Te Waonui a te Manu Korihi for 6 March 2015
After 29 years, the national kapa haka festival returned to Christchurch - with more than 5-thousand people attending the opening of Te Matatini in Hagley Park. And in an effort to curb obesity and type-2 diabetes, food vendors at Te Matatini have been made to serve up healthy kai. A marae collective says pa should not insure their treasured wood carvings, to help drive down the high price of insurance - which can cost thousands of dollars. One of the country's new Maori inspectors says the police is serious about addressing the problem of tangata whenua and Pasifika people being over represented in prosecution rate figures. Meanwhile, the Maori Party is pushing for an inquiry into the justice system over what it calls institutional racism following the Privy Council quashing Teina Pora's convictions for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett. A new charter kura says some of its students have come to its classes because they were close to being kicked out of their old schools.