Police are in talks to hand over responsibility for dog control to a private security company, as public concerns grow over dogs running wild, causing crashes and attacking tourists.
The channel through Arorangi lagoon is to be widened and deepened to prevent a tragic repeat of the MS Amsterdam fiasco.
Helen Framhein-Wong has special memories of the Matavera mast when it was first built.
The Ministry of Health says it cannot afford to provide doctors to islands with fewer than 1000 people.
The 48th Ui Ariki conference closed with a range of significant matters discussed, including the clarification of which traditional title holders fall under the category of Te Aronga Mana.