The poorest performing iwi investment in recent years has come from farming, which is often favoured for cultural rather than economic considerations, according to the latest annual ‘Iwi Investment Insights’ report by ANZ Bank New Zealand.
Two groups charged by the last government with finding a solution to the freshwater management problem have been put on pause as the Labour-led coalition forges its own way ahead. Sam Sachdeva spoke to the groups’ chairs about their work, and the challenges in finding a way to resolve freshwater issues.
Three North Island iwi have pooled their resources to buy three kiwifruit orchards in Te Puke for an undisclosed sum in a tender that was pitched to foreign buyers.
Sam Sachdeva was at Waitangi during Jacinda Ardern's historic visit. He shares his thoughts on what the trip means for her, and the challenges that lie in wait.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has wrapped up her five-day visit to the Far North by attending the Waitangi Day dawn service. Sam Sachdeva reports from Waitangi on her final words and the parting gifts she received from locals.
On Monday, Jacinda Ardern made history as the first female prime minister to speak at the Waitangi powhiri. Here is her full speech from the day.
Jacinda Ardern has made history as the first female prime minister to speak at the Waitangi powhiri. Sam Sachdeva reports on the mood from the Treaty Grounds, and Ardern’s call for her government to be held to account.
To some Kiwis, Waitangi Day commemorations have become synonymous with protest and political squabbling. With a new prime minister and government, how might that change? And what are the wider implications for Crown-Maori relations? Sam Sachdeva reports.
Water ownership rights for Maori did not come up during a “warm but practical conversation” with the members of the Iwi Chairs Forum, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
With water shaping up as a major election issue, Baz Macdonald looks at the calls for levies on commercial water use - and the potential effects on industries and the cost of living.