31 Oct 2011

Manu Korihi News for 31 October 2011

From Checkpoint, 6:49 pm on 31 October 2011

An opinion poll shows half of the people questioned in the Te Tai Tokerau seat feel their whanau is worse off under the current government; The Maori Party says the Government has failed to respond to its call for tribes to be offered land and forestry blocks - before overseas buyers; A kaumatua from the Wellington iwi Te Atiawa, says a sign featuring a taniwha's eyeball, instead of Wellywood on Miramar Peninsula, would represent the city's history well; The Chairman of a Tauranga iwi, says the pollution caused by oil leaked from the container ship Rena, has provided an unexpected benefit for some pakeha volunteers; University researchers say a recent survey of 14 suburban newspapers found a dismal story count for Maori issues and the Treaty of Waitangi.