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French Open wrap: Five-set battles and a pilot called Roland Garros

French Open wrap: Five-set battles and a pilot called Roland Garros

French Open wrap: Five-set battles and a pilot called Roland Garros © Pierre René-Worms | Germany‘s Alexander Zverev celebrates after winning his very first match on Court Philippe Chatrier. Day six at the French Open saw Novak Djokovic hit his stride, Alexander Zverev survive another five-set thriller, and 4th seeds […]

by August 21, 2018
Psychology ‘very cold, robotic‘ for Māori

Psychology ‘very cold, robotic‘ for Māori

A Waikato psychologist says Māori face active resistance to their very presence in the psychology profession. Psychologist Michelle Levy said the profession did not train students to address Māori needs, and Māori patients were missing out the understanding they needed. Psychologist Michelle Levy. Photo: RNZ/John Boynton. She has taken this […]

by August 21, 2018
East Coast farmers dealt double blow: ‘It could be devastating‘

East Coast farmers dealt double blow: ‘It could be devastating‘

A Māori farm manager on the East Coast says Mycoplasma bovis could devastate the local economy – an area which is still coming to grips with the threat of myrtle rust. A disinfection point sign on a farm under restricted movement notice due to Mycoplasma Bovis. Photo: RNZ Maja Burry […]

by August 21, 2018
Family Court problems run deep for whānau – Māori lawyers

Family Court problems run deep for whānau – Māori lawyers

The Family Court should not be dealing with the care and protection of Māori children, Māori lawyers and academics say. Kahui Legal senior associate Horiana Irwin-Easthope (left) and Waikato University Associate Professor Leonie Pihama spoke about issues with the Family Court at a workshop of whakapapa and whanau in public […]

by August 21, 2018
Ancient Māori village unearthed in Gisborne

Ancient Māori village unearthed in Gisborne

A Māori village dating back to the 14th century has been unearthed in an archaelogical dig at a Gisborne port. Stone tools made of obsidian were among the objects excavated Photo: Supplied / University of Otago Moa bones, stone tools made of obsidian and food remains were some of the […]

by August 21, 2018
After-hours care costs hits poor families hard

After-hours care costs hits poor families hard

A west Auckland Māori urban authority says the government needs to take control of the soaring cost of after-hours medical care. Photo: 123rf Te Whānau o Waipareira launched its winter campaign today, calling on the government to make after-hours care more affordable. The organisation‘s chief executive John Tamihere said the […]

by August 21, 2018
Te Mata Peak ‘massacred‘ in the eyes of locals

Te Mata Peak ‘massacred‘ in the eyes of locals

The existing zig-zag track up Te Mata Peak has been the subject of furious debate Photo: RNZ / Supplied Ngāti Kahungunu and Craggy Range Winery they would close the existing, controversial track, and build a new one that will protect areas of cultural significance. But while that seemed to bring […]

by August 21, 2018
Sport: Fiji Bati coach says local development is the answer

Sport: Fiji Bati coach says local development is the answer

The interim Fiji Bati coach says more time and effort needs to spent on development in rugby league, and especially in the Pacific Islands. Former Penrith Panthers and New South Wales State of Origin player Matt Adamson will coach the Bati against Papua New Guinea next month in the annual […]

by August 21, 2018
Hawaii declared lava-stricken area off-limits, indefinitely

Hawaii declared lava-stricken area off-limits, indefinitely

A man takes a photo of a lava fountain from a Kilauea volcano fissure on Hawaii‘s Big Island Photo: AFP The Hawaii community hardest hit by the Kilauea Volcano has been ordered sealed off under a strict new mandatory evacuation as the eruption marked its fourth week. The Big Island‘s […]

by August 21, 2018
Sport: Semi Radradra named in Fiji 7s team for London

Sport: Semi Radradra named in Fiji 7s team for London

Two familiar faces are back in the Fiji sevens team for the penultimate leg of the World Series in London this weekend. Semi Radradra originally debuted for Fiji at the 2011 Dubai Sevens. Photo: AFP Former rugby league star Semi Radradra will make his first appearance on the sevens circuit […]

by August 21, 2018