19 Dec 2012

Te Manu Korihi News for 19 December 2012

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 19 December 2012

The Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, says an evaluation of the early outcomes of the marae based court system for young Maori, shows the rangatahi courts are on track; The Minister for Courts, Chester Borrows, says it's important for people to understand that the report dealt specifically with how the courts are engaging with young Maori accused of a crime, and their whanau; A community row over the naming of a new school in a Bay of Plenty town has been settled; Action by an iwi environment group in Rotorua has led to the District Council making a decision in relation to public access to a ramp at Lake Rotoiti's Okawa Bay.