29 Apr 2015

Te Manu Korihi News for 29 April 2015

From Te Manu Korihi, 6:27 am on 29 April 2015

The government's been told the Treaty settlement process is not well suited to exploring opportunities for Maori groups to be more involved in commissioning social services; The searing hot summer heat experienced by haka teams who performed on the Matatini stage in March has prompted the competition's organisers to look at how to improve its staging set up; A prominent Maori indigenous rights lawyer says the Australian government is flouting international law in an effort to give the mining and oil industry access to Aboriginal land; A protest hikoi has been organised in Hamilton this week to march in opposition against the Australian government's plans to cut funding to remote Aboriginal communities.