19 Apr 2012

Manu Korihi News for 19 April 2012

From Checkpoint, 6:48 pm on 19 April 2012

The first in-depth assessment of health needs of Maori in Taranaki has highlighted the need for more Maori to be working in the health sector; A peaceful but loud protest hikoi has passed through Whangarei, criticising a Crown deal over the future of Hauturu-Little Barrier island in the Hauraki Gulf; Local iwi members in Hamilton have this morning blessed a property in the city after a piece of human bone was discovered earlier this week; A prominent Maori artist exhibiting in Dunedin says his kowhaiwhai and floral patterns have a distinct whakapapa or genealogy that can trace its origins from nature and have been influenced from by own family history.