12 Oct 2011

Manu Korihi News for 12 October 2011

From Checkpoint, 6:46 pm on 12 October 2011

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has identified a bacterial disease never before seen in New Zealand, as the cause of hundreds of deformed and dead kanakana or lamprey, being found in the Mataura river in Southland; The chair of Ngai Te Rangi Runanga says tangata whenua in Tauranga are feeling helpless - because there's little they can do to stop oil washing ashore; Victoria University is celebrating 21 years of enabling more Maori to get into law; Organisers of the annual Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Lectures, say a highlights of this year's event held in Ruatoria on Monday, was the address given by Emeritus Professor Sir Tamati Reedy.