21 Jun 2012

Manu Korihi News for 21 June 2012

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 21 June 2012

Today is Mataraki - the Maori new year - but the Maori Party says it now has NO plans to push for Matariki to become a public holiday; The Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, says there should be a Maori representative at all of New Zealand's international trade talks involving countries with indigenous people; A lawyer has been thrown out of the legal profession for stealing money from clients in the Far North; A University of Otago researcher says she's looking to the past to improve farming through traditional Maori knowledge.