24 Jul 2014

Te Manu Korihi News for 24 July 2014

From Checkpoint, 6:50 pm on 24 July 2014

A Human Rights Review Tribunal Hearing has heard that a complaint about two cartoons should be dismissed to ensure freedom of expression is not unreasonably restricted; A contentious bill to put the job of revitalising Te Reo in the hands of iwi has had its first reading in Parliament; Meanwhile, the Mana movement says Parliament and the Crown is being let off the hook, with plans to shift control of Te Reo to an iwi-led group; The retiring Minister of Maori Affairs, Pita Sharples, admits that he didn't want to become an MP and would've preferred to have stayed a community advocate; Legislation to return ancestral sites to Auckland tribes has been passed by Parliament.