2 Feb 2015

Te Manu Korihi News for 2 February 2015

From Te Manu Korihi, 6:28 am on 2 February 2015

There are only 28 judges who define themselves as Maori working in New Zealand's legal system; A co-chair of a youth law advocacy group suspects banning prisoners from voting in general elections could be affecting who wins the Maori electoral seats; A United Nations Maori representative is pressuring government agencies to adopt some of the UN's proposals that protect the rights of tangata whenua; A Maori deacon in the Catholic Church says it has an obligation to ensure newly trained priests know at least some basic greetings in Te Reo including those based in the South Island.