4 May 2012

Manu Korihi News for 4 May 2012

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 4 May 2012

A Professor of Maori language and customs says the National Party appears to have done more for revitalising Te Reo Maori than Labour; But Labour's Maori Affairs spokesperson, Parekura Horomia, is rejecting a claim that the National Party is more supportive of Te Reo initiatives than his own party; Steps to improve relations between Tuhoe and the Crown are moving up a notch, with the future of Te Urewera National Park being discussed at a hui in Rotorua; Maori parents in Waikato are being challenged to spread the message about safe sleeping practices for babies to reduce the infants risk of Sudden Unexplained Death of an Infant or SUDI; The Tokoroa-based Raukawa Charitable Trust says it's grateful for funding from the Waikato River Authority, to help restore the health and well being of the water.