2 Apr 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 2 April 2013

From Checkpoint, 5:46 pm on 2 April 2013

Official recognition of the Maori names for the North and South Islands are one step closer; The Chairperson of the Federation of Maori Authorities says her recent trip to Rapanui or Easter Island highlighted the need for Maori to play a bigger leadership role in the Pacific for social and economic development; Ngai Tuhoe leader, Tamati Kruger, says having more tribal representatives in parliament would certainly help lift the number of Maori enrolling to vote; The costs incurred so-far by the Waitangi Tribunal to hear the claim by the Maori Council over water rights and asset sales is just over 213-thousand dollars.