School protest: Parents claim school’s Māori unit is being undermined

There was a picket line at Richmond Road School this morning. A group of students, parents and community members claim the school’s Maori immersion unit, Te Whanau Whariki, is being undermined and stripped of its resources since the arrival of a new principal and new board a year ago. Pere Wihongi has more. Not the […]

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Rugby club pays respects from afar as Norm Berryman is laid to rest

There were lots of smiles, and lots of laughter. It seemed appropriate as it reflected the man they had gathered to remember. Last night, as the funeral service for Norm Berryman was taking place in Perth, whanau and friends of the rugby superstar gathered for a memorial service at his rugby club in Whangarei. Raniera […]

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Shelford Murray breaks through on to the national rugby scene

17-year-old Shelford Murray of Te Rarawa was a student at Kaitaia College last year. This year, he was offered a full rugby scholarship to one of New Zealand’s most exclusive schools, and today the Northlander has been named in the New Zealand secondary schools squad. Raniera Harrison has this story of hard work, determination, and […]

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Rotorua Boys’ High reflect on proud rugby history ahead of semi finals

It’s all on in Rotorua at the finals of the high school rugby national tournament. Rotorua Boys High School have made the quarter finals for the first time since 2006. Kereama Wright caught up with them. Feeling good ahead of Rotorua Boys College’s first quarter final in nine years. I’m calm at the moment, but […]

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