21 May 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 21 May 2013

From Checkpoint, 5:49 pm on 21 May 2013

The Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister, Chris Finlayson, says he's not straight jacketing Northland hapu into the country's largest Iwi, Ngapuhi, to reach settlement sooner; The Green Party says one person has already come forward to seek candidacy for the Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election; Meanwhile, the political journalist joining the race for the Ikaroa-Rawhiti seat says years of reporting has made him well versed in the issues of the electorate; Te Puni Kokiri - the Ministry of Maori Affairs - has set itself several new targets to ensure Government departments are meeting the needs of Maori.