18 May 2015

Te Manu Korihi News for 18 May 2015

From Te Manu Korihi, 8:45 am on 18 May 2015

A Bay of Plenty iwi says the Supreme Court stepping in over whether to stop the sale of farmland the tribe's contesting - shows there are bigger public law matters that need addressing; The leader of a Far North delegation opposing a Norwegian oil company's exploration plans in his rohe, hopes the country's indigenous leaders can put pressure on the company to abandon its operations; An eastern Bay of Plenty iwi that's planning for the first time to commemorate one-hundred-and-50 years since the siege on one of its pa, believes people will have to confront their crippling past; Whangarei's Maori artists are urging people to vote for an art centre with a dedicated Maori space.