26 Feb 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 26 February 2013

From Checkpoint, 5:46 pm on 26 February 2013

The Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, is downplaying her treatment at Te Matatini when the crowds heckled and booed her on stage in Rotorua; A former editor of the New Zealand Herald, Gavin Ellis, says organisers of Te Matatini placed impossible restrictions on media trying to cover the kapa haka festival; Despite Te Matatini being partly funded by Government agencies, the Minister of Maori Affairs, Pita Sharples, supports the organisation making its own media rules; The National Party says it's 'dreadful' and 'incredible' that no-one on the new Labour front bench is responsible for Treaty settlements.