- Broadcaster Te Kauhoe Wano died last week.
- The Federation of Maori Authorities (FoMA) will hold its annual conference in Mount Maunganui on the 12- 13 November.
- Te Kōtahi Research Institute – Māori research institute has opened at Waikato University.
- Te Runanganui o te Pihopatanga of Aotearoa (the Maori Anglican Church) has rejected a proposed Anglican Communion covenant; on the grounds that they were at risk of ‘signing over their rangatiratanga’.
- This week the winners of the Ngā Kupu Ora, 2011: Māori Book Awards were announced. The winners are Tina Makereti (fiction) Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa; Chris Winitana (Te Reo Māori) Tōku reo, Tōku Ohooho, Robert Jahnke (Arts) Tirohanga o Mua: Looking Back; Joseph Pere (Biography) Wiremu Pere; and Te Ara Encyclopaedia of New Zealand (Non-Fiction) Te Taiao: Māori and the Natural World.
From week ending 11 November 2011