Waitangi Day will be celebrated with the mother of all feeds when the Kawhia Kai Festival kicks off for the 10th year in a row.
Originally started in 2004 by a small core of Kawhia residents to "lure visitors and tourists off the main tourist routes" the Festival has helped Kawhia to "grow and prosper", says Festival organiser, Hinga Whiu
The government is currently going ahead with plans under the Public Works Act to literally bulldoze a road through the land of Patricia Grace.
While we are aware that many landowners have lost land through this project and have every sympathy for them, we believe Patricia’s land is a special case that deserves to be exempt from the current plan.
Toihoukura 20th Anniversay
In its 20 years, Toihoukura has firmly established itself as New Zealand's Maori Visual Arts School.
The Gisborne-based school, which is part of EIT Tairawhiti, continues to attract accolades frrom all over the world.