Radio New Zealand: Te Manu Korihi

This page lists items from RNZ that are identified as "Te Manu Korihi". RNZ didn't start regularly putting both its audio and news content online until 2008. From 2002-2007 written news items (particularly from RNZ International) were placed online. You can access these items, plus the vast audio collecton from the mid-2000s onwards by using the day schedule pages. You can access items prior to 2002 on the historic page.

06/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 6 July 2011
A past national vice-president for the Māori Womens' Welfare League, says the founder of the organisation would've supported the Destiny Church pastor, Hannah Tāmaki, running for president; The National Council of Māori Nurses is working to take control of registering Māori nurses; Māori Tourism is working to add the indigenous experience to mainstream tourism, as one of its top priorities. [more]

06/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 6 July 2011
The Mana Party leader, Hone Harawira, has increased his majority in the Te Tai Tokerau electorate; The Labour MP, Parekura Horomia, is to announce next week whether or not he will stand again in the eastern Māori seat; The Māori Women's Welfare League has begun an internal inquiry into the activities of some of its branches linked to the Destiny Church; A kuia from Parihaka says the possible closure of the Taranaki Farmers store in nearby Pungarehu would be a blow to Pā residents. [more]

06/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 6 July 2011
The Mana Party leader, Hone Harawira, has increased his majority in the Tai Tokerau electorate, in official results for the June by-election;  A member of Māori Women's Welfare League, says two-and-half-thousand Destiny Church members have enrolled in the league in the last few weeks; The professor of Māori at Taranaki polytechnic, says his department's new home will help spread kaupapa Māori throughout the institution. [more]

07/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 July 2011
The Ngāti Hine leader, Pita Tīpene, says attempts to resolve the split in Ngāpuhi over its Treaty settlement process have achieved little; A South Taranaki tribe says health cuts proposed by the local district health board will put people's lives in danger; The Māori Party candidate chosen to run in the eastern Māori seat says he can win, regardless of whether the Labour incumbent decides to stand. [more]

07/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 July 2011
The Ngāpuhi rūnanga chair, Sonny Tau, says claimant groups in a stand-off over the tribe's Treaty settlement, need to get real; Wai 262 report, says iwi and hapū could take a commercial stake in any deal to create pharmaceuticals using indigenous flora and fauna; Two Māori broadcasters are trying to secure a peace pact between the Māori and Mana parties; Te Ururoa Flavell, says there's no harm in talking to the Mana Party about working together ahead of the election, but cautions there can be no guarantees. [more]

07/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 July 2011
Māori Party whip says there's no harm talking to the Mana Party about working together, but promises no guarentees; WAI 262 reports allows Māori to have a commercial stake; Hannah Tāmaki takes Court action regarding her bid for leadership of the Māori Women's Welfare League; New Art Gallery opens in Moerewa tonight. [more]

08/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 July 2011
There's a call for compromise within Ngapuhi to settle treaty claims for the betterment of the whole tribe; The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is carrying out water quality tests at a well-known Rotorua stream; Maori Language Commission has published two resource bookets, one predominately in Maori while the other is bilingual. [more]

08/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 July 2011
A call for two Ngapuhi factions to put their differences a side in their treaty settlement and cooperate; A Rotorua man who spoke up about a polluted stream is taken to task for going public about it; (Story in Te Reo) Maori Language Commission publishes two resource bookets, one predominately in Maori while the other is bilingual. [more]

08/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 July 2011
Eight tribes have missed a self-imposed deadline to share one of the country's biggest forests between them; The Maori Party will consider a deal with Hone Harawira's new Mana Party at its executive council meeting this weekend; The Maori Language Commission says the crisis facing te reo is due to the government's failure to back a surge in Maori schools and pre-schools. [more]

08/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 July 2011
Eight iwi have missed a self-imposed deadline to share one of the country's biggest forests between them; The Maori Party will consider a potential deal with Hone Harawira's Mana Party at its executive council meeting this weekend; The Maori Language Commission's chief executive says attitudes towards Te Reo are improving as a result of Maori Language Week. [more]

11/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 11 July 2011
The biggest Maori business network doubts a capital gains tax will have an immediate impact on Maori industries because they're typically not sold on; A Whangarei community worker says the Whanau Ora system is forging new links between iwi around the country; Economists have found Maori own more than a third of Bay of Plenty land, and the region has almost a fifth of the nationwide Maori asset base; The Maori Language Commission is offering Rugby World Cup organisers a resource to ensure ticketholders know the words to the national anthem and the haka, Ka mate. [more]

11/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 11 July 2011
The biggest Maori business network doubts a capital gains tax would have an immediate impact on Maori industries because they're typically not sold on; A Whangarei community worker says the Whanau Ora system is forging new links between Maori organisations around the country; The Maori Language Commission is offering Rugby World Cup organisers a resource to ensure ticketholders know the words to the national anthem and the haka, Ka mate; A collection of manuscripts, letters and books from the former New Zealand Governor, Sir George Grey, are now part of a special register set up by the heritage arm of the United Nations, UNESCO. [more]

11/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 11 July 2011
The Independent Police Conduct Authority, has found that a Northland police officer who hit and killed a teenager on the road near Kaikohe was not acting unlawfully. [more]

11/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 11 July 2011
A young Ngati Kahu activist says it doesn't seem right that a police driver who hit and killed a Maori teenager has escaped prosecution; The Mana Party strategist, Matt McCarten, says the Maori Party has sealed its fate by turning down a mutual non-aggression pact; The Labour MP, Shane Jones, says the Prime Minister's response to ACT's latest outburst about Maori is disappointing. [more]

11/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 11 July 2011
The Independent Police Conduct Authority, has found that a Northland police officer who hit and killed a teenager on the road near Kaikohe, was NOT acting unlawfully; Meanwhile, a young Ngati Kahu activist says it does not seem right that the officer involved in the fatal crash was not charged with anything; A member of the Maori Women's Welfare League, says members who donned blonde wigs and pearls for a meeting at the weekend, did so in reaction to comments by would-be president Hannah Tamaki. [more]

12/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 12 July 2011
One of eight Iwi involved in the so-called Treelords deal says missing a self-imposed settlement deadline will cost it dearly. Taranaki Maori health providers say DHBs and other Government agencies need to start playing ball if they want Whanau Ora to work. The Mana Party says the rejection of a peace deal by the Maori Party opens the way for Mana to recruit in other Maori electorates. [more]

12/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 12 July 2011
One of eight Iwi involved in the country's largest treaty claim says that missing a self-imposed deadline will cost it big money. Taranaki Maori health providers say DHBs and government agencies need to start playing ball if they want Whanau Ora to work. The Mana Party says the rejection of a peace deal by the Maori Party opens the way for Mana to recruit in other Maori electorates. The first local authority to fly the Maori flag on Waitangi Day has decided to run it up the flagpole more often. [more]

12/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 12 July 2011
The Labour MP Shane Jones says the ACT Party's fear of Maori radicals is out of step with the times; A Wellington researcher has begun a survey of the voting habits of Maori living in Australia; One of eight Iwi involved in the country's biggest treaty settlement is taking legal action against the other seven in the central North Island for missing a self-imposed treaty settlement deadline; A Far North organic beef farmer believes a new economy could be opened up if Pacific nations increased their trade in native food. [more]

12/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 12 July 2011
The Labour MP, Shane Jones, says the Government needs to be concerned with Maori leaving for Australia, rather than claims by the ACT party that radical Maori groups want to take over this country's institutions. The Government says District Health Boards are blocking Whanau Ora by dictating terms to small Maori agencies instead of being led by them. One of the eight Iwi covered by the country's biggest treaty settlement is taking legal action against the other seven central North Island parties for missing a self-imposed treaty settlement deadline. The countdown is on for Maori Musicians to get their nominations in for this year's Waiata Maori Music Awards. [more]

13/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 13 July 2011
The Maori Party's justice spokesperson says she's been deluged with calls from Maori angry that a police officer wasn't charged after his patrol car struck and killed a Northland teenager in July 2009; The Government says public servants need to improve the way they work with small agencies who had the job of changing the way social services are delivered to Maori families; Meanwhile the lead agency for Whanau Ora in Whangarei says the new Maori social service system is shaping up well in the north; A Maori teenage sailor says he saw first hand the impact pollution has on the Pacific Ocean during his recent waka voyage. [more]

13/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 13 July 2011
The Maori Party says Maori are losing confidence in the police after the decision not to prosecute a police constable whose patrol car struck and killed a Northland teenager in July 2009; The Government says public servants need to improve the way they work with small agencies who are trying to change the way social services are delivered to Maori families; Eight central North Island Iwi involved in the country's biggest treaty settlement will appear in the High Court next month; A Maori teenage sailor says he saw first hand the impact pollution has on the Pacific Ocean during his recent waka voyage. [more]

13/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 13 July 2011
The number of properties set aside for Treaty settlements is increasing, but the Government has no more money to keep them all in good condition; The Minister of Maori Affairs, Pita Sharples, is defending comments he made during a televised debate this week that Maori have special measures so those lagging behind can catch up; A delay in a deed of settlement has held up the moving of an ancestral meeting house from Te Papa Tongarewa back to Poverty Bay. [more]

13/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 13 July 2011
The number of properties set aside for Treaty settlements is growing - putting pressure on the Government department that looks after the buildings, and affecting their condition; The Minister of Maori Affairs, Pita Sharples, is defending comments he made during a televised debate this week that Maori have special measures so those lagging behind can catch up; A delay in a deed of settlement has held up the moving of an ancestral meeting house from Te Papa Tongarewa back to Poverty Bay. [more]

14/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 July 2011
Work and Income says unemployment figures are starting to drop in Tai Tokerau, as the recession eases; The Maori Party candidate for the eastern Maori electorate is campaigning on the assumption the newly formed Mana Party will also contest the seat; An iwi in Te Arawa is considering returning to its home turf beneath Mount Tarawera, which erupted 125 years ago and killed more than a hundred people. [more]

14/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 July 2011
Work and Income says unemployment figures are starting to drop in Tai Tokerau, as the recession eases; An Iwi in Te Arawa is considering returning to its home turf beneath Mount Tarawera, which erupted 125 years ago and killed more than a hundred people; The MP for Te Tai Tokerau, Hone Harawira, returns to Parliament today as leader of the Mana Party; The Maori Party candidate for the eastern Maori electorate is campaigning on the assumption the newly formed Mana Party will also contest the seat, which is held by Labour. [more]

14/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 July 2011
Hone Harawira says his allegiance to the Treaty of Waitangi is more important than his loyalty to the Queen; The first rehabilitation and integration unit in New Zealand for Maori inmates, opened today at the Hawke's Bay Regional prison; The Government's to scrutinise the work of foreign fishing trawlers chartered by New Zealand companies to catch fish in local waters. [more]

14/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 July 2011
The leader of the Mana Party is telling his voters in Te Tai Tokerau he's still their MP, even though he wasn't officially sworn in as a Member of Parliament today; The Corrections Department has high hopes for the success of a new facility at Hawke's Bay Regional prison, which opened today; The Government's ruled out boosting the maintenance budget to keep properties earmarked for Treaty settlements in good condition. [more]

15/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 July 2011
The Seafood Industry Council, says iwi have a crucial role to play in a government inquiry into overseas fishing vessels chartered to work in New Zealand waters; The lawyer and treaty activist Annette Sykes has confirmed that she and the left-wing activist John Minto have accepted leadership roles in the Mana Party; It's the last day on the job today for Northland's National MP John Carter. [more]

15/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 July 2011
The Seafood Industry Council, says iwi have a crucial role to play in a government inquiry into overseas fishing vessels chartered to work in New Zealand waters; The lawyer and treaty activist Annette Sykes has confirmed that she and the left-wing activist John Minto have accepted leadership roles in the Mana Party; The National Maori Organics Authority, Te Waka Kai Ora, has launched a new indigenous food label called Hua Parakore. [more]

15/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 July 2011
Hone Harawira losing his traditional cloak before breaching parliament's swearing-in rules is being seen as a bad omen by a Maori cultural advisor; The Maori Party has renewed its call for new MPs to be allowed to swear allegiance to the Treaty of Waitangi in Parliament; The former chair of the Waitangi Fisheries Commission, Shane Jones, says the presence of foreign charter vessels in the fishing industry is crucial for Maori; The Maori Party's turning its attention to young voters this weekend with a nation-wide wananga. [more]

15/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 July 2011
A Maori cultural advisor says consequences follow if rules are broken - no matter whether they're breached in parliament or on the Marae; The former chair of the Waitangi Fisheries Commission, Shane Jones says the presence of foreign charter vessels in the fishing industry is crucial for Maori; Maori in Northern Hawke's Bay say the signing of an agreement at Tuahara marae on Mahia Peninsular marks a new beginning for the people of Rongomaiwahine. [more]

18/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 18 July 2011
The Ngapuhi hapu grouping, Te Kotahitanga, says it cannot support the idea of negotiating a treaty settlement - and hearing claims at the same time; The Bay of Plenty township of Murupara, which is still coping with the suspected gang-related killings of two teenagers - aims to set up a restorative justice programme to help troubled young people; Ngati Ruanui's council of elders wants the Taranaki District Health Board to front up at marae over cuts the old people say are abhorrent and impractical. [more]

18/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 18 July 2011
The Bay of Plenty township of Murupara, which is still coping with the suspected gang-related killings of two teenagers - aims to set up a restorative justice programme to help troubled young people; The Ngapuhi hapu grouping, Te Kotahitanga, says it cannot support the idea of negotiating a treaty settlement - and hearing claims at the same time; Ngati Ruanui's council of elders wants the Taranaki District Health Board to front up at marae over cuts the old people say are abhorrent and impractical; A former rugby league star is inspiring young Maori to finish their trades courses, and will go round to their houses if don't turn up for class. [more]

18/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 18 July 2011
Obituary: Dame Kahurangi Katerina Te Heikoko Mataira of Ngati Porou has died at the age of 78, and is lying at Ohinewaiapu marae in Rangitukia, near Ruatoria; The police have dropped an investigation against the head of the Waikato Tainui parliament, saying there's little evidence to support allegations of financial mismanagement; The Conservation Department says submissions on the proposal for a Kauri National Park in Northland are mostly backing the idea. [more]

18/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 18 July 2011
Obituary: One of the most influential women in the renaissance of Te Reo Maori, Dame Kahurangi Katerina Te Heikoko Mataira, has died at the age of 78, and is lying at Ohinewaiapu marae, near Ruatoria, about 107 kilometres north of Gisborne; The police have dropped an investigation into allegations of financial mismanagement by the head of the Waikato Tainui parliament; The Conservation Department says most of the submissions coming in on a Kauri National Park in Northland support the idea; Thorough research and persistence has paid off for a Taranaki man, who has got his local council to change the name of a road that meant nothing in Maori. [more]

19/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 July 2011
A spokesperson for the head of the Waikato Tainui parliament says a police complaint against Tania Martin was lodged out of spite; The Maori Party's justice spokesperson, Rahui Katene, says Crown Law should explain why it advised the police not to prosecute an officer who'd been texting before a fatal crash; Ngati Ruanui is warning the Government that threatened cuts to health services in Taranaki undermine the push to expand the petroleum industry. [more]

19/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 July 2011
The man who laid a police complaint against the head of the Waikato Tainui parliament, Tania Martin, denies he did so out of spite; The Maori Party's justice spokesperson, Rahui Katene, says Crown Law should explain why it advised the police not to prosecute an officer who'd been texting before a fatal crash; South Taranaki's Ngaruahine iwi has joined neighbouring Ngati Ruanui in rejecting threatened health cuts in the south of the region. [more]

19/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 July 2011
The Maori Party says it's sickened by the ACT Party leader's claim the late Sir Apirana Ngata, would've supported his party; One of the most influential women in the renaissance of Te Reo Maori has been laid to rest; The New Zealand Forest Owners Association, says now's a good time for Maori landowners to be thinking about planting more trees. [more]

19/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 July 2011
The ACT Party leader Don Brash, says the late Sir Apirana Ngata would've supported his party because they share similar values; The Forest Owners Association says now's a good time for Maori landowners to be thinking about planting more trees; A Maori medical practice that was outlawed until the early 1960s is to become part of a degree course; An American supercar company has produced a new vehicle, and is calling it the Tuatara. [more]

20/07/2011: Manuu Korihi News for 20 July 2011
A Ngāti Porou leader says the ACT Party leader is trying to buy Māori votes by comparing his party's values to those of the late Sir Apirana Ngata. The Rongowhakaata iwi says the main focus of their treaty settlement package being signed today will start the return of their confiscated ancestral meeting house, which is being held at Te Papa Tongarewa. A Ngāti Koata man whose people are traditional kaitiaki of the tuatara says he's alarmed the animal's name has been used to brand a car. [more]

20/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 20 July 2011
The Mana party leader, Hone Harawira, says Work and Income's no-dole zones in the north are making life harder for Māori stuck in the cities. A Ngāti Porou leader says the ACT Party leader is trying to buy Māori votes by comparing his party's values to those of the late Sir Apirana Ngata. A Ngati Koata man whose people are traditional kaitiaki of the tuatara  says he's alarmed the animal's name has been used to brand a car. [more]

20/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 20 July 2011
The Crown's to apologise to a Poverty Bay iwi for multiple Treaty breaches that include the unjustified use of military force in Gisborne, and the summary executions of prisoners at Ngatapa in 1869; The Northland Labour MP, Kelvin Davis, says the lack of successful bids for oil prospecting off Northland's west coast gives time for more consultation with Maori; A professor's to look at why Maori babies are at a high risk of dying in their sleep; A cycle-trail designer has given a big thumbs-up after test riding a coast-to-coast trail being built in the Far North. [more]

20/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 20 July 2011
A Ngati Porou leader says the ACT Party leader is trying to buy Maori votes by comparing his party's values to those of the late Sir Apirana Ngata. The Rongowhakaata iwi says the main focus of their treaty settlement package being signed today will start the return of their confiscated ancestral meeting house, which is being held at Te Papa Tongarewa. A Ngati Koata man whose people are traditional kaitiaki of the tuatara says he's alarmed the animal's name has been used to brand a car. [more]

21/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 July 2011
A youth programme that's brought down the crime rate in Kaikohe has lost its funding with the advent of Whanau Ora; The Maori Pharmacists Association warns any changes to the Government's drug-buying body could increase the price of medicines; The Northland Labour MP, Kelvin Davis, is urging Ngapuhi leaders to settle their differences and their treaty claims as soon as possible. [more]

21/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 July 2011
A youth programme that's brought down the crime rate in Kaikohe has lost its funding with the advent of Whanau Ora; The Northland Labour MP Kelvin Davis is urging Ngapuhi leaders to settle their differences and their treaty claims as soon as possible; The Maori Pharmacists Association warns any changes to the Government's drug-buying body could increase the price of medicines; The Maori Language Commission hopes the government will continue to fund Te Reo development programmes for communities. [more]

21/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 July 2011
A public forum on the Nga Puhi treaty claims has failed to resolve a stand off over how they should be managed; The Maori Women's Welfare League has been ordered to issue a new batch of voting papers with Hannah Tamaki's name on them; Young Maori learning trades are doing better at finishing their courses than all other students at the Wellington Institute of Technology; An Auckland historian and storyteller aims to shed some light on a local taniwha, over which there was a furore during recent council debate about developing the central city. [more]

21/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 July 2011
The Maori Women's Welfare League says it's not disappointed the High Court has ruled the co-founder of Destiny Church, Hannah Tamaki, can run for president; A public forum on the Nga Puhi treaty claims has failed to resolve a stand off over how they should be managed; and an Auckland historian and storyteller aims to dymystify local taniwha. [more]

22/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 July 2011
The Ngapuhi leader, Sonny Tau, is appealing to Northland hapu to listen to those who want early settlement of the tribe's Treaty claim; A former leader of the Maori Women's Welfare League says, Hannah Tamaki, has a tough time ahead of her in her race for the presidency; Prison inmates have helped the Department of Corrections win a national art award - through their creativity in arts from carving to kapa haka; More than 300 Maori taonga or treasures will go on display for the first time in a Chinese museum from today. [more]

22/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 July 2011
The Ngapuhi leader, Sonny Tau, has been accused of dividing his people by pushing for early settlement of the tribe's treaty claims; A former leader of the Maori Women's Welfare League says Hannah Tamaki, has a tough time ahead of her in the race for the presidency; The Department of Corrections has won a national award for getting inmates to take up art and show off their works outside prison walls. [more]

22/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 July 2011
The Labour MP Parekura Horomia has paid tribute to the former Labour MP and Cabinet Minister, Whetu Tirikatene Sullivan who has died at the age of 79. The biggest tribe in the country is deadlocked over how to handle its assive treaty claim and appears to be headed for the High Court. A former head of the Tainui-Waikato Parliament says a meeting today between King Tuheitia and the dissident Fiji colonel, Tevita Mara - was held out of respect. [more]

22/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 July 2011
Ngapuhi hapu are threatening legal action, if mandating hui are held to settle their treaty claims; The whanau of the the late Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan has announced there'll be a memorial service to honour her, in Wellington next month; A former head of the Tainui-Waikato Parliament has dismissed suggestions that a meeting between King Tuheitia and the dissident Fiji colonel, Tevita Mara could politicise the Kingitanga. [more]

25/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 25 July 2011
Hapu who placed a rahui on a Far North reef last year say it's working so well they'll reaffirm it, in spring; The Green Party says it's not holding its breath for any genuine Government engagement in response to Wai 262  - the recent Waitangi Tribunal report on Maori culture and identity; A Rotorua timber mill is defending the standard of the effluent it puts into a stream used by Te Arawa's famous penny divers. [more]

25/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 25 July 2011
The National Kohanga Reo Trust Board says the government is crushing the movement by imposing early childhood regulations; A founder of Hiona marae in Waikato, which had been at the centre of financial mismanagement allegations, says an argument over the matter will erupt when the entire tribe comes together next month; A Crown Research Institute has been unable to award scholarships to Maori university students, because it says it couldn't find any interested in science; Fish numbers are on the rise again in two small Northland lakes that used to be a food-basket for tangata whenua. [more]

25/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 25 July 2011
The National Kohanga Reo Trust Board says it's determined to follow its own philosophy, and is accusing the government crushing the movement by imposing early childhood regulations; The people of Tainui will meet to speak out about alleged financial mismanagement at Hiona marae in Waikato next month; A Crown Research Institute has been unable to award scholarships to Maori university students, because it couldn't find any interested in science; The Minister of Maori Affairs, Pita Sharples, and Ngati Whatua are hosting a function on the Auckland waterfront tonight to launch Waka Maori. [more]

26/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 26 July 2011
Three iwi have forged closer ties with the Fijian people, at a hui in Otaki; The Maori Affairs Minster, Pita Sharples, says the success of Kohanga Reo can't be measured when they're being labelled as early childhood centres; Maori with mental health needs in a central North Island town can now get help every day, instead of once a month. [more]

26/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 26 July 2011
Three North Island iwi are moving closer to a sister-tribe relationship with Fijian communities; The Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, says legislation maybe the answer for Kohanga Reo to stop being labelled as early childhood centres; A new approach to Maori mental health in a central north island town means clients can now get help every day, instead of once a month. [more]

26/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 26 July 2011
Questions about the economy, education and jobs have dominated the first public hui held by Auckland Council's Independent Maori Statutory Board; Three iwi forging a relationship with Fijian communities say they have desire to get involved in Fijian politics; Te Arawa's Federation of Maori Authorities has taken a major step forward in a plan to develop ancestral lands, by appointing a resident scientist; The founder of a trades-focussed education centre says Maori students are thriving under its guidance. [more]

26/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 26 July 2011
Auckland Council's Independent Maori Statutory Board has held its first public meeting - and people wanted to know what could be done about education and jobs; The Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, says legislation maybe the answer for Kohanga Reo to stop being labelled as early childhood centres; Anger over accusations of financial mismanagement at the Hiona Marae is likely to spill over when the Waikato-Tainui parliament meets next month; An iwi health provider says it can see lights in the eyes of Maori mental health patients, now that they're getting more help. [more]

27/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 27 July 2011
The Maori Party says boot camps may stop young people reoffending in other countries but they're not effective here; Te Arawa's Federation of Maori Authorities has taken a big step towards developing ancestral lands, by appointing a resident scientist; A Northland medic who helped to curb rheumatic fever in his region, is off to Canada for a year to study health inequalities; Communities, schools, and businesses are being urged to get their entries in to the Maori Language Commission for this year's Maori Language Awards. [more]

27/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 27 July 2011
The Maori Party says although boot camps address recidivism among young offenders in other countries, they're not effective here; Te Arawa farmers and landowners now have their own in-house scientist, to advise them on ways to use their ancestral land; A Northland medic who helped to curb rheumatic fever in the region is off to Canada for a year to study health inequalities. [more]

27/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 27 July 2011
The national president of the Maori Women's Welfare League, Meagan Joe, has died; A Bay of Plenty volunteer community worker says a hard-line approach to preventing suicide won't work for Maori; Eel stocks are slowly recovering in the Whanganui River after up to 40 of them died in oxygen-starved water. [more]

27/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 27 July 2011
Tributes are being paid to the national president of the Maori Women's Welfare League, Meagan Joe, who has died at the age of 58; The head of a mental health service in Rotorua says an idea to bury those who take their own lives at the front or outside a cemetery would bring shame to their families; Eel stocks are slowly recovering in the Whanganui River after up to 40 of them died in oxygen-starved water. [more]

28/07/2011: Manu Kori hi News for Thursday 28th July
A veteran Maori community worker says cutting tangihana short won't stop young people killing themselves - but intensive intervention will; A new advocacy group for tamariki says Maori culture holds the key to ending the high rates of child abuse by tangata whenua; The death of the president of the Maori Women's Welfare League is unlikely to delay or accelerate the scheduled election for the top job. [more]

28/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 28 July 2011
A new advocacy group for tamariki is urging Maori to respond to the government's green paper on vulnerable children; A veteran Maori community worker says cutting tangihana short will not stop young people killing themselves - but intensive intervention will; The death of the president of the Maori Women's Welfare League is unlikely to delay or accelerate the scheduled election for the top job. [more]

28/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 28 July 2011
Two iwi have joined a tribe taking action to resolve how a huge forest in the central North Island should be shared; A health researcher says treatment of rheumatic fever needs to be a priority on the East Coast; Te Wananga o Aotearoa says the number of Maori students getting a degree could triple by 2020 if education providers make changes that embrace Maori culture. [more]

28/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 28 July 2011
A health researcher says treatment of rheumatic fever needs to be a priority on the East Coast; Two iwi have joined a tribe taking action to resolve how a huge forest in the central North Island should be shared; Te Wananga o Aotearoa says the number of Maori students getting a degree could triple by 2020 if education providers make changes that embrace Maori culture. [more]

29/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 29 July 2011
Sir Graham Latimer's family says he's hugely relieved that the High Court has dismissed a civil suit against him by Te Uri O Hau; The Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell, has apologised for suggesting a hard-line approach to suicide but he says at least his comments have sparked discussion; The All Black halfback Piri Weepu says he's still got plenty to prove and hopes he won't be tagged as just an impact player. [more]

29/07/2011: Manu Korihi News for 29 July 2011
The Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell, has apologised for the hurt caused by his suggestion iwi take a hard-line approach to suicide but says at least he's sparked discussion; Maori landowners and an electricity SOE have made 9-point-3 million dollars from selling emissions credits to Germany; Public meetings begin in Tai Tokerau on Monday to drum up opposition to deep-sea oil drilling. [more]

01/08/2011: Te Manu Korihi News for 1 August 2011
Northland's Ngati Kahu people are taking their land claim back to the Waitangi Tribunal - after failing to reach a settlement with the Crown; Auckland Council's Independent Maori Statutory Board helps to improve Maori tourism infrastructure; Maori organic growers welcome GE restrictions. [more]

01/08/2011: Te Manu Korihi News for 1 August 2011
First Maori owned dairy company begins operation; Ngati Kahu seeks Waitangi Tribunal help for return of their lands; Maori tourism complex gets new roading with help from Auckland Council's Independent Maori Statutory Board. [more]

01/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 1 August 2011
Ngai Tahu has confirmed it's in talks with the owners of a Rotorua Tourism attraction; A Rotorua man's calling for firms to face stricter rules when they dispose of waste into water that runs into a famous penny-diving swimming hole at Whakarewarewa Village; After arguments over its funding and establishment, the board set up to represent Maori in Auckland has finished fronting up to people through its first series of hui; A newly launched webpage that so far lists more than 170 Marae in Northland aims to help reconnect young Maori who have left home and moved to the city. [more]

01/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 1 August 2011
A Rotorua iwi trustee is calling for stricter rules when firms dispose of waste into water that runs into a famous penny-diving swimming hole at Whakarewarewa Village; Ngai Tahu has confirmed it's in talks with the owners of a Rotorua Tourism attraction; After arguments over its funding and establishment, the board set up to represent Maori in Auckland has finished fronting up to people through its first series of hui; A newly launched webpage that so far lists more than 170 marae in Northland aims to help reconnect young Maori who have left home and moved to the city. [more]

02/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 2 August 2011
The Tuhourangi chairperson wants to know why Te Arawa didn't know about a potential tourism deal ahead of Ngai Tahu; A Maori landowner thinks ginseng could been grown and sold as successfully as kiwifruit; A Whangarei paediatrician says young Maori mothers need more encouragement and community support to breast-feed their babies. [more]

02/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 2 August 2011
The Tuhourangi chairperson wants to know why Te Arawa didn't know about a potential tourism deal ahead of Ngai Tahu; A Whangarei paediatrician says young Maori mothers need extra encouragement to breast-feed their babies for as long as they can; A Maori landowner thinks ginseng could been grown and sold as successfully as kiwifruit. [more]

02/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 2 August 2011
Two weeks after being kicked out of parliament's debating chamber, the Mana Party Leader, Hone Harawira has been sworn in as an MP; The Maori Party MP, Rahui Katene, has introduced a members' bill for politicians and officials to be able to swear their allegiance to the Treaty of Waitangi; Breast-feeding rates for new-born babies have doubled in Whangarei since Northland Health launched a baby-friendly hospital programme; Television New Zealand's Maori language news programme, Te Karere, is now carrying English subtitles on its afternoon bulletins. [more]

02/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 2 August 2011
The Mana Party leader, Hone Harawira, has now been sworn in as an MP; The Maori Party is renewing its bid to bring in new oath laws, with one of its MPs introducing a members' bill for politicians and officials to be able to also swear their allegiance to the Treaty of Waitangi; Young Maori mothers are getting extra support in Whangarei, to keep breast-feeding their babies after they leave hospital; A donation-based Maori community garden in Hastings wants to adopt a new indigenous organic food label. [more]

03/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 3 August 2011
A kaumatua who helped set up iwi social services around the country says a former Ngapuhi social welfare boss should have been jailed for defrauding a tribe; The principal of a Northland school says her school will continue to reject National Standards - despite a warning letter from the Ministry of Education; Rugby World Cup tourists who are finding it hard to get accommodation in central Auckland are turning to New Zealand's first Qualmark rated marae. [more]

03/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 3 August 2011
A kaumatua who helped set up iwi social services around the country says a former Ngapuhi social welfare boss should have been jailed for defrauding a tribe; A Northland principal says her school will continue to reject National Standards - despite a warning letter from the Ministry of Education; Rugby World Cup tourists from as far afield as Wales have expressed an interest in staying at New Zealand's first Qualmark rated marae in Auckland. [more]

04/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 4 August 2011
An eastern Bay of Plenty iwi is unhappy the Government is employing an agent to consult Maori on oil and gas projects; The Minister responsible for Whanau Ora, Tariana Turia, says the government needs to tackle poverty first in order to improve problems such as child abuse; Farmers are being asked to build better habitats for eels - and at the same time create cleaner water for their stock. [more]

04/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 4 August 2011
An eastern Bay of Plenty iwi is concerned the Government is employing an agent to consult Maori on oil and gas projects; The Minister responsible for Whanau Ora, Tariana Turia, says the government needs to tackle poverty in order to improve problems such as child abuse; Farmers are being asked to build better habitats for eels - and at the same time create cleaner water for their stock; [more]

04/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 4 August 2011
A group of hapu in Northland is claiming they own the water that comes from springs which partly supply Whangarei; The Government says tangata whenua will be able to start having their say on constitutional matters from next year, as part of a wide-ranging review; The Families' Commission has released a report on Maori success over the past 30-years, which aims to encourage underachievers to do better; A veteran Maori tutor who's received a Supreme Award for tertiary teaching excellence says subjects like science hold the key for young Maori and Pacific people to enter into leadership positions. [more]

04/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 4 August 2011
A Maori Reserve Trust in Northland is claiming it owns the water which flows from springs near Whangarei; The Families' Commission has released a report on Maori success over the past 30-years, which aims to encourage underachievers to do better; The Government says tangata whenua will be able to start having their say on constitutional matters from next year, as part of a wide-ranging review; [more]

05/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 5 August 2011
About 30 hapu throughout the country are to claim the water in their area; The Minister responsible for Whanau Ora says the policy will make a difference, but it will take some time to fix more than 170-years of Maori being reliant on government; The co-chair of the panel set up to do a constitutional review says it could be difficult to get people to be engaged in the debate. [more]

05/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 5 August 2011
The New Zealand Maori Council is drafting a claim for around 30 hapu who claim they own the water in their area; The co-chair of the panel set up to do a constitutional review says one of it's hardest jobs will be to get people engaged in the debate; The Minister responsible for Whanau Ora says the policy will make a difference, but it will take some time to fix 170-years of Maori being reliant on government. [more]

05/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 5 August 2011
The Kohanga Reo movement says the Crown has objected to its plea for an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing, but shouldn't try to stop it; The Mana Party holds its first annual general meeting tomorrow, and the top priority is changing its constitution so candidates can be selected to stand in November's election; The Families' Commission says the best way to help vulnerable Maori families is to work with them; The Nga Waka Federation says the Volkenkunde Museum in the Netherlands is going out of its way to look after a traditional Maori canoe. [more]

05/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 5 August 2011
The Kohanga Reo movement says the Crown has objected to its plea for an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing; The Families' Commission says the best way to help vulnerable Maori families is to work with them; The Nga Waka Federation says a museum in the Netherlands is going out of its way to look after a traditional Maori canoe. [more]

08/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 August 2011
The chair of Waikato-Tainui's parliament is standing by a vote which ousted Tukoroirangi Morgan; The Mana Party wants a Treaty of Waitangi Commission to be set up that would be independent of the Crown; A Maori health centre in the Waikato is undertaking a research project with institutions in Australia and Canada to find out why so many indigenous children have severe dental problems. [more]

08/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 August 2011
The chair of Waikato-Tainui's parliament is standing by a vote which ousted Tukoroirangi Morgan; The Mana Party has spent the weekend spelling out some of its policies, at its first Annual General Meeting; A Maori health centre in the Waikato is undertaking a research project with institutions in Australia and Canada to find out why so many indigenous children have severe dental problems. [more]

08/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 August 2011
The executive board of Waikato-Tainui has reaffirmed Tukoroirangi Morgan as Chair, despite a vote which his critics said ousted him from the iwi's board and parliament; Iwi will be given more flexibility in negotiating aquaculture claims under proposed law changes; The Maori Party says the Mana movement's policy to set up a Treaty of Waitangi Commission is nothing new; The Labour Party says its voters aren't turning to Hone Harawira's Mana Party. [more]

08/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 August 2011
The executive board of Waikato-Tainui has reaffirmed Tukoroirangi Morgan as Chair, despite a vote which his critics said ousted him from the iwi's board and parliament; Iwi are being told they will be able to play a bigger role in the negotiating of aquaculture claims, under proposed law changes; The Maori Party says the Mana movement's policy to set up a Treaty of Waitangi Commission is nothing new; The Dunedin city council met today on Otakou marae for only the second time in its history. [more]

09/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 9 August 2011
The chair of Waikato-Tainui's parliament says the move by the iwi board to reinstate Tukoroirangi Morgan is an act of defiance; A Ngai Tahu runanga says a co-management plan for the headland of Otago Peninsula is a huge step towards protecting its heritage; Te Arawa is expected to discuss selecting one of its Iwi or hapu flags to fly alongside the New Zealand one in Rotorua on Waitangi Day next year. [more]

09/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 9 August 2011
The iwi-led Independent Constitutional Working Group says a Treaty of Waitangi Commission is badly needed; Auckland and Waikato tangata whenua representatives say the agencies charged with looking after the Hauraki Gulf need to step up and start improving the waterway; Te Kohanga Reo Trust Board says it has been granted an urgent hearing by the Waitangi Tribunal; A painting of the Ngati Raukawa chief Ihakara Tukumaru is expected to fetch up to 160-thousand-dollars at an auction in Auckland tonight. [more]

09/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 9 August 2011
Auckland and Waikato tangata whenua representatives say the agencies charged with looking after the Hauraki Gulf need to step up and start improving the waterway; The iwi-led Independent Constitutional Working Group says a Treaty of Waitangi Commission is badly needed; Maori reggae bands are welcoming the addition of a new category at this year's Waiata Music Awards. [more]

10/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 10 August 2011
Ngai Tahu is suggesting a corridor of nature, stretching from the city to the sea, could be created in Christchurch; A constitutional lawyer says a claim by hapu who want to own the water in their communities is a long time coming and the Government has to tackle the issue now; Northland Health's making big strides with its dental service for children. [more]

10/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 10 August 2011
Ngai Tahu says the residential red zone in Christchurch should be turned into a huge natural area that's bursting with bush, wetlands, and lowland forests; A constitutional lawyer says a claim by hapu who want to own the water in their communities is a long time coming and the Government has to tackle the issue now; Northland children are starting to feel the benefit of Auckland's new dental therapy training programme; The Maori Language Commission has announced a round of funding for community-based Te Reo Rangatira development projects will open at the end of the month. [more]

10/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 10 August 2011
Maori Wardens say it's sad the Prime Minister and others have labelled as racist the law that allows them to deal with drunk people; The Maori Party has challenged the Government in Parliament over the sale of forestry blocks to an overseas buyer; The people of Ngati Tuwharetoa and others throughout the country are mourning the loss of one the iwi's young leaders, Dean Stebbing; A painting of the Ngati Raukawa chief, Ihakara Tukumaru, has been sold at auction for a record price. [more]

10/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 10 August 2011
The Wellington City Council says a law allowing Maori Wardens to patrol bars sounds old-fashioned, but wardens will be useful in the city during and after the World Cup; The people of Ngati Tuwharetoa and others throughout the country are mourning the loss of one the iwi's young leaders, Dean Stebbing; The Maori Party has challenged the Government in Parliament over sale of forestry blocks to an overseas buyer. [more]

11/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 11 August 2011
A community advocate working with gangs and methamphetamine users says patrols of bars by Maori Wardens could be the best social outcome of the Rugby World Cup so far; The group carrying out a constitutional review says one of the key questions is whether there should be a written constitution; The people behind a website providing information about Marae in Northland says if Maori don't maintain their homeland connection their language and Marae will be lost. [more]

11/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 11 August 2011
The Maori Party says the Crown is forgetting it has a Treaty relationship with tribes, that is over and above any association they have with companies corporations or trusts; A kaumatua at Lifeline Aotearoa, says Maori are talking more openly about suicide - and that's one reason why a campaign to prevent people taking their own lives has been launched in Auckland; The coastal tribal trust of Ngati Koata, says it'll support a trial of finfish farming, so long as marine species are raised in good conditions. [more]

11/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 11 August 2011
Maori Wardens say the old-fashioned phrasing of the law that allows them to deal with drunks needs to be updated; The group carrying out a constitutional review says one of the key questions is whether there should be a written constitution; Northland Health's making big strides with its dental service for children. [more]

12/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 12 August 2011
A senior Ratana Church minister says he'll always remember Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan, for the changes she made to parliament; A Northland principal says some schools in her region have agreed to implement national standards because they fear they'll lose funding if they don't; An architect says waka ama could be taking tourists up and down the River Avon in a newly-built Christchurch. [more]

12/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 12 August 2011
A Northland principal says a number of schools in the region are accepting national standards only because they fear they'll lose funding if they don't; A Ratana Minister says the late Whetu Tirikatene Sullivan was a special woman who forced the male institution of parliament to change its ways; An architect says waka ama could be taking tourists up and down the River Avon in a newly-built Christchurch. [more]

15/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 August 2011
An Archdeacon of the Anglican Church says the death of Sir Paul Reeves is a huge loss for Maoridom;The New Zealand Maori Council has expelled its deputy chairperson, Maanu Paul, claiming he's brought the organisation into disrepute; The power company, Contact Energy, is preparing to pick up the tab for relocating a marae that's sinking into the ground, north of Taupo; The people of Ngati Hine in Te Tai Tokerau are arming for battle over the right to settle the massive Ngapuhi treaty claim. [more]

15/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 August 2011
The veteran political activist, John Minto, has added his tribute to the many pouring in for the former Governor General Sir Paul Reeves; The Maori population has risen to nearly 664-thousand; The Maori Party says teenage beneficiaries will need to be matched with the right support worker, if National presses ahead with its new welfare reform policy; A Te Arawa kuia says the tourist village of Whakarewarewa has lost its vibrancy because many families have moved out. [more]

15/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 August 2011
The veteran political activist, John Minto, has paid tribute to the late Governor General, Sir Paul Reeves, as a valued supporter of the anti-apartheid movement; The Maori Party agrees that some people are not spending their benefits the way they should be; A Te Arawa kuia says the tourist village of Whakarewarewa, has lost its vibrancy because many families have moved out. [more]

16/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 16 August 2011
Attempts by a major Maori business consultancy to build a special relationship with Kiwibank have broken down, An advisor to the Waikato Tainui parliament says the current turmoil within the iwi is all about who holds the purse strings and who they should report to, A Ngai Tahu company has announced it's investing in a Rotorua tourism operation. [more]

16/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 16 August 2011
Attempts by a major Maori business consultancy to build a special relationship with Kiwibank have broken down; An advisor to the Waikato-Tainui parliament says the current power struggle within the iwi is all about who controls its massive assets; A Ngai Tahu company has announced it's investing in a Rotorua tourism operation; An 80-year-old kuia from Tai Tokerau has won a silver medal in the World Masters Athletics championships in the United States. [more]

16/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 16 August 2011
The Chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive says over the next three years his organisation could create up to 800 full-time jobs; Ngapuhi hapu opposed to early settlement of their treaty claims have staged a pre-emptive strike on mandating hui in Auckland; Some Marae north of Wellington are lending a hand and an ear to kaumatua because of the snow storm that's hit many parts of the country. [more]

16/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 16 August 2011
The Ngapuhi hapu opposing early settlement of their treaty claims are holding a second hui in Auckland this evening; The Chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive says over the next three years his organisation could create up to 800 full-time jobs; A marae north of Wellington says elders are safe and well - their only gripe is that it's so cold; Panels spelling out Maori history now mark five pa sites in Wellington. [more]

