Te Manu Korihi News for 25 September 2014
A tribe, which for years has pushed for iwi representation on the New Plymouth District Council says its Mayor, Andrew Judd, is trying to strip away racial disharmony within local government. The Northland chief executive of Ngai Takoto Runanga says iwi Māori are creating a new emerging economy and are becoming powerhouses in their own right as their Treaty claims are settled, but local councils need to learn - not fear them. New funding has been granted for four Māori science projects, including making Taranaki rivers cleaner and self-sustaining energy at Parihaka. A marine scientist from the University of Otago has been given one-hundred-and-80-thousand dollars for a placement within Ngai Tahu to conduct surveys of marine species in customary protection areas.