21 Feb 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 21 February 2013

From Checkpoint, 6:48 pm on 21 February 2013

The Government is refusing to give a portion of the valuable broadcasting spectrum to Maori claimants; The Maori Party says the decision no to supply Maori groups with a portion of the broadcasting band shows a complete disregard to earlier an Waitangi Tribunal report on Radio Spectrum and international law on indigenous rights; Statistics New Zealand says Maori communities may be missing out on funding for essential services, because not all families fill in the census forms as they're supposed to do; The biggest Maori performing arts event, Te Matatini, is being hailed as more than an entertainment competition.