”. Photo: RNZ / Katie Scotcher James Shaw got his old job back, with the majority of…

Maori leaders pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II on a 1995 tour of New Zealand. Photo archive. Photo: AFP Several Maori leaders paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth today, but many also recognized a complex array…

Beekeepers concerned about the state of hives in isolated areas of the Tasman-Marlborough region

Murray Elwood, of Mountain Valley Honey, near Nelson, says he can’t wait to check if their hives are okay. (Image file) Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller Concern has been raised…

Wairoa mayoral candidate questions the council’s handling of the electoral process

Mayoral candidate Simon Mutonhori worked for the Wairoa district council until August, when he lost his job due to “serious misconduct”. Photo: Supplied / LDR A Wairoa mayoral candidate involved…