11 Jun 2012

Manu Korihi News for 11 June 2012

From Morning Report, 6:27 am on 11 June 2012

More than a million dollars has been granted to a Maori research unit to develop international guidelines on how Maori human tissue is harvested, stored and used in treatments; A fifteen year fight - to build the first kura kaupapa Maori or Maori language immersion school at the top of the South Island - is nearly over; A history-making ten thousand nautical mile voyage that will retrace the journeys of Maori ancestors was almost derailed due to a lack of funds; A tourism operator in Kaikoura who's joined a Maori delegation to China to strengthen economic links predicts the group's work will help fund the Christchurch rebuild.