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Te Manu Korihi News for 31 August 2015

8:40 AM. Heritage New Zealand's manager of taonga Maori says too many marae are vulnerable to fire; Iwi in eastern Bay of Plenty are welcoming spelling corrections for local place names in their rohe; The head of a Maori support organisation says raising the income for struggling whanau will result in fewer tamariki being taken into Child, Youth and Family care; After persuading as many Maori musicians to enter the Waiata Maori Music Awards the organisers say they're pleased with the high calibre of the finalists.

Te Manu Korihi News for 31 August 2015

6:27 AM. Heritage New Zealand's manager of taonga Maori says too many marae are vulnerable to fire; Iwi in eastern Bay of Plenty are welcoming spelling corrections for local place names in their rohe; The head of a Maori support organisation says raising the income for struggling whanau will result in fewer tamariki being taken into Child, Youth and Family care; After persuading as many Maori musicians to enter the Waiata Maori Music Awards the organisers say they're pleased with the high calibre of the finalists.

Te Waonui for week ending Friday 28 August 2015

9:00 PM. The Manu Korihi news team brings you highlights of the weeks' Maori news, including: Far North Maori trust under investigation; Wellington whanau desperate to save pepe; and Iwi and council back geothermal deal.

Te Manu Korihi News for 28 August 2015

6:48 PM. A Whangarei kaumatua says the Norwegian petroleum company Statoil is trampling rangatiratanga underfoot by choosing to deal behind closed doors with select groups of Maori; Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou and the Gisborne District Council have agreed in principle to jointly manage natural resources in the region; A scholarship has been launched by Waikato-Tainui and the New Zealand Transport Agency to mark the start of construction of the latest section of the Waikato Expressway; Taranaki iwi will sign their Treaty Deed of Settlement next week on Saturday the 5th of September.

Deep-sea oil drilling protest in Northland

5:38 PM. Security's been tight today at Northland's Regional Council building after protestors occupied the carpark to object to deep sea oil drilling.

Te Manu Korihi News for 28 August 2015

8:46 AM. Submissions close today for a proposal for Wanganui District to be spelled with an H; Hundreds of people are expected to flock to Pukeiti near the slops of Mount Taranaki tomorrow to witness the signing of Taranaki Iwi Treaty Deed of Settlement; A new educational model has been developed to boost Maori secondary school student's participation in science; A 13-year-old student from Palmerston North has won the Supreme Award in a competition honouring the 28th Maori Battalion.

Te Manu Korihi News for 28 August 2015

6:26 AM. Submissions close today for a proposal for Wanganui District to be spelled with an H; Hundreds of people are expected to flock to Pukeiti near the slops of Mount Taranaki tomorrow to witness the signing of Taranaki Iwi Treaty Deed of Settlement; A new educational model has been developed to boost Maori secondary school student's participation in science; Three students from a Palmerston North Maori language immersion primary school have won awards in a competition that honours the 28th Maori Battalion.

Te Manu Korihi News for 27 August 2015

6:47 PM. Ngati Whatua Orakei are heading to court to get clarity from the Crown on overlapping Treaty claims; A Far North Maori trust board which received 1.4 million dollars in Government funding last year is under a ministerial investigation; The alarmingly high rates of sudden unexpected death in Maori infants is prompting calls for a nationwide roll out of wahakura or baby sleeping pods;

Call for roll out of wahakura to curb Maori SUDI rates

5:48 PM. The alarmingly high rates of sudden unexpected death in Maori infants is prompting calls for a nationwide roll out of wahakura or baby sleeping pods. Between 2008 and 2012, 31 babies unexpectedly died in the Wellington region alone, 70 percent of them Maori. More than 100 people gathered at Kokiri Marae in Petone today to address the problem, and Te Manu Korihi reporter Leigh Marama McLachlan was there.

Te Manu Korihi News for 27 August 2015

8:50 AM. The Green Party says a bill to introduce a warrant of fitness for rental properties would benefit thousands of Maori as renting is now the reality for more than half the Maori population. The Trans Pacific Partnership, indigenous trade relationships, and the future of the Maori fishing industry are among topics up for debate at the Te Putea Whakatupu Trust's annual conference next week. The head of the Whanau Ora funding agency for the North Island says more money is needed to support a cross sector approach to improve Maori health. The organisation that represents Maori tourism operators says visitors to Aotearoa are wanting more than just a "haka, hongi and hangi" experience and are now looking something more meaningful and authentic.

