18 Sep 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 18 September 2013

From Checkpoint, 6:49 pm on 18 September 2013

The human rights lawyer and Mana Party President, Annette Sykes, says the competitive model of health delivery is failing Maori; A group of Maori fighting for rights to the radio spectrum have lost their bid for an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing; Ngati Kahungunu says a Department of Conservation paper - that found the Hawke's Bay's Ruataniwha Dam could make the Tukituki River toxic - shows public servants are with-holding useful information about the project; Ngati Kahu in the Far North says it can manage its own fisheries and refuses to abide by Government cuts to the snapper quota; The Minister of Energy and Resources, Simon Bridges, says consultation with iwi about eight new areas for oil exploration isn't about ticking boxes.