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Hemp business COVID-19 pains

He tipu mīharo te kōaka – e tipu, e rea. We catch up with Brendan McIntosh, co-owner of Plant Based NZ, about the miracle hemp plant and how the hemp business is managing during these tough times.

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Tourism get $400 million cash injection in 2020 budget

The hard hit tourism industry has received a much needed $400 million cash injection in the 2020 budget. Finance Minister Grant Robertson made the announcement today in what’s being labelled as an unprecedented budget. Henare Te Aika-Puanaki with this story.

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Tikanga experts question tangihanga restrictions

Changes to tangihanga restrictions will see Funeral Directors now able to ask public health authorities for an exemption to allow up to 50 people attend tangihanga. The changes under alert level 2 were announced today by the Minister of Health, David Clarke, however some tikanga experts say the changes haven’t gone far enough. Henare Te…

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Tirikātene welcomes opponent for Te Tai Tonga seat

Labour MP Rino Tirikātene welcomes the Māori party candidate, Tākuta Ferris, in the race for the Te Tai Tonga seat at this years general election. Tirikātene has held the seat for the past 9 years, after toppling the Māori Party’s Rāhui Katene in 2011.

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Māori Party announce Te Tai Tonga candidate

The Māori Party have announced Māori academic, Tākuta (Doc) Ferris as their candidate to run for the Te Tai Tonga seat. Mr Ferris spoke to Tahu News this weekend about why he’s running and the challenge ahead to beat the incumbent, Labours Rino Tirikātene.

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Lockdown opens up reo Māori opportunities online

Reo advocates are embracing technology to encourage more te reo Māori in the homes. Kotahi Mano Kāika, Kotahi Mano Wawata are running a special kaupapa during the nationwide lockdown in the hope of capturing reo Māori at home. Tāwhiri Ruru with this story.

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Ngāi Tahu Tourism hit hard by
COVID-19

Ngāi Tahu Tourism will put 10 of its businesses into hibernation for the foreseeable future, with over 300 kaimahi losing their jobs as a consequence. Mike Pohio, Chief Executive of Ngāi Tahu Holdings, spoke exclusively to Tahu News about the devastating effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the iwi businesses and their kaimahi.

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