25 Jan 2012

Manu Korihi News for 25 January 2012

From Morning Report, 8:42 am on 25 January 2012

A spokesperson for the Ratana Church says the movement and the Labour party need to work together if they want to strengthen their relationship; A senior Ratana Church Minister says he feels for the Governor General having to attend this year's church celebrations in his official capacity, rather than just a church morehu or follower; Ngapuhi's Chief Executive says the iwi's annual festival which officially opens tonight at Northland College in Kaikohe, is expected to attract more than 40-thousand people before it finishes on Sunday; Families on Motiti island in the Bay of Plenty are waiting for laboratory results on a washed up shark, to shed some light on the effects of the oil from the container ship Rena.