17/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 17 August 2011
The chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tukuroirangi Morgan says he accepts there's significant discontent within the iwi over his leadership; A Whanau Ora worker says the biggest challenge facing the families she's working with is a lack of adequate housing; A venture that will explore part of the Great Southern Basin for oil and gas says it will keep talking to Ngai Tahu about the environmental effects of its operation; This year marks the fourth anniversary of the coronation of the Maori King Tuheitia. [more]

17/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 17 August 2011
A Whanau Ora worker says the biggest challenge facing the families she's working with is a lack of temporary housing; The chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tukuroirangi Morgan is rejecting claims that he's thumbing its nose at the tribal parliament; A venture that will explore part of the Great Southern Basin for oil and gas says it will keep talking to Ngai Tahu about the environmental effects of its operation; The Kohanga Reo Trust Board will from today tell the Waitangi Tribunal why its claim outlining concerns about the survival of the movement should have an urgent hearing. [more]

17/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 17 August 2011
The Waitangi Tribunal has been hearing evidence today on why Kohanga Reo supporters should be granted a hearing under urgency; One of the country's oldest Maori general practitioners has died; A tribal-led body examining the basic rules that New Zealanders should live by is being inspired by the status of indigenous people in Latin America. [more]

17/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 17 August 2011
Kohanga Reo supporters from around the country have been putting their case to the Waitangi Tribunal today for an urgent hearing; The Trustees of Te Rakato marae on Mahia Peninsular in Northern Hawke's Bay, have failed in a bid to overturn resource consents for a sewerage and roading project; A tribal-led body examining the basic rules that New Zealanders should live by, is being inspired by the treatment of indigenous people in Latin America. [more]

18/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 18 August 2011
The state funeral for the first Maori Governor General takes place in Auckland today; Kohanga Reo supporters will continue their arguments today for an urgent hearing of their claims to the Waitangi Tribunal; The New Zealand Maori Council has expanded on its reasons for expelling its former spokesperson, Maanu Paul; The acting mayor of Whangarei, Phil Halse, says he's confident new Treaty claims involving fresh water will not threaten the public supply. [more]

18/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 18 August 2011
The New Zealand Maori Council has expanded on its reasons for expelling its former spokesperson, Maanu Paul; Kohanga reo supporters go into a second day of hearings in Wellington today - arguing for an urgent hearing of their concerns by the Waitangi Tribunal; The Ngapuhi hapu opposed to early settlement of their treaty claims say a series of mandating hui should be open to the news media; The acting mayor of Whangarei, Phil Halse, says he's confident new Treaty claims involving fresh water will not threaten the public supply. [more]

18/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 18 August 2011
An Auckland kaumatua, Grant Hawke of Ngati Whatua, says the eulogy to the former Governor-General, Sir Paul Reeves, at his tangihanga in Auckland today were a great tribute to a great man; A Waitangi Tribunal hearing, where the Kohanga Reo movement has to prove why its claim should be heard under urgency, is continuing this evening; The Maori Party has nudged the Government to improve the state of roads in rural, mostly Maori communities. [more]

18/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 18 August 2011
The Labour MP, Parekura Horomia, says Sir Paul Reeves was a very humourous man, he was always good for a laugh, and today's state funeral service for him reflected him well; The Ministry of Education is continuing to present evidence to the Waitangi Tribunal in relation to a claim put forward by the Kohanga Reo movement; A decision of what to call a peak in Central Otago will be made by the Government. [more]

19/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 August 2011
Fifty iwi have agreed to a plan setting up a pan-tribal consortium in anticipation of state-owned asset sales; The lawyer representing the Kohanga Reo Trust Board, Mai Chen, says her clients received a fair Waitangi Tribunal hearing; Schools on the East Coast have earned a big tick from the Education Review Office, 15 years on from a finding that the quality of schooling wasn't high enough. [more]

19/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 August 2011
Fifty iwi have agreed to a plan setting up a pan-tribal consortium in anticipation of state-owned asset sales; A lawyer representing the Kohanga Reo Trust Board, says she's satisfied her clients received a fair Waitangi Tribunal hearing in Wellington; Schools on the East Coast have earned a big tick from the Education Review Office, 15 years on from a finding that the quality of schooling wasn't high enough. [more]

19/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 August 2011
The Ngapuhi chairman Sonny Tau says the first mandating hui for the tribe's treaty claim went ahead in Auckland this afternoon without major disturbance; The Iwi Chairs Forum has delivered a resolution to back the Kohanga Reo claim before the Waitangi Tribunal; The Race Relations Commissioner says an invitation to the Maori King's coronation is a gracious acknowledgement of the diverse communities in New Zealand. [more]

19/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 August 2011
The Iwi Chairs Forum has delivered a resolution to back the Kohanga Reo claim before the Waitangi Tribunal; The mandating hui for Aotearoa's biggest iwi, Ngapuhi, will be open to news media -- as long as those at the meetings approve; The Council of Trade Unions is accusing New Zealand fishing quota holders committing a modern form of colonisation, by using foreign crews to catch fish in local waters; A Maori veteran of the Vietnam war says it feels wonderful to have one of its battles acknowledged at last, by the government. [more]

22/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 August 2011
The chief executive of a northern tribe says the plan for a Maori consortium to buy shares in SOEs is a brilliant prospect for smaller iwi - as well as the big ones; The head of the Board of Directors of a famous Rotorua Maori Arts and Craft centre, Te Puia, says iwi politics won't affect its operations; An eastern Bay of Plenty iwi has set a date to re-open its ancestral meeting house -130-years after it was taken from the tribe and shipped overseas. [more]

22/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 August 2011
The chief executive of a Northland iwi says Maori ownership of SOEs would be good for New Zealand - not just for Maori; The head of the Board of Directors of a famous Rotorua Maori Arts and Craft centre, Te Puia, says Iwi politics won't affect its operations; An eastern Bay of Plenty Iwi has set a date to re-open its ancestral meeting house -130-years after it was taken from the tribe and shipped overseas. [more]

22/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 August 2011
The new Maori Party candidate for Te Tai Tokerau says he wants to reclaim the electorate from political oblivion; The Waitangi Tribunal has directed the Kohanga Reo movement, the Ministry of Maori Development - Te Puni Kokiri - and the Ministry of Education to enter into mediation; Talk in the mostly Maori community of Murupara in the central Bay of Plenty is all about who's won more than 12-million-dollars from the weekend's lotto draw. [more]

22/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 August 2011
The Waitangi Tribunal has directed the Kohanga Reo movement, the Ministry of Maori Development - Te Puni Kokiri and the Ministry of Education to enter into mediation; The new Maori party candidate for Te Tai Tokerau says deciding to stand was easy; A Tahitian choreographer says her traditional dancers will be acknowledging their ancestral ties with the iwi of Hawke's Bay, at an international cultural festival next month. [more]

23/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 23 August 2011
A Northern iwi company says Chinese investors in a broadband project have empowered it when New Zealand investors would not; Ngapuhi hapu opposed to early settlement of the Treaty claims are appealing to the Waitangi Tribunal to investigate; The people of Central Otago are to be surveyed on what they think a nameless peak in the region should be called. [more]

23/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 23 August 2011
Ngapuhi hapu opposed to early settlement of the Treaty claims are appealing to the Waitangi Tribunal to investigate; A Northland iwi company says Chinese investors in a broadband project have empowered it when New Zealand investors would not; The people of Central Otago are to be surveyed on what they think a nameless peak in the region should be called. [more]

23/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 23 August 2011
An in-house fight has broken out at the New Zealand Maori Council, after one of its senior figures was expelled for speaking publicly; A pioneer in the retention of the Maori language has died at the age of 78; The Maori organic movement says Fonterra's decision to dump half of its North Island organic milk suppliers opens the door for emerging dairy firms; the new Maori Trustee - Jamie Tuuta of Ngati Mutunga - has been welcomed into the job with a powhiri in Wellington today. [more]

23/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 23 August 2011
An executive chair of the New Zealand Maori Council, Maanu Paul, questions what's been achieved by those who say he's been sacked; The Maori organic movement says Fonterra's decision to dump half of its North Island organic milk suppliers opens the door for emerging dairy firms; A pioneer in the retention of the Maori language has died at the age of 78; The new Maori Trustee has been welcomed into the job today. [more]

24/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 24 August 2011
The lawyer representing a New Zealand Maori Council member says the expulsion of her client is just an in-house fight between senior members; Very few Maori secondary school students are gaining NCEA credits in Maori Performing Arts - including kapa haka; A union wants the Maori quota to be examined in a ministerial inquiry into the use of foreign fishing vessels in local waters; Aotearoa's own resistance heroine, Nancy Wake, may not have a New Zealand war medal - but she's being honoured by a Far North community. [more]

24/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 24 August 2011
The lawyer representing a New Zealand Maori Council member says the expulsion of her client is just an in-house fight between senior members; Very few Maori secondary school students are gaining NCEA credits in Maori Performing Arts - which include kapa haka; The Far North town of Mangonui is to honour the New-Zealand-born resistance heroine, Nancy Wake, by naming a street for her. [more]

24/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 24 August 2011
A Far North Maori trust says the region is crying out for investment in social housing - but the government's ignoring it; The Ngapuhi board seeking the right to settle the iwi's Treaty claims is holding its last South Island mandating hui in Invercargill this evening; A Maori mussel farm owner in Hauraki says Maori are likely to take up finfish farming, if new legislation gives them the chance. [more]

24/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 24 August 2011
A Far North Maori trust says the region is crying out for investment in social housing; However, the Housing Minister, Phil Heatley, says the government's new Social Housing Unit may be able to help out; The Ngapuhi board seeking the right to settle the iwi's Treaty claims is holding its last South Island mandating hui in Invercargill this evening; A Maori mussel farm owner in Hauraki says Maori are likely to take up finfish farming, if new legislation gives them the chance. [more]

25/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 25 August 2011
A member of the Early Childhood Education Taskforce, says kohanga reo need to chase higher professional standards for teachers; The co-management of 11 volcanic cones in Auckland will be addressed by the city's council today; Te Arawa Lakes Trust says a report - which finds some foods grown in Rotorua waterways carry contaminates such as mercury and arsenic - is motivation to clean up the lakes. [more]

25/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 25 August 2011
A founder of Kohanga Reo says the movement's national trust is outdated and funding should flow through regional iwi bodies; The co-management of 11 volcanic cones in Auckland will be addressed by the city's council today; Te Arawa Lakes Trust says a report - which found some wild foods grown in Rotorua waterways carry contaminates such as mercury and arsenic - is motivation to clean up the lakes; Auckland waterfront spectators during the Rugby World Cup will be treated to a mix of traditional kapa haka and contemporary Maori cultural and musical performances around the purpose-built waka shaped pavilion. [more]

25/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 25 August 2011
The Mana Party leader, Hone Harawira, says Maori Party leaders abandoned representing Te Tai Tokerau when he left them; A collective of 12 iwi and hapu says its settlement negotiations with the Crown are intensive - with no firm date set for a final agreement; The Salvation Army says unusually cold weather has caused a spike in demand for food parcels in Whangarei; The creative director for the Waka Maori project says it aims to give tourists during the Rugby World Cup something truely unique when they start visiting next month. [more]

25/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 25 August 2011
A collective of 12 iwi and hapu says its settlement negotiations with the Crown are intensive - with no firm date set for a final agreement; The Mana Party leader, Hone Harawira, says Maori Party leaders abandoned representing Te Tai Tokerau when he left them; The Salvation Army says unusually cold weather has caused a spike in demand for food parcels in Whangarei; The creative director for the Waka Maori project says it aims to give tourists during the Rugby World Cup something truly unique when they start visiting next month. [more]

26/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 26 August 2011
A Whangarei Whanau Ora manager says the cost of power and food is driving more elderly people to seek help; A Whangarei kuia says the Ngunguru sandspit may now be safe from development - but land south of the spit needs protection too; The Maori Party say it's not phased by criticism by the Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira, which the caucus says is just Hone being Hone; An American boutique brewery has created a Belgian-style beer called Maori King - and says it didn't know there is a Maori monarch. [more]

26/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 26 August 2011
The Maori Party say it's not phased by criticism by the Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira, which the caucus says is just Hone being Hone; A Whangarei Whanau Ora manager says the high cost of power and food is driving more elderly people to seek help; A Whangarei kuia says the Ngunguru sandspit may now be safe from development - but land south of the spit needs protection too; An American boutique brewery has created a beer called Maori King - and says it didn't know there is a Maori monarch. [more]

26/08/2011: Te Manu Korihi News for 26 August 2011
The latest suicide statistics released by the chief coroner show that Maori still have the highest rate of suicide by ethnic group; A Tainui kaumatua says it's insulting an American boutique brewery has called a beer, Maori King - and says it should be renamed; The Labour list MP, Kelvin Davis, says if the Maori Party wants to get rid of the Mana Party leader it should not stand a Tai Tokerau candidate in the upcoming election. [more]

26/08/2011: Te Manu Korihi News for 26 August 2011
The Waikato-Tainui parliament says its executive chair Tukoroirangi Morgan, can take his usual place in the chamber this Sunday; The latest suicide statistics released by the chief coroner show that Maori still have the highest rate of suicide by ethnic group; The Labour list MP, Kelvin Davis, says if the Maori Party wants to get rid of the Mana Party leader it should not stand a Tai Tokerau candidate in the upcoming election; A Tainui kaumatua, says it's insulting an American boutique brewery has called a beer, Maori King - and says it should be renamed. [more]

29/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 29 August 2011
An Eastern Bay of Plenty kaumatua - the country's oldest Maori Radio station manager has died at the age of 82; A Waikato-Tainui tribal parliament member, Joyce Maipi, says the tribe's half-yearly AGM yesterday gave the tribal executive an opportunity to address the iwi's outstanding land claims; The Lake Taupo tribe is fronting up with money for its members to insulate their homes for free. [more]

29/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 29 August 2011
A member of Waikato-Tainui says the tribal executive, Te Arataura, failed in its duty to report its activities back to the Tainui tribal parliament yesterday - including its financial statements that were due to be tabled; A funeral service for the country's oldest Maori Radio Station manager will be held in just over two hours time; A senior lecturer in business studies says Maori graduates are being snapped up - and not just by Maori organisations. [more]

29/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 29 August 2011
A 30-year development blueprint for Auckland aims to fulfill tangata whenua aspirations to increase Maori village settlements; A First Nation leader from Canada says Maori need to make their own money and have financial strength in today's world; An eastern Bay of Plenty kaumatua who made a significant contribution to Maori radio has been laid to rest today. [more]

29/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 29 August 2011
A group working to reduce the high rate of suicide amongst Maori says being willing to talk about problems, and seek help, is vital; A 30-year development blueprint for Auckland aims to fulfill tangata whenua aspirations to increase Maori village settlements; Maori business leaders of the future are meeting present-day captains of industry in Rotorua this week. [more]

30/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 30 August 2011
The bioenergy industry is talking to Maori landowners on the East Coast in the Ngati Porou rohe about planting trees for the next potential generation of biofuel; The people of a central North Island marae that's sinking, still haven't decided whether to move; The Kohanga Reo Trust Board hopes mediation can help resolve problems it has with an early childhood report. [more]

30/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 30 August 2011
The people of a central North Island marae that's sinking, say they expect to decide soon if they should move; The bioenergy industry is talking to Maori landowners on the East Coast in the Ngati Porou rohe about planting trees for the next potential generation of biofuel; The Ministry of Fisheries is creating four mataitai, or reserves, along the West Coast; A Whangarei author says she had to delve into Maori and Pakeha mindsets to write a prize-winning book on an early New Zealand massacre. [more]

30/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 30 August 2011
An American boutique brewery has dropped 'Maori King' from its collection of beers, following criticism, discussion and debate about the name of the drink; All school teachers are being given guidance on how to better understand the identity, language and culture of Maori students; The Government plans to give iwi and communities more of a say about oil and gas drilling and exploration; The chair of Te Putea Whakatupu Trust, Richard Jeffries, says there needs to be more focus on business and economic development among Maori, rather than relying on welfare. [more]

30/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 30 August 2011
The Ministry of Education has developed guidance for all school teachers to better understand the identity, language and culture of Maori students; A specialist beer-maker in the United States has axed a drink it calls Maori King; The Government plans to give iwi and communities more of a say about oil and gas drilling and exploration; A produce grower in Northland says more customers are paying their bills on time since his company won the new indigenous food label, Hua Parakore. [more]

31/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 31 August 2011
Fisheries scientists say it may be possible to limit the spread of an invasive Australian sea squirt in the Far North; A Whangarei teacher says a programme designed to raise pakeha teachers' cultural awareness makes a lot of sense; A large contingent of Whanganui people are in Wellington to be part of the official ceremony to swear in the next Governor-General, Lieutenant-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae; A long-held dream is about to come true for Tai Tokerau's waka tohunga, Hekenukumai Busby. [more]

31/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 31 August 2011
A Taranaki iwi member says he likens the next Governor-General being sworn in today, to the late Sir Paul Reeves; Fisheries staff and iwi members are heading for the coast in the Far North today - for round two in their battle with an Australian sea squirt; A Pakeha teacher who's been nurturing Maori new entrants for three decades is giving the tick of approval to a new teaching resource; A long-held dream is about to come true for Tai Tokerau's waka tohunga, Hekenukumai Busby. [more]

31/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 31 August 2011
A Whanganui River kaumatua says the new Governor-General who was sworn in today deserves the honour, after a distinguished career rising through the ranks of the New Zealand Army; The Maori Affairs Minister has announced the names of two new members to fill vacancies at the Waitangi Tribunal; A Tainui kaumatua says a backlash against a beer called Maori King is a lesson for anyone else who insults Maori; The Ngapuhi board Tuhoronuku has begun a second round of hui - this time in the Far North - seeking the mandate to settle the iwi's treaty claims. [more]

31/08/2011: Manu Korihi News for 31 August 2011
The Maori Affairs Minister, Dr Pita Sharples, has announced the names of two new members to fill vacancies at the Waitangi Tribunal; A Whanganui River kaumatua, Te Anatipa Morvin Simon, says the new Governor-General who was sworn in today deserves the honour, after a distinguished career rising through the ranks of the New Zealand Army; A Tainui kaumatua says a backlash against a beer called Maori King is a lesson for anyone else who insults Maori; The Maori Women's Welfare League's 59th national conference, where members will elect a new national president, started today. [more]

01/09/2011: Te Manu Korihi News for 1 September 2011
A Taranaki Iwi member says he's proud another Maori has been selected as Governor-General; The new man in charge of managing more than 100-thousand hectares of Maori land wants to make more money for whenua owners, by becoming more business-like; A Ngapuhi woman who works for DOC in Northland, says the pesticide 1080 has had a big impact on Waipoua Kauri forest - and it's all good. [more]

01/09/2011: Te Manu Korihi News for 1 September 2011
The new man in charge of managing more than 100-thousand hectares of Maori land wants to make more money for whenua owners, by becoming more business-like; The largest hapu in Ngapuhi, Ngati Hine, is taking court action in a bid to stop the mandating process to settle the iwi's treaty claims; A Ngapuhi woman who works for DOC in Northland, says the pesticide 1080 has had a big impact on Waipoua kauri forest - and it's all good; The builders of a cycle trail from Hokianga to the Bay of Islands are asking private landowners to map a route across their farms. [more]

01/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 1 September 2011
An Auckland iwi says its given ground to the Crown during settlement negotiations, and has found some Government departments difficult to deal with; Cutting the recreational fishing quota and creating the country's biggest marine reserve off north Canterbury are among the suggestions being made by a local community group; The Department of Conservation's warning hunters and landowners to keep their dogs well away from Waipoua kauri forest from this week. [more]

01/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 1 September 2011
Ngati Whatua o Kaipara, of Auckland, says it found some Government departments difficult to deal with during its settlement negotiations; Cutting the recreational fishing quota and creating the country's biggest marine reserve off north Canterbury are among the suggestions being made a local community group; Northland secondary school pupils now have a chance to gain NCEA credits in possum-trapping. [more]

02/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 2 September 2011
The prominent Ngapuhi kuia, Titewhai Harawira, is urging the iwi to forget about the Waitangi Tribunal and negotiate a treaty settlement directly with the Crown; Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa says a proposal to build a huge wind farm could be an unwelcome homecoming for many descendants and; A new Wildlife conservation centre is using Maori knowledge to create a new pest control made from a native plant to cull possums. [more]

02/09/2011: Te Manu Korihi News for 2 September 2011
The veteran Ngapuhi activist, Titewhai Harawira, says the iwi should bypass the Waitangi Tribunal and negotiate a treaty settlement directly with the crown; Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa says a proposal to build a huge wind farm could be an unwelcome homecoming for many descendants; A new Wildlife conservation centre is using Maori knowledge to create a new pest control made from a native plant to cull possums. [more]

02/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 2 September 2011
The head of the Waikato-Tainui's executive, Tukoroirangi Morgan, says the Chair of the tribal parliament, Te Kauhanganui, is diverting attention away from a significant aim - to advance the iwi; The new Governor-General says being Maori won't define how he does the job; New research shows Maori children are more likely than any other ethnic group to be run over and killed on driveways; More than two and a half thousand Tainui people will be converging on Te Papa Tongarewa at dawn on Saturday to open their tribal exhibition: Tai Timu Tai Pari. [more]

02/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 2 September 2011
The heads of Waikato-Tainui's tribal parliament and its executive entered a new phase disagreements today; The new Governor-General says being Maori won't define how he does the job; More Government money is flowing into Maori arts. [more]

05/09/2011: Te Manu Korihi News for 5 September 2011
The last of the Waitangi Tribunal flora and fauna claimants, Saana Murray, has died; The new national president of the Maori Women's Welfare says the co-founder of Destiny Church, Hannah Tamaki, who was also vying for the role, didn't go about things in the right way; The Canadian rugby team and the Rugby World Cup referees are in for a classic Waitangi welcome today. [more]

05/09/2011: Te Manu Korihi News for 5 September 2011
A relative of Saana Murray says her passing is like losing an oracle; The new national president of the Maori Women's Welfare, Kataraina O'Brien, says the co-founder of Destiny Church, Hannah Tamaki, who was also vying for the role, didn't go about things in the right way; A group of Northland hapu is calling for a last-minute effort to present a united front on the massive Ngapuhi claim. [more]

05/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 5 September 2011
A Far North tribal leader says the late Saana Murray was very satisfied when the Waitangi Tribunal published its response to her claim covering Maori culture, identity and traditional knowledge; The dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Otago University, Peter Crampton, says a new training programme will improve the way health professionals interact with Maori and other groups; The captain of Canada's national rugby team, says the players feel humbled and honoured by today's powhiri at Waitangi. [more]

05/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 5 September 2011
Otago University says a new training programme will improve the way health professionals interact with Maori and other groups; A Far North tribal leader says the late Saana Murray was very satisfied when the Waitangi Tribunal published its response to her claim covering Maori culture, identity and traditional knowledge; Teenagers are about to be tested on their knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi, settlements, Maori seats in parliament, and te reo; A Tai Tokerau elder says Canada's national rugby team has picked the best - and warmest spot in the country for their World Cup base. [more]

06/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 6 September 2011
Big crowds are gathering in Te Hapua in the Far North for the tangihanga of the much-loved kuia, Saana Murray; The head of Ngai Tahu says fishers should be using the sea as a larder, not as a place to go to and fill their freezers; A Whanganui health worker is targeting parents in her bid to reduce smoking among rural teenage Maori girls in the region. [more]

06/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 6 September 2011
A Whanganui health worker is targeting parents in her bid to reduce smoking among rural teenage Maori girls, Big crowds are gathering in Te Hapua in the Far North for the tangihanga of the much-loved kuia, Saana Murray, The head of Ngai Tahu says fishers should be using the sea as a larder, not as a place to go to and fill their freezers, The chair of the Waitangi National Trust, Pita Paraone, says it's good to see former All Black Kieran Crowley back in the country, even if it's just for the World Cup. [more]

06/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 6 September 2011
The lawyer Annette Sykes, says she'll apply for the lifting of suppression on a court judgement that's prompted police to drop charges against 13 people arrested in the Urewera police raids; The Auditor General has found the Crown has failed to break down barriers to allow Maori to build housing on their own whenua; The regional director for Maori health at the Bay of Plenty District Health Board says whanau of tamariki injured in the crash between a school bus and a logging truck have swamped into Whakatane Hospital to be with the children. [more]

06/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 6 September 2011
The Auckland Council for Civil Liberties says the dropping of charges against most of those arrested in the Urewera raids, raises serious questions about human rights; Meanwhile, the Maori lawyer Annette Sykes, says she believes the public is entitled to know why the police have dropped charges against most of those arrested in the Urewera raids of 2007. The Auditor General has found the Crown has failed to break down barriers to allow Maori to build housing on their own whenua; An adviser to the country's largest inland restoration project - converting dairy farmland into native bush - says the initiative will help increase the number of rare native species. [more]

07/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 September 2011
A kuia caught up in police raids in the Urewera, says the town of Ruatoki deserves an apology but the government's still treating it like a doormat; Meanwhile, a Tuhoe leader, Tamati Kruger, says an apology from the government now would be too premature; A trust that helps low-income Maori families into their own homes is applauding a report by the Auditor General on housing. [more]

07/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 September 2011
A kuia caught up in police raids in the Urewera says the town of Ruatoki deserves an apology from the government but the government continues to treat it like a doormat; However, a Tuhoe leader, Tamati Kruger, says an apology from the government now would be premature; The manager of a Far North social support trust says poor families are still living in cars and cowsheds - despite the efforts of successive governments. [more]

07/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 September 2011
A Pakeha woman arrested in relation to alleged training camps in Te Urewera says she was better treated than those arrested in Ruatoki during the police raids; Meanwhile, The Maori MP for the Bay of Plenty is talking to the Tuhoe tribe about taking a new claim to the Waitangi Tribunal, arguing the 2007 police raids in Ruatoki breached the Treaty of Waitangi; The Ngati Kuri kuia Saana Murray, who died at the weekend, has been laid to rest after a funeral today at Kapo Wairua - Spirits Bay; Building of the big plastic land-based waka destined for the Rugby World Cup celebrations is picking up pace. [more]

07/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 September 2011
The Ngati Kuri kuia Saana Murray, who died at the weekend, has been laid to rest after a funeral today at Kapo Wairua - Spirits Bay; A Pakeha woman arrested in connection with the Urewera police raids says the police treated her better than they did the Ruatoki people; Timber-mill workers poisoned by the deadly chemical PCP says it's time the government formally acknowledged their plight. [more]

08/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 September 2011
A campaigner for sawmill workers says anyone who worked in a mill from the 1970's to the early 90's should sign up now for a free health check; An oil and gas producer says it won't be barging in to Hawke's Bay, Gisborne and the East Coast before it's talked to iwi; The national Maori Tertiary Students' Association says it's filed a claim seeking an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing, over an Act MP's attempt to make membership of student associations voluntary; Visitors in Wellington during the Rugby World Cup will get their chance to learn and perform a haka. [more]

08/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 September 2011
An oil and gas producer says it won't be barging in to Hawke's Bay, Gisborne and the East Coast before it's talked to iwi; A campaigner for sawmill workers says anyone who worked in a mill from the 1970's to the early 90's should sign up now for a free health check; The national Maori Tertiary Students' Association says it's filed a claim seeking an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing, over an Act MP's attempt to make membership of student associations voluntary; Visitors in Wellington during the Rugby World Cup will get their chance to learn and perform a haka. [more]

08/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 September 2011
A Waikeria prison manager says Womens' Refuge workers are changing the minds and lives of violent inmates at Waikeria; Northland Health says 50% of the meningitis cases diagnosed in the region in recent weeks have been Maori children; Up to a thousand people are expected to attend the Waiata Maori Music Awards in Hastings tonight. [more]

08/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 September 2011
Northland Health says 50 per cent of the meningitis cases diagnosed in the region in recent weeks have been Maori children; A Waikeria prison manager credits Women's Refuge workers with reforming the lives of Maori prisoners at Waikeria; Up to a thousand people are expected to attend the Waiata Maori Music Awards in Hastings tonight. [more]

09/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 9 September 2011
After a 20 year wait, an Auckland sub-tribe will settle its treaty claims today, with the government; The Maori Party co-leader, Pita Sharples, says he now has little hope the government will review the Terrorism Act - or the police raids on Tuhoe; The Labour List MP, Mita Ririnui, says it's likely the New Zealand Maori Council will merge with the Iwi Leaders Forum; The South African Rugby Team is in for a rare honour: it's been invited to see the haka, Ka Mate, performed on the spot where it was composed. [more]

09/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 9 September 2011
An Auckland hapu says its people are about to let go of their Treaty grievances and collectively become millionaires overnight; The Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples says he now has little hope the government will review the Terrorism Act - or the police raids on Tuhoe; The Lake Taupo tribe, Tuwharetoa, have an honour in store for the South African World Cup Rugby team. [more]

09/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 9 September 2011
The man who's revived the art of waka building in Aotearoa, Hekenukumai Busby - says it's a great feeling to see a fleet of them on Auckland harbour this evening; A Maori tourism leader says visitors' indigenous experience doesn't start and end with the Rugby World Cup; The Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples says Pakeha New Zealanders are tangata tiriti, people of the Treaty, rather than guests; The Government says as Treaty claims go, one it resolved today happened at lightening speed; For the first time since the Waiata Maori Music Awards started 4 years ago - the title of best female solo Maori artist has been won by two people. [more]

09/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 9 September 2011
A Maori tourism leader says visitors' indigenous experience doesn't start and end with the Rugby World Cup; The Government says as Treaty claims go, one it resolved today happened at lightening speed; The Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples says pakeha New Zealanders are Tangata Tiriti - rather than guests; Hundreds of people are expected to turn out tomorrow sat 10th at the Carterton Rugby Club grounds in Wairarapa, for the first of four Rugby, Haka and Hangi festivals, which Ngati Kahungunu are holding during the Rugby World Cup. [more]

12/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 12 September 2011
Ngapuhi's master navigator Hekenukumai Busby, says he can't find enough big trees to keep building waka; The Maori Council is considering stopping an expelled member from representing it on the Crown Forestry Rentals Trust; The associate Minister of Health, Tariana Turia, says whanau in the north need to be on high alert for symptoms of meningitis; A 3-D haka peepshow in Dunedin, during the Rugby World Cup, aims to provoke public discussion around exploitation and use of Maori intellectual and cultural property. [more]

12/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 12 September 2011
The Maori Council is considering stopping an expelled member from representing it on the Crown Forestry Rentals Trust; Ngapuhi's master navigator Hekenukumai Busby says he can't find enough big trees to keep building waka; The associate Minister of Health, Tariana Turia, says whanau in the north need to be on high alert for symptoms of meningitis; A week out from the grand opening of an eastern Bay of Plenty meeting house - said to have been fit for Queen Victoria - the Ngati Awa tribe has already held a blessing ceremony for other parts of the marae complex. [more]

12/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 12 September 2011
A founder of the National Kapa Haka competition, Te Matatini, is criticising the Prime Minister for not using Te Reo Maori at the opening of the Rugby World Cup on Friday; A Tuhoe leader is adamant Ruatoki people caught up in the 2007 police raids and not charged will never receive a sincere apology from the government; The Bank of New Zealand's Head of Maori Business says there's plenty of economic activity to chase beyond the corporate arms of iwi; A Maori designer is supporting a Waitangi Tribunal recommendation to set up a commission to protect Maori culture, after claiming his work has been copied. [more]

12/09/2011: Manu Korihi Newsfor 12 September 2011
A Tuhoe Leader is adamant Ruatoki people caught up in the 2007 police raids and not charged will never receive a sincere apology from the government; A founder of the National Kapa Haka competition, Te Matatini, is criticising the Prime Minister for not using a Maori greeting at the opening of the Rugby World Cup; A Maori designer who says his work's been copied, is supporting a Waitangi Tribunal recommendation to set up a commission protecting Maori culture; The Bank of New Zealand's Head of Maori Business says there's plenty of economic activity to chase beyond the corporate arms of iwi. [more]

13/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 13 September 2011
The Maori party co-leader Tariana Turia says the government needs to tackle the cause of rheumatic fever, not just the symptoms; A former chief of the Maori Language Commission says the Prime Minister's use of English only - in his world cup welcome, shows how much he and some government departments think of Maori; The government says its new Social Housing Unit will solve some problems faced by Maori wanting to build homes on their own land. [more]

13/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 13 September 2011
A former chief executive at the Maori Language Commission says the Prime Minister has let tangata whenua down by not using a Maori greeting at the opening of the Rugby World Cup; The Maori party co-leader Tariana Turia says the government must address the causes and not just the symptoms of rheumatic fever; The planned co-management of 11 volcanic cones in Auckland has moved a step closer, with talks between the council, the Crown and a collective of a dozen iwi and hapu. [more]

13/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 13 September 2011
The Prime Minister, John Key, is brushing off criticism for not using a Maori greeting at the opening of the Rugby World Cup; The co-ordinator of the waka used in the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony, Joe Conrad, says it wasn't just waka paddlers who got hurt in big crowds at the event; The South African activist S'bu Zikode says he expects a grilling by security police when he arrives home in Durban. [more]

13/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 13 September 2011
The co-ordinator of the waka used in the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony, Joe Conrad, says it wasn't just waka paddlers who got hurt in big crowds at the event; The Prime Minister, John Key, is brushing off criticism for not using a Maori greeting at the opening of the Rugby World Cup; The South African activist S'bu Zikode says he expects a grilling by security police when he arrives home in Durban. [more]

14/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 September 2011
The Maori Tourism Council says Maori culture has been centre stage so far at the Rugby World Cup - and it's hoping that'll strengthen its international reputation; The Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says iwi organisations would do a better job than Housing New Zealand, when it comes to social housing; Two veteran Maori activists are calling for more young Maori to get into local politics; An iwi broadband company backed by Chinese investors is celebrating a milestone this morning. [more]

14/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 September 2011
The Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says iwi authorities should move to fill the gap, as the government bows out of social housing; The Maori Tourism Council says Maori culture has been centre stage of house so far during the Rugby World Cup - and it's hoping that'll strengthen its international reputation; Two veteran Maori activists are calling for more young Maori to get into local politics. [more]

14/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 September 2011
Whangarei is in party mode tonight - with big crowds of Rugby World Cup fans in town for the Tonga versus Canada game; A Maori boarding-school teacher says the success of the anti-smoking campaigns at his college is making it more appealing for parents to send their children there; A Maori designer who believes his work's been copied is urging other artists to safeguard their work. [more]

14/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 September 2011
A capacity crowd has been watching Tonga take on Canada tonight in Whangarei, in the Rugby World Cup; A Maori boarding school teacher says the success of the anti-smoking campaigns at his college is encouraging parents to send their children there; A Maori designer is urging other artists to safeguard their work - claiming his creation has been copied. [more]

15/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 September 2011
An oil and gas firm is planning to put labouring and construction jobs up for grabs in Hawke's Bay, Gisborne and the East Coast; Te Ora o Manukau says young Maori are feeling inspired following a leadership hui by two veteran Maori politicians; A highly-respected educator and spiritual healer, says Maori have a lot to celebrate. [more]

15/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 September 2011
An oil and gas firm is planning to put labouring and construction jobs up for grabs in Hawke's Bay, Gisborne and the East Coast; Te Ora o Manukau says young upcoming Maori leaders are feeling inspired following a leadership hui by two veteran Maori politicians; A highly-respected educator and spiritual healer, says Maori have a lot to celebrate. [more]

15/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 September 2011
A prominent Maori leader from Ngai Tahu, says he's appalled by an email sent to a Dunedin school criticising it for flying the Maori flag; Months of preparation by tangata whenua from Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa, have come to a head today with the opening of the Takitimu festival in Hastings; The Japanese national rugby team and coach John Kirwan are paying their respects this weekend to Tane Mahuta - the Maori lord of the forest. [more]

15/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 September 2011
The Race Relations conciliator, Joris De Bres, says he's disturbed at the contents of an email sent to a Dunedin school by a local businessman; Tangata whenua from Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa, have welcomed hundreds of visitors today to the opening of the Takitimu festival in Hastings; The Japanese national rugby team and coach John Kirwan are paying their respects this weekend to Tane Mahuta. [more]

16/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 16 September 2011
The Crown says it believes it has a strong case against those charged in the Urewera raids - otherwise it wouldn't be proceeding; The Social Development Minister has told Maori social service providers she will make it a priority to deal with concerning numbers of teenage parents, if she's re-elected to government; The Mayor of Wellington, Celia Wade-Brown, says it's an exciting day for the city with the arrival of a second ceremonial waka. [more]

16/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 16 September 2011
The Social Development Minister has told Maori social service providers she will make it a priority to deal with concerning numbers of teenage parents, if she's re-elected to government; Te Puni Kokiri's Chief Executive says Maori of today have the opportunity to become the great trading force their ancestors were; The Mayor of Wellington, Celia Wade-Brown, says it's an exciting day for the city with the arrival of a second ceremonial waka. [more]

16/09/2011: Te Manu Korihi News for 16 September 2011
The Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell says the outrage felt by Tuhoe people over the 2007 police raids has been vindicated by the Supreme Court; Northland Health says it will be calling on Maori Health workers around the region to help with a vaccination programme against meningitis; Ngati Kahungunu's chairman, Ngahiwi Tomoana, says the second international Takitimu festival held this week in Hawke's Bay, has been an outstanding success. [more]

16/09/2011: Te Manu Korihi News for 16 September 2011
Northland Health says it will be calling on Maori Health workers around the region to help with a vaccination programme against meningitis; The Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell, says a Supreme Court ruling vindicates the anger and disbelief felt by Tuhoe over the 2007 police raids; Ngati Kahungunu's chairman, Ngahiwi Tomoana, says the second international Takitimu festival which finishes tonight in Hastings, has been an outstanding success. [more]

19/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 September 2011
The Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi unveiled the wharenui at Te Manuka Tutahi Marae on Saturday; The Springboks coach says a pohiri for the team in the Lake Taupo region has been an eye-opener to Maori culture; A kuia who lives at Rotorua's Whakarewarewa Village says ancestral knowledge of geothermal activity has saved the local urupa from damage. [more]

19/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 September 2011
A pohiri was held for the team at the Opotaka Pa site near Turangi yesterday; A Ngati Awa leader says the opening of the Mataatua meeting house in Whakatane is like a returned soldier finally coming home; A kuia who lives at Rotorua's Whakarewarewa Village says ancestral knowledge of geothermal activity has saved the local urupa from damage. [more]

19/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 September 2011
An eastern Bay of Plenty iwi has teamed up with Greenpeace to take legal action over the Government's granting of an oil exploration permit off East Cape; The National Collective of Iwi Maori Social Services has been told a lack of a long term strategy is hindering progress in volatile communities; The coach of the South African rugby team, Peter de Villiers, says the highlight of his life has been to visit the location where the haka, Ka Mate, originated. [more]

19/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 September 2011
The National Collective of Iwi Maori Social Services has been told a lack of a long term strategy is hindering progress in volatile communities; An eastern Bay of Plenty iwi has teamed up with Greenpeace to take legal action over the Government's granting of an oil exploration permit off the East Cape; The coach of the South African rugby team, Peter de Villiers, says the highlight of his life has been to visit the location where the haka, Ka Mate, originated; A 15 minute film Takau Rakau E, which was written and directed by Kararaina Rangihau from Tuai west of Wairoa, is currently screening in Washington DC, as part of National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival. [more]

20/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 20 September 2011
The accountant who's been trying to save a block of Maori land at Matauri Bay from creditors, says freeholding it is now the best option; Tuhoe says the Government's decision to change the law to safeguard secretly filmed evidence is political interference; The Mayor of Dunedin is praising the people of Ngai Tahu for installing a display in the Octagon that will spark debate about Maori cultural and intellectual property rights; Meanwhile, Nelson College schoolboys will be performing a large haka to mark the significance of the first New Zealand Rugby game which was played in Nelson on this day in 1870. [more]

20/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 20 September 2011
The former MP Dover Samuels, says the Maori Land Court is deeply implicated in the disastrous situation of Matauri Bay land owners; Tuhoe says the Government's decision to change the law to safeguard secretly filmed evidence is political interference; The Mayor of Dunedin is praising the people of Ngai Tahu for installing a display in the Octagon to spark debate about Maori cultural and intellectual property rights. [more]

20/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 20 September 2011
A tribe made landless during the Tauranga Campaign of 1864 has signed a Deed of Settlement with the Crown; The chair of two Maori land trusts in the King Country says taking a stake in Crafar Farms is an opportunity for his iwi to take back their ancestral whenua; The head of the ministerial inquiry into the use of foreign fishing vessels in local waters says the public submissions mailbag is light at the moment; The Ngai Tahu man, Mark Solomon, has been re-elected as the kaiwhakahaere or chairperson of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu. [more]

20/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 20 September 2011
A tribe made landless during the Tauranga Campaign of 1864 has signed a Deed of Settlement with the Crown; The head of the ministerial inquiry into the use of foreign fishing vessels in local waters says the public submissions mailbag is light at the moment; The chair of two Maori land trusts in the King Country says taking a stake in Crafar Farms is an opportunity for his iwi to take back their ancestral whenua; The board of Te Ohu Kaimoana, the Maori Fisheries Trust, has appointed Whaimutu Dewes as the Chair of Aotearoa Fisheries Limited. [more]

21/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 September 2011
The Mana Party is firming up its candidate selection, at meetings this week around the country; The ballot box closes at noon today for Ngapuhi people voting on a mandate process to settle their treaty claims; An Auckland hapu says it approves of a 30-year plan for the future of Auckland. [more]

21/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 September 2011
The ballot box closes at noon today for Ngapuhi people voting on a mandate process to settle their treaty claims; The Mana Party's announcing more election candidates at meetings this week around the motu; An Auckland hapu says it approves of a 30-year plan for the future of Auckland. [more]

21/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 September 2011
The Mana Party's Manukau East candidate says he'll fight to improve the lives of people on low incomes - partially through increasing wages and getting rid of GST; Just a day after settling its Treaty of Waitangi claim, Waitaha says it's already started spending its money; The Auckland Council wants to help local iwi become an economic powerhouse; Maori tourism operators are collaborating with key tourism agencies to give overseas rugby cup visitors unique indigenous experiences. [more]

21/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 September 2011
Just a day after settling its Treaty of Waitangi claim, Waitaha says it's already started spending its money; John Minto has officially launched his campiagn to contest an Auckland seat for the Mana Party; The Auckland Council wants to help local iwi become an economic powerhouse; Maori tourism operators are collaborating with key tourism agencies to give overseas rugby cup visitors unique indigenous experiences. [more]

22/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 September 2011
The Mana party leader, Hone Harawira, says his party's candidate for the southern Maori seat of Te Tai Tonga brings a wealth of experience to the role; Health workers in Kaitaia are finding higher than expected rates of Strep A infection in local children - just days into a rheumatic fever prevention programme; A leader of the eastern Bay of Plenty Iwi, Ngati Awa, says its recently opened ancestral meeting house has the potential to become a tourist attraction. [more]

