15 Jul 2011

Manu Korihi News for 15 July 2011

From Checkpoint, 5:49 pm on 15 July 2011

Hone Harawira losing his traditional cloak before breaching parliament's swearing-in rules is being seen as a bad omen by a Maori cultural advisor; The Maori Party has renewed its call for new MPs to be allowed to swear allegiance to the Treaty of Waitangi in Parliament; The former chair of the Waitangi Fisheries Commission, Shane Jones, says the presence of foreign charter vessels in the fishing industry is crucial for Maori; The Maori Party's turning its attention to young voters this weekend with a nation-wide wananga.