2 Apr 2014

Te Manu Korihi News for 2 April 2014

From Checkpoint, 5:46 pm on 2 April 2014

A champion of the Maori language and indigenous rights has died; The Taranaki peace settlement of Parihaka has been spared in government plans for more onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration; The Minister for Whanau Ora, Tariana Turia, is satisfied the National Urban Maori Authority, whose chair was previously criticised for controversial sex abuse comments, is capable of leading the social well-being scheme; The Mana Party leader, Hone Harawira, says its organisation on the ground in Waiariki is strong enough to win the electorate.