13 Oct 2011

Manu Korihi News for 13 October 2011

From Checkpoint, 6:47 pm on 13 October 2011

Whanganui iwi's Treaty of Waitangi claim over Whangaunui River has moved up a notch - with the Crown and the tribe signing a Record of Understanding; The Police Commissioner has hit back at what he calls a 'racist slur' made by the Maori Party co-leader, Pita Sharples; The Waiariki MP, Te Ururoa Flavell, says the oil slick off the coast of Tauranga is heart-breaking for local iwi; The Tangata Whenua representative on a committee which helped develop a comprehensive land and water management strategy for Hawke's Bay, agrees with the thrust of what's proposed, but not how it's been put together.