11 Oct 2012

Manu Korihi News for 11 October 2012

From Checkpoint, 5:46 pm on 11 October 2012

The Mataatua Assembly which is a collective of ten Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi , has told the Prime Minister it wants control of granting water consents; A Waikato based Maori health organisation has welcomed a Government initiative to develop a database of hapu members, with whom children taken from abusive homes can be placed with; A senior Waikato-Tainui leader, who's resigned from Mighty River Power, says her decision to leave was made after considering what's happening with the Maori water rights debate; The Bay of Plenty based coastal research team, Te Mauri Moana, which has been analysing the negative effect of oil from the container ship Rena on the environment, released its initial findings today.