8 May 2014

Te Manu Korihi News for 8 May 2014

From Morning Report, 6:25 am on 8 May 2014

The Maori broadcasting funding agency has been challenged over why it continues to pay commercial television channels to make Maori programmes which are kept out of prime-time schedules; Hapu in the Bay of Islands are hoha or fed up with plans for two marine reserves in the Bay of Islands; Cricket Wellington is hoping to follow Northern Districts lead and develop a local Maori squad to perform at curtain raiser events before international tests; A member of a Maori Artists' Collective in Whanganui, Marilyn Vreede, says there's some resistance to modernise Maori art forms; A project to link marae to ultra-fast broadband sparks into life today.