21 Mar 2012

Manu Korihi News for 21 March 2012

From Checkpoint, 6:49 pm on 21 March 2012

An independent witness has told the Waitangi Tribunal that her local Kohanga Reo operates well with teachers who mainly have a teaching qualification; Future decisions on the management of Mauao, or Mount Maunganui, are to be split 50-50 between Tauranga City Council and three local iwi; A spokesperson for a Te Arawa Environmental Society says its organisation is there to help deal with iwi and hapu matters such as the accidental desecration of a sacred tree; The head judge of the Maori stage at last week's Auckland's Polyfest says the use of weaponry in kapa haka performances was 'awesome'.