Te Manu Korihi News for 5 March 2015
The Prime Minister, John Key, has avoided responding directly to an idea by the Maori Party, which is calling for an inquiry into the justice system for what it says is institutional racism. A Canterbury kapa haka team performing at Te Matatini - the national Maori cultural festival in Christchurch - says it's under extra pressure to perform but at the same time are confident about having a "home town" advantage. A busines owned by the King Country iwi Ngati Manipoto has made yet another profit, making almost three-quarters of a million dollars last year. A Ruapehu says since it was included in the Whanganui River Deed of Settlement, it now has a better relationship with its kinfolk and the tribal entity that helps to look after the river.