12 Aug 2011

Manu Korihi News for 12 August 2011

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 12 August 2011

The voting packs have gone out - the mandating hui start next week; and Ngapuhi are about to make their most momentous decision since they signed Te Tiriti o Waitangi, according to the Ngapuhi leader Sonny Tau; A designers' group says the Maori presence in a new Christchurch can move beyond artwork and carving; A spokesman for the Minister for the Environment says the Government is working with Maori on their concerns about freshwater; A Maori mussel farm owner in Hauraki says Maori are likely to take to finfish farming even though, he says the species will be significantly smaller than those in the wild.