23 Jan 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 23 January 2013

From Checkpoint, 6:46 pm on 23 January 2013

Members of the Ratana Church have been welcoming the first visitors on to their marae today near Whanganui - including an indigenous Ainu delegation from Japan; Maori in Wairarapa have placed a rahui on a five kilometre long stretch of the sea, following the disappearance of a local recreational crayfisher; The Taranaki Iwi Trust says no decision has yet been made as to how the 70 million dollars which the Crown has offered to settle the tribe's treaty claim, will be spent; An Aboriginal language crushed by European colonisation in Australia has been revived, thanks to the dedication of researchers and the vision of 19th Century German missionaries.