2 Apr 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 2 April 2013

From Checkpoint, 6:52 pm on 2 April 2013

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; Official recognition of the Maori names for the North and South Islands are one step closer; Ngai Tuhoe leader, Tamati Kruger, says having more tribal representatives in parliament would certainly help lift the number of Maori enrolling to vote; The Electoral Commission is advising tangata whenua who haven't received a Maori Electoral Option pack in the mail that they need to enrol to vote.