18 May 2012

Manu Korihi News for 18 May 2012

From Checkpoint, 5:51 pm on 18 May 2012

Waikato-Tainui leadership has called on Affco management and the Talley family to recognise the impact on-going industrial action at its North Island meat plants is having on the social fabric of communities such as Ngaruawahia; Nelson City ratepayers will have their last chance tomorrow, to vote on whether a Maori ward should be established in their region; More than 400 Maori cultural performers from Taranaki and Whanganui will battle it out this weekend in Hawera to compete for a place to represent the Aotea region at the national stage in Rotorua next year; Fifty-Six Maori have graduated from Massey University in a special ceremony that also marked the final address from its Assistant Vice Chancellor of Maori and Pasifika, Sir Mason Durie.