22/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 September 2011
Health workers in Kaitaia have found several cases of strep throat - just days into a rheumatic-fever prevention programme; The Mana party leader, Hone Harawira, says his party's candidate for the southern Maori seat of Te Tai Tonga brings a wealth of experience to the role; A leader of the Eastern Bay of Plenty Iwi, Ngati Awa, says its recently opened ancestral meeting house has the potential to become a tourist attraction. [more]

22/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 September 2011
The tangi for the father of the Maori King Tuheitia will be held at Waahi Marae in Huntly; The Crown has agreed in principle to settle historic Treaty of Waitangi claims with a Hawke's Bay hapu; The Maori Tertiary Students' Association says it's lodged a Waitangi Tribunal claim as a last resort, because it's exhausted all other means of trying to block a bid to make student association membership voluntary. [more]

22/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 September 2011
The funeral for the father of the Maori King Tuheitia will be held at Waahi Marae in Huntly; The Crown has agreed in principle to settle historic Treaty of Waitangi claims with a Hawke's Bay hapu; The Maori Tertiary Students' Association says it's lodged a Waitangi Tribunal claim as a last resort, because it's exhausted all other means of trying to block a bid to make student association membership voluntary. [more]

23/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 23 September 2011
The father of the Maori King Tuheitia will be buried at the Waikato region's Taupiri cemetery - but whether he'll be laid to rest next to his wife the Maori Queen is still being discussed; A Far North trust that saves homes from mortgagee sales, says it's so fed up trying to deal with one bank, it's asked the government to intercede for it; However the Minister of Housing, Phil Heatley says he cannot intercede for the Trust; Te Manu Korihi asked Westpac for comment on Te Korowai's concerns; The Maungaharuru Tangitu hapu from Hawke's Bay is celebrating what is calls a significant milestone in its historic Treaty of Waitangi claims. [more]

23/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 23 September 2011
The father of the Maori King Tuheitia will be buried at the Waikato region's Taupiri cemetery - but whether he'll be laid to rest next to his wife the Maori Queen is still being discussed; The Minister of Housing, Phil Heatley says he cannot intercede with Westpac, to help a Far North Trust deal with mortgagee sales; A spokesperson for Westpac says it's disappointing Ricky Houghton's had difficulty establishing a contact within the Home Mortgage Company; The Maungaharuru Tangitu hapu from Hawke's Bay is celebrating what is calls a significant milestone in its historic Treaty of Waitangi claims - by signing an agreement in principle with the Crown. [more]

23/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 23 September 2011
The Westpac bank has responded quickly to a complaint by a Far North trust working to save Maori homes from mortgagee sales; The chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive has called for the iwi's Parliament to postpone a scheduled meeting - following the death of a great elder, Whatumoana Paki; The Mana Party has chosen a former oil rig worker and a honey maker as its candidate to contest the Eastern Maori seat of Te Ikaroa Rawhiti; Kerikeri is turning on a special welcome for the Tongan Rugby World Cup team this Sunday. [more]

23/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 23 September 2011
The chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive has called for the iwi's Parliament to postpone a scheduled meeting - following the death of a great elder, Whatumoana Paki; The Westpac bank has responded quickly to a complaint by a Far North trust working to save Maori homes from mortgagee sales; The Mana Party has chosen a former oil rig worker and a honey maker as its candidate to contest the Eastern Maori seat of Te Ikaroa Rawhiti. [more]

26/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 26 September 2011
The High Court has ruled that Tukoroirangi Morgan remains the chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive; The husband of the late Maori Queen will be buried next to her at the Waikato region's Taupiri cemetery, in an area - traditionally reserved for descendents of the royal family; A Northland lake that's been a polluted pond for years - is well on the road to recovery; A Maori academic is urging whanau to think about publishing their family histories. [more]

26/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 26 September 2011
The High Court has ruled that Tukoroirangi Morgan remains the chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive; The husband of the late Maori Queen will be buried next to her at the Waikato region's Taupiri cemetery, in an area - traditionally reserved for descendents of the royal family; A Northland lake that's been a polluted pond for years - is well on the road to recovery; A Maori academic is urging whanau to think about publishing their family histories. [more]

26/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 26 September 2011
The Ngai Tahu leader, Mark Solomon, is questioning why there are limited, if any, policy guidelines for oil and gas drilling in New Zealand waters; Thousands of people attended the tangi for the husband of the Late Maori Queen, who's been laid to rest; Construction will begin on the Chatham Islands in November of a new housing project for Maori; A powhiri was held at Parliament today for the newly appointed Human Rights Commissioner Paul Gibson, who will have a responsibility for disability issues. [more]

26/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 26 September 2011
The husband of the late Maori Queen has been given an honourable and rare burial to recognise the huge support he gave to his late wife; The Ngai Tahu leader, Mark Solomon, is questioning why there are limited, if any, policy guidelines for oil and gas drilling in New Zealand waters; Construction will begin on the Chatham Islands in November of a new housing project for Maori; The newly appointed Human Rights Commissioner responsible for disability issues, says many disabled Maori and Pacific island people aren't receiving the best care and support they should be. [more]

27/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 27 September 2011
The head of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tukoroirangi Morgan, says he wants a public apology from the chair of the tribe's parliament - following a High Court decision; A Maori investor leading an iwi bid for a stake in the Crafar Farms wants a poll to be taken to find out what New Zealanders think of strategic assets being sold to foreign investors; The Chairperson of a Maori Trust on the Chatham Islands, says a new housing project for the Ngati Mutunga O Wharekauri iwi, will be of huge benefit. [more]

27/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 27 September 2011
A Maori investor leading an iwi bid for a stake in the Crafar Farms wants a poll to be taken to find out what New Zealanders think of strategic assets being sold to foreign investors; The head of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tukoroirangi Morgan, says he wants a public apology from the chair of the tribe's parliament - following a High Court decision; The Chairperson of a Maori Trust on the Chatham Islands, says a new housing project for the Ngati Mutunga O Wharekauri iwi, will be of huge benefit. [more]

27/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 27 September 2011
The descendants of a Te Whakatohea chief, who was wrongfully accused and executed in the 1860s, are to receive another government pardon - but this time it'll be acknowledged in law; The man chosen by the Mana Party to contest Te Tai Tonga says he's standing for the movement because it's open to people of all ethnicities; The Corrections Department says Maori inmates at Whanganui prison, will benefit from a new drug treatment unit which opened today; The London-based Association of MBAs has named a business management programme for Maori leaders, as one of four finalists in its inaugural world wide innovation. [more]

27/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 27 September 2011
The man chosen by the Mana Party to contest Te Tai Tonga says he's standing for the movement because it's open to people of all ethnicities; The descendants of a Te Whakatohea chief, who was wrongfully accused and executed in the 1860s, are to receive another government pardon - but this time it'll be acknowledged in law; The Corrections Department expects a drug treatment unit which opened at Whanganui prison today, will go a long way to help rehabilitate Maori inmates; The Waikato-Tainui College's Academic Director, says having its business management programme selected as one of four finalists for an international business innovation award, is a huge honour. [more]

28/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 28 September 2011
The Maori Party candidate for Te Tai Tonga, Rahui Katene, says one of her top priorities is making sure all Maori communities in her electorate come on board with Whanau Ora; A descendant of a Te Whakatohea chief, who was wrongly accused and executed in the 1860s, says her ancestor's finally getting a proper pardon; A rural North Island tribe is considering investing in the dairy industry, after taking a step closer to settling its outstanding Treaty of Waitangi claim; The Tasman District Council has agreed to a request by local iwi to appoint a kaumatua, in an effort to enhance its understanding of Maori priorities. [more]

28/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 28 September 2011
A descendant of a Te Whakatohea chief, who was wrongly accused and executed in the 1860s, says her ancestor's finally getting a proper pardon; The Maori Party candidate for Te Tai Tonga, Rahui Katene, says one of her top priorities is making sure all Maori communities in her electorate come on board with Whanau Ora; A rural North Island tribe is considering investing in the dairy industry, after taking a step closer to settling its outstanding Treaty of Waitangi claim. [more]

28/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 28 September 2011
A lawyer - who's part of a number of submitters to a hearing on the Government's police surveillance bill - says a compulsory law change will not work; Submissions are being taken for the inquiry into the status and well-being of Maori children; The Mana Party leader has joined students in Wellington protesting against a bid to make student association membership voluntary; The Labour Party candidate for the southern Maori seat says one of the main concerns among constituents in his electorate is the partial sale by National of some key state assets. [more]

28/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 28 September 2011
The descendents of Te Whakatohea chief, Mokomoko, who was wrongfully executed in the 1860s, has received a pardon from the government; The Mana Party leader has joined students in Wellington protesting against a bid to make student association membership voluntary; A lawyer submitting to a hearing on the Government's police surveillance bill - says it should be for the courts to decide on a case by case basis when covert surveillance can be used; The Labour Party candidate for the southern Maori seat says one of the main concerns among constituents in his electorate is the partial sale by National of some key state assets. [more]

29/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 29 September 2011
A lecturer at Victoria University's School of Maori Studies, says an online survey of Maori living in Australia, shows the majority feel deprived of their voting rights; A political inquiry into the status and well-being of Maori children will examine public investment in tamariki across the health, education, social services, and justice sectors; Swapping fields of squash for cows is being offered as one example of how Maori can make more money off their own land; Organisers of a charity auction being held in Napier tonight, hope to raise at least a hundred thousand dollars for a new marae at Waiohiki, on the south west outskirts of the city. [more]

29/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 29 September 2011
A lecturer at Victoria University's School of Maori Studies, says an online survey of Maori living in Australia, shows the majority feel deprived of their voting rights; A political inquiry into the status and well-being of Maori children will examine public investment in tamariki across the health, education, social services, and justice sectors; Swapping fields of squash for cows is being offered as one example of how Maori can make more money off their own land; Organisers of a charity auction being held in Napier tonight, for a new marae at Waiohiki on the south west side of the city, are using the internet and twitter to attract bids. [more]

29/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 29 September 2011
Hapu who are objecting to early settlement of the Ngapuhi treaty claims, say the Crown would be unwise to rely on today's results of a mandate vote; The Maori Students' Association says legislation making student union membership voluntary, is a breach of the Treaty of Waitangi; The Mana Party's Co Vice President, Annette Sykes who was confirmed today as the party candidate for the Waiariki electorate, has already launched her election campaign; A representative for Te Runanga o Otakou in Dunedin, is calling on rival gangs in the city to resolve their differences, otherwise members of the public risk getting hurt. [more]

29/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 29 September 2011
Some Northland hapu says the Government would be unwise to rely on the results of a vote which gives the Runanga led board Tuhoronuku, 76 per cent support to enter intoTreaty negotiations with the Crown; The Maori Students' Association, says legislation making student union membership voluntary compromises tangata whenua rights; The Mana Party's Co Vice President, Annette Sykes, officially launched her election campaign today, only hours after being confirmed as the candidate for the Waiariki electorate, which covers Bay of Plenty; A representative from Te Runanga o Otakou in Dunedin, says rival gangs in the city have to take more responsbility for their actions. [more]

30/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 30 September 2011
A lecturer at Victoria University's School of Maori Studies wants the Electoral Commission, to act on the results of an internet survey on the voting habits of Maori living in Australia; The Maori child advocacy trust Te Kahui Mana Ririki, is right behind the Maori Affairs Select Committee holding an inquiry into the status and wellbeing of Maori children; A majority Maori-led project has carried out successful field trials in northern Hawke's Bay, using technology to turn wood into charcoal for fuel; The re-elected head of Ngai Tahu, Mark Solomon, says one of the priorities on his agenda is the iwi's input in the re-build of Christchurch. [more]

30/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 30 September 2011
The Maori child advocacy trust Te Kahui Mana Ririki, is putting great faith in a Maori Affairs Select Committee inquiry, which will examine the status and wellbeing of Maori children; A lecturer at Victoria University's School of Maori Studies, hopes the Electoral Commission will take close note of an internet survey on the voting habits of Maori living in Australia; A majority Maori-led project has successfully completed field trials near Wairoa, using technology to turn wood into charcoal for fuel; Mark Solomon who's just been re-elected to head Ngai Tahu for the next three years, says one of his top priorities is the iwi's input in the re-build of Christchurch. [more]

30/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 30 September 2011
The Maori King has met a South African monarch to discuss health, welfare, cultures and trade; A Gisborne iwi Rongowhakaata has settled its historical Treaty claims with the Crown; The Chairman of Hokonui Runanga in Southland is worried about the long term effect, a mysterious illness could have on the population of kanakana in the Mataura river; An auction to launch fundraising for a new multi million dollar marae at Waiohiki on the outskirts of Napier, has raised well over a hundred thousand dollars. [more]

30/09/2011: Manu Korihi News for 30 September 2011
A negotiator from a Gisborne iwi is describing talks leading up to its Treaty claim settlement as 'terrible'; The Maori King has met a South African monarch to discuss health, welfare, cultures and trade; Maori in Southland are concerned about the impact an unknown illness will have on the population of kanakana or lamprey eel in the Mataura river; Organisers of a charity auction in Napier to launch fundraising for a four million dollar marae on the edge of the city, say it was an overwhelming success. [more]

03/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 3 October 2011
A Maori organics group is critical of the Food Bill - legislation that aims to ensure all kai for sale is safe to eat; The Government says mining and oil ventures will create better jobs prospects to keep whanau in New Zealand - and stem the flow of Maori leaving to find work in the Australian mines; A member of the Government-appointed team tasked with carrying out a constitutional review says he's doing some heavy reading on the topic; Dame Kiri te Kanawa has accepted an invitation to be patron of Gisborne's War Memorial Theatre, which the council plans to upgrade at a cost of more than six-million dollars. [more]

03/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 3 October 2011
The Government says mining and oil ventures will create better jobs prospects to keep whanau in New Zealand - and stem the flow of Maori leaving to find work in the Australian mines; A Maori organics group is critical of the Food Bill - legislation that aims to ensure all kai for sale is safe to eat; A member of the Government-appointed team tasked with carrying out a constitutional review says he's doing some heavy reading on the topic; Gisborne's Mayor says he's delighted that Dame Kiri te Kanawa has agreed to be patron of Gisborne's War Memorial Theatre. [more]

04/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 4 October 2011
The Chair of a Northland iwi says a High Court ruling in Whangarei, means it's no longer good enough for district councils to ignore iwi demands for sacred burial sites to be protected; The Mana Party says the Independent Police Conduct Authority shouldn't be shut down, but instead be better resourced and funded; A lawyer advising the Maori Land Court in the Matauri-X inquiry, says a deal struck to avoid a mortgagee sale of Maori land is a good one; A legal academic suggests the Government should look to Canada, Australia and the United States, before it responds to the Waitangi Tribunal report on Maori culture and identity. [more]

04/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 4 October 2011
The Chairperson of a Northland iwi hopes a High Court ruling in Whangarei about sacred burial sites will benefit Maori all over New Zealand; A lawyer advising the Maori Land Court in the Matauri-X inquiry, says a deal struck to avoid a mortgagee sale of Maori land is a good one; The Mana Party says the Independent Police Conduct Authority shouldn't be shut down, but instead be better resourced and funded; A legal academic suggests the Government should look to Canada, Australia and the United States, before it responds to the Waitangi Tribunal report on Maori culture and identity. [more]

04/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 4 October 2011
Hamilton City Council has declined a proposal by a group of Te Arawa iwi to build a multimillion-dollar hotel in the city's arts area; An operation is underway to repatriate up to twenty tattooed Maori heads from several museums in France; New figures show 90 people have drowned so far this year - rising above last year's total of 87; The Department of Corrections is in the running to win a Maori Language Award. [more]

04/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 4 October 2011
An operation is underway to repatriate up to twenty tattooed Maori heads from several museums across France; Hamilton City Council has declined a proposal by a Te Arawa company to build a multimillion-dollar hotel in the city's arts area; Water Safety New Zealand says it's a major concern that 22 percent of people who've died this year from drowning were Maori; The Ministry of Education has released statistics showing how many pupils leave school with qualifications last year. [more]

05/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 5 October 2011
The national museum says it's likely to take several years before 20-Maori heads being sent back to New Zealand can be returned to their tribes; China's appetite for koura, or crayfish, is helping to keep finances healthy at Ngai Tahu Seafood; A group of Te Arawa iwi says it's disappointed and frustrated Hamilton City Council invited it to develop a proposal for a multimillion-dollar hotel - but then declined the plan; The Corrections Department says the first rehabilitation and re-integration unit in New Zealand for Maori prisoners, is working well. [more]

05/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 5 October 2011
The seafood sector of the South Island's biggest iwi has reported its second successive record return; The national museum says it's likely to take several years before 20-Maori heads being sent back to New Zealand can be returned to their tribes; A group of Te Arawa iwi says it's disappointed and frustrated Hamilton City Council invited it to develop a proposal for a multimillion-dollar hotel - but then declined the plan. [more]

05/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 5 October 2011
Hamilton City Council has declined a proposal by a group of Te Arawa iwi to build a multimillion-dollar hotel in the city's arts area; An operation is underway to repatriate up to twenty tattooed Maori heads from several museums in France; New figures show 90 people have drowned so far this year - rising above last year's total of 87; The Department of Corrections is in the running to win a Maori Language Award. [more]

05/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 5 October 2011
An operation is underway to repatriate up to twenty tattooed Maori heads from several museums across France; Hamilton City Council has declined a proposal by a Te Arawa company to build a multimillion-dollar hotel in the city's arts area; Water Safety New Zealand says it's a major concern that 22 percent of people who've died this year from drowning were Maori; The Ministry of Education has released statistics showing how many pupils leave school with qualifications last year. [more]

06/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 6 October 2011
The prominent Maori lawyer, Donna Hall, has lost her bid to stop her being named over charges laid by the Law Society; The Associate Minister of Maori Affairs, says a highlight of her 15 years in Parliament, has been the opportunity to work with the Maori Party; A week long monitoring project from a Maori perspective begins today of the Irongate and Karamu streams in Hawke's Bay; Maori Television is about to undergo a thorough examination by academics. [more]

06/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 6 October 2011
The prominent Maori lawyer, Donna Hall, has lost her bid to stop being named over charges laid by the Law Society; The Associate Minister of Maori Affairs, says she's been impressed since entering parliament in 1996, by the willingness of the National party to work with leading Maori among other parties; Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga has initiated a monitoring project from a Maori perspective, on two of the major streams in Hawke's Bay, which begins today. [more]

06/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 6 October 2011
The Whanganui river iwi says complaints about new welcoming signs to the city, show some people still think Maori are second-class citizens; A driving force in the national resurgence of Kaupapa Waka, an initiative that looks to teach such knowledge as waka history and traditional navigation, has died; The Maori Party MP for Bay of Plenty, wants two reports on the raids in Te Urewera to be released; The Law Society says a Treaty of Waitangi claims lawyer facing disciplinary charges, can continue working. [more]

06/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 6 October 2011
A driving force in the national resurgence of Kaupapa Waka, an initiative that looks to teach such knowledge as waka history and traditional navigation, has died; The Whanganui iwi says complaints about new welcoming signs to the city, show some people still think Maori are second-class citizens; The Police Minister says two independent reports on the 2007 police raids in Te Urewera, won't be released until after matters before the Court are resolved; The Law Society says a Treaty of Waitangi claims lawyer facing disciplinary charges, can continue working. [more]

07/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 October 2011
The Whanganui District Mayor, says she's received praise from locals about the city's new welcoming signs, which have prompted some criticism within Council; A one hundred and 18 hectare block of cropping land, will be officially handed over to a Gisborne iwi today, as part of its Treaty settlement with the Crown; The Mana Party has confirmed its candidate to stand in the Maori seat of Te Tai Hauauru in November's general election; Te Arawa Lake Trust says a rugby field sized floating wetland planned for Lake Rotorua, is a win win project for local Maori and the rest of the community. [more]

07/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 October 2011
The whanau of a Waikato master carver, Richard Tiki Green, says he'll be remembered through his carvings, including whakairo at Huntly's Waahi Pa, which is the home marae of the Kingitanga movement; The Whanganui District Mayor says recently erected welcoming signs which some councillors have criticised, reflect New Zealand's history; Waikato Regional Council has issued consents for a milk factory at Arapuni in South Waikato, following an agreement with a local iwi Ngati Koroki Kahukura; Te Arawa Lake Trust Chairman Toby Curtis, says a floating wetland planned for Lake Rotorua, fits in well with the iwi's kaitiakitanga or conservation responsbilities. [more]

07/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 October 2011
A man on the nearest land to the cargo ship leaking oil is questioning why authorities haven't siphoned fuel from the stranded ship; Ngati Hine in Northland has failed in an attempt to have its Waitangi Tribunal claims removed from a comprehensive proposal, for which the Ngapuhi Runanga led board of Te Ropu o Tuhoronuku has majority support; The inquiry into the use of foreign fishing vessels in New Zealand waters is expecting a good response from iwi; The event director for Auckland's largest Maori culture festival says he credits local hapu Ngati Whatua o Orakei for the success of Atamira - which become more and more popular. [more]

07/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 October 2011
A Motiti Islander is asking why officials aren't siphoning leaking fuel from the stranded cargo ship in the Bay of Plenty; The inquiry into the use of foreign fishing vessels in New Zealand waters is expecting a good response from iwi; Ngati Hine in Northland has failed in a legal attempt have its Waitangi Tribunal claims removed from a comprehensive proposal, for which the Ngapuhi Runanga led board of Te Ropu o Tuhoronuku has majority support; The event director for Auckland's largest Maori culture festival is crediting local hapu, Ngati Whatua o Orakei, for the success of Atamira - which has become more and more popular. [more]

10/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 10 October 2011
The Northland hapu Ngati Hine won't be giving up a fight to have its Waitangi Tribunal claims considered independently of the iwi Ngapuhi; Tauranga iwi and hapu have mobilised members to help authorities deal with any oil that washes ashore from the grounded cargo ship in the Bay of Plenty; Massey University's Professor of Maori Research and Development, has launched a book which explores the opportunities for Maori to grow and develop over the next 25 years; Over a hundred and 50 former employees of Hawke's Bay Farmers Meat Company plant, commonly known as Whakatu, gathered over the weekend to celebrate 25 years since it closed. [more]

10/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 10 October 2011
Tauranga iwi and hapu have mobilised members to help authorities deal with any oil that washes ashore from the grounded cargo ship in the Bay of Plenty; The Northland hapu Ngati Hine won't be giving up a fight to have its Waitangi Tribunal claims considered independently of the iwi Ngapuhi; The small settlement of Whakatu south of Napier came alive over the weekend, when more than a hundred and 50 former workers at the Hawke's Bay Farmers Meat Company sheep and beef plant, gathered to mark 25 years since it closed; Massey University's Professor of Maori Research and Development, has launched a book which explores the opportunities for Maori to grow and develop over the next quarter of a century. [more]

10/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 10 October 2011
The Government has rejected a recommendation to call a nameless Central Otago peak, Te Kohua Peak; The lead teacher at a Palmerston North Kohanga Reo says staying loyal to the movement's national body hasn't prevented Mana Tamariki from lifting teacher quality; An Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi opposed to deepsea oil drilling is encouraging other tribes to fight energy exploration in their rohe; An adviser to a project converting 60-hectares of dairy farmland to native bush, hopes restoring the landscape will also help revive traditional food preparation. [more]

10/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 10 October 2011
The lead teacher at a Palmerston North Kohanga Reo says staying loyal to the movement's national body hasn't prevented Mana Tamariki from lifting teacher quality; An eastern Bay of Plenty iwi opposed to deepsea oil drilling is encouraging other tribes to fight energy exploration in their rohe; An adviser to a project converting 60-hectares of dairy farmland to native bush hopes restoring the landscape will help revive traditional food preparation too. [more]

11/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 11 October 2011
The chair of Waikato-Tainui's executive, Tukoroirangi Morgan, says he's working on a Treaty of Waitangi claim to ensure its interest in Auckland is acknowledged; The High Court is about to hear a plea by an iwi involved in one of the country's biggest treaty settlements, which wants all eight tribes to revisit mediation; Owners of New Zealand's first Maori controlled dairy company Miraka Limited, say initial production has been well ahead of budget; The MP for Waitaki says she's pleased the government has rejected a recommendation to call a nameless Central Otago peak, Te Kohua Peak. [more]

11/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 11 October 2011
The High Court is about to hear a plea by an iwi involved in one of the country's biggest treaty settlements, which wants all eight tribes to revisit mediation; The chair of Waikato-Tainui's executive, Tukoroirangi Morgan, says he's working on a Treaty of Waitangi claim to ensure its interest in Auckland is acknowledged; The Greens co-leader, Metiria Turei, is seeking sit on the Maori Affairs Select Committee, for its inquiry into the wellbeing of Maori children; Owners of New Zealand's first Maori controlled dairy company Miraka Limited, are delighted with how their new plant is operating. [more]

11/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 11 October 2011
The chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive says talks over its treaty claim to recognise its ties to Auckland are unlikely to get far because of next month's election; The Minister of Courts, Georgina te Heuheu, says it's difficult to judge the success of Rangatahi courts in reducing re-offending of young Maori, but they are having a positive effect; Mental Health workers in Northland are using Mental Health Awareness week, to try to break down the barriers of discrimination and stigma; The former Silver Ferns captain, Waimarama Taumaunu, has been appointed coach of the national netball side. [more]

11/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 11 October 2011
The Minister of Courts Georgina Te Heuheu, says Rangatahi courts held on marae, are having a positive effect on young Maori offenders; The chair of the executive of Waikato-Tainui says talks over its treaty claim to recognise its ties to Auckland are unlikely to get far because of next month's election; Mental Health workers in Northland have organised a daily programme of community activities during Mental Health Awareness week, which began throughout New Zealand yesterday; A young Maori waka voyager is praising the merits of traditional methods of navigation, over high-tech gadgetry. [more]

12/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 12 October 2011
Ngai Tahu is developing a scheme to get young Maori into commercial fishing - potentially leading to work onboard trawlers; A criminal law lecturer is critical of Marae-based Rangatahi Courts, that give judges the same status as kaumatua; An exhibition to demystify the meaning of taniwha has been so successful - the Auckland Museum is repeating the show. [more]

12/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 12 October 2011
A criminal law lecturer is critical of Marae-based Rangatahi Courts, that give judges the same status as kaumatua; The Minister of Courts, Georgina te Heuheu, rejects the criticism; Ngai Tahu is developing a scheme to get young Maori into commercial fishing - potentially leading to work onboard trawlers; An exhibition to demystify the meaning of taniwha has been so successful - the Auckland Museum is repeating the show. [more]

12/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 12 October 2011
The chair of Ngai Te Rangi Runanga says tangata whenua in Tauranga are feeling helpless - because there's little they can do to stop oil washing ashore; The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry says a bacterial disease never seen before in New Zealand, is behind hundreds of deformed and dead kanakana or lamprey, being found in the Mataura river in Southland; Organisers of the annual Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Lectures, say this year's event held on Monday at Ngata College in Ruatoria, was a great success; Victoria University is celebrating 21 years of enabling more Maori to get into law. [more]

12/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 12 October 2011
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has identified a bacterial disease never before seen in New Zealand, as the cause of hundreds of deformed and dead kanakana or lamprey, being found in the Mataura river in Southland; The chair of Ngai Te Rangi Runanga says tangata whenua in Tauranga are feeling helpless - because there's little they can do to stop oil washing ashore; Victoria University is celebrating 21 years of enabling more Maori to get into law; Organisers of the annual Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Lectures, say a highlights of this year's event held in Ruatoria on Monday, was the address given by Emeritus Professor Sir Tamati Reedy. [more]

13/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 13 October 2011
Two people are being sent to an uninhabited Maori-owned island on the edge of the exclusion zone around the grounded cargo ship in the Bay of Plenty; Meanwhile the MP for Waiariki, Te Ururoa Flavell, is asking for those in his Bay of Plenty constituency to direct their efforts to help whanau on Motiti Island by donating kai, and to offer cleaning up equipment; The Ministry of Fisheries says repeat paua poachers in Gisborne are robbing locals - particularly Maori communities; The Te Aute Trust Board in Hawke's Bay has launched its Vision 2035 programme for Te Aute College and Hukarere Girls College. [more]

13/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 13 October 2011
Two people are being sent to an uninhabited Maori-owned island on the edge of the exclusion zone around the grounded cargo ship in the Bay of Plenty; A bill acknowledging the government's action to formally pardon Te Whakatohea chief, Mokomoko, was introduced in parliament yesterday; The Ministry of Fisheries says repeat paua poachers in Gisborne are robbing locals - particularly Maori communities; The Te Aute Trust Board in Hawke's Bay has launched a new vision for Te Aute College and Hukarere Girls College. [more]

13/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 13 October 2011
The Police Commissioner has hit back at what he calls a 'racist slur' made by the Maori Party co-leader, Pita Sharples; Whanganui iwi's Treaty of Waitangi claim over Whangaunui River has moved up a notch - with the Crown and the tribe signing a Record of Understanding; The Tangata Whenua representative on a committee which helped develop a comprehensive land and water management strategy for Hawke's Bay, agrees with the thrust of what's proposed, but not how it's been put together; Pita Paraone is attempting to get back into Parliament - by standing for New Zealand First in the Whangarei electorate. [more]

13/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 13 October 2011
Whanganui iwi's Treaty of Waitangi claim over Whangaunui River has moved up a notch - with the Crown and the tribe signing a Record of Understanding; The Police Commissioner has hit back at what he calls a 'racist slur' made by the Maori Party co-leader, Pita Sharples; The Waiariki MP, Te Ururoa Flavell, says the oil slick off the coast of Tauranga is heart-breaking for local iwi; The Tangata Whenua representative on a committee which helped develop a comprehensive land and water management strategy for Hawke's Bay, agrees with the thrust of what's proposed, but not how it's been put together. [more]

14/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 October 2011
A Ngai Tahu scheme set up to bring new blood into Bluff's fishing industry, now has 10 fishers onboard; Whanganui iwi says talks with the Crown over the future of Whanganui River have been productive, frank and open; A three hundred page book The French Place in the Bay of Islands, which sheds new light on Maori-Pakeha relations in Northland at the time the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, has just been launched; [more]

14/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 October 2011
Whanganui iwi says talks with the Crown over the future of the Whanganui River have been productive, frank and open; A Ngai Tahu scheme set up to bring new blood into Bluff's fishing industry, now has 10 fishers onboard; A three hundred page book 'The French Place in the Bay of Islands', which sheds new light on Maori-Pakeha relations in Northland at the time the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, has just been launched; The Maori Language Commission has received 214 funding applications this year from groups and individuals wanting to develop community-based Maori language projects. [more]

14/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 October 2011
The leaders of Tauranga Moana iwi say there's been huge support from members wanting to help in the clean up effort of oil deposits from the grounded container ship, Rena; A kaumatua on Motiti Island says it's now too dangerous to start cleaning up the oil and debris covered coastline; Ngati Kahungunu iwi in Hawke's Bay is holding a hui on the Rongomaraeroa marae at Porangahau tomorrow, to discuss a proposed paua re-seeding project, aimed at boosting the population of the shellfish; Central Auckland's Ngati Whatua o Orakei hapu has international plans for its giant plastic waka shaped pavilion, once the rugby world cup is over. [more]

14/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 October 2011
A Mount Maunganui marae was full to overflowing this afternoon, when iwi from Bay of Plenty and Hauraki, gathered to discuss the environmental disaster caused by the grounded container ship Rena; A Kaumatua on Motiti Island, which is only seven kilometres from the Rena, says it's currently too dangerous to start cleaning up the oil and debris covered coastline; Auckland's Ngati Whatua o Orakei hapu has international plans for its giant plastic waka shaped pavilion, once the rugby world cup is over. [more]

17/10/2011: Te Manu Korihi News for 17 October 2011
Southland Fish and Game has reports that the disease responsible for killing kanakana or lamprey eels in the Mataura and Waikawa, may be present in four other Rivers; Four years on since the 2007 national police raids and the matter is still dragging on in court; The Chairman of a Tauranga iwi Ngai te Rangi, says it still feels emotional about the stranded container ship Rena; A senior Ratana Minister says he may have the support of church members in becoming an MP, but that doesn't mean they will vote for him. [more]

17/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 17 October 2011
Four years since the 2007 national police raids and court action is still dragging on; Fish and Game in Southland is working closely with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on a disease responsible for killing kanakana or lamprey eels in the Mataura and Waikawa rivers; The Chairman of a Tauranga iwi, Ngai te Rangi, says the inter iwi support since the container ship Rena ran aground 12 days ago, has been tremendous; A senior Ratana Minister, Kereama Pene, is seeking to become an MP for the Mana Party in the Tamaki Makaurau electorate. [more]

17/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 17 October 2011
The body overseeing the fishing quota owned by Maori says there will be a time when iwi will own more trawlers; The Mana Party's candidate for Hauraki-Waikato says young and old voters drove her to contest the seat - after quitting the Maori Party; Maritime New Zealand says knowledge from local Tauranga iwi has proved helpful - as work continues to deal with the oil leak; A plan by Ngati Kahungunu iwi in Hawke's Bay to boost the population of paua along the coastline, is a step closer to becoming a reality. [more]

17/10/2011: Manu Korihi Newsfor 17 October 2011
The Mana Party's candidate for Hauraki-Waikato says young and old voters drove her to contest the seat - after she quit the Maori Party; The body overseeing the fishing quota owned by Maori says there will be a time when iwi will own more trawlers; Ngati Kahungunu iwi in Hawke's Bay plan to start a paua re-seeding project next month, in an effort to boost the population of the shellfish off the coastline; Maritime New Zealand says knowledge from local Iwi in Tauranga is proving helpful - as it continues to deal with the oil leak. [more]

18/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 18 October 2011
The head of the Waikato-Tainui executive says he guarantees his iwi will be ready to negotiate an outstanding treaty claim, with whichever party is in power after the general election next month; A Maori language advocate says te reo should have a greater public presence, and be seen everywhere - including on transport signs and food labels; A bacterial disease responsible for killing kanakana or lamprey eels in two Southland rivers has been found in a single trout in an isolated Otago hatchery; A Chinese company says New Zealand's clean water and food safety record are behind its decision to grow sea cucumber in Aotearoa. [more]

18/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 18 October 2011
A Maori language advocate says Te Reo should have a greater public presence, and be seen everywhere including on transport signs and food labels; The head of the Waikato-Tainui executive says he guarantees his iwi will be ready to negotiate an outstanding treaty claim, with whichever party is in power after the general election next month; A Chinese company says New Zealand's clean water and food safety record are behind its decision to grow sea cucumber in Aotearoa. [more]

18/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 18 October 2011
A Bay of Plenty hapu has decided not to move its marae, which has been sinking for the past 19 years due to underground steam extraction by a nearby power station; The Council of Christian Social Services is encouraging Maori to make income inequality a general election issue; The percentage of Maori officers in the police has remained static over the past two years - standing at 11 per cent; The Ministry of Fisheries in Gisborne says it wants to engage more with local communities, particularly Maori, on educating them about daily catch and size limits for harvesting kaimoana. [more]

18/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 18 October 2011
The Council of Christian Social Services is encouraging Maori to make income inequality a general election issue; A Bay of Plenty hapu whose marae is threatened by flooding from the Waikato river, has refused Contact Energy's offer to re-locate to a safe site; The Ministry of Fisheries in Gisborne says it wants to engage more with local communities, particularly Maori, on educating them about daily catch and size limits for harvesting kaimoana. [more]

19/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 October 2011
The government says it's committed to producing better policy for gas and oil exploration that helps to protect the environment, one that iwi will be happy with; The Council of Christian Social Services wants to see all candidates for the forthcoming general election put on the spot about their commitment to reducing income inequality in New Zealand; Health workers have signed up rugby league stars to tell tamariki about the benefits of breakfast. [more]

19/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 October 2011
The Council of Christian Social Services wants all candidates for next month's general election, challenged about their commitment to reducing income inequality in New Zealand; The government says it's committed to producing better policy for gas and oil exploration that helps to protect the environment, one that iwi will be happy with; Health workers have signed up rugby league stars to tell tamariki about the benefits of breakfast. [more]

19/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 October 2011
Archives New Zealand is considering boosting the profile of the original 1840 Treaty of Waitangi; Several Northland Maori leaders have met the Northland Regional Council to discuss improving iwi representation on the authority; The Maori Wardens Association has offered its vans and walkie-talkies to iwi clearing the mess caused by a stranded ship in Bay of Plenty; The Maori Affairs Minister says the Waka Maori on the Auckland waterfront was visited 170-thousand times in its first four days of being open to the public. [more]

19/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 October 2011
Tai Tokerau iwi leaders have met for the first time with the Northland Regional Council to discuss Maori representation on the council; The Chairman of the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust in Wellington, is backing the idea of re-locating the original 1840 Treaty of Waitangi which is on display at Archives New Zealand; The Waka Maori on Auckland's waterfront is beating the Giant Rugby Ball on Queen's Wharf for visitor numbers; Compassion for tangata whenua affected by the Rena oil disaster in the Bay of Plenty has led to the Maori Wardens lending their support. [more]

20/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 20 October 2011
The Northland Regional Council says it wants to help eliminate the negative statistics that have dragged Maori down by improving better iwi representation on the authority; Government officials are holding back on releasing public views on the Early Childhood Education Taskforce's recommendations, on Te Kohanga Reo National Trust Board; A prominent Maori film director and writer says an ongoing inability by many film makers to consult with Maori on cultural issues, needs to change. [more]

20/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 20 October 2011
Government officials are holding back on releasing public views on the Early Childhood Education Taskforce's recommendations, on Te Kohanga Reo National Trust Board; The Northland Regional Council says it wants to help eliminate the negative statistics that have dragged Maori down by improving better iwi representation on the authority; Dial a Maori, the art of consultation was the subject of a debate in Wellington last night which the independent body Script to Screen organised; The colour of pillowcases in Canterbury hospitals is helping to reduce the risk of infection - and at the same time respect Maori cultural values. [more]

21/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 October 2011
A organisation set up to boost the number of Maori in the health workforce has developed its own private training establishment - and is educating suicide prevention specialists; Elders from Wellington-based Taranaki tribal collective are arguing a hui shouldn't be held at the new Te Wharewaka o Poneke, on the capital's waterfront - because it's not a marae; A Motiti Islander says locals are picking up about a hundred bags of toxic rubbish a day from the coastline, but the large amounts of oil clumps are proving more problematic and treacherous; A memorial which celebrates the life of Moko the dolphin, will be unveiled on Monday at a reserve on Mahia Peninsula in northern Hawke's Bay. [more]

21/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 October 2011
The new wharewaka on the capital's waterfront is at the centre of a dispute within the Wellington-based Taranaki tribal collective; A organisation set up to boost the number of Maori in the health workforce has developed its own private training establishment - and is educating suicide prevention specialists; A memorial which celebrates the life of Moko the dolphin, will be unveiled at a reserve on Mahia Peninsula in northern Hawke's Bay. [more]

21/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 October 2011
A private training institute which trains Maori Anglican ministers has failed to meet standards set by the New Zealand Qualification Authority; A Te Arawa hapu wants water-level control gates at a Rotorua lake replaced to help stop some Marae and urupa from being occasionally flooded when there's heavy rain; A volunteer helping to clear the oil covered and littered beaches on Motiti Island, says the clean-up teams can't everywhere - because of the jagged coastline; A director of a largest Maori-owned fishing company says Maori have the ability to be trained to work in deepsea fishing - but finding the right people is challenging. [more]

21/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 October 2011
A volunteer helping to clear the oil covered and littered beaches on Motiti Island, says the clean-up teams can't everywhere - because of the jagged coastline; A private training institute which trains Maori Anglican ministers has failed to meet standards set by the New Zealand Qualification Authority; A Te Arawa hapu wants water-level control gates at a Rotorua lake replaced to help stop some marae and urupa from being occasionally flooded when there's heavy rain. [more]

25/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 25 October 2011
The acting head of a Rotorua based Maori theological college, says there are calls for Maori women to become priests in the Catholic church; A Catholic Church spokesperson says it's the first it's heard of a call from tangata whenua for Maori women to be allowed to become priests; A Maori Boarding School teacher says the most challenging times to enforce an anti-smoking policy is after the school holidays; An Agreement in Principle to address cultural concerns by a Te Arawa hapu over a Rotorua lake is due to be signed off soon. [more]

25/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 25 October 2011
The acting head of a Rotorua based Maori theological college, says there are calls for Maori women to become priests in the Catholic church; A Hawke's Bay iwi says it's not taking a blanket 'no' position against oil and gas exploration; An Agreement in Principle to address cultural concerns by a Te Arawa hapu over a Rotorua lake is due to be signed off soon; A Maori Boarding School teacher says the most challenging times to enforce an anti-smoking policy is after the school holidays. [more]

25/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 25 October 2011
A Tai Tokerau iwi leader says the north is losing people to Australia at the rate of one hundred a month; The Tauranga Maori Business Association says there's interest from all over Bay of Plenty in tonight's political meeting at Huria marae in the suburb of Judea; A hometown celebration in the Hutt Valley suburb of Wainuiomata is on the cards for All Black Rugby halfback Piri Weepu. [more]

25/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 25 October 2011
The Tauranga Maori Business Association is expecting a lively debate about unemployment and the local economy at a political meeting it's holding tonight at Huria marae; A Tai Tokerau iwi leader says the north is losing people to Australia at the rate of one hundred a month; A hometown celebration in the Hutt Valley suburb of Wainuiomata is being organised for All Black Rugby halfback Piri Weepu. [more]

26/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 26 October 2011
The Kohanga Reo National Trust Board has won its bid for an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing; The Mana Party leader Hone Harawira, says communities should have the power to ban pokies from their clubs and pubs; The Tauranga Maori Business Association says the Rena disaster could have huge implications for Maori businesses in Bay of Plenty. [more]

26/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 26 October 2011
The Kohanga Reo National Trust Board has won its bid for an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing; The Tauranga Maori Business Association is concerned about the impact of the Rena disaster on Maori businesses in Bay of Plenty; The Mana Party leader Hone Harawira, says communities should have the power to ban pokies from their clubs and pubs. [more]

26/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 26 October 2011
The Maori Affairs Minister and Te Puni Kokiri's Chief Executive have signed agreements with two iwi at Parliament today, on the governance of the Waikato river; The Kohanga Reo National Trust Board says a decision by the Waitangi Tribunal shows the Crown has something to answer for; New research may settle a long debate over the origins of the Moriori - the first people on the Chatham Islands. [more]

26/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 26 October 2011
The co-chair of the Kohanga Reo National Trust Board says it's pleased that the Waitangi Tribunal has granted it an urgent hearing; New research may shed light on the origins of the Moriori - the first people on the Chatham Islands; Two iwi with centuries-old links to the Waikato, signed agreements today at Parliament over governance of the river. [more]

