12 Feb 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 12 February 2013

From Morning Report, 8:46 am on 12 February 2013

The Electoral Commission has told Maori organisations tasked with spreading the word about the upcoming Maori electoral option to do so with strict impartiality; Ngati Kahu says the Waitangi Tribunal has bowed to political pressure by choosing not to use its special powers to order the Crown to return land wrongly taken from the iwi; The police say the Northland iwi liaison officer who died on Sunday held the respect everyone in the force, and he played a pivotal role in mentoring and developing police staff; A Maori education group says Asia's positive reception to Maori trade delegations adds weight to its calls for Te Reo Maori to be taught in mainstream schools.