3 Dec 2012

Te Manu Korihi News for 3 December 2012

From Checkpoint, 6:48 pm on 3 December 2012

The people of Rapanui are preparing to welcome their Maori cousins from two traditional canoes or waka which have made a ninety day journey from New Zealand; Maori residents in Rotorua angered by a plan to build a new rubbish tranfer station in their suburb where there are four marae - have entered into mediation with the company behind the proposal; A lawyer with extensive experience in representing both the Crown and Iwi claimants before the Waitangi Tribunal has been appointed as a temporary Maori Land Court judge; Tuahiwi Marae in north Canterbury celebrated the opening of their newly built whare Maahunui the second over the weekend with hundreds of Ngai Tahu whanau and visitors there for the special occasion.