18 Oct 2011

Manu Korihi News for 18 October 2011

From Morning Report, 6:27 am on 18 October 2011

The head of the Waikato-Tainui executive says he guarantees his iwi will be ready to negotiate an outstanding treaty claim, with whichever party is in power after the general election next month; A Maori language advocate says te reo should have a greater public presence, and be seen everywhere - including on transport signs and food labels; A bacterial disease responsible for killing kanakana or lamprey eels in two Southland rivers has been found in a single trout in an isolated Otago hatchery; A Chinese company says New Zealand's clean water and food safety record are behind its decision to grow sea cucumber in Aotearoa.