25 Feb 2014

Te Manu Korihi News for 25 February 2014

From Morning Report, 6:27 am on 25 February 2014

A South Island tribal group, Ngati Waewae, is making a dent in the black market pounamu trade; A former Maori Affairs Minister says the Maori Language Commission should be in charge of looking after Te Reo - instead of the government's proposal to set up another language agency; A Gisborne iwi wants the government to agree to direct treaty negotiations - to address its past grievances, including the wrongful execution of tribal members; The Maori wardens have expanded their footprint across Australia.