21 Nov 2011

Manu Korihi News for 21 November 2011

From Checkpoint, 6:46 pm on 21 November 2011

The head of the Waikato Tainui parliament executive, Tukoroirangi Morgan, says he's not fazed by the idea that Maori may not have first refusal to buy shares in state-owned assets; A poll of 400 Maori roll voters suggests the Mana Party newcomer, Clinton Dearlove, is coming last in the four-candidate race to win Te Tai Tonga; A teacher at Gisborne's Kaiti school, says the spirit of manaakitanga or kindness and showing respect, which formed the basis of the school's entry in the 2011 Maori Language Awards, is something which is practised all year; Victoria University today recognised a prominent Wellington kaumatua, who's been instrumental in supporting cultural development, the Maori language and education for the past 60 years.