In celebration of Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori, reporter Shaan Te Kani spoke to Ruth Smith, a young leader of Tairawhiti, who is a linguist, educator, composer, performer and above all, a whanau member of her marae, hapu and iwi.
Wolfgang Kanz has to balance community and cultural issues with technical ones
The Collis sisters Michelle, Claudette and Fiona talk to Justine Tyerman about their beloved ‘Nan’, the late Madeleine Tangohau, who taught them to weave when they were young girls growing up in Tolaga Bay
Vintage cars worth $3 million also part of show
As the country grapples with a fresh water crisis it could do well to learn from a catchment on the Mahia Peninsula, where a community has banded together to improve their waterways
For Louise Kingi of Waihirere, kapa haka is not just something she does, it's a way of life.
From the beginning of time, Maori history and knowledge has been handed down through oral traditions, also known as ‘korero tuku iho’.
Dunedin-born, Gisborne-raised human rights advocate and economist Anne-Marie Brook has been made a Fellow of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship
Rongomaiwahine kuia Pauline Tangiora will be presented with the prestigious International Bremen Peace Award in Germany in November
After seven years as Sport Gisborne-Tairawhiti chief executive Brent Sheldrake is taking on a new role
After more than a decade in some of the world’s hotspots former Gisborne man John Dyer and his wife Julie have moved back to New Zealand and settled on the Kapiti coast
The country is in election mode, as parties vie for at least a slice of power. Garth Hibbert experienced MMP at close quarters from the start. John Gillies reports.
Otipi Road is an adventurer’s dream
A lifetime interest in vintage cars has been a ‘hell of a lot of fun’ for Gisborne man Joe Webber
The Orphans’ Club has nothing to do with forlorn, parentless children as Justine Tyerman discovers when she chats to the vice chief of the Gisborne club, Phil Newdick
Joe Hogan won croquet’s inaugural world title in 1979 and for more than a decade he was in the top rank of international players
Taonga are a link to the past that carry stories about our history and whakapapa
Dougie has seen a lot of changes in his long career
Musician, conservationist and a strong advocate for biculturalism, Nigel Marshall tells Mark Peters about his world view
Bill Shortt talks to Mahia bach owner Willie Bullock about some of his professional diving exploits
Friday marked the end of an era for teacher Lesley Seymour, who celebrated her long career with a special send off at the school she has dedicated 43 years of her life to, Te Hapara School.
Fifty years since central government stepped up to fund tree planting in this region, to restore stability to severly-eroding hillsides, Dr Mike Marden says there is much still to be done.
Wenerei Thompson has travelled a long road to arrive at EIT, but the high school dropout turned professional league player, then meth addict and now fashion designer, has never been better.
Today marks the biggest change to the fire service in more than 40 years
Solution to sewage woes requires work with community
After 15 years working in Gisborne’s youth, education and voluntary sectors Jason Akuhata-Brown is returning to the business he started 21 years ago.
The Waimata River is one of the region’s most loved waterways, yet it faces a range of environmental challenges
Daphne Hay is preaching the word about exercise and setting an example for her whanau
Architecture graduate grew up around building, construction industry
Earlier this month many of the country’s top freshwater scientists, advocates and thinkers assembled in Uawa/Tolaga Bay for Te Mana o Te Wai Tairawhiti freshwater symposium. Michael Neilson went along to learn about the key challenges facing Tairawhiti, and where to from here.
The bridges of Eastland’s Motu Falls span 140 years of ambition and challenge. Motu Trails advocate Jim Robinson explores their history in a two-part series.