5 Jun 2012

Manu Korihi News for 5 June 2012

From Morning Report, 6:27 am on 5 June 2012

A breach of Te Tiriti o Waitangi will be one of the arguments used in court today, when a tribe and Greenpeace seek to hold up or stop the search for oil off the east coast of the North Island; The lead negotiator for South Waikato iwi, Ngati Raukawa, Vanessa Eparaima, says its signing of a Deed of Settlement with the Crown is thanks to a team effort by the whole tribe; A Ngati Tuwharetoa woman who has played an active role in the Maori Women's Welfare League, urban Maori affairs, justice, and netball was awarded a Queen's Birthday honour over the weekend; A decision to rename the New Zealand Maori Rugby team has quashed a former player's suspicion that the code's union was planning to get rid of the team.