30 Aug 2012

Manu Korihi News for 30 August 2012

From Checkpoint, 5:50 pm on 30 August 2012

The lower North Island, Ngati Toa, has initialled a deed of settlement, which recognises the tribe's ancestral chief as the composer of the haka, Ka Mate Ka Mate; The Crown and Whanganui Iwi have signed an agreement that marks a step forward in the tribe being officially recognised as a guardian of the Whanganui River; Ngai Tuhoe says a plan to manage social services for it people will eventually lead to the iwi taking over most of the responsibilities currently provided by the state; Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi and Child, Youth and Family have formally agreed to work together to protect and nurture children in Northland.