24 Jan 2012

Manu Korihi News for 24 January 2012

From Morning Report, 6:27 am on 24 January 2012

The most northern iwi in New Zealand intends the purchase of a block of land north of Kaitaia which includes an avocado orchard, to be the first in a series of moves in rebuilding its economic base; Te Arawa Lakes Trust Chairman, Toby Curtis, says there's been an unexpected benefit from the installation of a floating wetland in Lake Rotoehu; A senior member of the Ratana Church, says organisers of the annual festivities at the Ratana Pa near Whanganui, are preparing for a busy day today; A forestry organisation wants to see Maori Trusts become more involved in controlling the financial side of the industry.