27 Feb 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 27 February 2013

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 27 February 2013

Maori claimants to water rights have lost a legal challenge to stop the Government going ahead with the partial privatisation of some state-owned assets - including hydro power generators; The Tuhoe kaumatua, Tame Iti, says he'll be part of his tribe's future - now that he's been freed from prison; The Maori arm of the Council of Trade Unions says the minimum wage increase of 25 cents is pitiful; A Police drive for young Maori recruits has drawn 160 registrations of interest at the national Kapa Haka festival, Te Matatini in Rotorua last weekend.