Te Manu Korihi News for 19 September 2014
With election night in sight, the Tai Tokerau seat is likely to be the main focus for many people. A Ngati Porou kuia, Keri Kaa, is paying tribute to her former colleague and tribal whanaunga Amster Reedy who she says was the first person to introduce the martial art of taekwondo to the rohe. One of Te Rarawa tribe's influential ancestor, Meri Te Tai Mangakahia, a women's suffrage campaigner, is being remembered as the inspiration for wahine to take on the big issues for their people. A Northland nurse who established adolescent health clinics has been awarded the New Zealand Nurse's organisation's Te Akenei Hei Maori health award.