4 Oct 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 4 October 2013

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 4 October 2013

A hapu in the Ruapehu district says residents of Raetihi have expressed anger about a diesel leak which has contaminated a local stream and shut down the town's water supply; Meanwhile, the contamination has also forced the postponement of the the inaugural Aotearoa Iwi Snow Championships; The Law Commission suggests there could be better, more affordable alternatives to resolving disputes over burials, instead of going through the High Court; The Chairman of the Ngata Lectures Committee says the timing of two memorial events in Ruatoria this weekend happens to coincide perfectly with when they both happened 30 and 70 years ago; Illegal cannabis growers in California are being hunted over damage to a Native American archaeological site.