17 Jun 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 17 June 2013

From Checkpoint, 6:47 pm on 17 June 2013

The son of the Maori King Tuheitia will be taking over his father's duties for up to 18 months as the king battles diabetes; Arbitration to settle long-standing customary disagreements between tribes is being touted as a solution for iwi locked in land disputes; Local Iwi in Wellington say the presence of the double hull waka, Te Matau a Maui, in the harbour has prompted talks about the capital getting its own voyaging canoe; A Victoria University astrophysicist is examining how ancient Maori astronomy can be utilised by modern Maori.