20 Feb 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 20 February 2013

From Morning Report, 6:26 am on 20 February 2013

The Supreme Court has repeatedly questioned why it's hearing a hapu's claim to a North Island riverbed; Meanwhile, the sole-surviving member of the hapu's orginal claimant group says they're bidding to secure ownership of the riverbed for the sake of their tamariki; The world's biggest celebration of Maori performing arts, Te Matatini, begins today at the Rotorua International Stadium - with a powhiri for the teams and the taonga which they are competing for; A Regional Project Leader with the National Maori Suicide Prevention Programme, says there are two key strategies which Maori communities can use to help reduce the suicide rate of rangatahi, which is two and a half times that of non Maori youth.