8 Mar 2012

Manu Korihi News for 8 March 2012

From Checkpoint, 5:50 pm on 8 March 2012

An Auckland trust which was set up to look after land known as the Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, is suing the Attorney General on behalf of the Crown; The Ministry of Maori Development, Te Puni Kokiri, says drug and alcohol courts will not work if there isn't a Maori focus in the programme; A Te Arawa sub-tribe's plan to set up an advisory body - after a sacred site was mistakenly destroyed - is on hold; The manager of a Blenheim marae says a major renovation project later this month, is giving iwi members the confidence to keep the marae running - just as their kaumatua did before them.