20 Mar 2012

Manu Korihi News for 20 March 2012

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 20 March 2012

A Ngati Awa leader says the good relationship the iwi has with a Pakeha family that has collected moa and human bones is enabling it to return the taonga back to Maori ownership; Ngati Ranginui says the majority of its people missing from its Iwi register, are young people; Maori living in Canberra are feeling a sense of pride at being able to host the largest Maori culture festival in Australia to select their top cultural performers to send to Te Matatini national kapa haka festival in Rotorua next year; A pioneering researcher in early European interaction with Maori has died aged 91.