17 Dec 2014

Te Manu Korihi News for 17 December 2014

From Te Manu Korihi, 8:49 am on 17 December 2014

A Waitangi Tribunal judicial conference to set the boundaries for claims made by Maori military veterans will be heard in just over an hour's time; A call for tangata whenua to pay millions in unpaid rates has prompted an academic to say councils owe Maori money rather than the other way around; The Labour Party says a letter to an Iwi Leaders Group reprimanding its representative at the Climate Change hui in Peru, is a heavy handed attempt at shutting down differing opinions; The Maori Medical Practitioners Assocation's says potential public health sector funding cuts could be a disaster or an opportunity for Maori services.