27 Jan 2012

Manu Korihi News for 27 January 2012

From Checkpoint, 6:55 pm on 27 January 2012

A Tainui kaumatua says the Waikato-Tainui iwi is challenging why wooden crates carrying Maori ancestral heads returned from France, weren't opened during an official powhiri; The co-leader or kaihautu at Te Papa Tongarewa says Tainui 's request to unveil Maori ancestral heads at the powhiri couldn't be granted; The Government will hold a series of hui to consult with Maori on how they might be affected by legislative changes which are needed to partially privatise four State Owned Enterprises; Organisers of the Tuia Rangatahi Leadership mentoring programme, say they're delighted with the support in the programme's first year, from mayors of cities all over New Zealand.