20 Mar 2012

Manu Korihi News for 20 March 2012

From Morning Report, 6:27 am on 20 March 2012

A Waikato-Tainui Kaumatua says despite the long and close links between the Kingitanga and the Tongan Royal family, not a lot is known about the new King; Ngai Te Rangi Iwi in the Bay of Plenty has decided not to appeal a decision granting the Port of Tauranga permission to dredge Tauranga harbour to provide access for bigger container ships; The Waitangi Tribunal in Wellington will today hear from the Teachers Council - the regulatory body for registered teachers; A whale stranding on Rekohu or the Chathams Islands over the weekend has re-ignited ancient traditions to save part of the carcass including the jaw and teeth of the mammal for cultural purposes.