27/10/2011: Te Manu Korihi News for 27 October 2011
Most Far North tribes just days away from initialling deed of settlement for Treaty claims; 'crucial role' says Families Commission's first full time kaihono or senior adviser for cultural development; Rhodes scholar for 2012 honoured at her selection. [more]

27/10/2011: Te Manu Korihi News for 27 October 2011
Most of the Far North's Muriwhenua tribes just days away from initialling Treaty claims deed of settlement; Families Commission appoints first full-time kaihono or senior adviser for cultural development; 21-year-old Waikato University student of Ngapuhi descent, one of only three New Zealanders to win a Rhodes Scholarship for 2012. [more]

27/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 27 October 2011
New Zealand's first Maori-controlled dairy company Miraka Limited, is helping out other processors, shut down by a leak in the Maui gas pipeline; A Ngati Awa scholar will be continuing her studies at Harvard University, thanks to a Fulbright Award; Waikato University has launched a new centre today, to carry out high-quality indigenous research. [more]

27/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 27 October 2011
New Zealand's first Maori-controlled dairy company Miraka Limited, is helping out other processors shut down by a leak in the Maui gas pipeline; The mother of a Ngati Awa scholar, who's won a Fulbright Award, says the scholarship will go a long way towards the cost of studying at Harvard University; A new centre for indigenous research has opened today at Waikato University. [more]

28/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 28 October 2011
The Chairman of Ngati Porou, Apirana Mahuika, says despite a successful East Coast clean-up of oil and debris from the container ship Rena, a rahui or ban may be imposed on the taking of kaimoana; The Tainui Chairman Tukoroirangi Morgan says his iwi is rapturous with the Waikato Regional Council's decision to allow for two Maori seats on the authority; The Problem Gambling Foundation is backing a call by Mana leader Hone Harawira for the community's right to outlaw pokies; [more]

28/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 28 October 2011
The Tainui Chairman Tukoroirangi Morgan says his iwi is rapturous with the Waikato Regional Council's decision to allow for two Maori seats on the authority; The Chairman of Ngati Porou says it's a huge relief for East Coast residents, that the clean-up of oil and debris along their coastline from the stranded container ship Rena, is finally over; The Problem Gambling Foundation says it supports the Mana party's stand on pokies - and the damage they do in poor communities. [more]

28/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 28 October 2011
Iwi leaders from Coromandel to Te Araroa near East Cape have met in Tauranga today, to discuss how to restore waterways polluted by oil from the container ship Rena; Meanwhile Ngati Porou say environmental damage caused by the Rena, has magnified the East Coast iwi's concern over oil exploration in the Raukumara basin off East Cape; Iwi and Conservation workers are excited by the potential of a new type of possum trap, being trialled in Tai Tokerau and Urewera forests. [more]

28/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 28 October 2011
Ngati Porou say environmental damage caused by the Rena has increased the East Coast iwi's concern over oil exploration in the Raukumara basin off East Cape; Meanwhile, the Government is reminding people to make submissions on a bill which develops better policy for oil and gas drilling offshore; Iwi and Conservation workers are excited by the potential of a new type of possum trap, being trialled in Northland and the Urewera forests. [more]

31/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 31 October 2011
The Mana Party says Maori people should be entitled to the national superannuation at the age of 60, and everyone else at 65-years old; Iwi leaders from Coromandel to Te Araroa near East Cape say the container ship Rena disaster has highlighted the need for law changes; The Kohanga Reo movement hopes aging kaumatua who've for years supported the movement will still be alive when an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing gets underway next year; The London-based Association of MBAs has named a business management programme for Maori leaders as the winner of its Inaugural Innovation Award. [more]

31/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 31 October 2011
Two rival political parties say tangata whenua should receive superannuation at least five years earlier than the eligible age of 65; Iwi leaders from Coromandel to Te Araroa near East Cape say the container ship Rena disaster has prompted them to tell the government to make changes to the law; The Kohanga Reo movement hopes elderly kaumatua who've for years supported the movement, will still be alive when an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing begins; A director of Waikato-Tainui College says it's a tremendous honour one of it's programmes has won an international award. [more]

31/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 31 October 2011
The Maori Party says the Government has failed to respond to its call for tribes to be offered land and forestry blocks - before overseas buyers; University researchers say a recent survey of 14 suburban newspapers found a dismal story count for Maori issues and the Treaty of Waitangi; The Chairman of a Tauranga iwi, says the pollution caused by oil leaked from the container ship Rena, has highlighted for many pakeha, just what a close relationship Maori have with their environment; A kaumatua from the Wellington iwi Te Atiawa, says a sign featuring a taniwha's eyeball, instead of Wellywood on Miramar Peninsula, would represent the city's history well. [more]

31/10/2011: Manu Korihi News for 31 October 2011
An opinion poll shows half of the people questioned in the Te Tai Tokerau seat feel their whanau is worse off under the current government; The Maori Party says the Government has failed to respond to its call for tribes to be offered land and forestry blocks - before overseas buyers; A kaumatua from the Wellington iwi Te Atiawa, says a sign featuring a taniwha's eyeball, instead of Wellywood on Miramar Peninsula, would represent the city's history well; The Chairman of a Tauranga iwi, says the pollution caused by oil leaked from the container ship Rena, has provided an unexpected benefit for some pakeha volunteers; University researchers say a recent survey of 14 suburban newspapers found a dismal story count for Maori issues and the Treaty of Waitangi. [more]

01/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 1 November 2011
Largest Maori business network says Rena oil leak shows country's lack of preparedness; Council of Trade Union's Maori arm welcomes Sealord plans to employ observers aboard its foreign charter vessels; Canterbury police investigate set-up of permanent one-stop crime and justice shop - after successfull operation at Christchurch marae; A Ngati Awa scholar at Harvard University aims for United Nations work before returning to New Zealand. [more]

01/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 1 November 2011
Canterbury police explore the set-up of a permanent one-stop crime and justice shop after successfull operation at Christchurch marae; The Maori leader of the Council of Trade Unions is welcoming plans by Sealord to employ observers aboard its foreign charter vessels; The biggest Maori business network says the oil leak from grounded cargo ship in the Bay of Plenty shows the country isn't prepared for such an incident; A Ngati Awa scholar at Harvard University is aiming to work for the United Nations before returning to New Zealand. [more]

01/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 1 November 2011
The fishing company, Sealord, says it wants to see Maori skipper a deepsea trawler; A national survey on wellbeing shows Maori have better face-to-face contact with whanau they don't live with - more than all other ethnic groups; A member of the Tainui Executive, Taitimu Maipi, says he supports the Maori Party policy for iwi to be able to veto foreign investment in New Zealand; A descendant of a Te Arawa iwi, who's an aerospace engineer in Houston Texas, aims to be the first Maori to venture into space within 14-years. [more]

01/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 1 November 2011
The fishing company, Sealord, says it wants to see Maori skipper a deepsea trawler; More now on the Maori Party policy that iwi would be able to veto foreign investment in New Zealand; Fifteen per cent of Maori feel they've been discriminated against - something just 9 per cent of Europeans say they've experienced. [more]

02/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 2 November 2011
About 100 meatworkers, many of them Maori, will today continue to picket outside CMP Rangitikei lamb processing plant at Marton in the central North Island; Annual spending on overseas travel has more than doubled at the Ministry for Maori Development - rising from $83,000 to $171,000; A Government body is challenging whanau to get their tamariki to tuck into a good breakfast every day for a month; A Ngai Tahu singer-songwriter hopes her national tour will help reconnect people to their southern iwi roots. [more]

02/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 2 November 2011
A Christchurch Catholic boys' school has punished students who made racist remarks about Maori and Pacific pupils on a social networking site last month; Iwi in the Bay of Plenty say they're on standby for a major clean up operation if the container ship, Rena breaks up; The health sector's being better informed about the role of kaumatua in the community; A Taranaki reo advisor says the region's unique dialect has been the unifying factor for the iwi over issues which can sometimes be quite divisive. [more]

02/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 2 November 2011
The Rector of a Catholic college in Christchurch says students who made racist remarks about Maori and Pacific pupils on a social networking site last month have bravely fronted up to their school and their apology was graciously accepted; Iwi in the Bay of Plenty say they're on standby for a major clean up operation if the container ship, Rena breaks up; A Taranaki reo advisor says the region's unique dialect has been the unifying factor for the iwi over issues which can sometimes be quite divisive; The health sector's being better informed about the role of kaumatua in the community. [more]

03/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 3 November 2011
A Queensland-based community organisation representing Maori living in Australia, has been on a major drive to get Maori to vote in the up coming New Zealand election; A Maori politics lecturer at Victoria University says there's a perception politics is for experts and who don't understand tend to get advice from people such as their kaumatua; There's a fresh call to change Guy Fawkes night to Parihaka day; Meanwhile, Taranaki descendants have been called together in solidarity to march to Parliament today to mark the 130th anniversary of the raid on Parihaka. [more]

03/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 3 November 2011
Taranaki descendants march from Te Papa museum to Parliament, to mark the anniversary of the raid on Parihaka 130 years ago; Meanwhile, there's a fresh call to change Guy Fawkes night to Parihaka day; A Queensland-based community organisation representing Maori living in Australia, has been on a major drive to get Maori to vote in the up coming New Zealand election; A Maori Politics lecturer at Victoria University says it's quite common that the rule of listen to Nanny or Koro also crosses over to how some Maori vote. [more]

03/11/2011: Te Manu Korihi News for 3 November 2011
A member of Auckland's Independent Maori Statutory Board, says the amount of money the Council has set aside for Maori interests in its budget for 2012-2013, is unacceptable; Meanwhile, Nelson City Council has become the first unitary authority to vote in favour of having a Maori ward within its boundary; One out of five of the northern most tribes is finally close to resolving its Treaty claim, almost 25 years after work first began; A spokesperson for a hikoi to mark 130 years since the invasion of the Taranaki village of Parihaka, is disappointed the police compromised today's march in Wellington. [more]

03/11/2011: Te Manu Korihi News for 3 November 2011
A member of Auckland's Independent Maori Statutory Board, is questioning the Auckland Council's commitment to having a partnership with Maori; The police in Wellington decided today that a hikoi to mark a 130 years since the raid on the Taranaki settlement of Parihaka, was too small to be allowed on the streets; One of five of the northern most tribes is close to resolving its Treaty claim, after initialling a deed of settlement at Parliament today; Maori members of the Anglican church from all over New Zealand have just gathered at Te Papa i o uru marae at Ohinemutu in Rotorua, for their 16th biennial Synod, known as Te Runanganui o Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa. [more]

04/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 4 November 2011
A member of Auckland's Independent Maori Statutory Board, is unhappy at being refused permission to present a submission to the Auckland Council's Strategy and Finance Committee, about its spending plan for the next decade being unfair on Maori; Nelson City Council is poised to become the first unitary authority in New Zealand to have a Maori ward; Te Tai Tonga MP, Rahui Katene, says if tribes aren't happy with the Marine and Coastal Area Act, the Maori Party will revisit it; The Kohanga Reo movement plans to survey the first intake of Maori children, to prove to the Government that educational qualifications don't always mean success. [more]

04/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 4 November 2011
Nelson City Council is poised to become the first unitary authority in New Zealand to have a Maori ward; Te Tai Tonga MP, Rahui Katene, says if tribes aren't happy with the Marine and Coastal Area Act, the Maori Party will revisit it; The Kohanga Reo movement plans to survey the first intake of Maori children, to prove to the Government that educational qualifications don't always mean success. [more]

04/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 4 November 2011
The Maori broadcaster, surfer and te reo advocate, Te Kauhoe Wano, has died at the age of 49; The Crown will attempt to heal more than 170 years of hurt for members of Auckland's largest hapu tomorrow - when Ngati Whatua o Orakei officially resolves its Treaty claim; There's a positive reaction from iwi in the Nelson region, to a City Council decision to create a Maori ward within its boundary. [more]

04/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 4 November 2011
A guardian of te reo and a mad-keen surfer has died - shocking colleagues and his Taranaki tribe; The Maori Party says the latest jobless figures show a "shock jump" in the number of unemployed Maori and Pacific Islanders; The Crown and Ngati Whatua o Orakei will sign a Deed of Settlement in the morning - after 170 years of hurt for the members of Auckland's largest sub-tribe. [more]

07/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 November 2011
Mourners have been attending Parihaka pa marae - where the body of Te Kauhoe Wano is lying; Ngati Whatua o Orakei says it's now severed its ties with the Crown and can be its own boss - after resolving its Treaty claim at the weekend;  The Maori arm of the Anglican church in Aotearoa has put its pakeha partner on notice, that it's unhappy with the lack of progress being made, towards a more equitable sharing of resources;  Work's underway to uncover how many Maori food and drink producers are in Aotearoa. [more]

07/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 November 2011
Ngati Whatua o Orakei says it's now severed its ties with the Crown and can be its own boss - after resolving its Treaty claim at the weekend;  The Maori arm of the Anglican church in Aotearoa has put its pakeha partner on notice, that it's unhappy with the lack of progress being made, towards a more equitable sharing of resources;  Work's underway to uncover how many Maori food and drink producers are in Aotearoa;  Mourners have been attending Parihaka pa marae - where the body of Te Kauhoe Wano is lying. [more]

07/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 November 2011
More volcanic maunga, or cones, in Auckland are to be returned to Maori; A new poll indicates the Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples, is on track to hold the seat of Tamaki Makaurau in this election; The Chairman of Ngati Pukenga iwi in Tauranga, says Maori will be playing an important role in a long term plan Bay of Plenty Regional Council has devised, to monitor the environmental effects of oil from the container ship Rena; Te Kupenga, the National Network for Stopping Violence, launched a project in Gisborne today, which promotes non violence in youth; Vodafone has announced it is expanding its graduate programme and is dedicating five new positions for Maori graduates. [more]

07/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 November 2011
A new poll indicates the Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples is on track to hold the seat of Tamaki Makaurau in this election; More volcanic cones in Auckland are to be returned to Maori; Iwi in Bay of Plenty have welcomed a Regional Council decision to develop a long term plan, to monitor the environmental effects caused by oil from the container ship Rena; Te Kupenga, the National Network for Stopping Violence, laucned a project in Gisborne today, which promotes non violence in youth. [more]

08/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 November 2011
A Far North iwi has drawn up its Treaty settlement package - and is taking the deal to tangata whenua for their seal of approval; The co-author of a research paper of how Maori navigate the health system, says women are going to the doctor not necessarily just for themselves, but to obtain prescriptions for their husbands or partners; Two South Island iwi are gathering today at Otakou marae on Otago peninsular, to sign a special relationship agreement. [more]

08/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 November 2011
Researchers have found Maori women are faking sickness symptoms at the doctor's - to get prescriptions for their partners who don't like going to surgeries; A Far North iwi has drawn up its Treaty settlement package - and is taking the deal to tangata whenua for their seal of approval; A relationship between two South Island iwi which goes back a hundred-and-61 years, will be renewed today, at Otakou marae on Otago peninsular; A University of Otago law academic has been awarded this year's Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, which will enable her to study in the United States. [more]

08/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 November 2011
The first house ever constructed inside a New Zealand jail for use in the community, was craned over two fences at Hawke's Bay prison today, before being transported to a section in Hastings; Wairoa District Councillors have voted today to hold a public poll during the 2013 Local Government elections on whether to introduce Maori wards; A group of 13 Auckland tribes say the public will notice an increase in the care of 15 volcanic cones, once they're returned to Maori; A Wellington business consultancy, Poutama, is picking India as a prime export market for Maori, once New Zealand secures a free trade agreement, which is expected to be early next year. [more]

08/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 November 2011
The Hastings couple who will live in the first house ever constructed inside a New Zealand jail for use in the community, have nothing but praise for the five Maori inmates who built it; A group of thirteen Auckland tribes say the public will notice an increase in the care of 15 volcanic cones, once they're returned to Maori; Wairoa District Councillors have voted today to officially consult the community, before making a decision on whether to introduce Maori wards for the Local Government Elections; A Wellington business consultancy, Poutama, is picking India as a prime export market for Maori, once New Zealand secures a free trade agreement, which is expected to be early next year. [more]

09/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 9 November 2011
Tertiary Education Commission figures show the Otaki based Te Wananga o Raukawa, is the worst of three Maori universities for students completing their qualifications and staying in study; The head of Maori studies at the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki or WITT, says despite competition from another Maori tertiary institution in the region, its student numbers haven't dropped; Wairoa's Deputy Mayor says she doesn't support the idea of having special Maori wards in the district for local government elections; A sacred mangeao tree used by Te Arawa people for over a century as a resting landmark when travelling, has been chopped down without their knowledge. [more]

09/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 9 November 2011
Tertiary Education Commission figures show the Otaki based Te Wananga o Raukawa is the worst of the three Maori universities, for students completing their qualifications; Meanwhile the head of Maori studies at the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki or WITT, says its students numbers haven't dropped, despite competition from another Maori tertiary institution; Wairoa's Deputy Mayor, says there's no need to have separate Maori wards in the district for local government elections; A sacred mangeao tree picked by a Te Arawa ancestor over a hundred years ago as a resting landmark for travellers, has been chopped down without the iwi's knowledge. [more]

09/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 9 November 2011
A housing group is challenging a Government department to release funds to help more Maori own their own home; The head of a Tauranga iwi doubts the government can afford to keep the beaches and sea clean in the long run, following the grounding of the container ship, Rena; A United States aerospace engineer, who's from Rotorua, says once he returns home he wants to help young Maori realise they can achieve anything they want to. [more]

09/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 9 November 2011
The head of a Tauranga iwi doubts the government can afford to keep the beaches and sea clean in the long run, following the grounding of the container ship, Rena; A housing group is challenging a Government department to release funds to help more Maori own their own home; Maori authors are preparing to attend the Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book Awards being held at Massey University in just over two weeks' time in Palmerston North; A United States aerospace engineer, who's from Rotorua, says once he returns home he wants to help young Maori realise they can achieve anything they want to. [more]

10/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 10 November 2011
A Far North Maori chief is calling for other Maori leaders to be brave and also refer to themselves as being chiefs; In reaction, a lecturer in Maori culture says Maori leaders can choose to call themselves chiefs - it's their choice; The South Island iwi Ngai Tahu is strongly defending its plan to convert two North Canterbury forests into dairy farms; Maori are being urged to bid for funding set aside to increase the amount of social and affordable housing. [more]

10/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 10 November 2011
The South Island iwi Ngai Tahu is strongly defending its plan to convert two North Canterbury forests into dairy farms; A Far North Maori chief is calling for other Maori leaders to be brave - and also refer to themselves as being chiefs; In reaction, a lecturer on Maori culture says Maori leaders can choose to call themselves chiefs - its their choice; Maori are being urged to bid for funding set aside to increase the amount of social and affordable housing. [more]

10/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 10 November 2011
The Maori Party's policy to make it compulsory for schools to offer te reo by 2015 is drawing warm support from a network of Maori language immersion schools; The Rotorua District Council says while its regrets chopping down a sacred Mangeao tree - it's triggered better relations with Maori; The Otara Health Charitable Trust has set up a program to support teenaged fathers in the South Auckland community. [more]

10/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 10 November 2011
A national organisation representing many Kura Kaupapa, or Maori immersion schools, says a comment by the Act Party leader Don Brash about te reo Maori means nothing; The Rotorua District Council says while its regrets chopping down a sacred Mangeao tree - it's triggered better relations with Maori; The Otara Health Charitable Trust has set up a programme to support teenage fathers in south Auckland. [more]

11/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 11 November 2011
The Maori Students' Association says the performance of wananga should be scrutinised in a different way from mainstream universities; The National Party says it recognises that certain medical conditions are a bigger issue among Maori and Pacific than Pakeha people - and is pledging to cut waiting times for elective surgery - if it returns to power; The Rotorua District Council says it's drawing up a memoradum of understanding with Ngati Pikiao - so it doesn't repeat the same mistake and chop down a sacred Te Arawa tree; A health provider in the Far North area of Hokianga has produced a DVD how-to guide to show isolated rural communities how to set up their own supply of clean, safe drinking water. [more]

11/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 11 November 2011
The Maori Students' Association says the performance of wananga should be scrutinised in a different way from mainstream universities; The National Party says it recognises that certain medical conditions are a bigger issue among Maori and Pacific than Pakeha people - and is pledging to cut waiting times for elective surgery - if it returns to power; The Rotorua District Council says it's drawing up a memoradum of understanding with Ngati Pikiao - so it doesn't repeat the same mistake and chop down a sacred Te Arawa tree; A health provider in the Far North area of Hokianga has produced a DVD how-to guide to show isolated rural communities how to set up their own supply of clean, safe drinking water. [more]

11/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 11 November 2011
A Government department says it's leaving it to Maori to select what sort of homes they want to live in - instead of decisions being made by "officials stuck in ivory towers"; The fishing company, Sealord, says the negative publicity surrounding foreign charter vessels prompted it to employ company observers aboard some of its trawlers; People living in the Lower Hutt suburb of Pomare say their situation is a warning for all other New Zealanders living in state housing; A researcher into Maori tourism says there is more to indigenous tour guiding than most people would realise. [more]

11/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 11 November 2011
The fishing company, Sealord, says the negative publicity surrounding foreign charter vessels prompted it to employ company observers aboard some of it's trawlers; A Government department says it's leaving it to Maori to select what sort of homes they want to live in - instead of decisions being made by what it says are "officials stuck in ivory towers."; A researcher into Maori tourism says there is more to indigenous tour guiding than most people would realise; People living in the Lower Hutt suburb of Pomare say their situation is a warning for all other New Zealanders living in state housing. [more]

14/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 November 2011
A Maori Women's Welfare League life member says the Government's overlooked its service when considering which providers could distribute Whanau Ora; The people of the South Waikato tribe, Ngati Raukawa, have ratified their Treaty settlement package; The fishing company Sealord, plans to better exploit it's image of being half owned by Maori interests; A researcher into Maori tourism says more effort needs to go into training translators for tourists who can't speak English or te reo. [more]

14/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 November 2011
The fishing company Sealord plans to better exploit it's image of being half owned by Maori interests; A Maori Women's Welfare League says the Government's overlooked its service when considering which providers could distribute Whanau Ora; The people of the South Waikato tribe, Ngati Raukawa, have ratified their Treaty settelment package; A researcher into Maori tourism says more effort needs to go into training translators for tourists who can't speak English or te reo. [more]

14/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 November 2011
A Bay of Plenty tribe has led a hikoi against plans for the Port of Tauranga to deepen and widen the harbour channel; Meanwhile, the iwi says the removal of containers from the crippled ship, Rena, may pose another potential pollution risk to the environment; A poll of 400 Maori voters in Waiariki puts the Maori Party MP and candidate, Te Ururoa Flavell, in front of the Labour and Mana candidates - with 56 per cent of the electorate supporting him; A major business hui has been told Maori export enterprises need to work together if they want to make more money. [more]

14/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 November 2011
A major business hui has been told Maori export enterprises need to work together if they want to make more money; The Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says her caucus is committed to growing Whanau Ora in future; A Tauranga iwi says the removal of containers from the crippled ship, Rena, may pose another potential pollution risk to the environment; Meanwhile, the tribe has led a hikoi against plans for the Port of Tauranga to deepen and widen the harbour channel. [more]

15/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 November 2011
The Tauranga based kiwifruit company Te Awanui Huka Pak, says Maori shareholders are fortunate that the vine killing disease PSA has only had a minor effect on their orchards; An Auckland social services provider says it's extraordinarily surprised the National Party isn't committing to expanding Whanau Ora - when it's failed to fix intergenerational Maori failure; The Iwi Leaders Forum hopes forming relations with American Indians will be a step towards developing a global indigenous economy; A Ngai Tahu singer-songwriter says reviving the art of playing taonga puoro or traditional Maori instruments is helping her to reconnect with her tipuna or ancestors. [more]

15/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 November 2011
An Auckland social services provider says it's extraordinarily surprised the National Party isn't committing to expanding Whanau Ora - when it's failed to fix intergenerational Maori failure; The Tauranga based kiwifruit company, Te Awanui Huka Pak, is confident the isolation of its orchards owned by iwi groups, will stand them in good stead to survive the vine killing disease PSA; The Iwi Leaders Forum hopes forming relations with American Indians will be a step towards developing a global indigenous economy; A shelter built right on top of the spot where the haka Ka Mate was composed by Ngati Toa chief, Te Rauparaha, has been named. [more]

15/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 November 2011
An advocate for Te Reo Maori - whose contribution has been recognised by Queen Elizabeth - doesn't believe the Maori Party will be able to make the language compulsorily available in schools by 2015; A Whanau Ora provider is calling on politicians to give certainty over the future of the social services policy; A privately-owned carved meeting house in the Lake Taupo Region is up for auction; A Te Reo o Taranaki tutor says although the revival of the Maori language has flourished over the last 30 years, he says the Taranaki dialect in particular is still in a perilous state. [more]

15/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 November 2011
An iwi health organisation says Whanau Ora is heading into an exciting phase - and it would be destabilising if any changes are made; An advocate for Te Reo Maori - whose contribution has been recognised by Queen Elzibabeth - doesn't believe the Maori Party will be able to make the language compulsorily available in schools by 2015; A Te Reo o Taranaki tutor says although the revival of the Maori language has flourished over the last 30 years, the Taranaki dialect in particular is still in a perilous state; A privately-owned Maori carved meeting house in the Lake Taupo Region is up for auction - and could fetch up to 12 million dollars. [more]

16/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 16 November 2011
A central North Island iwi has won its bid for a court hearing if all eight tribes involved in a Treaty deal can't decide how to divide up a huge forestry block; A grandson of one of two Maori carvers, who worked on what's now a privately-owned meeting house, hopes his hapu can buy it and finish the work his ancestor started; Auckland's Papakura marae has heard its first Youth Court case under tikanga Maori values; Entries are now open for the 2012 supreme Maori farming award. [more]

16/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 16 November 2011
A central North Island iwi has won its bid for a court hearing if all eight tribes involved in a Treaty deal can't decide how to devide up a huge forestry block; A grandson of one of two Maori carvers, who worked on what's now privately-owned meeting house hopes his hapu can buy it at auction - and finish the work his ancestor started; Auckland's Papakura marae has heard its first Youth Court case under tikanga Maori values; Organisers of the 2012 supreme Maori farming award are hoping for a strong entry from dairy farmers from all over New Zealand. [more]

16/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 16 November 2011
The Tertiary Education Commission has rejected a call to measure the performance of wananga in a different way from mainstream universities; With just over week before the country goes to the polls, the Electoral Enrolment Centre says four-thousand more young Maori have enrolled for the first time - since the last election in 2008; A quit smoking coaching programme run by Maori for Maori that aims to expand on ways to get tangata whenua off cigarettes has been set up in the Waikato region; Victoria University has honoured a prominent Wellington kaumatua with the most distinguished general award it can bestow. [more]

16/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 16 November 2011
The Tertiary Education Commission has rejected to call to measure the performance of wananga in a different way from mainstream universities; A quit smoking coaching programme run by Maori for Maori - that aims to expand on ways to get tangata whenua off cigarettes - has been set up in the Waikato region; Victoria University's Vice Chancellor says he's delighted to be able to honour a prominent Wellington kaumatua, with the most distinguished general award the university can bestow. [more]

17/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 17 November 2011
An iwi's planning to take further legal action if the Environment Court rules in favour of the Port of Tauranga pushing ahead with plans to deepen and widen the harbour channel; A newcomer to politics, who's standing for the Maori Party and vying to win the Hauraki-Waikato electorate says his caucus aims to create jobs; Sealord's newly appointed chair says the fishing company is much more than just a commercially driven corporate; The Chairman of the East Coast iwi Ngati Porou, says it's fantastic that Victoria University has recognised the contribution which a Wellington kaumatua has made to university life. [more]

17/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 17 November 2011
From today, Te Manu Korihi brings you profiles of the seven Maori electorates - looking at the politicians, their personalities, and their policies, Rosemary Rangitauira reports on the Waiariki electorate; Ngai Te Rangi's planning to take further legal action if the Environment Court rules in favour of the Port of Tauranga deepening and widening the harbour channel; Sealord's new chair says the fishing company is much more than just a commercially driven corporate - saying being half owned by Maori interests means guardianship is an essential part of how it does business; The Chair of Ngati Porou, says a prestigeous honour Victoria University has given to the Wellington kaumatua, Paekiomeka Ruha, is richly deserved. [more]

17/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 17 November 2011
A Tauranga tribe is pleased the Environment Court has quashed a consent order to subdivide a large block of land on an Island off the coast of the city; A national conference marking 30-years since Kohanga Reo began is being held near Hamilton; The Board of Taranaki's largest corporate dairy farming business Parininihi ki Waitotara, has broken new ground; A hapu of Ngati Pikiao, Ngati Hinerangi, says it wants to set up an advisory body to work with the Rotorua District Council - so more sacred sites aren't mistakenly destroyed. [more]

17/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 17 November 2011
A hapu of Ngati Pikiao, Ngati Hinerangi, says it wants to set up an advisory body to work with the Rotorua District Council so other sacred sites aren't mistakenly destroyed; A Tauranga iwi is pleased the Environment Court has quashed a consent order to subdivide a large block of land on an Island off the coast of the city; The Executive Director of Operations at Te Wananga o Aotearoa, which has several North Island campuses, has been elected chair of Taranaki's largest corporate dairy farming business; A national conference marking 30-years since Kohanga Reo began is now underway near Hamilton. [more]

18/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 18 November 2011
A professor of indigenous studies says there isn't room for two Maori political parties in parliament; The sitting Labour MP for the Maori electorate of Ikaroa-Rawhiti is determined to hold onto the seat for a fifth term; A tattoo artist - in the running for his Eye of the Taniwha concept to be fixed to a Wellington hillside - says his mural reconnects the capital with its deep Maori heritage. [more]

18/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 18 November 2011
In the second of our profiles of Maori seats - we look at Ikaroa-Rawhiti - which takes in the eastern side of the North Island from just north of Wellington to East Cape; A professor of indigenous studies, Rawiri Taonui, says Maoridom doesn't have the resources to support two Maori political parties in parliament; A tattoo artist says his Eye of the Taniwha concept reconnects the capital with its deep Maori heritage. [more]

18/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 18 November 2011
Some people on the Maori roll are worried that despite an extra party contesting next week's election, they're not benefitting enough from the political system; Auckland's Independent Maori Statutory Board hopes to work constructively with the Auckland Council, to increase the 2012-2013 budget catering for Maori interests; A group from Kohupatiki marae in Hawke's Bay is launching a project, to increase the population of patiki or black flounder in the Ngaruroro awa, between Napier and Hastings; The tertiary education provider, Te Wananga o Aotearoa is setting up courses on South Auckland's Manurewa marae. [more]

18/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 18 November 2011
Auckland's Independent Maori Statutory Board hopes to work constructively with the Auckland Council, to increase the proposed budget for 2012-2013 which caters for Maori interests; A group from Kohupatiki marae in Hawke's Bay has just launched Project Patiki fri18th 6pm, which aims to increase the population of patiki or black flounder in the Ngaruroro awa, between Napier and Hastings; The tertiary education provider, Te Wananga o Aotearoa, is setting up courses on south Auckland's Manurewa marae; The Maori Language Awards have just started 6.00pm at the Energy and Events Centre in Rotorua. [more]

21/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 November 2011
A Maori-owned forestry firm says China's demand for trees is slowing down - but the long-term loutlook for log export is 'spectacular'; The latest marae-based youth court says it's behind allowing anyone to attend - not just Maori; A Bay of Plenty kiwifruit industry leader says there's a need for more Maori owned businesses to be fully integrated - clipping the ticket all the way along the production marketing chain, rather than allowing others to do so; A small Gisborne school has won the Supreme Award in the Maori Language Awards. [more]

21/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 November 2011
In the third of our profiles of the seven Maori electorates - jobs, the economy and housing are prominent policies among the candidates in Tamaki Makaurau;A Maori-owned forestry firm says China's demand for trees is slowing down - but the long-term loutlook for log export is 'spectacular'; The Ministry of Justice says while Rangatahi Courts are focussed on young Maori, both Maori and non-Maori are eligible to attend;Kaiti School in Gisborne has won the Supreme Award in the Maori Language Awards; And a significant honour has also been given to the Taranaki kaumatua and language advocate, Te Huirangi Waikerepuru. [more]

21/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 November 2011
A new poll suggests the Maori Party's Rahui Katene will keep her Te Tai Tonga seat; The head of the Waikato Tainui parliament executive, Tukoroirangi Morgan, says he's not fazed by the idea that Maori may not have first refusal to buy shares in state-owned assets; A teacher at Kaiti school in Gisborne says staff and pupils are over the moon at winning the top honour in the 2011 Maori Language awards; A prominent Wellington kaumatua says she shocked to learn that she was to receive a prestigious award from Victoria University. [more]

21/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 November 2011
The head of the Waikato Tainui parliament executive, Tukoroirangi Morgan, says he's not fazed by the idea that Maori may not have first refusal to buy shares in state-owned assets; A poll of 400 Maori roll voters suggests the Mana Party newcomer, Clinton Dearlove, is coming last in the four-candidate race to win Te Tai Tonga; A teacher at Gisborne's Kaiti school, says the spirit of manaakitanga or kindness and showing respect, which formed the basis of the school's entry in the 2011 Maori Language Awards, is something which is practised all year; Victoria University today recognised a prominent Wellington kaumatua, who's been instrumental in supporting cultural development, the Maori language and education for the past 60 years. [more]

22/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 November 2011
Two tribes have pitched their interest and intention to build social and affordable housing - but say it has to be an investment which provides good financial returns; The Maori Party co-leader, Tariana Turia, says although creating better job opportunities is one of the top priorities for the people in the Te Tai Hauauru electorate, she says it's about generating quality and sustainable employment; A Taranaki reo expert says the significant honour given to the Ngati Ruanui kaumatua, Te Huirangi Waikerepuru, reflects his tireless years of work advancing major Maori language initiatives. [more]

22/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 November 2011
In our series looking at the seven Maori electorates in seven days - all of the candidates standing for the Te Tai Hauauru seat are unanimous on one issue - lifting Maori people out of poverty; Two tribes have pitched their interest and intention to build social and affordable housing - but say it has to be an investment which provides good financial returns; A Taranaki reo expert says the significant honour given to the Ngati Ruanui kaumatua, Te Huirangi Waikerepuru, reflects his tireless years of work advancing major Maori language initiatives; A Taranaki reo expert says the significant honour given to the Ngati Ruanui kaumatua, Te Huirangi Waikerepuru, reflects his tireless years of work advancing major Maori language initiatives. [more]

22/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 November 2011
The Maori Trustee says he'll consider a call to release funds to help Maori own their own home; The chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive supports the Maori Party's stance not to sell shares in state-owned assets - but has again said the tribe will be a buyer if they're on offer; The Waitakere Taskforce on Family Violence launched new initiatives today at Hoani Waititi marae, which are aimed at Maori whanau; Students at the University of French Polynesia in Tahiti have voted Mau Moko, The World of Maori Tattoo, as their favourite test book. [more]

22/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 November 2011
The Waitakere Taskforce on Family Violence launched new initiatives in Glen Eden today aimed at Maori whanau; The Maori Trustee says he'll consider a suggestion to release funds to help Maori own their own home; The chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive supports the Maori Party's stance not to sell shares in state-owned assets - but has again said the tribe will be a buyer if they're on offer; The success of the award winning book Mau Moko, The World of Maori Tattoo, has extended overseas. [more]

23/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 23 November 2011
The MP for Te Tai Tonga, Rahui Katene, is adamant she'll retain her seat in the election; The Waitakere Taskforce on Family Violence has launched three initiatives, as part of a long term project to reduce family violence among Maori in West Auckland; A tattoo artist says he's still determined to get his Eye of the Taniwha design fixed to a Wellington hillside to remind people of the capital's rich Maori history. [more]

23/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 23 November 2011
Te Tai Tonga is - geographically - the largest of the seven Maori electorates - and it's the one seat where there could be an upset in the election; The Waitakere Taskforce on Family Violence has launched three initiatives, as part of a long term project to reduce family violence among Maori in West Auckland; A tattoo artist says he's still determined to get his Eye of the Taniwha design fixed to a Wellington hillside to remind people of the capital's rich Maori history - despite losing a competition for a permanent sign near the city's airport. [more]

23/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 23 November 2011
The chair of a panel which advises on the trademarking of Maori words says its powers may be limited but it does give tangata whenua some say in the process; The police and Child Youth and Family have come together under one roof in Whakatane to improve the way they deal with serious child abuse; The Hawke's Bay District Health Board says it's pleased with progress on plans for a new model of health care for people in the Wairoa district of northern Hawke's Bay, where 63 percent of people are Maori; A Maori political activist has been appointed as a director of Te Ohu Kai Moana - the Maori fisheries trust. [more]

23/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 23 November 2011
A lawyer specialising in the trademarking of Maori words says a tangata whenua body charged with reviewing requests for Maori trademarks can only decline an application if its offensive to Maori; The police and Child Youth and Family have come together under one roof in Whakatane to improve the way they deal with serious child abuse; A new model of health care for people in the Wairoa district of northern Hawke's Bay, is a step closer to becoming a reality. [more]

24/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 24 November 2011
In our penultimate profile of the seven Maori seats - the gloves have come off in the last week, in the three-man contest for Te Tai Tokerau. [more]

24/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 24 November 2011
An Auckland accountant who's been administering the affairs of a financially troubled Northland Maori incorporation Matauri X, is stepping aside from the job after eight years; The widow of a man whose whanau took his body from Christchurch to the North Island just over four years ago, says she won't stop fighting until she gets him back; Meanwhile a lawyer representing a whanau member who took the body of James Takamore, says he'll meet with her tomorrow to decide what to do next; A Te Arawa iwi, Ngati Whakaue, has launched a new website: whakaue dot org, so members of the tribe can stay connected to home, where ever they are in the world. [more]

24/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 24 November 2011
The widow of a man whose whanau stole his body from Christchurch to the North Island just over four years ago, says they need to apologise for what they did; Meanwhile a lawyer representing James Takamore's sister, says he'll talk with her tomorrow about what to do next; The Maori Land Court in Whangarei has ended its control of a financially troubled Northland Maori incorporation, Matauri X; A Victora University Maori Studies Lecturer, says two new Maori political candidates are showing promising qualities, which should stand them in good stead in the future. [more]

25/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 25 November 2011
The Maori Party whip, Te Ururoa Flavell, says his caucus has undersold itself during the election campaign; Meanwhile, a Victoria University Maori Studies Senior Lecturer, agrees there's been a lack of clarity from some political parties during the election campaign, as to what their key policies are; Webbs Auction House in Auckland says there's been strong interest in a nationally important, privately owned Maori meeting house in Taupo, for which tenders close today. [more]

25/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 25 November 2011
In our final profile of the Maori electorates, Gareth Thomas found that daily living, marine protection and the return of ancestral land, are the leading issues for candidates; Tenders close today for a privately owned Maori meeting house in Taupo built in the 1860's; Dr Maria Bargh from Victoria University says there's been a lack of clarity from some political parties during the election campaign, about their key policies. [more]

25/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 25 November 2011
A bulletin from Radio New Zealand's Maori News Unit. [more]

25/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 25 November 2011
A bulletin from Radio New Zealand's Maori News Unit. [more]

28/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 28 November 2011
The Maori Party co-leader, Tariana Turia, is disappointed that her party lost the Tai Tonga seat to the Labour party, but she says there's still lots of work to be done over the next three years; Out of the seven Maori seats in the 2011 general election, Labour's Parekura Horomia had the most convincing win, holding his Ikaroa-Rawhiti seat with a majority of nearly 6-thousand votes over the Maori Party candidate, Na Raihania; The Labour Party's Rino Tirikatene has taken the title of Te Tai Tonga MP from the Maori Party's Rahui Katene; A former New Zealand First MP, says the party leader, Winston Peters, will bring a counterproductive element to parliament, with neither the Green Party nor the Labour Party wanting to work with him. [more]

28/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 28 November 2011
The Maori Party co-leader, Tariana Turia, is disappointed that her party lost the Tai Tonga seat to the Labour party, but she says there's still lots of work to be done over the next three years; Out of the seven Maori seats in the 2011 general election, Labour's Parekura Horomia had the most convincing win, holding his Ikaroa-Rawhiti seat with a majority of nearly 6-thousand votes over the Maori Party candidate, Na Raihania; The Labour Party's Rino Tirikatene who's won the title of Te Tai Tonga MP, says he's looking forward to serving his people; A former New Zealand First MP, says the party leader, Winston Peters, will bring a counterproductive element to parliament, with neither the Green Party nor the Labour Party wanting to work with him. [more]

28/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 28 November 2011
The Maori Party leadership and executive have held talks with the National Party over a potential agreement in Parliament; The Green Party says the number of votes it's attracted from the Maori electorates have doubled, compared with the last ballot three years ago; Meanwhile, the outgoing Te Tai Tonga MP, Rahui Katene, says she's shocked at being ousted from her electoral seat; The Historic Places Trust in Northland is satisfied with the outcome of a court case in Whangarei, in which a local businessman was convicted and fined seven thousand dollars for damaging an historic pa site; The destroyed pa site at Whangarei Heads was formerly occupied by the Ngati Wai iwi. [more]

28/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 28 November 2011
The outgoing Te Tai Tonga MP, Rahui Katene, says she's shocked after being ousted her from the electoral seat; The Green Party says the number of votes it's attracted from the Maori electorates have doubled, compared to the last ballot 3 years ago; The Maori Party leadership and executive have held talks with the National Party over a potential agreement in Parliament; The Historic Places Trust in Northland is satisfied with the outcome of a court case in Whangarei, in which a local businessman was convicted and fine seven thousand dollars for damaging an historic pa site; The destroyed pa site at Whangarei Heads was formerly occupied by the Ngati Wai iwi. [more]

29/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 29 November 2011
Green Party says it'll have more influence in Parliament than Maori Party in some areas - after returning 13 MPs to the House; The new Chair of the Taranaki based Parininihi ki Waitotara Corporation, says this year's record profit indicates the organisation is on the right course; Child Youth and Family in Whakatane says there's no more 'them and us' - now it's teamed up with police in the same building to improve their response to serious child abuse; A Maori soldier from Palmerston North has been awarded for his mahi with an award from the United States Army. [more]

29/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 29 November 2011
The Green Party says it'll have more influence in Parliament than the Maori Party in some areas - after returning 13 MPs to the House; Child Youth and Family in Whakatane says there's no more 'them and us' - now it's teamed up with police in the same building to improve their response to serious child abuse; The new Chair of the Taranaki based Parininihi ki Waitotara Corporation, says this year's record profit indicates the organisation is on the right course; Maori are been encouraged to apply for a batch of health scholarships. [more]

