A Māori school teacher in Perth has been reunited with his whānau after bushfires separated him from his wife and children. Fighting back tears, Joseph Te Maihengia White, father of two, spoke with Te Ao about the harrowing ordeal, which started while he was teaching his class.
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Addressing the 'P' epidemic in Australia and NZ
Australian Peter Lyndon-James says there's a methamphetamine epidemic sweeping Australia and New Zealand and that it's wiping out fvie generations within families.
Search for whānau of unidentified woman
Police are in search of the family of a woman who died after being reportedly pushed out of a car outside the emergency department at Joondalup Health Campus in Western Australia. Images of the woman's tattoos including a tā moko and kupu Māori have been released in the hope that she will be identified.
Perth ready for Whenua Moemoeā regionals
In Australia, kapa haka groups are busily preparing themselves for their regional competition. This year the host region is Perth who will help host all the groups as well as run the event.
Friends and family remember the great Stormin' Norman
A week after laying Jerry Collins to rest, the New Zealand rugby community has been hit with another loss. Former All Black Norman Berryman has passed away from a suspected heart attack in Perth over night.
Former All Black Stormin' Norman dies of heart attack
Sad news strikes again for rugby fans as another former All Black has passed. Norman Berryman, also known as Stormin Norman, suffered a fatal heart attack yesterday in Western Australia.
Noongar people remain steadfast despite police raids
Despite aggressive police raids on the Tent Embassy at Matagarup in Perth over the last few days, the Noongar people are determined to stay on their land to protest against the planned closure of remote Aboriginal communities across Western Australia.
Māori musicians to celebrate NZ Music Month across the Tasman
New Zealand Music Month has officially kicked off today and is known as a time to support Kiwi artists and their music efforts. This year, a number of Māori artists in Perth, Western Australia are coming together to celebrate NZMM with a special event tonight, despite being away from their homeland.
Hone Harawira accuses Australian PM of being a 'racist bastard'
MANA Movement leader and former Te Taitokerau MP Hone Harawira has accused the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott of being a 'racist bastard.'
Perth Police attempt to close down tent embassy on Heirisson Island
The occupants of the Tent Embassy on Heirisson Island were confronted by Police yesterday in a heated exchange which led to claims of excessive force used against one of the protestors.