1 Jun 2012

Manu Korihi News for 1 June 2012

From Checkpoint, 6:54 pm on 1 June 2012

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 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 Minister for Treaty Negotiations, Chris Finlayson, says public access to Maungatautari reserve in Waikato will continue in a future settlement with local iwi; The Wellington cultural group - The Ngati Poneke Young Maori club - is celebrating its 75th anniversary this weekend at Pipitea marae.