29/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 29 November 2011
A lawyer representing a whanau member, who helped take the body of James Takamore from Christchurch to Bay of Plenty, says a series of meetings will be held with the wider hapu about how to proceed following a court ruling; One of the new Green Party MPs, who's Maori, says there's still a long way to go to until the country properly recognises the Treaty of Waitangi; Waikato University's Te Piringa Faculty of Law, launched a new research centre today, which will tackle a variety of environmental law issues, including Maori and indigenous governance; The senior Maori advisor at Massey University says this year's Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book Awards is a chance to celebrate a milestone in Maori language publishing. [more]

29/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 29 November 2011
One of the new Green Party MPs, who's Maori, says there's still a long way to go to have the Treaty of Waitangi recognised properly; A lawyer representing a whanau member, who took the body of James Takamore, says a series of meetings will be held with the wider hapu to talk about how to proceed following a court ruling; The senior Maori advisor at Massey University says this year's Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book Awards is a chance to celebrate a milestone in Maori language publishing; Waikato University's Te Piringa Faculty of Law, launched a new research centre today, which will tackle a variety of environmental law issues, including Maori and indigenous governance. [more]

30/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 30 November 2011
The new Te Tai Tonga MP, Rino Tirikatene, says now he's secured the electoral seat he wants to carry on the legacy left by his grandfather and aunt; A judge in Gisborne has dismissed charges against a police sergeant and a company director, for taking undersized shell fish under the customary fishing regulations; The head of a new environmental law research centre at Waikato University's Te Piringa Faculty of Law, says one of the major areas of focus will be Maori and indigenous governance; An organiser of the Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book Awards, says it has inspired Maori authors to publish more material in te reo increasing the amount of literature available to sophisticated readers. [more]

30/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 30 November 2011
A judge in Gisborne has dismissed charges under the Fisheries Act against a police sergeant and a company director, in relation to taking undersized kaimoana; The new Te Tai Tonga MP, Rino Tirikatene, says now he's secured the electoral seat he wants to carry on the legacy left by his grandfather and aunt; The head of a new environmental law research centre at Waikato University's Te Piringa Faculty of Law, says one of the major areas of focus will be Maori and indigenous governance; The Maori soul diva, Whirimako Black, has won an award worth 50-thousand dollars at the country's first national Arts Awards. [more]

30/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 30 November 2011
The Department of Conservation is preparing to enter a co-management arrangement with a Northland hapu over one of the country's largest offshore island reserves; A descendant of the Ngati Pikiao chief, Taranui, says there's talk of trying to re-grow a sacred tree named after his rangatira, which was mistakenly cut down; A Kapiti Coast based writer 37 year old Tina Makereti, says winning the first ever fiction award in the Nga Kupa Ora third Maori Book Awards, is amazing; Two young Maori Waikato University students have received recognition under a scholarship named after the late Maori Queen. [more]

30/11/2011: Manu Korihi News for 30 November 2011
The Department of Conservation is preparing to enter a co-management arrangement with a Northland hapu over one of the country's largest offshore island reserves; A descendant of the Ngati Pikiao chief, Taranui, says there's talk of trying to re-grow a sacred tree named after his rangatira, which was mistakenly cut down; The author of an award winning book on traditional Maori myths and legends, says she had no pre-conceived idea as to who would enjoy reading it; The Families Commission is hosting a wananga or a workshop in Auckland tomorrow to address the concerns of vulnerable whanau and tamariki. [more]

01/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 1 December 2011
The Ministry of Fisheries in Gisborne will be closely studying a judge's reasons for dismissing charges against a police sergeant and a businessman, before deciding on any course of action; The country's first Maori language immersion school has found a new principal, 15 months after a Ministry of Education appointed manger was sent in to sort problems at the kura; Te Arawa wants to see all iwi and hapu flags flying along with the New Zealand flag in Rotorua on Waitangi Day next year; The Families Commission says discussions at a workshop in Auckland today will have a strong influence on government policies and reinforce Whanau Ora strategies to improve the well-being of vulnerable families and children. [more]

01/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 1 December 2011
The country's first Maori language immersion school has found a new principal, 15 months after a Ministry of Education appointed manger was sent in to sort problems at the kura; The Ministry of Fisheries in Gisborne will be closely studying a judge's reasons for dismissing charges against a police sergeant and a businessman, before deciding on any course of action; The Families Commission says discussions at a workshop in Auckland today will have a strong influence on government policies and reinforce Whanau Ora strategies to improve the well-being of vulnerable families and children; Te Arawa wants to see all iwi and hapu flags flying along with the New Zealand flag on Waitangi Day next year. [more]

01/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 1 December 2011
A tender price of between eight and 12 million dollars has been accepted for New Zealand's only privately owned Maori meeting house, built near Taupo over a hundred and 40 years ago; Auckland Council's Independent Maori Statutory Board is proposing the Council budgets 300 million dollars for Maori, as part of its Long Term Plan over 10 years; A Taranaki reo advisor says tribal descendants based at the top of the South Island are hungry to reconnect with their iwi through language and cultural courses offered through the Te Reo o Taranaki movement; Ngati Kahungunu iwi in Hawke's Bay has successfully completed the first pilot paua re-seeding project in the region. [more]

01/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 1 December 2011
Auckland Council's Independent Maori Statutory Board is proposing the Council budgets almost 300 million dollars for Maori, as part of its Long Term Plan over 10 years; Webbs Auction House in Auckland says the custodian of New Zealand's only privately owned Maori meeting house, has accepted a tender price for it of between eight and 12 million dollars; A Taranaki reo advisor says tribal descendants based at the top of the South Island are hungry to reconnect with their iwi through language and cultural courses offered through the Te Reo o Taranaki movement; Ngati Kahungunu iwi in Hawke's Bay has successfully completed the first pilot paua re-seeding project in the region. [more]

02/12/2011: Te Manu Korihi News for 2 December 2011
Te Arawa people want a local council iwi advisory committee decision on whether Rotorua mayor should continue to chair the group; Whanau Ora, freshwater and the sale of shares in state-owned assets will be on the agenda when the Iwi Chairs Forum meet in Kaikoura early next week; The police force in a small American city is to undergo cultural training - after an officer pepper sprayed a crowd of Polynesians performing a haka; Webbs Auction House in Auckland expects negotiations over the purchase of New Zealand's only privately owned Maori meeting house, to continue well into next week. [more]

02/12/2011: Te Manu Korihi News for 2 December 2011
Whanau Ora, freshwater and the sale of shares in state-owned assets will be on the agenda when the Iwi Chairs Forum meet in Kaikoura early next week; The people of Te Arawa want a local council iwi advisory committee to decide if the mayor of Rotorua should continue to be chair of the group; Webb's Auction House in Auckland expects negotiations over the purchase of New Zealand's only privately owned Maori meeting house, to continue well into next week; The police force in a small American city is to undergo cultural training - after an officer pepper sprayed a crowd of Polynesians performing a haka. [more]

02/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 2 December 2011
The Rotorua Mayor is holding a reception tonight, to celebrate the life of the principal tour guide at the famous Pink and White Terraces, south east of Rotorua; The Maori Anglican Bishop in Bay of Plenty, Ngarahu Katene, will be among about a hundred and 50 people, expected to attend centennial celebrations tomorrow at St Matthew's church north west of Taupo; The Whanganui Maori activist, Ken Mair, says he's heading into a celebrity boxing match against the former mayor, Micheal Laws, with plenty of confidence. [more]

02/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 2 December 2011
Over the weekend the Rotorua Council is hosting descendants of a woman whom the mayor says was a national tourism pioneer; About a hundred and 50 people including the Maori Anglican Bishop in Bay of Plenty, Ngarahu Katene, are expected to attend centennial celebrations tomorrow at St Matthew's church north west of Taupo; The Whanganui Maori activist, Ken Mair, says he's heading into a celebrity boxing match against former mayor, Micheal Laws, confident of winning the fight. [more]

05/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 5 December 2011
The Ministry of Fisheries in Gisborne has decided not to appeal a judge's decision to dismiss charges laid under the Fisheries Act against two Gisborne men; Aspiring Labour Party deputy leader Nanaia Mahuta will be on home turf today, when the leadership race is taken to party members in a series of hui throughout the country; The Chairman of a Tauranga iwi, says the Rena disaster has re-inforced the need for Maori to protect the environment in a more meaningful way; A memorial headstone commemorating a hundred years since the death of the principal guide at the world famous Pink and White Terraces, was unveiled yesterday in Rotorua. [more]

05/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 5 December 2011
Aspiring Labour Party deputy leader Nanaia Mahuta will be on home turf today, when the leadership race is taken to party members in a series of hui throughout the country; The Ministry of Fisheries in Gisborne has decided not to appeal a judge's decision to dismiss charges laid under the Fisheries Act against two Gisborne men; The Chairman of a Tauranga iwi, says the Rena disaster has re-inforced the need for Maori to protect the environment in a more meaningful way; A memorial headstone marking a hundred years since the death of the principal guide at the world famous Pink and White Terraces, was unveiled yesterday in Rotorua. [more]

05/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 5 December 2011
The first majority Maori owned milk powder plant has been officially opened at Mokai, near Taupo; Signatures are being steadily added to a petition in Nelson against the Nelson City Council's move to become only the third council in New Zealand to create a Maori ward; A descendant of the Northland hapu is calling on the Whangarei District Council to remove pieces of memorial headstones that had been dumped along the Onerahi beach; All Black, Piri Weepu, has won two top honours at this year's National Maori Sports Awards in Auckland, and was also named a joint winner for the title of Maori World Champion team. [more]

05/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 5 December 2011
A descendant of the Northland hapu is calling on the Whangarei District Council to remove pieces of memorial headstones that had been dumped along the Onerahi beach; The official opening of a new milk powder plant near Taupo which is majority Maori owned, is the culmination of collaboration between a number of Maori trusts; Signatures are being steadily added to a petition in Nelson against the Nelson City Council's move to become only the third council in New Zealand to create a Maori ward; All Black World champion, Piri Weepu, has won two top honours at this year's National Maori Sports Awards in Auckland, and was also named a joint winner for the title of Maori World Champion team. [more]

06/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 6 December 2011
A carved gateway to mark the 25th anniversary of Victoria University's Te Herenga Waka Marae has been unveiled at a dawn service today; A retired Rotorua tour guide says hosts to the city today, have been moulded from a legacy set by tourism founders, such as the principal tour guide of the world famous Pink and White Terraces; The Whangarei District Council says it aims to remove and return pieces of headstones that have been used as part of a seawall, to a local cemetery; A Maori exhibition at the Shanghai Museum attracted more than 600-thousand visitors, which ended earlier last month. [more]

06/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 6 December 2011
The Taurima or manager of Victoria University's Marae says the unveiling of a carved gateway to mark the 25th anniversary of the marae is a significant event on the university's calendar; A retired Rotorua tour guide says hosts to the city today, have been moulded from a legacy set by tourism founders, such as the principal tour guide of the world famous Pink and White Terraces; The Whangarei District Council says it aims to remove and return pieces of headstones that have been used as part of a seawall, to a local cemetery; A Maori exhibition at the Shanghai Museum attracted more than 600-thousand visitors, which ended earlier last month. [more]

06/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 6 December 2011
There are changes at the top of the Mana Party; A Maori educator is supporting the government's idea to trial so-called Charter schools; Local iwi in Whakatane have been the driving force behind a study which has found that fungi and plants can reduce dioxins in contaminated land; A New Zealand Heavyweight title fight between All Black Sonny Bill Williams and Richard Tutaki will be staged in Hamilton in February. [more]

06/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 6 December 2011
A Maori educator is supporting the government's idea to trial so-called Charter schools; Annette Sykes has become the interim President of the Mana party - replacing the union man Matt McCarten, who has cancer; Local iwi in Whakatane have been the driving force behind a study which has found that fungi and plants can reduce dioxins in contaminated land; New Zealand heavyweight boxing champion, Richard Tutaki says he's not phased by the celebrity status of Sonny Bill Williams, who he will fight for the title in February. [more]

07/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 December 2011
A national body representing many Maori immersion schools hopes the funding it receives from government will not be under threat by an idea to trial so-called charter schools; The Mana Party says it's being singled out by Auckland Council, which has issued a trespass notice to the Occupy Auckland protesters - who are against corporate greed; An Auckland tertiary institute that delivers its programmes in te reo Maori has recieved a glowing report from the Qualifications Authority, saying the increase in reo Maori speakers is an excellent outcome for Maori society; Six million dollars is to be shared out among groups that want to improve the health of the Waikato River. [more]

07/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 December 2011
The Mana Party says it's being singled out by Auckland Council, which has issued a trespass notice to the Occupy Auckland protestors - who are against corporate greed; A national body representing many Maori immersion schools hopes the funding it receives from government will not be under threat by an idea to trial so-called charter schools; An Auckland tertiary institute that delivers its programmes in te reo Maori has recieved a glowing report from the Qualifications Authority, saying the increase in reo Maori speakers is an excellent outcome for Maori society; The new recipient of the second highest award for gallantry to recognise acts of bravery has a long Maori military history. [more]

07/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 December 2011
The Canadian oil and gas exploration companies Apache and Tag Oil have started consulting people in the Gisborne region about their plans; Auckland Council says it hasn't singled out the Mana Party in the trespass notice it's issued to the Occupy Auckland protesters - who are against corporate greed; Ngati Pahauwera iwi in northern Hawke's Bay says there are definitely benefits for Maori in a proposed new model of health care for the region; A Maori soldier who's received the second highest award for gallantry says his whanau is proud of his achievement, and acknowledges his army whakapapa. [more]

07/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 7 December 2011
Auckland Council says it hasn't singled out the Mana Party in the trespass notice it's issued to the Occupy Auckland protesters - who are against corporate greed; A Gisborne Councillor says it's refreshing that two Canadian oil and gas exploration companies Apache and Tag Oil, are consulting people in the Gisborne region about their plans; Ngati Pahauwera iwi in northern Hawke's Bay says there are definitely benefits for Maori in a proposed new model of health care for the region; The Group Accountant with Te Wananga o Aotearoa has won a top honour in the Institute of Chartered Accountants Leadership Awards. [more]

08/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 December 2011
A Gisborne District Councillor says efforts by two Canadian oil exploration companies to consult with Maori about their drilling plans, is a complete contrast to the actions of the Brazilian company Petrobras; The health spokesperson for Ngati Pahauwera in northern Hawke's Bay, says the inability of many elderly Maori people to easily access health services, is a major concern; Hosiery featuring original Maori tribal patterns designed by a customary Maori carver are soon to be stocked by a major department store; The head of the Ngati Mutunga Runanga says the tribal exhibition recently installed at New Plymouth's Puke Ariki Museum lays a foundation for the iwi to start telling their stories. [more]

08/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 December 2011
A Gisborne District Councillor says efforts by two Canadian oil exploration companies to consult with Maori about their drilling plans, is a complete contrast to the actions of the Brazilian company Petrobras; The health spokesperson for Ngati Pahauwera in northern Hawke's Bay, says the inability of many elderly people to easily access health services, is a major concern for Maori; Hosiery featuring original Maori tribal patterns designed by a customary Maori carver are soon to be stocked by a major department store; The head of the Ngati Mutunga Runanga says the tribal exhibition recently installed at New Plymouth's Puke Ariki Museum lays a foundation for the iwi to start telling their stories. [more]

08/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 December 2011
The Maori Trustee is making changes to the way the Government body is being run; The Wairoa District Mayor, Les Probert, says a new model of health care in northern Hawke's Bay is long overdue; The Government says a positive report on an Auckland tertiary institute - which delivering its programmes in te reo Maori - reflects credit on the whole kaupapa Maori education movement; An internet job listing site - launched in response to a growing number of Maori and Pasifika people entering the workforce - is reporting that business is good. [more]

08/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 8 December 2011
The Associate Minister of Education, Dr Pita Sharples, says a glowing report on Te Wananga Takiura confirms there's now an established and well-run Maori teachers' college; The Maori Trustee is making changes to the way the Government body is being run; The Hawke's Bay DHB holds the last in a series of community consultation meetings tonight, to discuss a revamp of health services in Wairoa, which will see them integrated on one site; An internet job listing site - launched in response to a growing number of Maori and Pasifika people entering the workforce - is reporting that business is good. [more]

09/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 9 December 2011
A meatworker from a central North Island lamb processing plant says demands by his employer is a kick in the guts; A group from Kohupatiki marae in Hawke's Bay has started a water monitoring project of the Clive River; The joint iwi and Crown Waikato River Authority is giving a thumbs up to Fonterra, for ensuring farmers fence their waterways - to stop stock polluting waterways; The General Manager of the Ngati Mutunga Runanga, says although not every piece of history is displayed at the iwi's tribal exhibition, most descendants were happy to allow their taonga to go on display. [more]

09/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 9 December 2011
A meatworker locked out by her employer, for not signing a new individual contract, says her tamariki support her decision, and are willing to go without Christmas presents; The joint iwi and Crown Waikato River Authority is giving a thumbs up to Fonterra, for ensuring farmers fence their waterways - to stop stock polluting waterways; A group from Kohupatiki marae in Hawke's Bay has started a water monitoring project of the Clive River; The General Manager of the Ngati Mutunga Runanga, says although not every piece of history is displayed at the iwi's tribal exhibition, most descendants were happy to allow their taonga to go on display. [more]

09/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 9 December 2011
The largest South Island iwi says it's likely to be three to four years before it will be able to move back to its headquarters in central Christchurch; The Meatworkers' Union hopes new talks will mean staff from a central North Island lamb processing plant can get back to work by Christmas; A project aimed at reducing the high rate of rheumatic fever in the Hastings suburb of Flaxmere, has won a top award in the inaugural Hawke's Bay Health Awards. [more]

09/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 9 December 2011
The Project Manager of an award winning health initiative in Hawke's Bay, says there's been an unexpected benefit for many Maori families in the Hastings suburb of Flaxmere; The Meatworkers' Union hopes new talks will mean staff from a central North Island lamb processing plant can get back to work by Christmas; The largest South Island iwi says it's likely to be three to four years before it will be able to move back to its headquarters in central Christchurch. [more]

12/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 12 December 2011
The Crown body which funds tertiary institutions is being told it's at risk of infringing Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The head of a Rotorua Maori cultural centre says its newly appointed chief executive will help put a stop to a drop in visitor numbers. The head of a project team in Hawke's Bay responsible for improving the oral health of children, particularly Maori and Pacific islanders, says it's been challenging but very satisfying. [more]

12/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 12 December 2011
The Crown body which funds tertiary institutions is being told it's at risk of infringing Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The head of a Rotorua Maori cultural centre says its newly appointed chief executive will help put a stop to a drop in visitor numbers. A project designed to improve the oral health of children particularly Maori and Pacific Islanders, has won the Supreme Award, at the inaugural Hawke's Bay Health Awards. [more]

12/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 12 December 2011
Sir Henare Ngata born north of Ruatoria in 1917, was the youngest son of New Zealand's first double university degree holder and Maori leader Sir Apirana Ngata; The Green Party's co-leader, Metiria Turei, says the Maori Party's deal with National to tackle poverty, won't bring great benefits for whanau Maori; The founder of Te Wananga O Raukawa wants the Crown to acknowledge kaupapa values, when measuring educational performance; Te Runanga o Ngati Kahungunu's Chairman says charter schools are likely to open the door to finding an educational model that works for Maori children. [more]

12/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 12 December 2011
Ngati Porou iwi's Chief Executive, Monty Soutar, says the death of one of the tribe's elder statesman is a big loss; Te Runanga o Ngati Kahungunu's Chairman says charter schools could open the door to finding an educational model that works for Maori children; The Green Party's co-leader, Metiria Turei, says the Maori Party's deal with National to tackle poverty, won't provide great benefits for whanau Maori; The founder of Te Wananga O Raukawa wants the Crown to acknowledge kaupapa values, when measuring performance. [more]

13/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 13 December 2011
Ngati Porou iwi's Chief Executive, Monty Soutar, says he owes a debt of gratitude to one of the tribe's great leaders, Sir Henare Ngata, who died on Sunday aged 93; A member of the Maori Economic Taskforce says charter schools may help Maori in the future to have a greater presence in creating wealth for New Zealand; The Coalition to End Homelessness in New Zealand is right behind the Government setting up a Ministerial Committee on Poverty; The Northland District Health Board is closing in on its target of vaccinating 85 per cent of tamariki and rangatahi against Meningococcal C. [more]

13/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 13 December 2011
Ngati Porou iwi's Chief Executive, Monty Soutar, says he owes a debt of gratitude to one of the tribe's great leaders, Sir Henare Ngata, who died on Sunday aged 93; A member of the Maori Economic Taskforce says charter schools may help Maori in the future to have a greater presence in creating wealth for New Zealand; A group which wants to reduce the number of homeless people has commended a Government agreement to set up a Ministerial Committee on Poverty; The Northland District Health Board is closing in on its target of vaccinating 85 per cent of tamariki and rangitahi against Meningococcal C. [more]

13/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 13 December 2011
The Governor General has accepted an invitation to become the first parton of the national stop smoking service Quitline; An organisation which aims to end homelessness in New Zealand by 2020, is delighted the Maori Party co-leader, Tariana Turia, is the new associate Minister of Housing; The Mana Party leader has criticised the Maori party over its deal with the National Party; Students learning traditional Maori chants and oratory at the Otaki based Wananga o Raukawa, can now access their studies anywhere, using the organisation's new iPhone application. [more]

13/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 13 December 2011
A Kaitaia doctor has welcomed the Government's decision to double the funding to combat rheumatic fever; The Mana Party leader has criticised the Maori party over its deal with the National Party; The Mana Party leader has criticised the Maori party over its deal with the National Party; An organisation which aims to end homelessness in New Zealand by 2020, is delighted the Maori Party co-leader, Tariana Turia, is the new associate Minister of Housing; Students learning traditional Maori chants and oratory at the Otaki based Wananga o Raukawa, can now take their learning anywhere, using the organisation's new iPhone application. [more]

14/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 December 2011
A lead Treaty of Waitangi negotiator says the appointment of Chris Finlayson as the associate Maori Affairs Minister, shows National is taking the portfolio more seriously; The Principal of an Otaki based underperforming Maori tertiary institute, has had her pay cut; A Maori expert in the use of Geographic Information Systems, says they're a powerful computer tool, which many iwi are using to meet their cultural, environmental and economic goals; The Nelson Mayor Aldo Miccio says the council's intention to create a Maori ward for the city, is on tomorrow's agenda, with councillors considering an independent legal opinion on the issue. [more]

14/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 December 2011
A Treaty of Waitangi negotiator says the appointment of Chris Finlayson as the associate Maori Affairs Minister, shows National is taking the portfolio more seriously; The Nelson Mayor, Aldo Miccio, says the council's intention to create a Maori ward for the city, is up for discussion again tomorrow, when councillors consider an independent legal opinion on the issue; A Maori expert in the use of Geographic Information Systems, says they're a powerful computer tool, which many iwi are using to meet their cultural, environmental and economic goals; The Principal of an Otaki based underperforming Maori tertiary institute, has taken a pay cut. [more]

14/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 December 2011
The Ngapuhi leader Sonny Tau says the runanga has decided to suspend Ngati Hine iwi from attending Board meetings, until it complies with the requirements of Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi's constitution; But Ngati Hine Chairman, Waihoroi Shortland, says neither he nor his board are bothered by the suspension; Pita Sharples and Tariana Turia will continue to lead the Maori Party; A Treaty of Waitangi lead negotiator says it makes sense that the National Party's Hekia Parata has been appointed as Minister of Education - because Maori are underachieving; The head of the national stop smoking service Quitline says having the Governor General as its inaugural patron means its campaigns should get plenty of attention. [more]

14/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 14 December 2011
The Ngapuhi leader Sonny Tau says the runanga has decided to suspend Ngati Hine iwi from attending Board meetings, until it complies with the requirements of Te Runanga a iwi o Ngapuhi's constitution; But Ngati Hine Chairman, Waihoroi Shortland, says neither he nor his board are bothered by the suspension; The head of the national stop smoking service Quitline says having the Governor General as its inaugural patron means its campaigns should get plenty of attention; A Treaty of Waitangi lead negotiator says it makes sense tha the National Party's Hekia Parata has been appointed as Minister of Education - because Maori are underachieving. [more]

15/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 December 2011
The Ngapuhi leader, Sonny Tau, says his Board had no option but to suspend the Ngati Hine iwi from attending Board meetings, until further notice; But Ngati Hine's Chairman, Waihoroi Shortland, rejects any suggestion that the annual meeting he chaired earlier this year broke any rules; An iwi and Greenpeace have been awarded a judicial review of the Government's granting of a permit to explore for oil off the East Cape; The Council of Christian Social Services wants to see the new government set targets to reduce poverty, before the organisation can believe the National and Maori parties are serious about alleviating the problem. [more]

15/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 December 2011
An iwi and Greenpeace have been awarded a judicial review of the Government's granting of a permit to explore for oil off the East Cape; The Ngapuhi leader, Sonny Tau, says his board had no option but to suspend the Ngati Hine iwi from attending Board meetings, until further notice; But Ngati Hine's Chairman, Waihoroi Shortland, rejects any suggestion that the annual meeting he chaired earlier this year broke any rules; The Council of Christian Social Services wants the new government to set targets to reduce poverty, before the organisation can believe the National and Maori parties are serious about alleviating the problem. [more]

15/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 December 2011
Tribal leaders of Te Whanau a Apanui in eastern Bay of Plenty, plan to attend a judicial review next year, when the iwi challenges the Government's granting of a oil exploration permit; Excitement is growing on the Chatham Islands, as three three bedroom houses and two kaumatua flats take shape; A Professor of Indigenous Studies at AUT University, says it's logical for the Maori Party to retain Pita Sharples and Tariana Turia as co-leaders; The Maori Women's Welfare League says its National body didn't apply to be a Whanau Ora provider, because it felt the organisation didn't fit the programme's criteria. [more]

15/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 15 December 2011
Tribal leaders of Te Whanau-a-Apanui in eastern Bay of Plenty plan to attend a judicial review next year, when the iwi will challenge the Government's granting of a oil exploration permit; The Ngati Mutunga o Wharekauri Iwi Trust, says the building of new houses and kaumatua flats on the Chathams is progressing well; A Professor of Indigenous Studies at AUT University, says it's logical for the Maori Party to retain Pita Sharples and Tariana Turia as co-leaders; The Maori Women's Welfare League says its National body didn't apply to be a Whanau Ora provider, as it felt it didn't meet the criteria. [more]

16/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 16 December 2011
A community group in Murupara which aims to make the rural township safer, has reached an agreement with the police; The Ngati Mutunga o Wharekauri Iwi Trust, says it will have to tread carefully before deciding who will live in five new dwellings on the Chatham Islands; The Chairman of the Otaki based Te Wananga O Raukawa, Robin Hapi, says the tertiary institute's Tumuaki has not had her pay cut; Ngati Raukawa's lead Treaty of Waitangi negotiator, says he's addressing concerns raised by neighbouring iwi about its treaty settlement package, so it can be signed off. [more]

16/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 16 December 2011
The head of a community group in Murupara which aims to make the rural Bay of Plenty township safer, has reached an agreement with the police; A Maori trust on the Chatham Islands intends treading carefully, before it decides who will live in three new houses and two kaumatua flats; Ngati Raukawa's lead Treaty of Waitangi negotiator, says he's addressing concerns raised by neighbouring iwi about its treaty settlement package, so it can be signed off; The Chairman of the Otaki based Te Wananga O Raukawa, Robin Hapi, says the tertiary institute's Tumuaki has not had her pay cut. [more]

16/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 16 December 2011
The Mayor of Wairoa says the Council doesn't intend to re-visit the idea of introducing a ban on the wearing of gang patches; The head of the Ngati Toa Rangatira Trust Board says Maori representation on the Porirua City Council, would be a recognition of a true Treaty partnership; A 16 year old Whangarei member of the group Children Against Poverty, wants the Government to fulfil its obligation and improve the lives of children; The Green Party's Treaty of Waitangi spokesperson, says she will be a champion for the Treaty during her next three years as an MP. [more]

16/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 16 December 2011
The Mayor of Wairoa says the Council doesn't intend to re-visit the idea of introducing a ban on the wearing of gang patches; The head of the Ngati Toa Rangatira Trust Board says Maori representation on the Porirua City Council, would be a recognition of a true Treaty partnership; A 16 year old Whangarei member of the Children Against Poverty group, wants the Government to fulfil its obligation to improve the lives of children; The Green Party's Treaty of Waitangi spokesperson, says she will be a champion for the Treaty during her next three years as an MP. [more]

19/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 December 2011
The Hawke's Bay District Health Board says it's making every effort to reduce the high rate of Maori infant mortality; Otago University has for the first time published a special Maori focused edition of its annual research highlights; A Whangarei member of the group Children Against Poverty, says the Government should set aside health funds for all children, instead of paying it to their parents; A Ngati Awa Runanga member involved in the re-opening of a meeting house, originally dubbed to be fit for Queen Victoria to stay in if she ever visited Whakatane, hopes tours of the pa will attract more visitors to the area. [more]

19/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 December 2011
The Hawke's Bay District Health Board says it's making every effort to reduce the high rate of Maori infant mortality in the region; Otago University's Acting Director of Maori Development, says the first ever Maori focused edition of the university's annual research highlights, is a major boost for Maori; A Whangarei member of the group Children Against Poverty, says the Government should set aside health funds for all children, instead of paying it to their parents; A Ngati Awa Runanga member involved in the re-opening of a meeting house which the iwi originally dubbed fit for Queen Victoria to stay in if she ever visited Whakatane, hopes tours of the pa will help attract visitors to the city. [more]

19/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 December 2011
Some of Labour's Maori MPs have been given key roles in the party; For Shane Jones, it's a return to the front bench; The Hawke's Bay DHB's Maori Health Director says education is the key to reducing Maori infant mortality in the region; Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi says the interim chief executive George Riley has been officially appointed to the position; A Northland campaign aimed at encouraging communities to embrace whanau time instead of buying in to the commercialisation of Christmas hopes to be picked up across the rest of the country. [more]

19/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 19 December 2011
Labour's Shane Jones is back on the Opposition front bench - after the party's new leader selected his top team; The Hawke's Bay DHB's Maori Health Director says education is the key to reducing Maori infant mortality in the region; A Northland campaign aimed at encouraging communities to embrace whanau time instead of buying in to the commercialisation of Christmas hopes to be picked up across the rest of the country; Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi says the interim chief executive George Riley has been officially appointed to the position. [more]

20/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 20 December 2011
The Labour Party MP, Shane Jones, says he needs to work harder during question time in Parliament, now he's back on the Opposition front bench; The Maori Students' Association says it will be before the Waitangi Tribunal next year to fight government legislation, which it says has breached the country's founding document; The head of Maori studies at Te Kura Matatini o Taranaki or WITT is praising the new Chief Executive for acknowledging the special treaty relationship it has with iwi; A leader of a suicide prevention project in Rotorua says the festive season sparks a need for it to provide extra services. [more]

20/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 20 December 2011
The Maori Students' Association says it will be before the Waitangi Tribunal next year to fight government legislation, which it says has breached the country's founding document; The Labour Party MP, Shane Jones, says he needs to work harder during question time in Parliament, now he's back on the Opposition front bench; A leader of a suicide prevention project in Rotorua says the festive season sparks a need for it to provide extra services; The head of Maori studies at Te Kura Matatini o Taranaki or WITT is praising the new Chief Executive for acknowledging the special treaty relationship it has with iwi. [more]

20/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 20 December 2011
The Department of Corrections has carried out a review and rewrite of its Maori Therapeutic Programme - which has been running for six years; Northland's Ngapuhi people are making progress in talks on who should represent them in settling their massive Treaty claim; Niwa says it's surprised that the results of a survey conducted in two regions found Maori didn't rely heavily on traditional food sources; The Maori language Commission is celebrating its 25th anniversary next year with the theme Arohatia te Reo, or cherish the language. [more]

20/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 20 December 2011
Northland's Ngapuhi people are making progress in talks on who should represent them in settling their massive Treaty claim; Niwa says it's surprised that the results of a survey conducted in two regions found Maori didn't rely heavily on traditional food sources; The Department of Corrections has carried out a review and rewrite of its Maori Therapeutic Programme - which has been running for six years; The Maori language Commission is celebrating its 25th anniversary next year with the theme Arohatia te Reo, or cherish the language. [more]

21/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 December 2011
The head of the Maori Language Commission says the success of this year's theme of manaakitanga, or hospitality, was a major factor in selecting the new kaupapa for next year; An organisation representing Maori living in Australia say they feel political parties ignored them in last month's New Zealand election; The Ngai Tuhoe Tribal Authority is looking to recruit its first chief executive, who it wants to set up essential infrastructure services in remote communities within ten-years; The Maori Women's Welfare League says its national office chose not to apply to deliver Whanau Ora, but members from three regional branches set up organisations to get involved. [more]

21/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 December 2011
An organisation representing Maori living in Australia say they feel political parties ignored them in last month's New Zealand election; The Ngai Tuhoe Tribal Authority is looking to recruit its first chief executive, who it wants to set up essential infrastructure services in remote communities within ten-years; The Maori Women's Welfare League says the national office chose not to apply to deliver Whanau Ora, but members from three regional branches have become involved; The head of the Maori Language Commission says the success of this year's theme of manaakitanga, or hospitality, was a major factor in selecting the new kaupapa for next year. [more]

21/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 December 2011
The Auditor General has found most kura kaupapa Maori are free of financial problems; A former senior policeman has become the first iwi relationships manager at the Ministry of Economic Development - working for its petroleum and minerals division; Two and a half months after the container ship the Rena grounded on Astrolabe reef off Tauranga, the dozen families living on Motiti island which is the closest settlement to the ship, continue to feel frustrated; The leader of a Northland campaign to reduce hardship during Christmas says spending extra money when families can't afford it can lead to bigger social problems - which can be harmful for whanau. [more]

21/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 21 December 2011
A former senior policeman has become the first iwi relationships manager at the Ministry of Economic Development - working for its petroleum and minerals division; The Auditor General has found most kura kaupapa Maori are free of financial problems; Two and a half months after the container ship the Rena grounded on Astrolabe reef off Tauranga, the dozen families living on Motiti island which is the closest settlement to the ship, continue to feel frustrated; The leader of a Northland campaign to reduce hardship during Christmas says spending extra money when families can't afford it can lead to bigger social problems which can be harmful for whanau. [more]

22/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 December 2011
Maori immersion schools say they disagree with the Auditor General's stance that it's undesirable to give school staff advances on their pay; A tribe says it's not interested in talking about fossil fuels with the Crown's first Maori envoy for oil and mining; The government has announced that two schools in the Bay of Plenty township of Murupara will be merged into one; Meanwhile, Hekia Parata, has also announced a new college will replace two eastern Bay of Plenty Kawerau schools in 2013; A primary industries business group is keen to develop a 'brand Maori' - to market red meat, forestry and dairy and horticulture products to the world. [more]

22/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 December 2011
A tribe says it's not interested in talking about fossil fuels with the Crown's first Maori envoy for oil and mining; Maori immersion schools say they disagree with the Auditor General's stance that it's undesirable to give school staff advances on their pay; The government has announced that two schools in the Bay of Plenty township of Murupara will be merged into one; A primary industries business group is keen to develop a 'brand Maori' - to market red meat, forestry and dairy and horticulture products to the world. [more]

22/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 December 2011
A lawyer representing the Bay of Plenty family of a Christchurch man, says the whanau wants the Supreme Court to decide on the legality of their actions; Auckland's Medical Officer of Health is warning Pacific and Maori families, to make sure their children are immunised for whooping cough; The Prinicipal of Rangitahi College in Murupara is relieved the Government has finally made a decision on merging two schools in the town; The Head of Auckland's Elam School of Fine Arts is delighted a staff member has been awarded an international sculpture commission. [more]

22/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 22 December 2011
A lawyer representing the Bay of Plenty family of a Christchurch man, says the whanau wants the Supreme Court to decide on the legality of their actions; The Principal of Rangitahi College in Murupara is relieved the Government has finally made a decision on merging two schools in the town; The Auckland Regional Public Health Service is warning Pacific and Maori families, to make sure their children are immunised for whooping cough, following a national increase in babies getting the disease; The Head of Auckland's Elam School of Fine Arts is delighted a staff member has been awarded an international sculpture commission. [more]

23/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 23 December 2011
A meatworker at CMP's lamb processing plant in Marton, says Christmas will still be hard, despite workers being allowed back at work next week; The Gisborne Council has agreed to support an initiative by Ngati Porou Fisheries, for the Cawthron Institute to collect physical and biological data on the quality of sea water between Poverty Bay and East Cape; Women's Refuge is encouraging people to offer all the support possible during the festive season, to any woman they know in a violent relationship, who's struggling to provide for her whanau; A kaitiaki on Motiti island in the Bay of Plenty, says there are a couple of small positives to oil and debris from the container ship Rena, polluting the foreshore and sea near the island. [more]

23/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 23 December 2011
A meatworker at CMP's lamb processing plant in Marton, says Christmas will still be hard, despite workers being allowed back at work next week; A kaitiaki on Motiti island in the Bay of Plenty, says there are a couple of small positives to the container ship Rena causing near the island; Women's Refuge is encouraging people to offer as much support as possible during the festive season, to any woman they know in a violent relationship who's struggling to provide for her whanau; A Ngati Porou Fisheries researcher says there are many benefits for iwi, in having scientific data collected on the quality of sea water between Poverty Bay and East Cape. [more]

23/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 23 December 2011
The Auckland Council's Governing Body has agreed to address concerns which iwi have raised, over the proposed Onehunga Foreshore Restoration Project; The international oil exploration company Apache Corporation says it's on track to start drilling some test holes in central Hawke's Bay early next year; A Maori adviser to a large inland restoration project in Waikato , has praised the Hamilton City Council for not cutting the project's budget; The Government's Social Housing Unit says it's received more than 20 applications for its Maori and Rural Funds, which set aside money to increase the number of social and affordable homes. [more]

23/12/2011: Manu Korihi News for 23 December 2011
The Auckland Council's Governing Body has agreed to address concerns which iwi have raised, over the proposed Onehunga Foreshore Restoration Project; The international oil exploration company Apache Corporation says it's been a real learning curve, trying to allay the concerns of Maori in Hawke's Bay and Gisborne-East Coast; A Maori adviser to a large inland restoration project in Waikato , has praised the Hamilton City Council for not cutting the project's budget. [more]

23/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 January 2012
A bulletin from Radio New Zealand's Maori News Unit. [more]

23/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 January 2012
A bulletin from Radio New Zealand's Maori News Unit. [more]

23/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 January 2012
In just over four hours 10.00pm NZ time Monday a ceremony of significance to all Maori in New Zealand, takes place in Paris; A sacred pounamu which spent almost two years on show at Te Papa museum, is now the centre piece at Ngai Tahu Tourism's visitors centre at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu; The Chairperson of a restorative justice group in the Bay of Plenty town of Murupara, says its community programme to deter young people from re-offending started today; A Northland school says it will continue with its unit for senior students, despite the Ministry of Education directing it be shut down. [more]

23/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 January 2012
In just over three hours there'll be a ceremony at a museum in Paris of significance to all Maori in New Zealand; A sacred mauri pounamu found about 900 metres above sea level during an expedition in 2009 by Ngai Tahu and the Department of Conservation on Te Awa Whakatipu or the Dart River in Southland, has a new home; A programme aimed at deterring young Maori from re-offending, was launched today in Murupara; A Northland school is going ahead with a unit for senior students, despite an order from the Ministry of Education to shut it down. [more]

24/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 January 2012
The most northern iwi in New Zealand intends the purchase of a block of land north of Kaitaia which includes an avocado orchard, to be the first in a series of moves in rebuilding its economic base; Te Arawa Lakes Trust Chairman, Toby Curtis, says there's been an unexpected benefit from the installation of a floating wetland in Lake Rotoehu; A senior member of the Ratana Church, says organisers of the annual festivities at the Ratana Pa near Whanganui, are preparing for a busy day today; A forestry organisation wants to see Maori Trusts become more involved in controlling the financial side of the industry. [more]

24/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 January 2012
A senior member of the Ratana Church, says organisers of the annual festivities at the Ratana Pa near Whanganui, are preparing for a busy day today; A forestry organisation wants Maori Trusts to be more involved in controlling the financial side of the industry; The most northern iwi has taken the first in a series of steps to build its economic future; Te Arawa Lakes Trust Chairman, Toby Curtis, says the installation of a floating wetland in Lake Rotoehu has provided an unexpected benefit. [more]

24/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 January 2012
A senior minister in the Ratana church, says the Labour Party's invitation for the Ratana movement to meet with its caucus, is essential after the low turnout by Maori at last November's general election; Meanwhile the head of the Ratana Church's Executive Committee says this year will be the first time that a Governor General who's also a member of the movement, will be officially welcomed onto the marae near Whanganui; The Chairman of the Ngati Kuri Trust Board in the Far North, says it's a bonus that the first piece of land the iwi has ever bought, includes a productive avocado orchard; The Ministry of Fisheries Gisborne based Operations Manager, is disappointed that locals and visitors wanting a meal of kaimoana, continue to ignore the fishing regulations. [more]

24/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 January 2012
A senior minister in the Ratana church, says the Labour Party's invitation for the Ratana movement to meet with its caucus is essential, after the low turnout by Maori at last November's general election; Meanwhile the head of the Ratana Church's Executive Committee, says this year will be the first time that a Governor General who's also a member of the movement, will be officially welcomed onto the marae near Whanganui; The Ministry of Fisheries in Gisborne is disappointed that locals and visitors wanting a meal of kaimoana, continue to ignore the fishing regulations; The Chairman of the Ngati Kuri Trust Board in the Far North, says it's a bonus that the first piece of land the iwi has owned in over a hundred and 50 years, includes a productive avocado orchard. [more]

25/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 January 2012
A spokesperson for the Ratana Church says the movement and the Labour party need to work together if they want to strengthen their relationship; A senior minister in the Ratana Church says he feels for the Governor General having to attend this year's church celebrations in his official capacity, rather than just a church morehu or follower; Families on Motiti island in the Bay of Plenty are waiting for laboratory results on a washed up shark, to shed some light on the marine effects of the Rena oil spill; Ngapuhi's Chief Executive expects more than 40-thousand people to attend the iwi's annual festival, which opens tonight at Northland College in Kaikohe with a showcase of art. [more]

25/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 January 2012
A spokesperson for the Ratana Church says the movement and the Labour party need to work together if they want to strengthen their relationship; A senior Ratana Church Minister says he feels for the Governor General having to attend this year's church celebrations in his official capacity, rather than just a church morehu or follower; Ngapuhi's Chief Executive says the iwi's annual festival which officially opens tonight at Northland College in Kaikohe, is expected to attract more than 40-thousand people before it finishes on Sunday; Families on Motiti island in the Bay of Plenty are waiting for laboratory results on a washed up shark, to shed some light on the effects of the oil from the container ship Rena. [more]

