142 days ago

Do you encourage your children to speak te reo Māori?

Reporter Northern News

Hi neighbours - Anton Matthews, father-of-two and owner of a bilingual restaurant, made a pact to himself that he would only speak to his children in te reo Māori until they got their drivers' licenses.

He says that "te reo Māori and Māori culture is part of what makes Aotearoa such a special place and we can't get enough of it".

Do you speak te reo Māori in your home? Do you encourage your children to speak it?

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1 day ago

Who would you like to see at the Bay of Islands Music Festival?

Denise Piper Reporter from The Bay Chronicle

The Bay of Islands Music Festival this weekend may have been slimmed down to one day but it should still be great with Shaggy, Shihad, Wolfmother, Ladi6, Toots and the Maytals and The Black Seeds all performing. Who are you looking forward to seeing the most?

3 hours ago

Is Northland coping with the drought?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Northland is now in drought conditions but the Ministry for Primary Industries will not declare the drought a medium-scale event unless the community cannot cope with the conditions. What do you think, is Northland coping okay? Is there a need to declare a medium-scale drought event?

9 days ago

Hi everyone. My Nana Patsy has lost her Parrot. It flew away accidentally around

Mack from Kaitaia

4pm today from 234A Pukepoto Rd. It was last seen flying over C Bec on Pukeppto Rd.
It's a Alexanderine Parrot answers to the name Rusty. Can say several words. Morena, Karen, what you doing, Give us a call on 094081267 thanks heaps. We've prayed off course for safety return.