21 Aug 2014

Te Manu Korihi News for 21 August 2014

From Te Manu Korihi, 6:54 pm on 21 August 2014

A specialist in traditional Maori custom and the arts is demanding the return of scared taonga, or treasures that have been put up for sale by the auction house Sotheby's in Paris; As the Maori king's coronation celebrations wrap up today, the Labour leader David Cunliffe says if his party wins the general elections next month it promises to have a stronger relationship with the kingitanga and with Maoridom; Meanwhile, the Kiingitanga has created its own honours system; A Moriori leader from the Chathams says both tribal groups on the island including Ngati Mutunga are unified in opposing rock phosphate mining on the seafloor.