25/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 January 2012
The Governor General, Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Mateparae, says it's a different feeling returning home to Ratana Pa as the head of state; Ngapuhi's Chief Executive says an exhibition of art which opens in Kaikohe tonight, marks the start of the iwi's annual festival, which celebrates the culture and pride of the largest tribe in New Zealand; The Forestry Industry Engineering Association says there are opportunities for Maori to become direct owners of forestry businesses; The Historic Places Trust has agreed to double the size of a wahi tapu site at Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast. [more]

25/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 January 2012
The Governor General says he really wanted to join the Ratana Church celebrations today, which is the actual anniversary of the birth of the movement's founder; Ngapuhi's Chief Executive is keen to set up an ongoing relationship with museums which house taonga of importance to the tribe; The Historic Places Trust says its decision to double the size of a wahi tapu site at Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast, reflects the historical and cultural signifiance of the area; The Forestry Industry Enigneering Assocation says there are opportunities for Maori to become direct owners of forestry businesses. [more]

26/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 January 2012
Coastal iwi in Bay of Plenty want a royal commission of inquiry into the Rena disaster; a north Taranaki hapu is meeting with the New Plymouth Council and the Historic Places Trust tomorrow after Maori artefacts were found close to an urupa or burial site in Waitara; a powhiri will be held at Te Papa museum in Wellington today, to mark the return to New Zealand of 20 toi moko or Maori ancestral heads from France; preparations are almost complete at the settlement of Te Kao in the Far North, for a three day festival and celebration of Aupouritanga. [more]

26/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 January 2012
Coastal iwi in Bay of Plenty want a royal commission of inquiry into the Rena disaster; A north Taranaki hapu meets with the New Plymouth Council, and the Historic Places Trust tomorrow after Maori artefacts were found close to an urupa or burial site in Waitara; A powhiri will be held at Te Papa museum in Wellington today, to mark the return to New Zealand of 20 toi moko or Maori ancestral heads from France; Te Aupouri iwi in the Far North has almost finished preparations for three days of festivities and celebrations at Te Kao. [more]

26/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 January 2012
A powhiri which was due to start at Te Papa museum at four o'clock this afternoon, to mark the return to New Zealand of 20 toi moko or Maori ancestral heads from France has been delayed; The Customs Service in Christchurch today returned one-hundred-and-75 kilograms of pounamu to Ngai Tahu iwi at a ceremony on Rehua marae in the suburb of St Albans; Ngai Tahu's Deputy Kaiwhakahaere, Lisa Tumahai, says the seizure by Customs of such a large quantity of pounamu, is a timely reminder that there are strict exporting rules for the taonga resource; Coastal iwi in Bay of Plenty who've been affected by the grounding of the container ship Rena, plan to table their demand for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the ship's grounding, at the national iwi leaders forum in Waitangi; Te Aupouri iwi in the Far North hopes a Treaty settlement package with the Crown, will set the course for economic recovery and greater opportunities for its people. [more]

26/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 January 2012
A powhiri due to take place this afternoon at the national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa, to mark the return from France of 20 toi moko or Maori ancestral heads, has been delayed until tomorrow; The Customs Service in Christchurch today returned one hundred and 75 kilograms of pounamu to Ngai Tahu iwi, at a ceremony on the Rehua marae in the suburb of St Albans; Ngai Tahu's Deputy Kaiwhakahaere, Lisa Tumahai, says the iwi is thrilled with the return of the pounamu, and the process the Customs Service has in place to protect the greenstone resource; Coastal iwi in Bay of Plenty affected by the Rena disaster, plan to table their demand for a royal commission of inquiry into the ship's grounding, at the national iwi leaders forum in Waitangi; Te Aupouri iwi in the Far North says hopes a Treaty settlement package with the crown, will set the course for economic recovery and greater opportunities for its people. [more]

27/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 January 2012
Water Safety New Zealand says it's a huge disappointment that such a high number of pre-school children, half of them Maori, drowned last year; Ngapuhi's Chief Executive is confident the tribe's annual festival which starts tomorrow at Northland High School in Kaikohe, will be a great success; A Ngai Tuhoe descendant who's helping to research native plants which could cull possums, says he's glad a wildlife management centre is looking at natural poisons to replace 1080; The New Zealand Rugby Union's says the death of Maori Board member Allan "Smiley" Haua, is a huge loss for the game. [more]

27/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 January 2012
Water Safety New Zealand says it's a huge disappointment that such a high number of pre-school children, half of them Maori, drowned last year; Ngapuhi's Chief Executive is confident the tribe's annual festival which starts tomorrow at Northland High School in Kaikohe will be a great success; A Ngai Tuhoe descendant who is helping to research native plants which could cull possums, says he's glad a wildlife management centre is looking at natural poisons to replace 1080; The New Zealand Rugby Union's says the death of Maori Board member Allan "Smiley" Haua, is a huge loss for the game. [more]

27/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 January 2012
A Tainui kaumatua says the Waikato-Tainui iwi is challenging why wooden crates carrying Maori ancestral heads returned from France, weren't opened during an official powhiri; The Government will hold a series of hui to consult with Maori on how they might be affected by legislative changes, which are needed to partially privatise four State Owned Enterprises; Organisers of the Tuia Rangatahi Leadership mentoring programme, say they're delighted with the support from mayors all over New Zealand in the programme's first year. [more]

27/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 January 2012
A Tainui kaumatua says the Waikato-Tainui iwi is challenging why wooden crates carrying Maori ancestral heads returned from France, weren't opened during an official powhiri; The co-leader or kaihautu at Te Papa Tongarewa says Tainui 's request to unveil Maori ancestral heads at the powhiri couldn't be granted; The Government will hold a series of hui to consult with Maori on how they might be affected by legislative changes which are needed to partially privatise four State Owned Enterprises; Organisers of the Tuia Rangatahi Leadership mentoring programme, say they're delighted with the support in the programme's first year, from mayors of cities all over New Zealand. [more]

30/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 January 2012
The co-leader at Te Papa museum, says further talks are needed about how Maori mummified heads should be officially welcomed home from overseas; The Museum Board's Chairman, Sir Wira Gardiner, says the repatriation could breakdown barriers for people such as Indigenous Australians and Egyptians, who want their artefacts returned; Te Rarawa iwi in the Far North is holding a series of hui before deciding whether to ratify its proposed Treaty settlement; Te Aupouri Maori Trust Board in the Far North, says it will do all it can to make sure hungry school children don't miss out on having lunch. [more]

30/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 January 2012
France's ambassador in New Zealand says the return of 20 toi moko from French museums, sets an example for other countries; The co-leader at Te Papa museum, says further talks are needed about how Maori preserved heads should be officially welcomed home from overseas; Te Aupouri Maori Trust Board in the Far North, says it will do all it can to provide lunches for hungry school children; Te Rarawa iwi in the Far North is holding a series of hui before deciding whether to ratify its proposed Treaty settlement. [more]

30/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 January 2012
The Chair of Ngāti Kahungunu hopes the Government's decision not to meet with the iwi, as part of its consultation with Māori over the partial sale of several state owned enterprises, is just an administrative oversight; Te Aupouri Māori Trust Board in the Far North, says it will be working this week to find a way to continue providing school lunches for hungry pupils; The Labour Party says it might come as a revelation to some that not all Māori are opposed to mining and oil drilling; Dozens of young Māori from all over New Zealand who've shown they have leadership potential, will know soon whether they've been selected be part of the Tuia Rangatahi programme for 2012. [more]

30/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 January 2012
Te Aupouri Maori Trust Board in the Far North, will be working this week to find a way to continue providing school lunches for hungry pupils; Te Aupouri Maori Trust Board in the Far North, says it will be working this week to find a way to continue providing school lunches for hungry pupils; The Labour Party says it might come as a revelation to some that not all Maori are opposed to mining and oil drilling; Dozens of young Maori from all over New Zealand who've shown they have leadership potential, will know soon whether they've been selected to be part of the Tuia Rangatahi programme for 2012. [more]

31/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 January 2012
Ngati Kahungunu iwi want the Government to alter its list of venues for consultation hui with Maori, over the partial sale of four State Owned Enterprises, to include Hawke's Bay; The head of a Bay of Plenty Iwi Runanga says its dream to enable its people to be independent and not state dependant is on hold until its treaty settlement is legislated; A member of the Maori advisory group at the Rotorua District Council says no Maori flag will fly alongside the New Zealand one this Waitangi Day; The Rotorua based Maori Research Institute says there's been huge interest from elders who are keen to be recognised for their work in reviving Maori traditions. [more]

31/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 January 2012
Ngati Kahungunu iwi wants the Government to alter its list of venues for consultation hui with Maori, over the partial sale of four State Owned Enterprises, to include Hawke's Bay; The head of a Bay of Plenty Iwi Runanga says its dream to enable its people to be independent and not state dependant is on hold until its treaty settlement is legislated; A member of the Maori advisory group at the Rotorua District Council says no Maori flag will fly alongside the New Zealand one this Waitangi Day; The Rotorua-based Maori Research Institute says there's been huge interest from elders, who are keen to be recognised for their work in reviving Maori traditions. [more]

31/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 January 2012
A Maori lawyer is urging iwi which are still to finalise treaty claims to participate in hui about State owned Enterprise legislation - because it may affect their settlements; An elder of Ngai Te Rangi iwi doubts whether the tribe will lodge an appeal against the Port of Tauranga being given permission to dredge the harbour, to provide access for bigger container ships; The Ngai Tahu leader says the few descendants who haven't enrolled onto the iwi's whakapapa database, is because like him, they prefer to affiliate with the tribe they're mainly involved with; The Rotorua based Maori Research Institute says preparations are almost complete, for the first ever delegation of Maori from New Zealand to attend an international conference for elders of ancient traditions and cultures being held in India. [more]

31/01/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 January 2012
A Maori lawyer is urging iwi which are still to finalise treaty claims to participate in hui about State owned Enterprise legislation - because it may affect their settlements; An elder of Ngai Te Rangi iwi doubts whether the tribe will lodge an appeal against the Port of Tauranga being given permission to dredge the harbour, to provide access for bigger container ships; The Rotorua based Maori Research Institute says preparations are almost complete, for the first ever delegation of Maori from New Zealand to attend an international conference for elders of ancient traditions and cultures being held in India; The Ngai Tahu leader says the few descendants who haven't enrolled onto the iwi's whakapapa database, is because like him, they prefer to affiliate with the tribe they're mainly involved with. [more]

01/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 February 2012
A senior lecturer specialising in Maori Politics says a threat by the Maori Party over partial asset sales shows the caucus is serious; The Maori Language Commission is supporting a former Labour MP, who's calling for Pacific languages to be officially recognised in New Zealand; A Bay of Plenty kaumatua says it seems unfair that every time Maori have to fight for what they believe are their basic rights, it costs them financially; A member of the Te Arawa Standing Committee in Rotorua says it's now aiming to select a Maori flag sometime this year to be flown on Waitangi Day next year. [more]

01/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 February 2012
A senior lecturer specialising in Maori Politics says a threat by the Maori Party over partial asset sales shows the caucus is serious; A Bay of Plenty kaumatua says it seems unfair that every time Maori have o fight for what they believe are their basic rights, it costs them financially; The Maori Language Commission is supporting a former Labour MP, who's calling for Pacific languages to be officially recognised in New Zealand; A member of the Te Arawa Standing Committee in Rotorua says it's now aiming to select a Maori flag sometime this year, to be flown on Waitangi Day next year. [more]

01/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 February 2012
A geothermal power plant in the Tikitere area near Rotorua, is a step closer to becoming a reality; The Waikato-Tainui Whanau Ora collective is confident Whanau Ora will survive, despite a suggestion it may be lost due to a possible fallout between the Maori and National parties; Meanwhile the principal of an Auckland based Maori law firm, says tribes who haven't finalised their Treaty claims, may lose rights to the state assets they're negotiating over, if Treaty measures are removed from the SOE Act; The Government has laid out three options for transferring Treaty clauses into new legislation which would pave the way for the partial sales. [more]

01/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 February 2012
An American company has gained approval from the Overseas Investment Office to gain access to Maori owned land near Rotorua, to build a geothermal power plant; The Waikato-Tainui Whanau Ora collective is confident Whanau Ora will survive, despite a suggestion it may be lost due to a possible fallout between the Maori and National parties; Meanwhile the principal of an Auckland based Maori law firm, says if Treaty protection measures are removed from the State Owned Enterprise Act, tribes who haven't finalised their Treaty claims, may lose rights to the state assets they're negotiating over; The Government has laid out three options for transferring Treaty clauses into new legislation which would the way for the partial sales. [more]

02/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 February 2012
The timing of a legal challenge against the Government's granting of an oil exploration permit, will be part of the Crown's defence in a High Court procedure in Wellington; The co-author of a new resource booklet for Maori on growing their own food, says the aim is to help people reconnect with the whenua; Maori tourism businesses in Otago and Southland are putting themselves on the map, by creating a tiki tour to showcase indigenous tourism and cultural experiences; and The Ministry of Science and Innovation plans to appoint its first Chief Adviser for Maori Development. [more]

02/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 February 2012
The timing of a legal challenge against the Government's granting of a permit to explore for oil, will be part of the Crown's defence in a High Court procedure in Wellington; The co-author of a new resource booklet for Maori to grow their own kai says it's helping to reconnect people with the whenua; Maori tourism businesses in Otago and Southland have created a tiki tour to showcase indigenous tourism and cultural experiences; and The Ministry of Science and Innovation plans to appoint its first Chief Adviser for Maori Development. [more]

02/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 February 2012
The president of the Maori Wardens Association is worried Maoridom may loose out because of possible job cuts at Te Puni Kokiri - the Ministry of Maori Development; The Pacific Island Affairs Minister Hekia Parata, says she's open to discussion about officially recognising Pacific languages in New Zealand; Bay of Plenty Regional Council has almost completed preparations for a half million dollar project, which will improve the health of the lake Rotoehu and reduce the chance of algal blooms; The Maori Research Institute has decided to postpone holding its first national conference in Rotorua until mid September. [more]

02/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 February 2012
The president of the Maori Wardens Association is worried Maoridom may lose out because of possible job cuts at Te Puni Kokiri; Bay of Plenty Regional Council has almost completed preparations for a half million dollar project, which will improve the health of the lake Rotoehu and reduce the chance of algal blooms; The Pacific Island Affairs Minister Hekia Parata, says she's open to discussion about officially recognising Pacific languages in New Zealand; The Maori Research Institute has decided to postpone holding its first national conference in Rotorua until mid September. [more]

03/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 February 2012
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry says a key issue for the government to consider in the next three years, is improving the capability of Maori interests in the primary sector; The government has been told it needs to increase the rate of Treaty settlement legislation going through Parliament; For the second year in a row the major Waitangi Day celebrations in Hawke's Bay will be split between two venues; The condition of the Waituna Lagoon, once an important food resource for Ngai Tahu people in Southland, is one of the local issues to be discussed with government ministers on Waitangi day. [more]

03/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 February 2012
The government has been told it needs to increase the rate of Treaty settlement legislation going through Parliament; The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry says a key issue for the government to consider in the next three years, is improving the capability of Maori interests in the primary sector; The condition of the Waituna Lagoon, once an important food resource for Ngai Tahu people in Southland, is one of the local issues to be discussed with government ministers on Waitangi day; For the second year in a row, the major Waitangi Day celebrations in Hawke's Bay, will be split between two venues. [more]

03/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 February 2012
The chance of the Nelson City Council becoming the first unitary authority in New Zealand to have a Maori ward, is far from certain; Climate change, education, the constitution and the partial State Asset sales are among some of the topics that'll be discussed by Iwi leaders at Waitangi; The Maori Party has issued advice to iwi on the Government's draft paper on partial asset sales, before the consultation hui starts next week; The head of the Awanui Runaka in Southland, Sir Tipene O'Regan, says the Ngai Tahu Treaty Festival will be used to discuss the Constitutional review, and pollution in the Waituna Lagoon; Auckland's largest hapu won't be holding its annual Okahu Bay Waitangi Day festival. [more]

03/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 February 2012
The chance of the Nelson City Council becoming the first unitary authority in New Zealand to have a Maori ward, is far from certain; Climate change, education, the constitution and the partial State Asset sales are among some of the topics that'll be discussed by Iwi leaders at Waitangi; Members of the Iwi Chairs Forum are being invited to a powhiri on Te Tii Marae at Waitangi tomorrow; The head of the Awanui Runaka in Southland, Sir Tipene O'Regan, says the Ngai Tahu Treaty Festival will be used to discuss the New Zealand Constitutional review, and the pollution in the Waituna Lagoon. [more]

07/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 February 2012
The Ministry of Education says it's coming under increasing pressure from iwi and the Government over the Treaty of Waitangi; A tribal-led group looking at the basic rules which New Zealanders should all live by says it will consult with iwi throughout the country from next month; An early childhood centre has been officially opened in the small Bay of Island town of Kawakawa - set up and run by the Ngati Hine Health Trust; Christchurch will today formally bid to host the biggest Maori performance event on the calendar - Te Matatini National Festival. [more]

07/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 February 2012
A tribal-led group looking at the basic rules which New Zealanders should all live by says it will consult with iwi from next month. The Ministry of Education says it's coming under increasing pressure from iwi and the Government over the Treaty of Waitangi; An early childhood centre has been officially opened in the small Bay of Island town of Kawakawa - set up and run by the Ngati Hine Health Trust; Christchurch will today formally bid to host the biggest Maori performance event on the calendar - Te Matatini National Festival. [more]

07/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 February 2012
The editor of a regional newspaper has apologised to a Taranaki language lecturer, for reporting that he compared the colonisation of New Zealand to the extermination of six million Jews; The future ownership of New Zealand's ownly privately owned Maori meeting house, is uncertain; The Corrections Department says the first rehabilitation and re-integration unit for Maori prisoners, is achieving everything the department hoped it would. [more]

07/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 February 2012
The future ownership of New Zealand's only privately owned Maori meeting house, is uncertain; The editor of a regional newspaper has apologised to a Taranaki language lecturer, for reporting that he compared the colonisation of New Zealand to the extermination of six million Jews; The Corrections Department says the first rehabilitation and re-integration unit for Maori prisoners, is achieving everything the department hoped it would. [more]

08/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 February 2012
The Taranaki Daily News says it regrets taking out of context holocaust comments made by a Taranaki language lecturer; Members of New Zealand's second largest iwi will now have the chance to express their views to the Government, over its intention to partially sell off four state owned enterprises; It may be the height of summer, but a Turangi-based iwi is busy insulating hundreds of houses. [more]

08/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 February 2012
Members of New Zealand's second largest iwi will now have the chance to express their views to the Government, over its intention to partially sell off four state owned enterprises; The Taranaki Daily News says it regrets taking out of context holocaust comments made by a Taranaki language lecturer; The Maori Broadcasting Funding Agency says there aren't enough people with training and experience to produce programmes that promote te reo Maori; It may be the height of summer, but a Turangi-based iwi is busy insulating hundreds of houses. [more]

08/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 February 2012
The President of the New Zealand Jewish Council isn't backing down over his reaction to holocaust comments made by a Taranaki language lecturer; The head of the commercial arm of Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust says many iwi are keen to invest in state asset shares - but not at the expense of losing treaty provisions in SOE legislation; An effort to fill a critical shortage of expert te reo Maori teachers has been given a boost by Massey University with a new four-year Maori immersion teaching degree; The Corrections Department is delighted with the support of employers in Hawke's Bay to give Maori inmates in a rehabilitation and re-integration unit, the opportunity of a job. [more]

08/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 February 2012
The head of the commercial arm of Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust says many Iwi are keen to invest in state asset shares - but not at the expense of losing treaty provisions in SOE legislation; The President of the New Zealand Jewish Council isn't backing down over his reaction to holocaust comments made by a Taranaki language lecturer; The Corrections Department is delighted with the support of employers in Hawke's Bay to give Maori inmates in a rehabilitation and re-integration unit, the opportunity of a job; An effort to fill a critical shortage of expert te reo Maori teachers has been given a boost by Massey University with a new four-year Maori immersion teaching degree. [more]

09/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 February 2012
Violent teenage girls in Hamilton are being tamed by a project run by Maori and the police; The President of the New Zealand Jewish Council says he's still offended by a holocaust reference made by a Taranaki language lecturer, but he's prepared to listen to him; The Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation is today bringing together up and coming Maori leaders and business people in Auckland at Maori Business Leadership Symposium; Three leading Maori food and drink brands have been clustered under one name, in a bid to boost exports. [more]

09/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 February 2012
The President of the New Zealand Jewish Council says he's still offended by a holocaust reference made by a Taranaki language lecturer, but he's prepared to listen to him; Violent teenage girls in Hamilton are being tamed by a project run by Maori and the police; Three leading Maori food and drink brands have been clustered under one name, in a bid to boost exports; The Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation is today bringing together up and coming Maori leaders and business people in Auckland at Maori Business Leadership Symposium. [more]

09/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 February 2012
Maori have gathered in Whanganui and driven home the message to Government, to keep Treaty provisions and give them more time for submissions on partial state owned asset sales; A Maori company says it's created a stronger business by bringing three food and beverage brands under one name; An iwi-run college says it's to offer a Masters in Tahuhu Matauranga Maori, or Maori knowledge; If you've used Google today, you might have noticed the internet search engine's daily doodle represents New Zealand. [more]

09/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 February 2012
The third in a series of hui on the Government's proposal to partially sell assets in some state owned enterprises has been held in Whanganui; The chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive warns legal action will be taken against the Crown if changes are made to partial state asset sale legislation; A Maori company says it's created a stronger business by bringing three food and beverage brands under one name; An iwi-run college says it's to offer a Masters in Tahuhu Matauranga Maori, or Maori knowledge. [more]

10/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 February 2012
A new era of partnership begins today between the Hamilton City Council and Waikato -Tainui iwi; The tribal-led Independent Constitutional Working Group, says a lot of Maori appear to have abandoned hope of parliament ever delivering for them; An iwi fiercely opposed to deep-sea oil drilling is sending a representative to an international conference on sustainability, energy and the environment; Bay of Plenty Regional Council says if a trial aimed at preventing the release of nitrogen and phosphorous from the bed of Lake Rotoehu is successful, it could be used in bigger lakes in the region. [more]

10/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 February 2012
The tribal-led Independent Constitutional Working Group, says a lot of Maori appear to have abandoned hope of parliament ever delivering for them; A new era of partnership begins today between the Hamilton City Council and Waikato -Tainui iwi; An iwi fiercely opposed to deep-sea oil drilling is sending a representative to an international conference on sustainability, energy and the environment; Bay of Plenty Regional Council says if a trial aimed at preventing the release of nitrogen and phosphorous from the bed of Lake Rotoehu is successful, it could be used in bigger lakes in the region. [more]

10/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 February 2012
The Taranaki Maori Trust Board says the Trust Board Act isn't working and it's time to look at new ways of serving its beneficiaries more effectively; Ngati Kahungunu iwi hopes a visit to Hawke's Bay this week by a group of Chinese business people, could lead to a long term investment in mussel farming in the region; Waikato-Tainui has joined with Otago University and Ngai Tahu in a study to assess the oral heath of its tribal members. [more]

10/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 February 2012
A Whangarei-based Maori Trust is demanding that the Government doesn't sell any shares in four state-owned energy companies until its heard a Waitangi Tribunal claim on water; Meanwhile, the chair of the Ngati Apa Runanga suspects the government has already drawn up new legislation on the partial asset sales; The Taranaki Maori Trust Board says the Trust Board Act isn't working and it's time to look at new ways of serving its beneficiaries more effectively; Ngati Kahungunu iwi hopes a visit to Hawke's Bay this week by a group of Chinese business people, could lead to a long term investment in mussel farming in the region. [more]

13/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 February 2012
Waikato-Tainui says Tukoroirangi Morgan is no longer the head of the tribal executive; Te Aupouri Maori Trust Board in the Far North is looking at alternative ways to help children who go to school hungry; A joint Maori-Chinese trial to grow sea cucumbers in New Zealand waters has suffered a setback; The Chair of Nga Hapu o Ngaruahine iwi Incorporated supports the Taranaki Maori Trust Board's call to create a new tribal entity and review the role the Trust Board plays in its Treaty settlements. [more]

13/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 February 2012
Waikato-Tainui says Tukoroirangi Morgan is no longer the head of the tribal executive; A joint Maori-Chinese trial to grow sea cucumbers in New Zealand waters has suffered a setback; The Chair of Nga Hapu o Ngaruahine iwi Incorporated is supporting the Taranaki Maori Trust Board's call to create a new tribal entity and review the role the Trust Board plays in its Treaty settlements; Te Aupouri Maori Trust Board in the Far North is looking at alternative ways to help children who go to school hungry. [more]

13/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 February 2012
Tukoroirangi Morgan has met with his lawyers after he failed to be re-elected to Waikato-Tainui's executive, Te Arataura; Submissions are starting to pile up for the political inquiry into the status and well-being of Maori children; The chair of Nga Hapu o Ngaruahine Incorporated in South Taranaki says feedback from Treaty Settlement consultation meetings, suggests a collective approach is the way to go; The number of Maori women going for breast cancer screening is rising. [more]

13/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 February 2012
Tukoroirangi Morgan has met with his lawyers after he failed to be re-elected to Waikato-Tainui's executive, Te Arataura; The chair of Nga Hapu o Ngaruahine Incorporated in South Taranaki says feedback from Treaty Settlement consultation meetings suggests a collective approach is the way to go; Submissions are starting to pile up for the political inquiry into the status and well-being of Maori children; The number of Maori women going for breast cancer screening is rising. [more]

14/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 February 2012
An Iwi spokesperson says Tania Martin remains the chairperson of the Tainui-Waikato parliament, as long as an upcoming meeting on her Marae confirms she's still a representative; Meanwhile, high-powered discussions in Waikato-Tainui are on hold following tribal elections, in which Tukoroirangi Morgan wasn't re-elected as Chair of the executive; The Taranaki Maori Trust Board Chair, Miko Niho, says Taranaki tribes have told the Board not to interfere in its Treaty negotiations with the Crown; One of the judges of this year's Ahuwhenua Trophy, Maori Excellence in Farming Award, says there's a good geographical spread of entries in the competition, which this year is for dairy farmers. [more]

14/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 February 2012
High-powered discussions in Waikato-Tainui are on hold following tribal elections, in which Tukoroirangi Morgan wasn't re-elected as Chair of the executive; The Maori Broadcasting Funding Agency says its mainstream counterpart is creating a challenge in the media industry, due to the need for more Maori programme makers; The Taranaki Maori Trust Board Chairman, Miko Niho, says Taranaki tribes have told the Board not to interfere in its Treaty negotiations with the Crown; One of the judges of this year's Ahuwhenua Trophy, Maori Excellence in Farming Award, says there's a good geographical spread of entries in the competition, which this year is for dairy farmers. [more]

14/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 February 2012
A new member of Waikato-Tainui executive, in which Tukoroirangi Morgan was not re-elected, says the recent vote shows beneficiaries weren't entirely happy with the previous committee; A multi-million dollar piece of land has been returned to a New Plymouth hapu, which describes it as a significant occasion, and a chance to build better relations with the occupants; Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Chairman, Ngahiwi Tomoana, is confident proposed new integrated health facilities in Wairoa will cater for Maori of all ages; Waikato-Tainui's Chief Executive says an agreement between the iwi and the Hamilton City Council over caring for the Waikato river, is a significant milestone for the two organisations. [more]

14/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 February 2012
A multi-million dollar piece of land has been returned to a New Plymouth hapu, which describes it as a significant occasion, and a chance to build better relations with the occupants; A new member of Waikato-Tainui executive, in which Tukoroirangi Morgan was not re-elected, says the recent vote shows beneficiaries weren't entirely happy with the previous committee; Waikato-Tainui's Chief Executive says an agreement between the iwi and the Hamilton City Council over caring for the Waikato river, is a significant milestone for the two organisations; Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Chairman, Ngahiwi Tomoana, is confident proposed new integrated health facilities in Wairoa will cater for Maori of all ages. [more]

15/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 February 2012
A new member of Te Arataura, or the Waikato-Tainui, executive says the iwi and hapu want accountability from the new committee; Taranaki tribes waiting to make their Mount Taranaki claims - will have to be patient until four iwi in the region sign off their Treaty settlements with the Crown; Health officials are turning to men to support wahine going for breast cancer screening; A group of six Maori artists from Hawke's Bay, Poverty Bay and Bay of Plenty are holding an exhibition in Hastings entitled Mahi Tahi, working together. [more]

15/02/2012: Manu Korihi for 15 February 2012
Taranaki tribes waiting to make their Mount Taranaki claims - will have to be patient until four iwi in the region sign off their Treaty settlements with the Crown; A new member of Te Arataura or the Waikato-Tainui executive says the iwi and hapu want accountability from the new committee; Health officials are turning to men to support wahine going for breast cancer screening; One of the six Maori artists with work in an exhibition in Hastings entitled Mahi Tahi working together, hopes it's the catalyst for bigger things to come. [more]

15/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 February 2012
The Tuhoe Waikaremoana Maori Trust Board says it's looking forward to its people benefiting financially from the partial asset sales of four State Owned Enterprises, including Genesis Energy; The wife of a cultural advisor to the film, Whale Rider, who was also the mother of a Youth Court Judge and the country's head netball coach, has died; A Far North tribe says it's encountering a lot of questions, a discerning audience, and applause - as it continues to hold hui to decide whether to ratify its proposed Treaty settlement; The secretary of the Grey Institute Trust says the returning of land to a New Plymouth hapu gave him the chance to learn more about the history and significance of the Rangiatea Complex. [more]

15/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 February 2012
The Tuhoe Waikaremoana Maori Trust Board says it's looking forward to its people benefiting financially from the partial asset sales of four State Owned Enterprises, including Genesis Energy; A Far North tribe says it's encountering a lot of questions, a discerning audience, and applause - as it continues to hold hui to decide whether to ratify its proposed Treaty settlement; The wife of a cultural advisor for the film, Whale Rider, who was also the mother of a Youth Court Judge and the country's head netball coach, has died; The secretary of the Grey Institute Trust says the returning of land to a New Plymouth hapu gave him the chance to learn more about the history and significance of the Rangiatea Complex. [more]

16/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 February 2012
The Chairman of two King Country land trusts says he wants to establish a relationship with Shanghai Pengxin, after the High Court ordered the Government to reconsider the Chinese bid to buy the Crafar Farms; The Chairman of Ngati Porou says the East Coast iwi has to be pragmatic about the Government's intention to partially self off four energy companies; Two independent commissioners begin hearing submissions in Wairoa today, about a proposed subdivision of Maori owned land at Mahia Peninsular, which has caused a considerable amount of controversy in the district; The group representing the iwi radio network says a ceremony honouring Maori radio staff is back after four years. [more]

16/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 February 2012
The Chairman of two King Country land trusts says he wants to establish a relationship with Shanghai Pengxin, after the High Court ordered the Government to reconsider the Chinese bid to buy the Crafar Farms; The Chair of Ngati Porou says the East Coast iwi has to be pragmatic about the Government's intention to partially self off four State Owned Enterprises; Auckland's Independent Maori Statutory Board says it will take more time to try to resolve debate over the city's commitment to fund the needs of Maori; The group representing the iwi radio network says a ceremony honouring Maori radio staff is back after four years. [more]

16/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 February 2012
A highly respected Maori elder from northern Hawke's Bay says the Government's partial sale of four state owned enterprises, three of which own power stations, threatens the guardianship which Maori have over fresh water; The Government has taken on board a Ministry of Justice recommendation to increase the rate of Treaty settlement legislation through Parliament; The Government estimates visitors to Waka Maori contributed 9 million dollars to the Auckland economy during the Rugby World Cup; To the arts now...and Maori students are being encouraged to apply for this year's Nga Karahipi a Te Waka Toi, Te Waka Toi scholarships. [more]

16/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 February 2012
The Government estimates visitors to Waka Maori contributed 9 million dollars to the Auckland economy during the Rugby World Cup; The Government has taken on board a Ministry of Justice recommendation to increase the rate of Treaty settlement legislation through Parliament; A highly respected Maori elder from northern Hawke's Bay says the Government's partial sale of four state owned enterprises, three of which own power stations, threatens the guardianship which Maori have over fresh water; Maori students studying the arts are being encouraged to apply for this year's Nga Karahipi a Te Waka Toi, Te Waka Toi scholarships. [more]

17/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 February 2012
An extensive report out this morning tells how whanau are able to be strong and resilient in the face of financial hardship and difficult circumstances. The Minister of Maori Affairs says he is looking at ways to start up an investment service to help kick start fledgling Maori businesses who don't have the capital to set themselves up. A Far North iwi on the verge of voting on a Treaty settlement offer says it's struggling to track down members to hear their views. Ngati Kahungunu wants to build a multi million dollar cultural and innovation centre in Napier, which will become the focal point for the iwi. [more]

17/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 February 2012
The Minister of Maori Affairs says he is looking at ways to start an investment service to help kick start fledgling Maori businesses who don't have the capital to set themselves up. An extensive Families Commission report due out today says whanau have to be strong and resilient in the face of difficult circumstances, including financial hardship. A Far North iwi on the verge of voting on a Treaty settlement offer says it is struggling to track down members to hear their views. Ngati Kahungunu wants to build a multi-million dollar cultural and innovation centre in Napier, which will become the focal point for the iwi. [more]

17/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 February 2012
Tukoroirangi Morgan is criticising members of the Waikato-Tainui executive for proposing to hold a meeting without completing elections of its members; The Ngati Kahungunu Chair, Ngahiwi Tomoana, says more Maori businesses are now starting to see China as an important market to enter, as New Zealand becomes more focused on its relationship with Asia; The long term future has been secured for a crib in South Otago, which was home to New Zealand's most celebrated Maori poet; Creative New Zealand is streamlining its application process for groups who want the arts thriving on their marae. [more]

17/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 February 2012
The Ngati Kahungunu Chair, Ngahiwi Tomoana, says more Maori businesses are now starting to see China as an important market to enter, as New Zealand becomes more focused on its relationship with Asia; Tukoroirangi Morgan is criticising members of the Waikato-Tainui executive for proposing to hold a meeting without completing elections of its members; The long term future has been secured for a crib in South Otago, which was home to New Zealand's most celebrated Maori poet. [more]

20/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 February 2012
The political inquiry into the well-being of Maori children has been told the health and happiness of tamariki rests with whanau; The Minister of Maori Affairs, Dr Pita Sharples, says the High Court ruling against the Chinese Crafar farms bid isn't about the Chinese personally, it is about making sure the whenua stays in New Zealand hands; A hapu of Ngati Pikiao, Ngati Hinerangi, feels its now at the top of Rotorua District Council's list for consultation about environmental matters; The Cancer Society has developed a kaupapa Maori programme, to support Maori with cancer. [more]

20/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 February 2012
The Minister of Maori Affairs, Dr Pita Sharples, says the High Court ruling against the Chinese Crafar farms bid isn't about the Chinese personally, it is about making sure the whenua stays in New Zealand hands; The political inquiry into the well-being of Maori children has been told the health and happiness of tamariki rests with whanau; A hapu of Ngati Pikiao, Ngati Hinerangi, feels its now at the top of Rotorua District Council's list for consultation about environmental matters; The Cancer Society has developed a kaupapa Maori programme, to support Maori with cancer. [more]

20/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 February 2012
A member of a King Country iwi occupying one of the Crafar farms says they want to engage with the Crown over their claim to their ancestral whenua - which they've been fighting for, for 126-years; A joint Maori-Police project aimed at stopping girls becoming violent is on hold, because it's used up its funding; Bay of Plenty's economic development strategy group has received 70 thousand dollars in funding from Te Puni Kokiri, to help develop Maori assets in the region. [more]

20/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 February 2012
A member of a King Country iwi occupying one of the Crafar farms says they want to engage with the Crown over their claim to their ancestral whenua - which they've been fighting for, for 126-years; A joint Maori-Police project aimed at stopping girls becoming violent is on hold, because it's used up its funding; Bay of Plenty's economic development strategy group has received 70 thousand dollars in funding from Te Puni Kokiri, to help develop Maori assets in the region. [more]

21/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 February 2012
The Chairman of Ngati Kahungunu iwi has put the Minister of Maori Affairs on notice over the government's intention to sell off up to 49 per cent of four state owned energy companies; A Bay of Plenty tribe's performance group has complained about the way a haka competition was judged; The Associate Health Minister says it's exciting that more young Maori women want to become midwives; A group of Maori tradesmen has formed a collective to rebuild Christchurch and help train rangatahi. [more]

21/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 February 2012
The Chairman of Ngati Kahungunu iwi has put the Minister of Maori Affairs on notice over the government's intention to sell off up to 49 percent of four state owned energy companies; The haka group, Ngati Rangiwewehi, has filed a complaint about one of the 18 judges at the weekend's Te Arawa Kapa Haka competition; A group of Maori tradesmen has formed a collective to rebuild Christchurch and help train rangatahi; The Associate Health Minister says it's exciting that more young Maori women want to become midwives. [more]

23/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 February 2012
The Crown's iwi relationships manger for petroleum and minerals has started talking to tribes about plans to expand exploration; The Maori Midwives Collective Nga Maia plans to change its business model and launch a marketing campaign; Canterbury's Maori arts group is busy planning to host the country's leading performance festival in 3 years' time. [more]

23/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 February 2012
The Ministry of Economic Development's iwi relations manager the Government's message to stimulate economic growth through petroleum and minerals resources hasn't been well delivered; The Maori Midwives Collective Nga Maia plans to change its business model and launch a marketing campaign; Canterbury's Maori arts group is busy planning to host the country's leading performance festival in 3 years' time; A Maori immersion school in central Bay of Plenty is rising from the ashes after it's gymnasium and other parts of the school were destroyed by fire in 2009. [more]

23/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 February 2012
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is proposing to scrap its Maori Policy Unit and hire a kaumatua; The Maori Party says the Government's latest decision on planned partial asset sales is a step in the right direction; A King Country iwi member leading a camp on one of the Crafar farms says he's keeping the number of protestor numbers to a low - to lessen any impact on farming operations; A researcher says she was distressed to see the financial hardships faced by whanau in south Auckland. [more]

23/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 February 2012
The Maori Party says the Government's latest decision on planned partial asset sales in a step in the right direction; The Maori Policy Unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is facing the axe; A King Country iwi member leading a camp on one of the Crafar farms says he's keeping the number of protestors to a minimum - to lessen any impact on farming operations; A researcher says she was distressed to see the financial hardships faced by whanau in south Auckland. [more]

24/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 February 2012
The Government's intention to keep what is calls 'concepts' of Te Tiriti O Waitangi in new State Owned Enterprises legislation is being called 'vague' by a kuia; The responsibility for instilling the values of tikanga Maori in all the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade staff could rest with a single Maori cultural adviser; After 16 years of Waitangi Treaty claim preparations, Trustees of Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa-Tamaki Nui a Rua, are holding a series of hui seeking a mandate to formally begin negotiations with the Crown; A delegation of more than 20 people from various streams of Maoridom leave Auckland tomorrow for Haridwar in India, to attend an international conference for elders of ancient traditions and cultures. [more]

24/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 February 2012
The responsibility for instilling the values of tikanga Maori in all the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade staff could rest with a single Maori cultural adviser; The Government's intention to keep what is calls 'concepts' of Te Tiriti O Waitangi in new State Owned Enterprises legislation is being called 'vague' by a kuia; After 16 years of Waitangi Treaty claim preparations, Trustees of Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa-Tamaki Nui a Rua, are holding a series of hui seeking a mandate to formally begin negotiations with the Crown; A delegation of more than 20 people from various streams of Maoridom leave Auckland tomorrow for Haridwar in India, to attend an international conference for elders of ancient traditions and cultures. [more]

24/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 February 2012
The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board in Auckland wants the Government to sort out the future ownership of three hectares of land at Narrow Neck, which the navy currently occupies. The Chairman of a King Country iwi says members of his tribe protesting on one of the Crafar farms don't represent the views of the whole iwi. Settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims for nine hapu in Wairarapa and southern Hawke's Bay, take a step forward tonight in Palmerston North. [more]

24/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 February 2012
Settlement of Treaty of Waitangi claims for nine hapu in Wairarapa and southern Hawke's Bay, take a step forward tonight in Palmerston North; The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board in Auckland wants the Government to sort out the future ownership of three hectares of land at Narrow Neck, which the navy currently occupies; The Chairman of a King Country iwi says members of his tribe protesting on one of the Crafar farms don't represent the views of the whole iwi. [more]

27/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 February 2012
Tukoroirangi Morgan is insisting he's still the head of Waikato-Tainui's executive; A Deed of Settlement covering fifteen volcanic cones in Auckland is due to be initialled by tribes and the Crown next month; The manager of Ngati Mutunga iwi in north Taranaki says two wahi tapu tours sold out fast and proved how keen iwi members are to learn about their traditional estates. [more]

27/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for February 2012
Tukoroirangi Morgan is insisting he's still the head of Waikato-Tainui's executive, Te Arataura - and is planning to call a meeting of the executive this week; A Deed of Settlement covering fifteen volcanic cones in Auckland is due to be initialled by tribes and the Crown next month; King Tuheitia has been presiding over the opening of a new marae at Waikato Institute of Technology this morning; The manager of Ngati Mutunga iwi in north Taranaki says two wahi tapu tours sold out fast and proved how keen iwi members are to learn about their traditional estates. [more]

27/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 February 2012
The Labour Party says it needs to focus on improving political campaigns for the Maori electorates, as part of an organisational review; The Qualifications Authority has highlighted excellent results at the Whakatane based, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi; There's a call for a complete overhaul of the tribal rules governing Waikato-Tainui; The eastern Bay of Plenty haka group, Te Whanau a Apanui, secured first place at the Mataatua regional competition at the weekend. [more]

27/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 February 2012
The Labour Party says it needs to focus on improving political campaigns for the Maori electorates, as part of an organisational review; The Qualifications Authority says Whakatane based Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi is achieving excellent results for Maori learners; There's a call for a complete overhaul of the tribal rules governing Waikato-Tainui; The eastern Bay of Plenty haka group, Te Whanau a Apanui, secured first place at the Mataatua regional competition at the weekend. [more]

28/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 February 2012
A spokesperson for King Country Maori protesting about the sale of the Crafar dairy farms, says they've been handed a trespass notice, and will leave peacefully if the police come to arrest them; Meanwhile two King Country land trusts are taking legal action against two Government agencies, as they say the sale goes against partnership principles in the Treaty of Waitangi; The people of Rangitane in Marlborough are considering plans to build a cultural centre in Blenheim; and The head of Whakatane based Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi wants to build on a successful Qualification Authority report. [more]

28/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 February 2012
A spokesperson for King Country Maori protesting about the sale of the Crafar dairy farms, says they've been handed a trespass notice, and will leave peacefully if the police come to arrest them; Meanwhile two King Country land trusts are taking legal action against two Government agencies, as they say the sale goes against partnership principles in the Treaty of Waitangi; The people of Rangitane iwi in Marlborough are considering building a cultural centre in Blenheim; and The head of Whakatane based Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, wants to build on the organisation's successful Qualification Authority report. [more]

