Kiwis bristle as <I>haka</I> draws flak

Rugby Sep 26, 2019

Kiwis bristle as haka draws flak

One of rugby's perennial controversies has reared its head at this year's World Cup in Japan — does performing the haka give the All Blacks an unfair advantage over their opponents? The question crops up at most tournaments and — along with other recurring talking ...

Asia Pacific Jul 30, 2019

New Zealand's indigenous Maori protest over 'stolen children'

Thousands of Maori people protested across New Zealand on Tuesday calling for an end to the practice of taking at-risk children away from their families, as tensions grow between the indigenous community and the government. Children facing harm have been moved into state care for ...

Asia Pacific Jul 28, 2019

Thousands protest development on sacred Maori land in New Zealand

Thousands of people protested in New Zealand on Saturday against a proposed housing development on land seen as sacred to the indigenous Maori people, despite efforts by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to calm the dispute. The country's largest builder, Fletcher Building, plans to develop 480 ...