4 Dec 2014

Te Manu Korihi News for 4 December 2014

From Te Manu Korihi, 6:50 pm on 4 December 2014

The body overseeing the Maori fishing quota, Te Ohu Kaimoana, says the industry needs to be revitalised so it can take advantage of the country's fish stocks and improve on its meagre returns; Maori representation has been factored into a proposal, which recommends the local government in the Wellington region, Wairarapa and Kapiti Coast merge into the equivalent of a supercity council; The Minister for Maori Development says the Rena's owners decision not to go to the Environment Court will save tangata whenua money; The ACT Party says plans to stop cars going to the top of Maungawhau - or Mount Eden - in Auckland is undemocratic; Meanwhile, the chief executive of New Zealand Maori Tourism, Pania Tyson-Nathan, has a message for anyone against the car ban plan.