16 May 2012

Manu Korihi News for 16 May 2012

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 16 May 2012

Taranaki iwi met for the first time today with a group of mountain users to spell out cultural guidelines including which sites on the maunga need to be treated with particular care; The Far North Iwi Ngati Kuri is dropping its urgent Waitangi Tribunal claim - and is re-entering direct negotiations with the Crown to settle its grievances; A Maori woman living in Sydney believes officialdom is scared to consider returning a piece of land to Maori and the local Aboriginal people - or even discuss it - because they feel it could open a flood-gate of similar claims in Australia; More Maori will soon be able to help others to quit smoking under a new scheme at Te Puna Oranga - Waikato District Health Board's Maori Health Service.