Matiu Hamuera

Covid Update May 18: 9,570 community cases, 32 deaths

There are 425 people in hospital with 9 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

You can catch Covid-19 twice in one month: Reinfection explained

“As long as we have more than one variant circulating, there will be a risk of reinfection.”

Celebrating Eid in NZ: Fashion, food and family

"Everyone wears the nicest clothes they have or they’ll buy new outfits or dress however they want."

Covid Update May 4: 8,454 new cases, person under age 10 dies

The person was one of 24 people with the virus who have recently died.

Government introduces legally recognised mask exemption card

People will be able to access the card from the end of May.

Finding balance and healing through whakatū rākau

Whakatū rākau focuses on defence guards and mau rākau on wielding weaponry.

New study aims to remove barriers for gay blood donation

1 in 2 takatāpui with HIV was living with their HIV infection undiagnosed.

Covid update April 20: 11,217 cases, 547 people in hospital

There are 547 people in hospital with Covid-19, 14 of those people are in the ICU or HDU.

Govt launches new consent, gender and sexuality resources for schools

The new resources include information about consent, digital safety, and healthy relationships.

I’m a priest and I’m gay

Pā Cruz opens up about the reality of being a modern-day priest.

'Last call at 9.30pm': What the nightlife is like in New Plymouth

Taranaki locals tell us about the nightlife in New Plymouth two years into a pandemic.

Celebrating Te Karere: NZ’s first Māori language news programme

Pere Wihongi reflects on the importance of Te Karere, and what it signifies for the next generation.

Covid update April 6: 12,575 cases, 15 deaths

654 people are in hospital - 23 of those people are in ICU or HDU.

Covid update March 30: 15,918 cases, 14 deaths

817 people are in hospital - of those people, 24 are in ICU or HDU.

'I would rather die from poverty than ask for their help': Māori survivors of abuse in care share…

Around 250,000 children, young people and vulnerable adults were abused in care from 1950 to 2019.

‘Tonga still needs our help’: NZ artists band together in online concert fundraiser, Project Ofa

Local artists will be performing in the online fundraiser on Friday March 18 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

Covid update March 16: 19,452 community cases, 971 in hospital

Eight people with Covid-19 died yesterday and 16 others have died in the past three weeks.

‘Kapa haka is a celebration of life’: 50 years of Te Matatini

"Kapa haka can take you all over the world. That's what Mum has taught me."

New bill to enable further sanctions on Russia

This is the first time a Bill like this has been before Parliament.

Covid update Feb 25: over 12,000 new cases today

There are 12,011 new community cases of Covid-19 today.

Covid update February 23: New Zealand hits a record high with 3297 cases

This is the first time New Zealand's Covid-19 case numbers have passed 3000.

Mental health issues in young people linked to dementia later in life

About 1.7 million New Zealanders, born between 1928 to 1967, took part in the study.

Covid update February 16: 1160 community cases - NZ's highest daily case number yet

This is the highest daily case number reported from the Ministry of Health since the pandemic began.

‘It is desperate’: Community and iwi set up rāhui to save Northern Hauraki scallops

On February 6, Ngāti Manuhiri placed a two-year rāhui on collecting scallops in the Hauraki Gulf. They’re now asking the government to legally enforce the rāhui,…

Greens call for return of stolen land, revisiting treaty settlement process

The Green Party is calling for ‘Land Back’.

‘Half little shit and half quite meaningful’: How I exercise my tino rangatiratanga

My tino rangatiratanga often looks like I'm desensitising myself in the face of adversity.

Hauraki Gulf in such bad shape, Ngāti Manuhiri to place two-year rāhui on collecting scallops

Ngāti Manuhiri will place a rāhui tapu in its rohe moana from Mangawhai to Whangaparāoa.

Racism stopping young South and East Asians from accessing NZ healthcare, study finds

1 in 5 South Asian and East Asian students say they have experienced some form of unfair treatment.

Covid update Jan 28: 105 new cases, Hawke's Bay case linked to Soundsplash under investigation

A case in Hawke's Bay, connected to Soundsplash Festival, is under investigation.