15 Oct 2012

Manu Korihi News for 15 October 2012

From Checkpoint, 6:46 pm on 15 October 2012

The Ngapuhi Runanga sub-committee which was given a mandate in September last year to represent the Northland iwi in treaty negotiations, has been directed not to dismiss a Government initiated report which suggests ways of resolving the iwi's internal disputes; The Waiariki MP, Te Ururoa Flavell, is questioning why the Independent Police Conduct Authority still hasn't released its report on the police raid in Ruatoki - five years to the day; The two Maori trusts which have applied to the Supreme Court for leave to appeal the sale of 16 North Island farms to a Chinese owned company are willing to consider withdrawing court action; A Shanghai Pengxin spokesman, Cedric Allen, says the company is still willing to talk with the Maori Trusts about a deal; A master weaver says kiwi feathers brought into the country through a new programme will be in high demand amongst her fellow craftspeople.