28/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 February 2012
Nelson ratepayers will have the chance in just over two months, to decide whether or not a Maori ward will be created in time for the 2013 local government elections; A proposed law change to boost environmental controls over oil and gas exploration companies has attracted 129 submissions; The Campus Director of Tairawhiti Polytech in Gisborne, says merging with the Napier based Eastern Institute of Technology, has provided huge benefits for Maori wanting a tertiary or trades qualification; Health scholarships for Maori students are now open. [more]

28/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 February 2012
The Campus Director of Tairawhiti Polytech in Gisborne, says merging with the Napier based Eastern Institute of Technology, has provided huge benefits for Maori wanting a tertiary or trades qualification; A proposed law change to boost environmental controls over oil and gas exploration companies has attracted 129 submissions; Nelson ratepayers will have the chance in just over two months, to decide whether or not a Maori ward will be created in time for the 2013 local government elections; A Maori carved Rimu post - measuring about one-point-three metres high - has returned to New Zealand after being abroad for more than a century. [more]

29/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 February 2012
The Ministry of Science and Innovation says it's delighted by the calibre of young Maori - who're coming up with innovative ideas and forming companies; Ngai Tahu is calling to be part of the environmental agency that's due to police New Zealand waters up to 200 nautical miles out from the coastline; The Ngai Tuhoe Tribal Authority has hired its first chief executive - to build the organisation, help grow the tribe's economy and improve descendants' quality of life; Webb's Auction House in Auckland says a Maori carved Rimu post may be permanently repatriated to New Zealand - after spending more than a century abroad. [more]

29/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 February 2012
Ngai Tahu is calling to be part of the environmental agency that's due to police New Zealand waters up to 200 nautical miles out from the coastline; The Ministry of Science and Innovation says it's delighted by the calibre of young Maori - who're coming up with innovative ideas and forming companies; The Ngai Tuhoe Tribal Authority has hired its first chief executive - to build the organisation, help grow the tribe's economy and improve descendants' quality of life; Webb's Auction House in Auckland says a Maori carved Rimu post may be permanently repatriated to New Zealand - after spending more than a century abroad. [more]

29/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 February 2012
An organisation representing many total immersion schools is making checks to ensure a convicted sex offender hasn't worked in its kura; Results of the 2011 referendum on the future voting system for Members of Parliament, show a much higher percentage of Maori want to keep MMP, compared with the rest of voters; The biggest Maori business network says a proposed new law to boost environmental controls over oil and gas exploration companies at sea must ensure Maori are explicitly recognised as a Treaty partner - and not just an affected party; The manager of a Marlborough marae says the Minister of Maori Affairs did a good job in pushing to have a Maori face at the Rugby World Cup. [more]

29/02/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 February 2012
The biggest Maori business network says a new law to boost environmental controls over oil and gas exploration companies at sea must ensure Maori are explicitly recognised as a Treaty partner - and not just an affected party; An organisation representing many total immersion schools is making checks to ensure a convicted sex offender hasn't worked in its kura; The manager of a Marlborough marae says the Minister of Maori Affairs did a good job in pushing to have a Maori face at the Rugby World Cup. [more]

01/03/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 1 March 2012
A lawyer specialising in Treaty of Waitangi and Environmental matters says it's likely the Waitangi Tribunal will grant an urgent hearing for a freshwater claim; A Moriori leader says the Chatham Islands would receive more support if it wasn't part of New Zealand's sovereign territory; The Campus Director of Tairawhiti Polytech in Gisborne says there's been huge interest by Maori school leavers from as far north of Te Araroa, in taking up trades courses this year; The University of Otago says a project supporting people to have conversations in the Maori language has created a community of te reo speakers. [more]

01/03/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 1 March 2012
A Moriori leader says the Chatham Islands would receive more support if it wasn't part of New Zealand's sovereign territory; A lawyer specialising in the Treaty of Waitangi and Environmental matters says it's likely the Waitangi Tribunal will grant an urgent hearing for a freshwater claim; The University of Otago says a project supporting people to have conversations in the Maori language has created a community of te reo speakers; The Campus Director of Tairawhiti Polytech in Gisborne, says there's been huge interest by Maori school leavers from as far north of Te Araroa, in taking up trades courses this year. [more]

01/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 March 2012
Today's release of the ministerial inquiry report into the use of foreign fishing vessels confirms there are questions over why Maori aren't working in the industry; A survey of 570 Maori teenage girls who smoked everyday, shows about 250 of them quit the habit last year; Ngati Pukenga iwi in Tauranga wants the Historic Places Trust and local government to put more effort into making sure land of historical importance to Maori, undergoes an archaelogical survey before it's put up for sale; The Ruatoki Valley in central Bay of Plenty is celebrating the rebuild of a school block that was ravaged by fire in 2009. [more]

01/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 March 2012
A survey of 570 Maori teenage girls who smoked everyday, shows about 250 of them quit the habit last year; Today's release of the ministerial inquiry report into the use of foreign fishing vessels confirms there are questions over why Maori aren't working in the industry; The Ruatoki Valley in central Bay of Plenty is celebrating the rebuild of a school block that was ravaged by fire in 2009; The Chairman of Ngati Pukenga iwi in Tauranga, wants the Historic Places Trust and local government to put more effort into making sure that land of historical importance to Maori, undergoes an archaelogical survey before it's put up for sale. [more]

02/03/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 2 March 2012
The former head of the Waitangi Fisheries Commission, Shane Jones, says employing Maori in the fishing industry should be a priority; Five Midland District Health Boards will today sign a new document committing to work together towards making the central North Island smokefree; A Senior Law Lecturer at Waikato University's Te Piringia-Faculty of Law, says many of the outcomes from an extensive study of North American Indian economic development, are applicable to Maori; The Auckland hapu, Ngati Whatua o Kaipara, says it's looking for someone with 'pizazz' to become its first Chief Executive, after the sub-tribe settled its Treaty claims; The manager of Omaka marae in Blenheim says a marae DIY project is helping to reconnect descendants with their marae and has generated huge community support beyond the complex. [more]

02/03/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 2 March 2012
The former head of the Waitangi Fisheries Commission, Shane Jones, says employing Maori in the fishing industry should be a priority; A Senior Law Lecturer at Waikato University's Te Piringia-Faculty of Law, says many of the outcomes from an extensive study of North American Indian economic development, are applicable to Maori; The manager of Omaka marae in Blenheim says a marae DIY project is helping to reconnect descendants with their marae and has generated huge community support beyond the complex; The Auckland hapu, Ngati Whatua o Kaipara, says it's looking for someone with 'pizazz' to become its first Chief Executive, after the sub-tribe settled its Treaty claims. [more]

02/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 March 2012
The Wairoa District Council has been forced to backtrack on a decision not to hold a poll until next year's local government elections, on whether to introduce Maori wards; The head of the Midland Iwi Relationship Board says the creation of Whanau Ora will greatly help the central North Island meet its goal of making the region smokefree by 2025; The body overseeing the fishing quota owned by Maori is poised to advise iwi on the implications of the ministerial inquiry into the use of foreign charter vessels; The winning Maori cultural group at last year's Polyfest will be opening the biggest celebration of Pacific culture in Auckland in a week's time at Western Springs Park. [more]

02/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 March 2012
The body overseeing the fishing quota owned by Maori is poised to advise iwi on the implications of the ministerial inquiry into the use of foreign charter vessels; The Wairoa District Council has been forced to backtrack on a decision not to hold a poll until next year's local government elections, on whether to introduce Maori wards; The head of the Midland Iwi Relationship Board says the creation of Whanau Ora will greatly help the region meet its goal of making the region smokefree by 2025. [more]

05/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 March 2012
A Moriori leader says the Government's drive to expand oil and gas exploration will exploit the Chatham Islands - and locals will receive little if any of the benefits; A Tauranga-Based Iwi says the Rena disaster has helped lead the tribe to form a relationship with the Ministry of Science and Innovation; The Midland Iwi Relationship Board says there's been a huge shift in the way government approaches health and social services for families, thanks to Whanau Ora; The bounty of kaimoana around the shores of the South Island is being credited with helping to bring the biggest Maori performing arts show to Christchurch. [more]

05/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 March 2012
A Moriori leader says the Government's drive to expand oil and gas exploration will exploit the Chatham Islands - and locals will receive little if any of the benefits; The Midland Iwi Relationship Board says there's been a huge shift in the way government approaches health and social services for families, thanks to Whanau Ora; A Tauranga-Based Iwi says the Rena disaster has helped lead the tribe to form a relationship with the Ministry of Science and Innovation; The bounty of kaimoana around the shores of the South Island is being credited with helping to bring the biggest Maori performing arts show to Christchurch. [more]

05/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 March 2012
One of New Zealand's most respected jurists, and a man who made a huge contribution to Maori, has died; Te Putea Whakatupu Trust which was established to promote Maori education, training and research, has launched a new scholarship; The Chairman of New Zealand's third largest iwi is disappointed that legislation introduced to Parliament today on the partial sale of four energy companies, only requires the Crown to uphold Treaty obligations; The Waihirere haka team took first place in the Tairawhiti regional competition held on Te Poho o Rawiri marae in Gisborne at the weekend. [more]

05/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 March 2012
One of New Zealand most respected jurists and a man who made a huge contribution to Maori has died; Te Putea Whakatupu Trust which was established to promote Maori education, training and research, has launched a new scholarship; The Chairman of New Zealand's third largest iwi is disappointed that legislation introduced in Parliament today on the partial sale of four energy companies, only requires the Crown to uphold Treaty obligations; The Waihirere haka team took first place in the Tairawhiti regional competition held on Te Poho o Rawiri marae in Gisborne at the weekend. [more]

06/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 March 2012
A highly regarded Maori academic from Hawke's Bay, has paid tribute to a retired High Court judge Sir Rodney Gallen from Havelock North, who died on Saturday; The head of a Trust which aims to build a Maori economy, says a new scholarship for Maori university students, may help secure them jobs before they finish studying; The Chairman of Ngati Kahungunu iwi, says the Government proposes to weaken legislation on partial state asset sales; The first round of judging has just started of dairy farmers vying to win the Maori Excellence in Farming Award. [more]

06/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 March 2012
A prominent Maori academic from Hawke's Bay, says retired High Court judge Sir Rodney Gallen from Havelock North who died on Saturday, was highly regarded by members of Ngai Tuhoe; The Chairman of Ngati Kahungunu iwi, says the Government proposes to weaken legislation on partial state asset sales; The head of a Trust which aims to build a Maori economy, says a new scholarship for Maori university students, may help secure them jobs before they finish studying; The first round of judging has just started of Maori dairy farmers vying to win the Maori Excellence in Farming Award. [more]

06/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 March 2012
South Taranaki Maori are pitching in to help repair damage caused by a severe weather storm that lashed the region over the weekend; A Senior Lecturer at Waikato University's Te Piringia-Faculty of Law, says it's time Maori stopped relying on the court system to resolve their internal arguments; The Council of Trade Unions says it expected the ministerial inquiry into the use of foreign charter vessels to go further; The national smoking cessation service, Quitline, is applauding survey results which show out of 570 Maori teenage girls who smoked daily - about 250 of them stopped smoking last year. [more]

06/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 March 2012
A Senior Lecturer at Waikato University's Te Piringia-Faculty of Law, says it's time Maori stopped relying on the court system to resolve their internal arguments; South Taranaki Maori are pitching in to help repair damage caused by a severe weather storm that lashed the region over the weekend; The Council of Trade Unions says it expected the ministerial inquiry into the use of foreign charter vessels to go further; The national smoking cessation service, Quitline, is applauding survey results which show out of 570 Maori teenage girls who smoked daily - about 250 of them stopped smoking last year. [more]

07/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 March 2012
The national stop smoking service, Quitline, says the January price hike of cigarettes flooded the organisation with calls for help - a significant number of them being Maori; A union leader says it's time for tribes to get serious about providing jobs for Maori in the fishing industry; Members of Te Rarawa in the Far North want to know how a Treaty settlement package will help them with housing, health, and education; A project organised by a small team from Kohupatiki Marae in Hawke's Bay, aimed at increasing the population of black flounder in their local river, is seeking support from locals. [more]

07/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 March 2012
A union leader says it's time for tribes to get serious about providing jobs for Maori in the fishing industry; The national stop smoking service, Quitline, says the January price hike of cigarettes flooded the organisation with calls for help - a significant number of them being Maori; Members of Te Rarawa in the Far North want to know how a Treaty settlement package will help them with housing, health, and education; A project organised by a small team from Kohupatiki Marae in Hawke's Bay, aimed at increasing the population of black flounder in their local river, is seeking support from locals. [more]

08/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 March 2012
The Waitangi Tribunal has set down next Tuesday to hear why the Maori Council's claim on water should be heard under urgency; An Auckland community board says unless Parliament removes a block of land from a Treaty Settlement Bill, a grievance will be re-ignited which locals thought had been settled long ago; The Council of Trade Unions plans to tackle tribes over why the fishing industry doesn't employ more Maori; A Waikato University doctoral student is researching the recovery time for kaimoana in the Bay of Plenty, following contamination from the Rena oil spill. [more]

08/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 March 2012
An Auckland community board says unless Parliament removes a block of land from a Treaty Settlement Bill, a grievance will be re-ignited which locals thought had been settled long ago; The Waitangi Tribunal has set down next Tuesday to hear why the Maori Council's claim on water should be heard under urgency; A Waikato University doctoral student is researching the recovery time for kaimoana in the Bay of Plenty, following contamination from the Rena oil spill; The Council of Trade Unions plans to tackle tribes over why the fishing industry doesn't employ more Maori. [more]

08/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 March 2012
An Auckland trust which was set up to look after land known as the Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, is suing the Attorney General on behalf of the Crown; The Ministry of Maori Development, Te Puni Kokiri, says drug and alcohol courts will not work if there isn't a Maori focus in the programme; A Te Arawa sub-tribe's plan to set up an advisory body - after a sacred site was mistakenly destroyed - is on hold; The manager of a Blenheim marae says a major renovation project later this month, is giving iwi members the confidence to keep the marae running - just as their kaumatua did before them. [more]

08/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 March 2012
A community group says new drug and alcohol courts will not work if they do not have specific services for Maori; An Auckland trust which was set up to look after land known as the Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, is suing the Attorney General on behalf of the Crown; A Te Arawa sub-tribe's plan to set up an advisory body - after a sacred site was mistakenly destroyed - is on hold; The manager of a Blenheim marae says a major renovation project later this month is giving iwi members the confidence to keep the marae running - just as their kaumatua did before them. [more]

09/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 March 2012
The Green Party Co -Leader, Metiria Turei, says Maori should have the right to be decision makers over rivers which flow through their rohe; The Ngapuhi leader Sonny Tau, says the Ministry of Economic Development needs to adequately consult Maori before seeking bids from companies wanting to explore for minerals in Northland; The river Thames will be graced with a traditional Maori war canoe to mark the Diamond Jubilee celebrating the 60th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth; A group of kapa haka students has been practising around the clock, in preparation of having the honour of opening Auckland's biggest celebration of Pacific culture. [more]

09/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 March 2012
The Ngupuhi leader Sonny Tau, says the Ministry of Economic Development needs to adequately consult Maori before seeking bids from companies wanting to explore for minerals in Northland; The Green Party Co -Leader, Metiria Turei, says Maori should have the right to be decision makers over rivers which flow through their rohe; A group of kapa haka students has been practising around the clock, in preparation of having the honour of opening Auckland's biggest celebration of Pacific culture; The river Thames will be graced with a traditional Maori war canoe to mark the Diamond Jubilee celebrating the 60th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. [more]

09/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 March 2012
The Green Party Co-leader has accused the Crown and its representatives of breaching the Treaty of Waitangi, during the settling of grievances by Maori; Meanwhile, New Zealand First's Maori Affairs spokesperson, Brendan Horan told Parliament he's concerned at the haste by the Crown in pushing Treaty settlement claim bills through Parliament; Members of Te Rarawa iwi in the Far North have voted to ratify a treaty settlement - with just under 85 per cent accepting the deal on offer from the Crown; A Bay of Plenty Incorporation is officially opening 10 new homes tomorrow - built for Maori on Maori land. [more]

09/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 March 2012
The Green Party Co-leader has accused the Crown and its representatives of breaching the Treaty of Waitangi, during the settling of grievances by Maori; Meanwhile New Zealand First's Maori Affairs spokesperson, Brendan Horan told Parliament he's concerned at the haste by the Crown in pushing Treaty settlement claim bills through Parliament; The Kohanga Reo National Trust is preparing to front up at the Waitangi Tribunal on Monday; The Iwi Radio Network - Te Whakaruruhau o Nga Reo Irirangi Maori - has announced the finalists for the Inaugural Iwi Radio Awards for 2012, with the oldest Maori radio station based in Wellington vying for the supreme award. [more]

12/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 March 2012
The Chair of Te Rarawa iwi in the Far North says members have given the Runanga a mandate to accept a Crown package, despite only about a quarter of tribal members voting for the deal; Te Kohanga Reo National Trust expects supporters from across the country to be in Wellington today, to hear an urgent claim before the Waitangi Tribunal; Aotearoa Credit Union says it's drawing up a memorandum of understanding with four whanau ora providers helping iwi members; A group of Waiariki elders has been celebrating the opening of new homes for kaumatua over the weekend - constructed after co-operation between Maori and the Crown. [more]

12/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 March 2012
Te Kohanga Reo National Trust expects supporters from across the country to be in Wellington today, to hear an urgent claim before the Waitangi Tribunal; The Chair of Te Rarawa iwi in the Far North says members have given the Runanga a mandate to accept a Crown package, despite only about a quarter of tribal members voting for the deal; Aotearoa Credit Union says it's drawing up a memorandum of understanding with four whanau ora providers helping iwi members; A group of Waiariki elders has been celebrating the opening of new homes for kaumatua over the weekend - constructed after co-operation between Maori and the Crown. [more]

12/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 March 2012
Te Kohanga Reo Trust board today opened an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing, calling for a law change, for the Maori pre-schools not to be run by the Ministry of Education; The iwi and some residents around Kaipara Harbour have placed a rahui or a traditional ban over the harbour in protest against 200 Crest Energy tidal turbines going ahead; Members of nine Ngati Kahungunu hapu in Wairarapa and Southern Hawke's Bay have given formal approval to their Treaty of Waitangi claims, which have taken 16 years to prepare, being negotiated with the Crown. [more]

12/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 March 2012
Te Kohanga Reo Trust board today opened an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing, calling for a law change, for the Maori pre-schools not to be run by the Ministry of Education; Members of nine Ngati Kahungunu hapu in Wairarapa and Southern Hawke's Bay have given formal approval to their Treaty of Waitangi claims, which have taken 16 years to prepare, being negotiated with the Crown; The iwi and some residents around Kaipara Harbour have placed a rahui or a traditional ban over the harbour in protest against 200 Crest Energy tidal turbines going ahead. [more]

13/03/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 13 March 2012
Some Kohanga Reo teachers say they're being overloaded with regulations, and a move to self management is needed to save the pre-schools from a slow death; And staying with the Waitangi Tribunal, today it will hear why the Maori Council's claim on water should be heard under urgency; An iwi wants the Government to drop Hauturu-Little Barrier island from a hapu's Treaty settlement package; A Trust which represents the interests of nine hapu in Wairarapa and Southern Hawke's Bay, will be working hard to start negotiations with the Crown as soon as possible over 27 Treaty claims. [more]

13/03/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 13 March 2012
An iwi wants the Government to drop Hauturu-Little Barrier island from a hapu's Treaty settlement package; But the hapu, Ngati Manuhiri, says it won't change its position on Little Barrier; Some Kohanga Reo teachers say they're being overloaded with regulations, and a move to self management is needed to save the pre-schools from a slow death; And staying with the Waitangi Tribunal, today it will hear why the Maori Council's claim on water should be heard under urgency; A Trust which represents the interests of nine hapu in Wairarapa and Southern Hawke's Bay, will be working hard to start negotiations as soon as possible with the Crown over 27 Treaty claims. [more]

13/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 March 2012
Maori from around New Zealand who've been attending an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing in Wellington, are mourning a kuia who helped establish Kohanga Reo for pre-schoolers in Eastern Bay of Plenty; A prominent Auckland based Maori lawyer says there's a downside to Waitangi Tribunal claimants asking for their application to be heard urgently; The Wairoa District Council agreed today to provide 25 thousand dollars from its development fund, for a poll on introducing Maori wards; An opera based on the true story of a nineteenth century Whanganui river Chief Hohepa Te Umuroa and his friendship with a Pakeha settler during the New Zealand land wars, has its world premiere in Wellington this week. [more]

13/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 March 2012
Maori who've been attending an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing in Wellington, are mourning a kuia who helped establish Kohanga Reo for pre-schoolers in Eastern Bay of Plenty; As well as the urgent Kohanga Reo hearing, the Tribunal is considering whether to grant a request by the Maori Council for urgency on the rights of tangata whenua over fresh water resources; The Wairoa District Council has agreed to provide 25 thousand dollars for a poll on whether to introduce Maori wards; An opera based on the story of a nineteenth century Whanganui river Chief Hohepa Te Umuroa and his friendship with a Pakeha settler during the New Zealand land wars, has its world premiere in Wellington this week. [more]

14/03/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 14 March 2012
A Director of Crest Energy says its tidal turbine project in Kaipara Harbour is legitimate, and should go ahead despite opposition from local Maori who have imposed a rahui or customary ban over the harbour; The Wairoa District Council's turned down a request from a local marae, which wants financial help to pay the eight- thousand dollar cost of insuring its buildings; A west Auckland Kohanga Reo teacher fears many Maori traditions could slowly be squeezed out, if the Ministry of Education continues to manage the pre-schools; Organisers of Auckland's 37th Polyfest which begins today, have brought in top kapa haka judges to help raise standards on the Maori stage. [more]

14/03/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 14 March 2012
A Director of Crest Energy says its tidal turbine project in Kaipara Harbour is legitimate, and should go ahead despite opposition by local Maori, who have imposed a rahui or customary ban over the harbour; The Wairoa District Council's turned down a request from a local marae, which applied for a grant to help pay its eight-thousand dollar insurance bill; A west Auckland Kohanga Reo teacher fears many Maori traditions could be squeezed out, if the Ministry of Education continues to manage the 480 pre-schools; Organisers of Auckland's Polyfest which begins today, have brought in top kapa haka judges to help raise standards on the Maori stage. [more]

14/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 March 2012
Preliminary results from a study of kaimoana in the Bay of Plenty, show the recovery time from contamination by heavy fuel oil from the container ship Rena, has in some cases been amazingly fast; The Maori Council says it's expecting to hear over the next 10 days whether or not its claim on freshwater will be heard under urgency by the Waitangi Tribunal; The Government appointed panel charged with developing a national economic strategy and action plan for Maori, is seeking submissions on a discussion document it's just released; Finals tests have found an oil and gas drilling technique - criticised by environmentalists - has not contaminated water at a Taranaki production site. [more]

14/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 March 2012
The Government appointed panel charged with developing a national economic strategy and action plan for Maori, is seeking submissions on a discussion document it's just released; Preliminary results from a study of kaimoana in the Bay of Plenty, show the recovery time from contamination by heavy fuel oil from the container ship Rena, has in some cases been amazingly fast; The Maori Council says it's expecting to hear over the next 10 days whether or not its claim on freshwater will be heard under urgency by the Waitangi Tribunal; Some Maori say the passing of a kuia who helped establish Kohanga Reo for pre-schoolers in eastern Bay of Plenty, motivates them to fight for the future of the movement. [more]

15/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 March 2012
The Maori Council says it's prepared to take its claim on freshwater rights to the Supreme Court, if the Government rejects it; The Maori Economic Development Panel says the responsibility for substantially boosting the Maori economy which is currently worth 37-billion dollars, doesn't just lie with big businesses; Several more key Maori dignitaries will today present submissions at the urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearings over Te Kohanga Reo movement's call for a law change to give it self management; A karanga course for Maori women is proving so popular - it's now being offered at 17 different sites around the country, and has now been introduced to the South Island. [more]

15/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 March 2012
The Maori Council says it's prepared to take its claim on freshwater rights to the Supreme Court, if the Government rejects it; The Maori Economic Development Panel says the responsibility for substantially boosting the Maori economy which is currently worth 37 billion dollars, doesn't just lie with big businesses; Several more key Maori dignitaries will today present submissions at the urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearings over Te Kohanga Reo movement's call for a law change to allow it to manage itself; A karanga course for Maori women is proving so popular - it's now being offered at 17 different sites around the country, and has now been introduced to the South Island. [more]

15/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 March 2012
The Government says Maori won't get any special treatment under its plan to get more children into early childhood education; New Zealand's first Maori majority owned and controlled dairy company, says signing an agreement with an large milk processing company in India, is a real boost of confidence; Auckland Council is proposing to close stretches of walking track in a effort to protect kauri; Hundreds of international musicians and artists were welcomed to Taranaki today through Owae Marae in Waitara, to officially welcome them to the WOMAD New Zealand Festival. [more]

15/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 March 2012
New Zealand's first Maori majority owned and controlled dairy company, says signing an agreement with a large milk processing company in India, is a real boost of confidence; The Government says Maori won't get any special treatment under its plan to get more children into early childhood education; Auckland Council's proposing to close stretches of walking tracks in an effort to protect kauri; Hundreds of international musicians and artists were welcomed to Taranaki today - through Owae Marae in Waitara, to officially welcome them to the WOMAD New Zealand Festival. [more]

16/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 March 2012
The Government says its goal to get more youngsters into early childhood education will help support vulnerable tamariki; Ngati Wai has called a special hui over Hauturu-Little Barrier island in the Hauraki Gulf; The Waitangi Tribunal hearing over the Kohanga movement's call for a law change to give it self-management is running behind schedule; The General Manager of a north Taranaki iwi, says the future for communicating with iwi members, especially the younger generation, is with social media such as Facebook and Twitter. [more]

16/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 March 2012
Ngati Wai has called a special hui over Hauturu-Little Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf; The Government says its goal to get more youngsters into early childhood education will help support vulnerable tamariki; The Waitangi Tribunal hearing over the Kohanga movement's call for a law change to give it self-management is running behind schedule; The General Manager of a north Taranaki iwi, says the future for communicating with iwi members, especially the younger generation, is with social media such as Facebook and Twitter. [more]

16/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 March 2012
The Waitangi Tribunal has been told children are losing a wealth of Maori knowledge because of Ministry of Education regulations; An Auckland trust, set up to conserve land known as the Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, has withdrawn its legal action against the Crown; The Tauranga-based Iwi, Ngati Ranginui has launched a campaign to find more than five-thousand of its people spread throughout the country and overseas; In a week's time, thousands of Maori from throughout Australia will be converging on Canberra for their regional competition to select their finalists to send to Te Matatini national kapa haka festival in Rotorua next year. [more]

16/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 March 2012
An Auckland trust set up to conserve land known as the Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, has withdrawn its legal action against the Crown - and plans to argue its case before a Select Committee; The Waitangi Tribunal has been told children are losing a wealth of Maori knowledge because of Ministry of Education regulations; The Tauranga-based Iwi, Ngati Ranginui has launched a campaign to find more than five-thousand of its people spread around the country and overseas; In a week's time, thousands of Maori from throughout Australia will be converging on Canberra for their regional competition to select their finalists - to send to Te Matatini national kapa haka festival in Rotorua next year. [more]

19/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 March 2012
Kawerau Intermediate School in the Eastern Bay of Plenty has lodged an application for a High Court Judicial Review to try and save the school from closure; The Hawke's Bay iwi, Ngati Kahungunu, says some children are going to school without lunch - because whanau striking at an Affco meat plant in Wairoa are finding it harder to get by; It's the Crown's turn to give evidence at the inquiry into the running of Maori language pre-schools this week; Auckland Council says a plan to close walking tracks to protect kauri trees is effectively a rahui; Creative New Zealand has announced about a hundred Maori and New Zealand-based Pacific artists will represent Aotearoa alongside 27 other Pacific countries at the Festival of Pacific Arts in July. [more]

19/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 March 2012
Kawerau Intermediate School in the Eastern Bay of Plenty has lodged an application for a High Court Judicial Review to try and save the school from closure; The Hawke's Bay iwi, Ngati Kahungunu, says some children are going to school without lunch - because whanau striking at an Affco meat plant in Wairoa are finding it harder to get by; It's the Crown's turn to give evidence at the inquiry into the running of Maori language pre-schools this week; Auckland Council says a plan to close walking tracks to protect kauri trees is effectively a rahui. [more]

19/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 March 2012
The Maori King's extended his personal condolences to the Royal Family and people of Tonga on the death of King George Tupou the fifth; A Waikato-Tainui elder, Koro Wetere says the strong ties between the Kingitanga and the Royal House of Tonga will continue following the death of King George Tupou the fifth; Lawyers for the Crown have told the Waitangi Tribunal that the Kohanga Reo National Trust is not a Treaty Partner and is not a taonga that requires protection under the Treaty of Waitangi; A researcher says she's shocked to find that Maori children are 23 times more likely to be hospitalised with acute rheumatic fever than non-Maori. [more]

19/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 March 2012
The Maori King has extended his personal condolences to the Royal Family and people of Tonga on the death of King George Tupou V; A Waikato-Tainui elder, Koro Wetere says genealogy ties the Kingitanga with the Royal House of Tonga in links first forged by Princess Te Puea and Queen Salote over 60-years ago; Lawyers for the Crown have told the Waitangi Tribunal that the Kohanga Reo National Trust is not a Treaty Partner and is not a taonga that requires protection under the Treaty of Waitangi; A researcher says she's shocked to find that Maori children are 23 times more likely to be hospitalised with acute rheumatic fever than non-Maori. [more]

20/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 March 2012
A Waikato-Tainui Kaumatua says despite the long and close links between the Kingitanga and the Tongan Royal family, not a lot is known about the new King; Ngai Te Rangi Iwi in the Bay of Plenty has decided not to appeal a decision granting the Port of Tauranga permission to dredge Tauranga harbour to provide access for bigger container ships; The Waitangi Tribunal in Wellington will today hear from the Teachers Council - the regulatory body for registered teachers; A whale stranding on Rekohu or the Chathams Islands over the weekend has re-ignited ancient traditions to save part of the carcass including the jaw and teeth of the mammal for cultural purposes. [more]

20/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 March 2012
Ngati Kahungunu may ask Maori farmers not to send their livestock to the AFFCO meatworks in the northern Hawke's Bay town of Waiora; A Waikato-Tainui Kaumatua says despite the long and close links between the Kingitanga and the Tongan Royal family, not a lot is known about the new King; The Waitangi Tribunal in Wellington will today hear from the Teachers Council - the regulatory body for registered teachers; Ngai Te Rangi Iwi in the Bay of Plenty has decided not to appeal a decision granting the Port of Tauranga permission to dredge Tauranga harbour to provide access for bigger container ships; A whale stranding on Rekohu or the Chathams Islands over the weekend has re-ignited ancient traditions to save part of the carcass including the jaw and teeth of the mammal for cultural purposes. [more]

20/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 March 2012
A Ngati Awa leader says the good relationship the iwi has with a Pakeha family that has collected moa and human bones is enabling it to return the taonga back to Maori ownership; Ngati Ranginui says the majority of its people missing from its Iwi register, are young people; Maori living in Canberra are feeling a sense of pride at being able to host the largest Maori culture festival in Australia to select their top cultural performers to send to Te Matatini national kapa haka festival in Rotorua next year; A pioneering researcher in early European interaction with Maori has died aged 91. [more]

20/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 March 2012
A Ruatoki resident says following a recent armed offenders call out there - it feels like the community can always expect that when police are called - they'll be armed with guns; A Ngati Awa leader says the good relationship the iwi has with a Pakeha family that collected moa and human bones is enabling it to return the taonga back to Maori ownership; Ngati Ranginui says the majority of its people missing from its Iwi register, are young people; Maori living in Canberra are feeling a sense of pride at being able to re-host the Australian regional kapa haka festival this week to select their top performers to send to the prestigious Matatini Kapa Haka Festival in Rotorua next year. [more]

21/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 March 2012
A Ruatoki kaumatua says legal action against the Crown over the 2007 police raid is unlikely to fix the damage inflicted on Tuhoe; The Government has given an assurance that Auckland Council's Independent Maori Statutory Board won't be axed as part of a revamp of local authorities; A workshop is being held in Rotorua today for Maori businesses to help link them with science and innovation experts from Crown Research Institutes, universities and government agencies; The Waitangi Tribunal has quizzed the Ministry of Education on why it isn't willing to take the risk and allow Kohanga movement to run the way it wants because indications shows its working well. [more]

21/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 March 2012
A Ruatoki kaumatua says legal action against the Crown over the 2007 police raid is unlikely to fix the damage inflicted on Tuhoe; The Government has given an assurance that Auckland Council's Independent Maori Statutory Board won't be axed as part of a revamp of local authorities; A workshop is being held in Rotorua today for Maori businesses to help link them with science and innovation experts from Crown Research Institutes, universities and government agencies; The Waitangi Tribunal has quizzed the Ministry of Education on why it isn't willing to take the risk and allow Kohanga movement to run the way it wants because indications shows its working well. [more]

21/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 March 2012
Future decisions on the management of Mauao, or Mount Maunganui, are to be split 50-50 between Tauranga City Council and three local iwi; An independant witness told the Waitangi Tribunal that her Kohanga Reo works well with teachers who mainly have a teaching qualification other than a Kohanga movement qualification; A Te Arawa environmental group says it's there to help deal with iwi and hapu on matters such as the accidental desecration of sacred trees; The head judge of the Maori stage at last week's Auckland's Polyfest says the use of weaponry in kapa haka performances was 'awesome'. [more]

21/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 March 2012
An independent witness has told the Waitangi Tribunal that her local Kohanga Reo operates well with teachers who mainly have a teaching qualification; Future decisions on the management of Mauao, or Mount Maunganui, are to be split 50-50 between Tauranga City Council and three local iwi; A spokesperson for a Te Arawa Environmental Society says its organisation is there to help deal with iwi and hapu matters such as the accidental desecration of a sacred tree; The head judge of the Maori stage at last week's Auckland's Polyfest says the use of weaponry in kapa haka performances was 'awesome'. [more]

22/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 22 March 2012
A Tauranga hapu has decided to appeal plans by the Port of Tauranga, to deepen and widen the harbour in order to provide access for bigger container ships; A Maori incorporation says getting support to build houses on ancestral land has been a challenging process; Members of the Maori Research Institute's delegation to an international conference in India for elders of ancient traditions and cultures, say the trip was an unqualified success; The mentor of Joel Henare - the youngest person ever to top the World Wool Handling rankings - says he has a huge amount of talent for someone so young. [more]

22/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 22 March 2012
A Maori incorporation says getting support to build houses on ancestral land has been a challenging process; A Tauranga hapu has decided to appeal plans by the Port of Tauranga, to deepen and widen the harbour in order to provide access for bigger container ships; Members of the Maori Research Institute's delegation to an international conference in India for elders of ancient traditions and cultures, say the trip was an unqualified success; The mentor of Joel Henare - the youngest person ever to top the World Wool Handling rankings - says he has a huge amount of talent for someone so young. [more]

22/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 22 March 2012
The Government has confirmed more money will be returned to two of the biggest iwi, under a special Treaty of Waitangi clause; Te Puke based Seeka - New Zealand's largest kiwifruit grower - plans to work with Maori growers in Bay of Plenty, to see if they're interested in planting a new gold variety, which has shown resistance to the vine killing disease PSA; A Tauranga Moana elder is praising the Tauranga City Council for researching how well joint management models work - when it started talking to local iwi about setting up a decision-making body to look after Mauao; An Associate Professor at Massey University - who's spenT nearly 20 years researching gifted and talented Maori students - says she's noticed a huge change in the classroom environment since she began her work in 1993. [more]

22/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 22 March 2012
Te Puke based Seeka - New Zealand's largest kiwifruit grower - plans to work with Maori growers in Bay of Plenty, to see if they're interested in planting a new gold variety, which has shown resistance to the vine killing disease PSA; The Government has confirmed more money will be returned to two of the biggest iwi, under a special Treaty of Waitangi clause; An Associate Professor at Massey University - who's spent nearly 20 years researching gifted and talented Maori students - says she's noticed a huge change in the classroom environment since she began her work in 1993; A Tauranga Moana elder is praising the Tauranga City Council for researching how well joint management models work - when it started talking to local iwi about setting up a decision-making body to look after Mauao. [more]

23/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 March 2012
An audit has found Auckland Council's obligations to Maori under Te Tiriti o Waitangi need to be urgently addressed; The Crown's today expected to present its final evidence to the Waitangi Tribunal - hearing an urgent claim brought by the Kohanga movement, which wants to become self managed; The Maori Economic Development Panel has just held the first of three open hui in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch, as part of its brief to find ways of substantially boosting the Maori economy, which is currently worth 37-billion dollars; Today eleven Maori cultural groups take centre stage in front of a huge audience in Canberra for the biggest kapa haka festival in Australia. [more]

23/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 March 2012
An audit has found Auckland Council's obligations to Maori under Te Tiriti o Waitangi need to be urgently addressed; The Crown's today expected to present its final evidence to the Waitangi Tribunal - hearing an urgent claim brought by the Kohanga movement, which wants to become self managed; The Maori Economic Development Panel has just held the first of three open hui in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch, as part of its brief to find ways of substantially boosting the Maori economy, which is currently worth 37-billion dollars; Today eleven Maori cultural groups take centre stage in front of a huge audience in Canberra for the biggest kapa haka festival in Australia. [more]

23/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 March 2012
The Kohanga Reo National Trust Board says its claim before the Waitangi Tribunal has resulted in whanau being pitted against family who work for government; Four South Taranaki iwi are opposing a water privatisation bill because of a lack of consultation with them by the South Taranaki District Council; The Maori Economic Development Panel Chairman, says attendance at the first of three public hui to discuss ways of improving the Maori economy, exceeded expectations; Judges of the Maori Excellence in Farming Award have decided on the three finalists in this year's competition; Meanwhile the Maori Trustee John Paki, who's on the management committee which runs the Ahuwhenua Trophy competition, says it's significant for all farmers not just those who are Maori. [more]

23/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 March 2012
A two week long Waitangi Tribunal inquiry on the Kohanga movement has wrapped up, with both Iwi and the Crown giving evidence; Four South Taranaki iwi are opposing a water privatisation bill because of a lack of consultation with them by the South Taranaki District Council; The Maori Economic Development Panel Chairman, says attendance at the first of three public hui to discuss ways of improving the Maori economy, exceeded expectations. [more]

26/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 March 2012
The convenor of the Independent Constitutional Working Group says its work will lead to constitutional change and the reinstatement of Maori self-governance; An audit shows some agreements drawn up between iwi and local authorities were lost in the process of setting up Auckland Council; A kapa haka festival in Australia at the weekend has been described as 'spectacular'. [more]

26/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 March 2012
The convenor of the Independent Constitutional Working Group says its work will lead to constitutional change and the reinstatement of Maori self-governance; An audit shows some agreements drawn up between iwi and local authorities were lost in the process of setting up Auckland Council; A kapa haka festival in Australia at the weekend has been described as 'spectacular'. [more]

26/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 March 2012
A southern Taranaki tribe wants a local water scheme - in the process of being privatised - included in its treaty settlement package; The chairperson of the Independent Constitutional Transformation Working Group says iwi are channelling their energy into looking at the constitution - instead of being angry and frustrated with the government; The Iwi authority for Waikato-Tainui has put forward its submission on a proposed law change to boost environmental controls over oil and gas exploration in its rohe, which includes its traditional harbours and marine areas; The organiser of Australia's biggest kapa haka festival has hailed the Aboriginal welcome as one of the highlights of the show. [more]

26/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 March 2012
The chairperson of the Independent Constitutional Transformation Working Group says iwi are channelling their energy into creating a constitution - instead of being angry and frustrated with the government; A southern Taranaki tribe wants a local water scheme - in the process of being privatised - included in its treaty settlement package; The Iwi authority for Waikato-Tainui has put forward its submission on a proposed law change to boost environmental controls over oil and gas exploration in its rohe, which includes its traditional harbours and marine areas; The organiser of Australia's biggest kapa haka festival has hailed the Aboriginal welcome as one of the highlights of the show. [more]

27/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 March 2012
The smoke-free co-ordinator at a central North Island Maori girls' boarding school, says the recent price hike of cigarettes has led to fewer rangatahi taking up the habit; Tai Tokerau's river patrol man, Millan Ruka, has distanced himself from a new national body set up to defend the nation's waterways; An executive at Aotearoa Credit Union is going behind bars to put prisoners straight about their finances; Northland hapu working to protect the region's dwindling eel population are hoping to save hundreds by netting them at a Whangarei hydro station. [more]

27/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 March 2012
Tai Tokerau's river patrol man, Millan Ruka, has distanced himself from a new national body set up to defend the nation's waterways; The smoke-free co-ordinator at a central North Island Maori girls' boarding school, says the recent price hike of cigarettes has led to fewer rangatahi taking up the habit; An executive at Aotearoa Credit Union is going behind bars to put prisoners straight about their finances; Northland hapu working to protect the region's dwindling eel population are hoping to save hundreds by netting them at a Whangarei hydro station. [more]

27/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 March 2012
Ruapehu District Council is being criticised by a local iwi for allowing a car rally to go ahead in Tongariro National Park; The Mayor of Ruapehu District Council couldn't be reached for comment; A Waikato-Tainui kaumatua and historian says the Maori King movement is today mourning the loss of a Royal blood relative of the pacific, the Tongan King, George Tupou, the fifth; The Housing Minister, Phil Heatley, says Maori trusts around the country are achieving good things for their people by taking up the government's offer of subsidies for new community housing; The biggest Maori-owned fisheries firm, Aotearoa Fisheries, has joined forces with Massey University -  so the sector can be researched.   [more]

27/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 March 2012
A Waikato-Tainui kaumatua and historian says the Maori King movement is mourning the loss of a Royal blood relative of the pacific, the Tongan King, George Tupou, the fifth; Ruapehu District Council is being criticised by a local iwi for allowing a car rally to go ahead in Tongariro National Park; The biggest Maori-owned fisheries firm, Aotearoa Fisheries, has joined forces with Massey University - so the sector can be researched; The Housing Minister Phil Heatley says Maori trusts around the country are achieving good things for their people by taking up the government's offer of subsidies for new community housing. [more]

28/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 March 2012
A Waikato-Tainui kuia, is saddened by the death of the Tongan King, George Tupou, the fifth, but she welcomes the new king Tupou the sixth; The mayor of Ruapehu District Council has stepped in to stop a car rally on Mount Ruapehu, after criticism from a local tribe; The Independent Constitutional Transformation Working Group has set up a subsidiary group for rangatahi - because it believes the people of the future will lead consitutional change; Members of several groups planning to take action on dirty rivers say they're sad that Northland's river patrol man Millan Ruka has chosen to distance himself from them. [more]

