1 Mar 2012

Te Manu Korihi News for 1 March 2012

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 1 March 2012

A Moriori leader says the Chatham Islands would receive more support if it wasn't part of New Zealand's sovereign territory; A lawyer specialising in the Treaty of Waitangi and Environmental matters says it's likely the Waitangi Tribunal will grant an urgent hearing for a freshwater claim; The University of Otago says a project supporting people to have conversations in the Maori language has created a community of te reo speakers; The Campus Director of Tairawhiti Polytech in Gisborne, says there's been huge interest by Maori school leavers from as far north of Te Araroa, in taking up trades courses this year.