25 Jan 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 25 January 2013

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 25 January 2013

A senior Ratana Church member says he supports more cultural exchanges with the Ainu people from northern Japan because Asian cultures are becoming more prominent with more migrants settling in New Zealand; The chair of the Tauranga Moana a Toi Iwi Leaders' Group, Te Awanui Black, says Maori in coastal parts of Bay of Plenty are running out of patience about not having full access to kaimoana, due to the Rena disaster; Meanwhile, residents on Motiti Island who rely on kaimoana for their diet, are concerned about the findings by the Rena monitoring group; The growing expectations of tourists have played a helping hand in re-discovering some hidden landscapes of the Whakarewarewa Valley in Rotorua.