Major Melanie Cochbain says she just did what she was trained to do when the Taliban attacked in Afghanistan.Read More
The Koukourarata māra kai spreads across two plateaus – one above the other – like a giant vegetable canopy. It is a place of peace, learning and harvest; and the principle of generosity underpins its existence – evident in the small roadside koha stand that sits under the shelter of a giant gum tree.Read More
On the issue of iwi rights to water, the [Land and Water] Forum kicked for touch, finding that it was a matter to be sorted out between the Crown and Māori.
Since 1984, seven Waitangi Tribunal reports have dealt with Māori rights in waterways in a substantive way. In each case these reports have found significant Māori interests in water, as well as significant pollution affecting those interests.
The tastes of summer from my māra are a welcome surprise as the limited diet I am on due to a recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer ( the chook food diet I call it – mainly vegetables, seeds, nuts and fruits appropriate to my blood type) has invigorated my taste buds.Read More