20 Aug 2014

Te Manu Korihi News for 20 August 2014

From Te Manu Korihi, 6:25 am on 20 August 2014

Maori advisors to the Environmental Protection Authority say plans to mine phosphate from the Chatham Rise would potentially affect fisheries and eco-tourism, such as Whale Watch Kaikoura. Iwi and hapu are being told the latest Census information provides useful insights for tribal policy-making. The Iwi Education Authority says a new curriculum for teaching Te Reo in Kura Kaupapa or Maori language immersion schools, will mean a greater focus on heritage for young Maori. A rare sculpture known as a pou whakairo is being sold by Sotheby's auction house in France next month and is expected to fetch up to three-point-one million dollars.