19 Oct 2012

Manu Korihi News for 19 October 2012

From Morning Report, 6:26 am on 19 October 2012

The Maori Council has secured some funding towards legal action to challenge the government's decision to partially privatise some state-owned hydro power generators; The Kohanga movement says it'll make its own changes to the way Maori pre-schools are run, following a Waitangi Tribunal inquiry into Maori pre-schools; Meanwhile, the Prime Minister, John Key, says the government will make its decisions on the recommendations in the Waitangi Tribunal report in due course; The Kaikohe amputee who starved for a month in protest at his treatment by Work and Income says he's now living like a king on 3-hundred-and-forty-dollars a week; Hundreds of Rangitane people will converge on Blenheim over Labour weekend for their first ever cultural festival.