30 Nov 2011

Manu Korihi News for 30 November 2011

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 30 November 2011

The Department of Conservation is preparing to enter a co-management arrangement with a Northland hapu over one of the country's largest offshore island reserves; A descendant of the Ngati Pikiao chief, Taranui, says there's talk of trying to re-grow a sacred tree named after his rangatira, which was mistakenly cut down; A Kapiti Coast based writer 37 year old Tina Makereti, says winning the first ever fiction award in the Nga Kupa Ora third Maori Book Awards, is amazing; Two young Maori Waikato University students have received recognition under a scholarship named after the late Maori Queen.