18 Apr 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 18 April 2013

From Morning Report, 6:26 am on 18 April 2013

The body managing about one hundred thousand hectares of Maori freehold land wants to expand its investment into areas that will directly benefit Maori; A Maori land incorporation in Tauranga says the Social Housing Unit grant it's received from the government comes at a perfect time while the cost of housing in the city is out of reach for many whanau; The Maori trust that owns large farms in the King Country says the rain this week will make the grass green, but warm weather is also needed to get it growing; A report by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is recommending the commercial catch of longfin eels be suspended to stop the threat of extinction; Te Wai Maori which has interests in freshwater fisheries is calling on the Ministry for Primary Industries to urgently review the Parliamentary Commissioner's report, which concludes that the longfin eel is on a path to extinction.