SPCA joins calls for greyhound racing to be banned after five deaths in five weeks

Robertson said he will be meeting with the Associate Minister of Agriculture, Meka Whaitiri, before Christmas as she has responsibility for animal welfare. She is currently “taking time to understand all aspects of the portfolio before moving onto any new decisions”, he said.

Dead dogs: 1447 greyhounds known to be euthanised in four years, report reveals

Hansen’s findings were made public on Wednesday. He said some progress has been made but there was a long way to go to reach acceptable welfare standards.READ MORE:SPCA investigates live-bait useGreyhound racing has gone to dogsTrio guilty of brawling at dog trackGang threats yelled in track scuffle

Our Truth, Tā Mātou Pono: Taranaki news propaganda supported Parihaka raid

More than 20 years ago he took editorial and commercial risks and went against the tide of reader sentiment when he sent an inter-office memo to reporters, telling them that the region’s most notable landmark was to be referred to as Mt Taranaki, rather than Egmont.

Football great Diego Maradona lived life like he played: loud and fearless

We will want to remember Diego Maradona strictly for his brilliance on the football field, a spellbinding brew of dribbling, creativity and goal scoring that riddled opponents from Buenos Aires to Naples and reached a glorious pinnacle at the 1986 World Cup final in Mexico City.

Our Truth, Tā Mātou Pono: Stuff’s day of reckoning

Nā tō mātou Tumu Whakarae, tō mātou Rangatira, i whakauru mai ngā mātāpono o te Tiriti o Waitangi – te mahitahitanga, te whai wāhitanga me te haumarutanga –ki roto i tō mātou tūtohinga kamupene. Kua whakaū anō hoki te tari pūrongo i ngā mātāpono rā ki roto i tana whakaputanga inakuanei o Ngā Tikanga Mahi […]

Our Truth, Tā Mātou Pono: Over three centuries we’ve failed to represent Māori fairly

On its front page, The Dominion Post reported on a local Pākehā activist’s involvement, with small picture of her. But it is a looming image of Tamē Iti standing in a dock, who is barely mentioned in the story, that dominates the page.

Our Truth, Tā Mātou Pono: Pākehā framing of news

“The mainstream media has a history of telling stories from a particular cultural base, and that misses all the diversity and the beauty that’s available in the community. The story that the community tells about itself is quite different from what we see in the media,” she says.