Te Manu Korihi News for 27 August 2015

6:27 AM. The Green Party says a bill to introduce a warrant of fitness for rental properties would benefit thousands of Maori as renting is now the reality for more than half the Maori population. The head of the Whanau Ora funding agency for the North Island says more money is needed to support a cross sector approach to improve Maori health. The Trans Pacific Partnership, indigenous trade relationships, and the future of the Maori fishing industry are among topics up for debate at the Te Putea Whakatupu Trust's annual conference next week. The organisation that represents Maori tourism operators says visitors to Aotearoa are wanting more than just a "haka, hongi and hangi" experience and are now looking something more meaningful and authentic.

Te Manu Korihi News for 26 August 2015

6:46 PM. The Horowhenua District Council will continue with plans to pump wastewater into land near a local marae, despite iwi opposition; The former Minister of Maori Affairs, Pita Sharples was awarded a knighthood today; Besides Sir Pita Sharples being acknowledged there were also a number of other significant Maori people who were honoured at today's investiture ceremony in Tamaki Makaurau; Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori is encouraging more applications from the Auckland region fund to boost language use and proficiency.

Te Manu Korihi News for 26 August 2015

5:51 PM. The Horowhenua District Council will continue with plans to pump wastewater into land near a local marae, despite iwi opposition; The former Minister of Maori Affairs, Pita Sharples was awarded a knighthood today; Besides Sir Pita Sharples being acknowledged there were also a number of other significant Maori people who were honoured at today's investiture ceremony in Tamaki Makaurau; Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori is encouraging more applications from the Auckland region fund to boost language use and proficiency.

Te Manu Korihi News for 26 August 2015

8:49 AM. The Mayor of Gisborne is backing an agreement which he says will give Ngati Porou shared power to make decisions; Maori health advocate Sir Mason Durie has challenged community leaders in Taranaki to lobby against the proliferation of alcohol outlets and fast food joints; The National Maori Broadband Working Group says very few Maori are working in the digital economy and a new competition is designed to encourage them to get involved.

Te Manu Korihi News for 26 August 2015

6:27 AM. Maori health advocate Sir Mason Durie has challenged community leaders in Taranaki to lobby against the proliferation of alcohol outlets and fast food joints; The Gisborne District Council will vote tomorrow on an agreement to jointly manage resources within the Ngati Porou rohe with the iwi's runanga; The National Maori Broadband Working Group says very few Maori are working in the digital economy and a new competition is designed to encourage them to get involved.

Te Manu Korihi News for 25 August 2015

6:48 PM. The Housing Minister, Nick Smith, isn't convinced that the Maori King is seeking revenge by pursuing an old treaty claim to Auckland land; A Northland marae, the Far North mayor and the Chairman of Northland Regional Council's Maori Advisory Committee are all behind a power company's plans to develop the Ngawha geothermal field; A leading exponent of kapa haka says she expects people to flock to a new qualification for judges of Māori performing arts.

Northland power company's plans get backing

5:53 PM. A Northland marae, the Far North mayor and the Chairman of Northland Regional Council's Māori Advisory Committee are all behind a power company's plans to develop the Ngāwhā geothermal field.

Te Manu Korihi News for 25 August 2015

8:51 AM. A Maori delegation from the Far North who travelled to Norway to confronted Statoil will protest outside a closed meeting being held here in New Zealand; Three central plateau iwi, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Rangi and Ngati Uenuku and the Department of Conservation are warning people travelling to Mount Ruapehu of possible minor eruptions over the next few weeks; A Masters degree graduate from Waikato University is challenging Maori animators to create more original characters in their programmes that Maori children can relate to; A Maori playwright is tackling the issue of police shootings in his new play, but he says it's also a universal story about a mother's grief.

Te Manu Korihi News for 25 August 2015

6:23 AM. A Maori delegation from the Far North who travelled to Norway to confronted Statoil will protest outside a closed meeting being held here in New Zealand; Four Ngai Tahu entities have lodged an appeal with the Environment Court opposing an appeal lodged by the Christchurch City Council to discharge wastewater into Akaroa Harbour for the next 25 years; A Masters degree graduate from Waikato University is challenging Maori animators to create more original characters in their programmes that Maori children can relate to; A Maori playwright has based his latest drama on the accidental police shooting and killing of Halatau Naitoko in Auckland in 2009.

