1 Jun 2012

Manu Korihi News for 1 June 2012

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 1 June 2012

The south Waikato iwi, Ngati Raukawa has resolved disputes with neighbouring tribes on overlapping land claims - clearing the way to sign a Deed of Settlement; The Gisborne Mayor Meng Foon, says the Council has taken on board concerns by Maori landowners, about rates increasing by 50 per cent in the Ruatoria area, to help pay for a flood protection scheme; The Minister for Treaty Negotiations, Chris Finlayson, says public access to Maungatautari reserve in Waikato will continue in a future settlement with local iwi - Ngati Koroki Kahukura; An advisor at the Human Rights Commission predicts Samoan Language week will one day lead to the government funding education centres similar to Kura Kaupapa; The Maori Party says renaming the national Maori Rugby team - the Maori All Blacks will add value to to New Zealand's rugby reputation.