15 Oct 2012

Manu Korihi News for 15 October 2012

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 15 October 2012

Ngati Kahunugunu Chairman, Ngahiwi Tomoana, says hapu in the rohe have made it perfectly clear they have proprietary rights to water, and want the iwi to back them to the hilt; The Ngati Whatua Orakei Trust Board in Auckland says changes which the Government has made to the Kainga Whenua Loans Scheme, will make it much easier for the Board to develop its land; A Wellington building consultant says as Maori become more influential in the design of new structures, their stories and culture will become a prominent face in architecture; The Department of Conservation says a new programme collecting feathers from Kiwi bred in overseas zoos will benefit traditional Maori weavers all over New Zealand.