Te Manu Korihi News for 24 August 2015

6:46 PM. The Hauraki District Mayor says it's hugely disappointing the Hauraki Collective's treaty settlement negotiations have been stalled since last December; The former chair of the Maori Language Commission, Haami Piripi, says kohanga reo are losing credibility and should align themselves with early childhood education, not just language renewal.

Kohanga should be seen as more than language nest

5:50 PM. The former chair of the Maori Language Commission, Haami Piripi, wants kohanga reo to be aligned with early childhood education, not just in language nests. The Kohanga Reo National Trust Board is urging the Government to get back to the table and resolve Treaty breaches upheld by the Waitangi Tribunal in 2012. But Haami Piripi thinks both parties need to be on the same page first. Te Manu Korihi's Leigh Marama McLachlan reports.

Te Manu Korihi News for 24 August 2015

8:48 AM. Ngati Ranginui is considering whether it can purchase a larger cut of the state houses earmarked for sale in Tauranga; Researchers say malnutrition in older Maori is less likely to happen if an holistic Maori worldview is acknowledged; A team of young Maori paddlers, Nga Tauira Maori, are in training now for the world's longest and most challenging outrigger canoe race in Hawaii next month; A Ngai Te Rangi poet hopes to see the world through the eyes of other native people when he attends an indigenous writers programme in Canada.

Te Manu Korihi News for 24 August 2015

6:28 AM. Ngati Ranginui is considering whether it can purchase a larger cut of the state houses earmarked for sale in Tauranga; Researchers say malnutrition in older Maori is less likely to happen if an holistic Maori worldview is acknowledged; A team of young Maori paddlers, Nga Tauira Maori, are in training now for the world's longest and most challenging outrigger canoe race in Hawaii next month; A Ngai Te Rangi poet hopes to see the world through the eyes of other native people when he attends an indigenous writers programme in Canada.

Te Waonui a Te Manu Korihi for week ending 21 August 2015

9:00 PM. Maori farmers feeling the dairy squeeze, Te Puni Kokiri's 4 million dollar blow-out, Are Puna Reo favoured over Kohanga? And more on Sonny Tau and the kereru incident.

Te Manu Korihi for 21 August 2015

6:48 PM. Waikato-Tainui says its expecting a challenge from Auckland iwi to its claim to the greater part of the Auckland region; Credit Union Central's decision to provide some banking facilities in Ruatoria has been met with relief by residents, after Westpac decided to close its branch - the only bank in town; South Island iwi, Ngai Tahu, is labelling the recent deaths of four protected native takahe as a tragic accident; There's a push for marae in the Far North to get on board with the recyling kaupapa.

Consultant hired to help keep Maori Boarding school open

5:48 PM. A Maori boarding school that the government is considering closing down has brought in a consultant to help it find ways to keep the kura open.

Te Manu Korihi News for 21 August 2015

6:25 AM. The chair of the Māori Screen Guild of Aotearoa - Ngā Aho Whakaari, Whetu Fala, says Maori screen workers in television are the most exploited in the country. People concerned about Top Energy's plans to further develop its geothermal power plant at Ngāwhā will have an opportunity to ask questions. Three Waitara surfers are riding a wave of success after winning division titles during last week's Melanesian Surfing cup in New Caledionia.

Te Manu Korihi News for 20 August 2015

6:50 PM. A government report is pointing the blame at the Turakina Māori Girls' College Trust Board for the kura's financial problems; An organiser of an East Coast hapu initiative to map the land and waterways says the move will help to combat the rapid decline of freshwater species; Major work is being done to return the oldest carved wharepuni to its original form, which includes getting back parts of it which are overseas.

Te Manu Korihi News for 20 August 2015

5:54 PM. A government report is pointing the blame at the Turakina Māori Girls' College Trust Board for the kura's financial problems; An organiser of an East Coast hapu initiative to map the land and waterways says the move will help to combat the rapid decline of freshwater species; Major work is being done to return the oldest carved wharepuni to its original form, which includes getting back parts of it which are overseas.

Te Manu Korihi News for 20 August 2015

8:51 AM. A Tuhoe academic says he hopes his latest writing will inspire a new generation of Maori language scholars; An Australian Aboriginal asbestos removal company is looking at expanding its business into New Zealand and offering employment to tangata whenua; Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association says inadequate funding for special education in Northland is predominantly affecting Maori children, and it's questioning whether proposed improvements will make much difference.

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