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Half of Rotorua offenders breached their community service sentence

Figures released by the Ministry of Justice show that nearly half of those sentenced to community work in Rotorua have breached their sentence. Of the 900 plus sentenced to community work in the past year, 452 breached their sentences. Louis Te Kani of Moana Law says there are many issues with regard to why this… Read More »

Sonny Tau receives fine, community service and curfew over poached kererū

Sonny Tau has just been sentenced for charges relating to the hunting and possession of kereru. For all the details, let’s cross to reporter Irena Smith in our Auckland newsroom, Irena. Sonny Tau has been fined $24,500 for hunting and possessing kereru. For attempting to divert the course of justice, he is under curfew and… Read More »

Community social service welcomes new state homes

A Maori social worker is welcoming the government’s plan to build more state houses. After the previous government demolished many state houses, the Labour government says it’s sticking to its promise of building more to tackle the housing crisis. Here’s our political reporter Eruera Rerekura. In West Auckland there’s a hive of activity as the… Read More »

James Rolleston sentenced to 200 hours community service

One of New Zealand’s much loved actors James Rolleston has been sentenced to 200 hours community service and twelve months disqualification over a car accident that left him seriously injured, in the Opotiki District Court today. The boy star and his best friend were seriously injured after the car he was driving crashed into a… Read More »

Community service providers say housing stock are needed now

Today the govt announced their latest Crown building project, but while Housing Minister Amy Adams has promised 34,000 new houses in Auckland to be built over the next 10 years community service providers at Manurewa Marae who helped homeless whanau last year are concerned for whanau struggling right now. Hania Douglas reports. The housing crisis… Read More »

Te Ūnga Waka Marae holds Christmas Eve mass

A mass service to commemorate the birth of Christ celebrated by the Maori Catholic community of Auckland. This custom has been going on for a long time throughout the world, even here in NZ for Christians, the ones who believe in the Catholic teachings and the teachings of Christ. Te Unga Waka Marae was opened… Read More »

Hui Aranga brings Māori Catholics together to compete on stage and on the sporting field

The final day of Hui Aranga was held in Tauranga today. The hui brings together Maori Catholics to worship Jesus Christ. Hui Aranga is a regular event that has been held throughout the North Island over many years. Besides worship, there are also competitions both on field and on stage as well. Maori rising up… Read More »

Pope Francis tells Catholics to be vigilant against child sex abuse

Pope Francis has told the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics that “no effort must be spared” to prevent sexual abuse against children. In an unprecedented letter, the Pope condemned what he called the atrocities involving hundreds of priests in the US state of Pennsylvania. Catholicism currently has the most followers of any religion in the country… Read More »