24 Jan 2012

Manu Korihi News for 24 January 2012

From Checkpoint, 6:45 pm on 24 January 2012

A senior minister in the Ratana church, says the Labour Party's invitation for the Ratana movement to meet with its caucus is essential, after the low turnout by Maori at last November's general election; Meanwhile the head of the Ratana Church's Executive Committee, says this year will be the first time that a Governor General who's also a member of the movement, will be officially welcomed onto the marae near Whanganui; The Ministry of Fisheries in Gisborne is disappointed that locals and visitors wanting a meal of kaimoana, continue to ignore the fishing regulations; The Chairman of the Ngati Kuri Trust Board in the Far North, says it's a bonus that the first piece of land the iwi has owned in over a hundred and 50 years, includes a productive avocado orchard.