Te Manu Korihi News for 17 November 2014
The leader of a Ngai Tahu runaka - or runanga - says the South Island iwi has been 'caught napping' over the law that replaced the Foreshore and Seabed Act. A Ngati Hine leader, Pita Tipene, says a Waitangi Tribunal finding that Maori didn't conceed their sovereignty in the Treaty is validation that the Crown cannot bulldoze over hapu. While, a Tainui representative, Robin Whanga, who was at the Waitangi Marae to hear the Waitangi Tribunal's long awaited report, says the finding is important for the whole country because it shows the status quo isn't working. The formation of a pivotal modern Māori visual arts group 25 years ago has been celebrated in a new book that chronicles its development and the artists it nurtured.