29 Mar 2012

Manu Korihi News for 29 March 2012

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 29 March 2012

A Maori Council member, Maanu Paul, says he's overjoyed the Waitangi Tribunal has agreed to a speedy hearing on grievances involving freshwater - and the partial sale of state-owned power companies; The Waikato-Hauraki MP, Nanaia Mahuta, is applauding Ngati Whare for pushing the Crown to acknowledge the mana of its placenames in its Treaty Claims Settlement Bill; The Ministry of Economic Development says only one iwi's asked for a face to face meeting about mineral exploration in Tai Tokerau; The Mana Party leader and MP, Hone Harawira, says he was honoured, humbled, privileged and pleased to be able to attend the funeral of Tonga's King George Tupou the fifth.