7 Nov 2012

Manu Korihi News for 7 November 2012

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 7 November 2012

Hokianga hapu with claims before the Waitangi Tribunal are calling for police checks on anyone nominated to negotiate a settlement; A Brisbane-based Maori funeral director says some whanau in Australia are getting in the way of repatriating their loved ones to Aotearoa; An Iwi Collective Partnership scholarship with one of the country's biggest fishing companies aims to get more young Maori working in the industry; An tribal education group says iwi intervention will lead to improved Maori student achievement showing up in national statistics in about five years' time; A private members' bill to give MPs the option of swearing allegiance to the Treaty of Waitangi could be debated in Parliament today.