Articles tagged maori

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.

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.

Defence Minister Ron Mark faces some big decisions as he reviews the Defence Force’s strategic plans for the decades to come. Mark spoke to Sam Sachdeva about the debts owed by the Government to veterans and the military’s role in “the war on climate change”.

Around Parliament, there’s no-one quite like Shane Jones. He explains to Shane Cowlishaw how he will plant a billion trees and spend a billion dollars, likely ruffling feathers along the way.