28/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 March 2012
The mayor of Ruapehu District Council has stepped in to stop a car rally on Mount Ruapehu, after criticism from a local tribe; A Waikato-Tainui kuia, is saddened by the death of Tongan King, George Tupou, the fifth, but she welcomes the new king Tupou the sixth;The Independent Constitutional Transformation Working Group has set up a subsidiary group for rangatahi - because it believes the people of the future will lead consitutional change; Members of several groups planning to take action on dirty rivers say they're sad that Northland's river patrol man Millan Ruka has chosen to distance himself from them. [more]

28/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 March 2012
Ruapehu District Council is being criticised by a local iwi for allowing a car rally to go ahead in Tongariro National Park; The Mayor of Ruapehu District Council couldn't be reached for comment; A Waikato-Tainui kaumatua and historian says the Maori King movement is today mourning the loss of a Royal blood relative of the pacific, the Tongan King, George Tupou, the fifth; The Housing Minister, Phil Heatley, says Maori trusts around the country are achieving good things for their people by taking up the government's offer of subsidies for new community housing; The biggest Maori-owned fisheries firm, Aotearoa Fisheries, has joined forces with Massey University - so the sector can be researched. [more]

28/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 March 2012
A Bay of Plenty family which stole a relation's body from a Christchurch marae four years ago has won the right to appeal a ruling that the taking the body was unlawful; The Maori Language Commission says it's a challenge to provide communities with resources to learn te reo Maori - when government funding appears to be dwindling; Whanau and friends of a Ngapuhi mother, Mihi Puriri, have set up a website and a fund to help her fight for custody of her children in Algeria; Five members of Maori Television are in Norway for the World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference; A tribe based at the foot of Mount Ruapehu says the cancellation of a car rally on the Ohakune Mountain Road is a win for the maunga and a win for Tongariro National Park. [more]

29/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 March 2012
The Maori Language Commission says changes will be made to the way it's run, following last year's landmark Waitangi Tribunal report on Maori culture and identity; The police say they're bitterly disappointed the Rebels motorcycle gang has been able to buy a property in Kaikohe; More than fifty Tai Tokerau tamariki have been treated this term for the type of sore throat that can cause rheumatic fever; Five iwi settlement bills are nearing the end of their passage into law today. [more]

29/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 March 2012
The police say they're bitterly disappointed the Rebels motorcycle gang has been able to buy a property in Kaikohe; The Maori Language Commission says changes will be made to the way it's run, following last year's landmark Waitangi Tribunal report on Maori culture and identity; More than fifty Tai Tokerau tamariki have been treated so far this year for the type of sore throat that can cause rheumatic fever; Five iwi settlement bills are nearing the end of their passage into law today. [more]

29/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 March 2012
A Maori Council member, Maanu Paul, says he's overjoyed the Waitangi Tribunal has agreed to a speedy hearing on grievances involving freshwater - and the partial sale of state-owned power companies; The Waikato-Hauraki MP, Nanaia Mahuta, is applauding Ngati Whare for pushing the Crown to acknowledge the mana of its placenames in its Treaty Claims Settlement Bill; The Ministry of Economic Development says only one iwi's asked for a face to face meeting about mineral exploration in Tai Tokerau; The Mana Party leader and MP, Hone Harawira, says he was honoured, humbled, privileged and pleased to be able to attend the funeral of Tonga's King George Tupou the fifth. [more]

29/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 March 2012
A Maori Council member, Maanu Paul, believes more tribes will join freshwater claims, which the Waitangi Tribunal has agreed to hear urgently; The Ministry of Economic Development says only one iwi's asked for a face to face meeting about mineral exploration in Tai Tokerau; The Waikato-Hauraki MP, Nanaia Mahuta, is applauding Ngati Whare for pushing the Crown to acknowledge the mana of its placenames in its Treaty Claims Settlement Bill; The Mana Party leader and MP, Hone Harawira, says he was honoured, humbled, privileged and pleased to be able to attend the funeral of Tonga's King George Tupou the fifth. [more]

30/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 March 2012
A Hawke's Bay iwi says beneficiaries are giving their food to striking workers locked out of an Affco meat plant in Wairoa; A spokesperson for Maori claims to freshwater, Maanu Paul, says claimants are well able to get their cases together in time for an urgent hearing; The Waiariki MP, Te Ururoa Flavell, has asked the Government to ensure a sacred Bay of Plenty mountain does not become part of a Tuhoe treaty settlement; The Waikato-Hauraki MP, Nanaia Mahuta, says the return of historical sites to Maori is only a drop in the ocean - something she says New Zealanders need to realise; The Professional Association for Gifted Education will today recognise the efforts of New Zealand's most experience researcher of gifted and talented Maori students. [more]

30/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 March 2012
The Waiariki MP, Te Ururoa Flavell, has asked the Government to ensure a sacred Bay of Plenty mountain does not become part of a Tuhoe treaty settlement; A Hawke's Bay iwi says beneficiaries are giving their food to striking workers locked out of an Affco meat plant in Wairoa; A spokesperson for Maori claims to freshwater, Maanu Paul, says claimants are well able to get their cases together in time for an urgent hearing; The Professional Association for Gifted Education will today recognise the efforts of New Zealand's most experience researcher of gifted and talented Maori students. [more]

30/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 March 2012
Tributes are being paid to the late activist, clergyman, academic and child welfare campaigner Dr Hone Kaa; The former chairperson of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tukoroirangi Morgan, says he's leaving the tribal office; Last-minute objections are making work for Te Rarawa negotiators - as they move towards settling Treaty grievances. [more]

30/03/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 March 2012
Maoridom is remembering the late activist, clergyman, academic and child welfare campaigner Dr Hone Kaa; The former chairperson of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tukoroirangi Morgan, says he's leaving the tribal office; Last-minute objections are making work for Te Rarawa negotiators - as they move towards settling Treaty grievances; A humorous stage theatre production about four young Maori brothers who build a waka to come to Aotearoa from Hawaiki makes it New Zealand debut in Wellington. [more]

02/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 April 2012
The former chairperson of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tukoroirangi Morgan, says his greatest achievement was settling a treaty claim over the Waikato River; The body of Dr Hone Kaa took the long road home over the weekend after been hosted on eastern Bay of Plenty marae before arriving in Rangitukia on the East Coast; A new report on food poverty in Whangarei today shows higher-than-expected numbers of people reliant on charity - to feed their families; Students at a central North Island Maori girls boarding school are taking a proactive role in stamping out smoking through sports and kapa haka. [more]

02/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 April 2012
The body of Dr Hone Kaa took the long road home over the weekend after been hosted on eastern Bay of Plenty marae before arriving in Rangitukia on the East Coast; The former chairperson of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tukoroirangi Morgan, says his greatest achievement was settling a treaty claim over the Waikato River; A new report on food poverty in Whangarei shows shown higher-than-expected numbers of people reliant on charity - to feed their families; Students at a central North Island Maori girls boarding school are taking a proactive role in stamping out smoking through sports and kapa haka. [more]

02/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 April 2012
Whangarei's Child Poverty Action Group says the number of hungry children in the community is a scandal; An iwi based at the foot of Mount Ruapehu has called in the police, saying its office in Ohakune was targeted in retaliation to its protest against a car rally; Hundreds of mourners have passed through Hinepare Marae in Rangitukia near Tikitiki on the East Coast north of Gisborne today, to pay their final respects to Dr Hone Kaa; A new chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive has been appointed. [more]

02/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 April 2012
An iwi based at the foot of Mount Ruapehu has called in the police after its office in Ohakune was targeted in retaliation to its protest against car rally; Whangarei's Child Poverty Action Group says the number of hungry children in the community is a scandal; The new chairperson of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tom Roa, says it wants to empower its people through education, better health and the creation of jobs; Hundreds of mourners have passed through Hinepare Marae in Rangitukia today to pay their final respects to Dr Hone Kaa, where he is lying. [more]

03/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 April 2012
Mourners at the tangi for the late Dr Hone Kaa will be burying him just before midday today at his family urupa in Rangitukia on the East Coast; A Ngati Wai spokesman says the people and the iwi Trust Board are at odds over the inclusion of Hauturu-Little Barrier Island - in a settlement package for the southern hapu Ngati Manuhiri; A report on hunger in Whangarei has found that the government's Fruit in Schools programme has had a dramatic effect in banishing school sores; The new chairperson of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tom Roa, says the tribe owes so much to the former head, Tukoroirangi Morgan. [more]

03/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 April 2012
The veteran northern land rights camapigner - Ngati Wai leader Lally Haddon - is defending his hapu's right to reach a deal with the crown over Hauturu - Little Barrier Island; Mourners at the tangi for the late Dr Hone Kaa will be burying him just before midday today at his family urupa in Rangitukia on the East Coast; A report on hunger in Whangarei has found that the government's Fruit in Schools programme has had a dramatic effect in reducing the incidence of school sores; The new chairperson of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tom Roa, says the tribe owes so much to the former head, Tukoroirangi Morgan. [more]

03/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 April 2012
The new chairperson of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tom Roa, is vowing to stamp out tribal infighting - saying it's not the way forward;The East Coast people of Ngati Porou and the many mourners at his tangi, laid to rest today Dr Hone Kaa at his whanau cemetery in Rangitukia in Te Tai Rawhiti; Plans for a housing development on Mahia Peninsular in Hawke's Bay have been rejected; A Tai Tokerau elder says the longer it rains this autumn - the better for the region's endangered eels. [more]

03/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 April 2012
Plans for housing on Mahia Peninsular in Hawke's Bay have been rejected; The new chairperson of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tom Roa, is vowing to stamp out tribal infighting - saying it's not the way forward; The East Coast people of Ngati Porou and the many mourners at his tangi, laid to rest today Dr Hone Kaa at his whanau cemetery in Rangitukia in Te Tai Rawhiti; The cast of performers in The Maori Troilus and Cressida have launched an appeal to raise funds to take their Te Reo version of Shakespeare's work to The Globe Theatre in London. [more]

04/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 4 April 2012
The Chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tom Roa, says the board's determined to return to using Maori protocol to sort out tribal scrapping, instead of resorting to legal action; A social services provider in south Auckland says its work is coming under intense government scrutiny; A Kaitaia Maori trust that's helped hundreds of families stave off mortgagee sales, has signed off on a deal to build affordable houses for low-income families; A drive's underway to boost the number of well-qualified Maori in the seafood sector. [more]

04/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 4 April 2012
A social services provider in south Auckland says its work is coming under intense government scrutiny; The Chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tom Roa, says the board's determined to return to using Maori protocol to sort out tribal scrapping, instead of resorting to legal action; A Kaitaia Maori trust that's helped hundreds of families stave off mortgagee sales, has signed off on a deal to build affordable houses for low-income families; A drive's underway to boost the number of well-qualified Maori in the seafood sector. [more]

04/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 4 April 2012
The Labour list MP Shane Jones says the Maori claims over fresh-water have a parallel, in the successful Maori fisheries claim that led to the Sealord deal; A Maori carved Rimu post is being sent back overseas, after it failed to sell at a New Zealand auction; Critics of the Taranaki Maori Trust Board are being told to acknowledge the leadership role it's played in the past before creating a new tribal entity. [more]

04/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 4 April 2012
The Labour list MP Shane Jones says the Maori claims over fresh-water have a parallel, in the successful Maori fisheries claim that led to the Sealord deal; A Maori carved Rimu post is being sent back overseas, after it failed to sell at a New Zealand auction; Critics of the Taranaki Maori Trust Board are being told to acknowledge the leadership role it's played in the past before creating a new tribal entity. [more]

05/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 April 2012
The Maori owners of a reserve with the best water in Whangarei, are fine-tuning their claim on it, for the Waitangi Tribunal; The Moriori leader, Maui Solomon, says he has little faith in planned new marine protection legislation - which he describes as a further attempt to erode Chatham Islanders' rights over their natural resources; Catholic kapa haka groups have been practising to go to the Hokianga Harbour this year for the annual Maori Catholic Easter Celebration, the Hui Aranga; The introduction of free milk in low-decile Northland schools has had an unexpected spin-off: in at least one school - it's improved punctuality. [more]

05/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 April 2012
The Moriori leader Maui Solomon says he has little faith in planned new marine protection legislation, which he describes as a further attempt to erode Chatham Islanders' rights over their natural resources; The Maori owners of a reserve with the best water in Whangarei, are fine-tuning their claim on it, for the Waitangi Tribunal; The introduction of free milk in low-decile Northland schools has had an unexpected spin-off: in at least one school - it's improved punctuality; Catholic kapa haka groups have been practising to goto the Hokianga Harbour this year for the annual Maori Catholic Easter Celebration, the Hui Aranga. [more]

05/04/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 5 April 2012
The Independent Maori Statutory Board says there needs to be more Maori working for Auckland Council - in all departments; The Northland iwi, Te Roroa, says there's strong support in the region for co-governance of Waipoua kauri forest, if it becomes a National Park; Auckland Council is going ahead with plans to close pockets of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park to protect kauri trees; The Tauranga-based kiwifruit company, Te Awanui Huka Pak, is putting Maori culture and a Rugby World Cup star centre stage in Japan. [more]

05/04/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 5 April 2012
The Northland iwi Te Roroa says there's strong support in the region for co-governance of Waipoua kauri forest, if it becomes a National Park;Auckland Council is going ahead with plans to close pockets of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park to protect kauri trees; The Independent Maori Statuary Board, David Taipari, says there needs to be more Maori working for Auckland Council - in all departments; The Tauranga-based kiwifruit company, Te Awanui Huka Pak, is putting Maori culture and a Rugby World Cup star centre stage in Japan. [more]

10/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 April 2012
A scheme set up to help Maori own their own home on ancestral whenua has made just four loans in two years; A branch of the Independent Constitutional Transformation Working Group says the loss of Te Reo and the police raid on Ruatoki wouldn't have happened if Te Tiriti o Waitangi was truly a founding document; Hundreds of mourners are expected in Rotorua today for the tangi for Sir Peter Tapsell; The Spiritual Director of a Palmerston North Catholic kapa haka group, says cultural events and sport have always been the two biggest drawcards of the Maori Catholic Easter celebration, the Hui Aranga. [more]

10/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 April 2012
A scheme set up to help Maori own their own home on ancestral land has made just four loans in two years; A branch of the Independent Constitutional Transformation Working Group says the loss of Te Reo and the police raid on Ruatoki wouldn't have happened if Te Tiriti o Waitangi was truly a founding document; Hundreds of mourners are expected in Rotorua today for the tangi for Sir Peter Tapsell; The Spiritual Director of a Palmerston North Catholic kapa haka group, says cultural events and sport have always been the two biggest drawcards of the Maori Catholic Easter celebration, the Hui Aranga. [more]

10/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 April 2012
The Waiariki MP, Te Ururoa Flavell, says there were fine tributes paid to Sir Peter Tapsell at his tangi today in Bay of Plenty; Ngati Ranginui is the first of three Tauranga iwi to initial a deed of settlement with the Crown over historical Treaty grievances; The Government may include the ancestral mountain of the Ngati Manawa iwi in Bay of Plenty, in Treaty talks it's having with Ngai Tuhoe over Te Urewera National Park; The chairperson of Rotorua based Te Arawa Lakes Trust, Toby Curtis, says organisations within Te Arawa are considering the idea of establishing a so-called tribal parliament. [more]

10/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 April 2012
The Waiariki MP, Te Ururoa Flavell, says there were fine tributes paid to Sir Peter Tapsell at his tangi today in Bay of Plenty; Ngati Ranginui has become the first of three iwi in the Tauranga region, to initial a deed of settlement with the Crown over historical Treaty grievances; The Government may include the ancestral mountain of the Ngati Manawa iwi in Bay of Plenty, in Treaty talks it's having with Ngai Tuhoe over Te Urewera National Park; The chairperson of Rotorua based Te Arawa Lakes Trust, Toby Curtis, says organisations within Te Arawa are considering the idea of establishing a so called tribal parliament. [more]

11/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 April 2012
Maori in Hawke's Bay say a Regional Council decision to establish a new planning committee, which will give Maori a greater say in the management of natural resources, is a major step forward; Te Arawa Lakes Trust Chariperson, Toby Curtis, says an idea to set up a Te Arawa parliament may be based on the Waikato-Tainui structure; A Waikato-Tainui Spokesperson, Rahui Papa, says his iwi would be more than willing to help Te Arawa set up a tribal parliament; The Chairman of Ngati Ranginui from Tauranga, says it was an honour to have the Maori King present at the initialling of a deed of settlement for all the iwi's historical Treaty claims. [more]

11/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 April 2012
Maori in Hawke's Bay say a Regional Council decision to establish a new planning committee, which will give Maori a greater say in the management of natural resources, is a major step forward; Te Arawa Lakes Trust Chariperson, Toby Curtis, says the concept of setting up a Te Arawa parliament, may be based on the Waikato-Tainui structure; A Waikato-Tainui Spokesperson, Rahui Papa, says his iwi would be more than willing to help Te Arawa set up a tribal parliament; The Chairman of Ngati Ranginui from Tauranga, says it was an honour to have the Maori King present at the initialling of a deed of settlement which covers all the iwi's historical Treaty claims. [more]

11/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 April 2012
Members of the Moerewa community in Northland are organising a march through the town on Friday, to support whanau affected by a dispute between the meat company AFFCO and the Meatworkers Union; The Moerewa Community Trust Chairman, Ngahau Davis, says if AFFCO and union bosses could see the faces of the community and the hurt being caused, they might be quicker to resolve the stand off; The head of Te Arawa Lakes Trust, Toby Curtis, says Waikato-Tainui has offered him some important advice to help avoid problems if his people want to set up a tribal parliament; The manager of a Blenheim marae says a major restoration project has resulted in local businesses including Marlborough wineries, to engage with the marae. [more]

11/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 April 2012
Members of the Moerewa community in Northland are organising a march through the town on Friday, to support whanau affected by a dispute between the meat company AFFCO and the Meatworkers Union; The Moerewa Community Trust Chairman, Ngahau Davis, says if AFFCO and union bosses could see the faces of the community and the hurt being caused, they might be quicker to resolve the stand off; The head of Te Arawa Lakes Trust, Toby Curtis, says Waikato-Tainui has offered him some important advice to help avoid problems if his people want to set up a tribal parliament; The manager of a Blenheim marae says a major restoration project has resulted in local businesses including wineries, engaging with the marae. [more]

12/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 April 2012
Submissions to the Maori Economic Development Panel on ways to improve the performance and productivity of the Maori economy have now closed; The Mana Wahine Action Group in Whangarei is pitching in to help behind locked out meat workers and their families at AFFCO's Moerewa plant in Northland; The Meat Workers Union Site Secretary at the Moerewa plant, says the fact only 18 union members have decided to sign individual contracts and go back to work, shows the resolve of workers to tough it out; A Blenheim marae says a significant renovation project has provided the opportunity to establish new relationships with the local community, and reinforce links with people it already deals with. [more]

12/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 April 2012
Submissions to the Maori Economic Development Panel on ways to improve the performance and productivity of the whole Maori economy in New Zealand have now closed; The Mana Wahine Action Group in Whangarei is pitching in to help locked out meat workers and their families at AFFCO's Moerewa plant in Northland; The Meat Workers Union Site Secretary at the Moerewa plant says the fact more only 18 union members have decided to sign individual contracts and go back to work, shows the strong resolve of workers to tough it out; A Blenheim marae says a significant renovation project has provided the opportunity to establish new relationships with the community, and reinforce links with people it already deals with. [more]

12/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 April 2012
The Maori Affairs Minister has helped set up a community initiative in Wairoa, where over one hundred workers are locked out of AFFCO's sheep and beef plant; Meanwhile the Meat Workers Union is expecting a lot of support for a march tomorrow morning through the Northland town of Moerewa; The Governor General has agreed to open Kaitaia's new multi million dollar Te Ahu Civic Centre on April the 28th; A co-producer of a new CD featuring Maori songs by the late Dr Hirini Melbourne, hopes the reworked tracks will become popular among non-Maori speakers. [more]

12/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 April 2012
The Maori Affairs Minister has helped set up a community initiative in Wairoa, where the meat company AFFCO has locked out over one hundred workers from its sheep and beef plant; Meanwhile the Meat Workers Union is expecting a lot of support for a march tomorrow morning through the Northland town of Moerewa; A co-producer of a new CD featuring Maori songs by the late Dr Hirini Melbourne, hopes the re-worked tracks will become popular among non Maori speakers; The Governor General has agreed to open Kaitaia's new multi million dollar Te Ahu Civic Centre on April the 28th. [more]

13/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 April 2012
The Maori Affairs Minister is confident the Government will seriously consider recommendations from a Maori Economic Development Panel, on ways to improve the performance and productivity of the Maori economy; The Maori Economic Development Panel Chairman says there's been a lot of interest from businesses, the public sector and iwi organisations, in helping develop a strategy and action plan to improve the Maori economy; A Moriori leader says the company behind the Chatham Rock Phosphate venture, needs to consult with the Chathams island community, before the project goes any further; About 200 Maori and Pacific students from 15 low decile secondary schools in Auckland, are been given a chance to find out more about the rapidly growing information and digital technology sector. [more]

13/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 April 2012
The Maori Affairs Minister is confident the Government will seriously consider recommendations from a Maori Economic Development Panel, on ways to improve the performance and productivity of the Maori economy; The Maori Economic Development Panel Chairman says there's been a lot of interest from businesses, the public sector and iwi organisations, in helping develop a strategy and action plan to improve the Maori economy; Maori and Pacific students from low decile secondary schools in Auckland, are been given a chance to find out more about the rapidly growing information and digital technology sector; A Moriori leader says the company behind the Chatham Rock Phosphate venture, needs to consult with the Chathams island community, before the project goes any further. [more]

13/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 April 2012
The Maori Affairs Select Committee is delighted with the number of submissions it's received, for its inquiry into the status and well being of Maori children; Meanwhile there's concern by community groups, some of which work with Maori families, at the lack of time the Government has given them to make submissions on the Social Security Youth Support and Work Focus Amendment Bill; A new chairperson has been appointed to take over the organisation which represents the majority of Kura Kaupapa throughout the country; An award winning Auckland based Maori artist, Reuben Paterson, hopes his current exhibition in Dunedin which includes signature glitter canvases, will shock audiences and alter their perspective and perception of artwork which uses traditional and non conventional materials. [more]

13/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 April 2012
The Maori Affairs Select Committee is delighted with the number of submissions it's received, for its inquiry into the status and well being of Maori children; Meanwhile there's concern by community groups, some of which work with Maori families, at the lack of time the Government has given them to make submissions on the Social Security Youth Support and Work Focus Amendment Bill; An award winning Auckland based Maori artist, Reuben Paterson, hopes his current exhibition in Dunedin which includes signature glitter canvases, will shock audiences and alter their perspective and perception of art work which uses traditional and non conventional materials; A new chairperson has been appointed to take over the organisation which represents the majority of Kura Kaupapa throughout the country. [more]

16/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 April 2012
The Maori Affairs Select Committee can't wait to get on the road and hear from people who've made submissions on the inquiry into the status and well being of Maori children; The Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, says it will be a long time before Maori can take over the Government's financial responsibility to revitalise Te Reo; The Forest Owners Association says the Government's plan to alter the Emissions Trading Scheme, has implications for Maori forest owners; The new head of the national body which represents many Kura Kaupapa, aims to have details of its own teaching guidelines, added to the national Education Curriculum. [more]

16/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 April 2012
The Maori Affairs Select Committee says it can't wait to hear from people who've made submissions on the inquiry into the status and well being of Maori children; The Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, says it will be a long time before Maori can take over the Government's financial responsibility to revitalise Te Reo; The Forest Owners Association says the Government's plan to alter the Emissions Trading Scheme, has implications for Maori forest owners; The new head of the national body which represents many Kura Kaupapa, aims to have details of its own teaching guidelines added to the national Education Curriculum. [more]

16/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 April 2012
A Maori authority's 20-year legal fight for the return of ancestral whenua is entering its final round; The Kaihautu or co-ordinator of Te Kupenga - the national network of stopping violence and abuse in the whanau - says there's an uneven distribution of resources for organisations working with the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence; The south Waikato based iwi, Ngati Raukawa, has appointed a new lead Treaty of Waitangi negotiator; An Auckland University study has found that Maori elders, who spend much of their time running their Marae, appear to have better health and are happier in life than those who don't. [more]

16/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 April 2012
Te Kupenga, the national network of stopping violence and abuse in the whanau - says there's an uneven distribution of resources available for organisations working with the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence; A Maori authority's 20-year legal fight for the return of ancestral whenua is entering its final round; An Auckland University study has found that Maori elders, who spend much of their time running their Marae, appear to have better health and are happier in life than those who don't. [more]

17/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 April 2012
A Maori authority in Gisborne says the loss of its land is like having a child taken away; An iwi in south Waikato is trying to avoid calling in the Crown over competing tribal treaty claims; Te Kupenga, the national network of stopping domestic violence says it doesn't believe violence is on the increase - there's just better awareness of it; Maori nurses wanting to return to their tribal rohe, including rural communities to work, are being encouraged to apply for a scholarship that will allow them to move back home. [more]

17/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 April 2012
A Maori authority in Gisborne says the loss of its land is like having a child taken away; Te Kupenga, the national network of stopping domestic violence says it doesn't believe violence is on the increase - there's just better awareness of it; An iwi in south Waikato is trying to avoid calling in the Crown over competing tribal treaty claims; Maori nurses wanting to return to their tribal rohe, including rural communities to work, are being encouraged to apply for a scholarship that will allow them to move back home. [more]

17/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 April 2012
A small Northland school says the Ministry of Education is closing its senior classes without giving it the chance to fix problems; An investment advisor to Maori businesses and trusts says the loss of nearly 20-million dollars in investments by Taranaki iwi, Ngati Tama is not a reflection on the investment strategies of most Iwi; The Principal of a remote, mainly Maori school in the central North Island, says having a faster internet service will make a huge difference to school life; More management changes have been made at the Maori Trustee - the organisation that administers and leases Maori land. [more]

17/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 April 2012
An investment advisor to Maori businesses and trusts says the loss of nearly 20-million dollars in investments by Taranaki iwi, Ngati Tama isn't a reflection on the investment strategies of most Iwi; A small Northland school says the Ministry of Education is closing its senior classes without giving it the chance to fix problems; The Principal of a remote school in the Central North Island, says having a faster internet service will make a huge difference to school life; More management changes have been made at the Maori Trustee - the organisation that administers and leases Maori land. [more]

18/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 April 2012
A small Northland school, fighting to keep its senior classes, says it's being penalised for being as innovative as the kohanga movement and some kura kaupapa; A Te Arawa Runanga in Bay of Plenty says Ngati Raukawa is trying to stake claim to its tribal lands; An investment advisor says it will be very difficult for the Taranaki iwi, Ngati Tama to recover its financial position after losing nearly $20-million in bad investments; A player of the ancient Maori ball game of Ki O Rahi says the sport is gaining international popularity with more teams playing competitively in France, Australia and the Pacific Islands. [more]

18/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 April 2012
A Te Arawa Runanga in Bay of Plenty says Ngati Raukawa is trying to stake claim to its tribal lands; A small Northland school, fighting to keep its senior classes, says it's being penalised for being as innovative as the kohanga movement and some kura kaupapa; An investment advisor says it will be very difficult for the Taranaki iwi, Ngati Tama to recover its financial position are losing nearly $20-million in bad investments; A player of the ancient Maori ball game of Ki O Rahi says the sport is gaining international popularity. [more]

18/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 April 2012
A South Taranaki tribe says it's not happy with the level of consultation by the Crown over Government plans to increase mining and oil drilling; Te Papa Tongarewa has ruled that cases carrying Maori ancestral skeletal remains returning from overseas will stay shut during official welcoming ceremonies at the national museum; Today's the deadline for public submissions on legislation to settle the grievances of Auckland largest hapu; The administrator and manager of Maori freehold land says he's working on ways it might be able to help Maori get a roof over their heads. [more]

18/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 April 2012
Te Papa Tongarewa has ruled that cases carrying Maori ancestral skeletal remains returning from overseas will stay shut during official welcoming ceremonies at the national museum; A South Taranaki tribe says it's not happy with the level of consultation by the Crown over Government plans to increase mining and oil drilling; The body which administers and manages Maori freehold land says it's working on ways it might be able to help Maori get a roof over their heads; Today's the deadline for public submissions on legislation to settle the grievances of Auckland largest hapu. [more]

19/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 April 2012
Iwi and hapu are to be canvassed on how Maori ancestral remains should be officially welcomed home from overseas; Ngati Wai people will hikoi through Whangarei today, to protest at plans to settle Treaty claims over Hauturu - Little Barrier - without including the wider iwi; A southern Taranaki iwi says they are pleased with how the Ministry of Economic Development's new Iwi Relationships manager is engaging with Maori over mineral exploration plans; Bay of Plenty Maori are being invited to a conference in Tauranga this month to build better relations with the regional council and to play a bigger part in enhancing the prosperity of the region. [more]

19/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 April 2012
Ngati Wai people will hikoi through Whangarei today, to protest at plans to settle Treaty claims over Hauturu - Little Barrier - without including the wider iwi; Iwi and hapu are to be canvassed on how Maori ancestral remains should be officially welcomed home from overseas; A southern Taranaki iwi says they are pleased with how the Ministry of Economic Development's new Iwi Relationships manager is engaging with Maori over mineral exploration plans; Bay of Plenty Maori are being invited to a conference in Tauranga this month to build better relations with the regional council and to play a bigger part in enhancing the prosperity of the region. [more]

19/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 April 2012
A peaceful but loud protest hikoi has passed through Whangarei, criticising a Crown deal over the future of Hauturu-Little Barrier island in the Hauraki Gulf; The first in-depth assessment of health needs of Maori in Taranaki has highlighted the need for more Maori to be working in the health sector; Local Iwi members in Hamilton have this morning blessed a property in the city after a piece of human bone was discovered earlier this week; The author of a book on the 28th Maori Battalion during the Second World War is going back further in time - to write about Maori soldiers who served during the First World War. [more]

19/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 April 2012
The first in-depth assessment of health needs of Maori in Taranaki has highlighted the need for more Maori to be working in the health sector; A peaceful but loud protest hikoi has passed through Whangarei, criticising a Crown deal over the future of Hauturu-Little Barrier island in the Hauraki Gulf; Local iwi members in Hamilton have this morning blessed a property in the city after a piece of human bone was discovered earlier this week; A prominent Maori artist exhibiting in Dunedin says his kowhaiwhai and floral patterns have a distinct whakapapa or genealogy that can trace its origins from nature and have been influenced from by own family history. [more]

20/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 April 2012
The co-author of the first in-depth assessment of Maori health needs in Taranaki says the report identifies the extent of inequality in health services between Maori and non-Maori; A group of iwi members protesting against the inclusion of Hauturu-Little Barrier Island in a hapu's Treaty settlement say they're demonstrating as a last resort; The Governor-General, Lieutenant-General Sir Jerry Mateparae, is busy recognising Maori contributions to communities; The first of ten hui in this country and Australia will be held tomorrow for descendants of Tauranga-based iwi, Ngati Ranginui to encourage them to register and be able to vote on the tribes Treaty of Waitangi settlement. [more]

20/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 April 2012
A group of iwi members protesting against the inclusion of Hauturu-Little Barrier Island in a hapu's Treaty settlement say they're demonstrating as a last resort; The co-author of the first in-depth assessment of Maori health needs in Taranaki says the report identifies the extent of inequality in health services between Maori and non-Maori; The first of ten hui in this country and Australia will be held tomorrow for descendants of Tauranga-based Iwi, Ngati Ranginui to encourage them to register and be able to vote on the tribes Treaty of Waitangi settlement; The Governor-General, Lieutenant-General Sir Jerry Mateparae, is busy recognising Maori contributions to communities. [more]

20/04/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 20 April 2012
The body that keeps the legal profession in line has found there's enough evidence for a case to be taken against the Treaty claims lawyer Donna Hall, over allegations of a conflict of interest; Two Maori land trusts that are part of the Crafar Farms Purchase group feel they still have a strong case to stop the Government from selling the 16 Crafar Farms to the Chinese consortium, Shanghai Pengxin; A Tuhoe leader, Tamati Kruger, says there are problems with the Terrorism Suppression Act that need to be fixed; A Ngati Koata high school drop-out who went on to become a molecular biologist in Europe has arrived back in New Zealand to pick up his PhD. [more]

20/04/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 20 April 2012
A Tuhoe leader, Tamati Kruger, says there are problems with the Terrorism Suppression Act that need to be fixed; The body that keeps the legal profession in line has found there's enough evidence for a case to be taken against Treaty claims lawyer Donna Hall, over allegations of a conflict of interest; Two Maori land trusts that are part of the Crafar Farms Purchase group feel they still have a strong case to stop the Government from selling the 16 Crafar Farms to the Chinese consortium, Shanghai Pengxin. [more]

23/04/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 23 April 2012
A Nga Puhi woman living in Sydney says the Parramata City Council is being intransigent over a piece of land it wants to sell, but rightfully belongs to Maori; New Zealand Maori hockey will vie to be recognised as a seperate national team when New Zealand and international hockey leaders meet next weekend; Two King Country Maori land trusts say if the Chinese consortium Shanghai Pengxin is prepared to sell back any of the Crafar farm properties to iwi, then the group would consider that option; A series of Hui is underway around the country to test opinion on planned changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme. [more]

23/04/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 23 April 2012
New Zealand Maori hockey will vie to be recognised as a separate national team when New Zealand and international hockey leaders meet next weekend; A Nga Puhi woman living in Sydney says the Parramata City Council is being intransigent over a piece of land it wants to sell but rightfully belongs to Maori; Two King Country Maori land trusts say if the Chinese consortium Shanghai Pengxin is prepared to sell back any of the Crafar farm properties to iwi, then the group would consider that option; A series of Hui is underway around the country to test opinion on planned changes to the Emission Trading Scheme. [more]

23/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 April 2012
The kohanga movement today began its closing submissions to the Waitangi Tribunal - about how it claims the Crown is threatening its survival; A delegation of Ngati Manuhiri people have appealed to MPs to allow their Treaty Settlement Deed to become law; Land at the centre of the Crafar Farms debate is being considered for a Treaty settlement with King Country iwi; A High Court Judge has told councils, iwi leaders and managers in Bay of Plenty they should be preparing for Maori to be a major driver of New Zealand's economy in the future. [more]

23/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 April 2012
A delegation of Ngati Manuhiri people have appealed to MPs to allow their Treaty Settlement Deed to become law; The kohanga movement today began its closing submissions to the Waitangi Tribunal - about how it claims the Crown is threatening its survival; Land at the centre of the Crafar Farms debate is being considered for a Treaty settlement with King Country iwi; A High Court Judge has told councils, iwi leaders and managers in Bay of Plenty they should be preparing for Maori to be a major driver of New Zealand's economy in the future; A new Royal Society of New Zealand award for social science has been named after Sir Mason Durie, the deputy vice-chancellor at Massey University. [more]

24/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 April 2012
A kohanga manager is encouraging a small Northland school to continue thinking outside the Ministry of Education's philosophy - despite the kura's board being sacked; Some members of Ngati Wai say they've been denied an urgent hearing at the Waitangi Tribunal over the Crown's deal to give Hauturu-Little Barrier Island to a hapu; A Maori woman living in Sydney says time is fast running out to save a piece of land once gifted to Maori 200 years ago but subsequently lost to them; A molecular biologist working in Europe on cancer cell research is looking forward to returning to New Zealand to become closer with his iwi. [more]

24/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 April 2012
A kohanga manager is encouraging a small Northland school to continue thinking outside the Ministry of Education's philosophy - despite the kura's board being sacked; Some members of Ngati Wai say they've been denied an urgent hearing at the Waitangi Tribunal over the Crown's deal to give Hauturu-Little Barrier Island to a hapu; A Maori woman living in Sydney says time is fast running out to save a piece of land once gifted to Maori 200 years ago but subsequently lost to them; A molecular biologist working in Europe on cancer cell research is looking forward to returning to New Zealand to become closer with his iwi. [more]

24/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 April 2012
Ngati Whatua o Orakei has told MPs it will not tolerate last minute changes to its Treaty Settlement package; The Race Relations Commissioner says he's disappointed by the tiny fraction of local bodies that have embraced the option of having Maori seats on council; A New Zealand soldier serving the Solomon Islands says during ANZAC Day tomorrow he'll be thinking of his three uncles who were in 28th Maori Battalion; One of New Zealand's most ancient and significant artefacts usually on permanent display at Auckland War Memorial Museum's He Taonga Maori Gallery, is returning to its origins in Tai Tokerau; The Ngai Tahu Chairman says his new role as a trustee on an organisation that promotes a clean green environment is a perfect fit - because it's in line with what his tribe already practises. [more]

24/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 April 2012
The Race Relations Commissioner says he's disappointed by the tiny fraction of local bodies that have embraced the option of having Maori seats on council; Ngati Whatua o Orakei has told MPs it will not tolerate last minute changes to its Treaty Settlement package; A New Zealand soldier serving the Solomon Islands says during ANZAC Day tomorrow he'll be thinking of his three uncles who were in 28th Maori Battalion; The Ngai Tahu Chairman says his new role as a trustee on an organisation that promotes a clean green environment is a perfect fit - because it's in line with what his tribe already practises. [more]

26/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 April 2012
The lawyer representing Kohanga, Mei Chen, says a teaching qualification created by the Maori pre-schools shouldn't need the approval of the Teachers' Council; The former Maori Party MP, Rahui Katene, has indicated she wants to lead the party when the current co-leaders step down; The Race Relations Commissioner says he hopes the constitutional review panel will recognise the importance of Maori representation on local councils; Tauranga-based Iwi, Ngati Ranginui says it is unsure just how many of its descendants will attend two hui being held in Australia later this month to inform them on its Treaty of Waitangi settlement. [more]

26/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 April 2012
The former Maori Party MP, Rahui Katene, has indicated she wants to lead the party when the current co-leaders step down; The lawyer representing Kohanga, Mei Chen, says a teaching qualification created by the Maori pre-schools shouldn't need the approval of the Teachers' Council; The Race Relations Commissioner says he hopes the constitutional review panel will recognise the importance of Maori representation on local councils; Tauranga-based Iwi, Ngati Ranginui says it is unsure just how many of its descendants will attend two hui being held in Australia later this month to inform them on its Treaty of Waitangi settlement. [more]

26/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 April 2012
The Waitangi Tribunal has questioned the Crown on why a kohanga qualification can't be ticked off by the Ministry of Education instead of the Teachers' Council; The Auditor General's office says it has received a request to look into aspects of funding relating to Te Taukura on the Wellington waterfront; Plans to legislate Treaty settlements for two East Coast tribes are being examined by the Maori Affairs Select Committee; A competition's been launched for smokers to win money if they quit their habit; A Tauranga-based kiwifruit company says teaching the haka to Japanese delegates at a trade conference in Tokyo was an icebreaker. [more]

26/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 April 2012
The Auditor General's office says it has received a request to look into aspects of funding relating to Te Taukura on the Wellington waterfront; The Waitangi Tribunal has questioned the Crown on why a kohanga qualification can't be ticked off by the Ministry of Education instead of the Teachers' Council; Maori and Pacific families are being targeted to take part in a competition for smokers to win money if they quit their habit; A Tauranga-based kiwifruit company says teaching the haka to Japanese delegates at a trade conference in Tokyo was an icebreaker. [more]

27/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 April 2012
The Waitangi Tribunal's heard that the Teachers' Council is capable of approving a qualification created by Maori for Maori; A member of Auckland's largest hapu says she's prepared to protest if her tribe's Treaty Settlement deal's derailed; And a High Court Judge says Maori are going to have to think big in the future in order to have the impact needed to solve problems. [more]

27/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 April 2012
A member of Auckland's largest hapu says she's prepared to protest if her tribe's Treaty Settlement deal's derailed; The Waitangi Tribunal's heard that the Teachers' Council's capable of approving a qualification created by Maori for Maori; And a High Court Judge says Maori are going to have to think big in the future in order to have the impact needed to solve problems. [more]

27/04/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 27 April 2012
Two senior members of the Patea Maori Club who recorded the hit song Poi E have died; The outgoing Chief Executive of Ngati Whatua o Orakei, Tiwana Tibble, says he leaves a lasting legacy of a ten fold increase in the value of the hapu's investments; A trustee of Ngati Whatua o Orakei, Sharon Hawke, says Tiwana Tibble was a respected and liked chief executive; The Waitangi Tribunal hearing into Maori pre-schools has wrapped up - with a claimant thanking the Crown for fronting. [more]

27/04/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 27 April 2012
Tributes flow following the deaths of two matriarchs from Patea Maori Club - which recorded the hit song Poi E; The outgoing Chief Executive of Ngati Whatua o Orakei, Tiwana Tibble, says he leaves a lasting legacy of a ten fold increase in the value of the hapu's investments; The Waitangi Tribunal hearing into Maori pre-schools has wrapped up - with a claimant thanking the Crown for fronting; More than four million dollars in funding has been committed to major projects aimed at restoring the health of the Waikato River. [more]

30/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 April 2012
The Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, is being accused of choosing her job over her identity - by directing a Far North school to close its senior classes; New Zealand Maori Hockey's bid to become a separate national team is being taken directly to the sport's international body; The Restaurant Association of New Zealand says it wants to increase the number of Maori in the hospitality industry because Maori culture and hospitality go hand in hand; It's been a busy weekend for the Far North tribe of Te Rarawa. [more]

30/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 April 2012
The Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, is being accused of choosing her job over her identity - by directing a Far North school to close its senior classes; New Zealand Maori Hockey's bid to become a separate national team is being taken directly to the sport's international body; The Restaurant Association of New Zealand says it wants to increase the number of Maori in the hospitality industry because Maori culture and hospitality go hand in hand; It's been a busy weekend for the Far North tribe of Te Rarawa. [more]

30/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 April 2012
A professor of Maori language and customs is commending the Trade Minister, Tim Groser, for calling for people to learn Te Reo Maori before Mandarin; A Maori Trust on the Chatham Islands will make a decision tonight, as to when its housing project for families and kaumatua will be officially opened; Organisers of Waikato University's fourth annual Kingitanga Day, say the theme of this year's event is leadership; For the next month, Nelson city council ratepayers will be voting on whether their elected body should include a Maori ward. [more]

30/04/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 April 2012
A Maori Trust on the Chatham Islands will make a decision tonight, as to when its housing project for families and kaumatua will be officially opened; A professor of Maori language and customs is commending the Trade Minister, Tim Groser, for calling for people to learn Te Reo Maori before Mandarin; For the next month, Nelson city council ratepayers will be voting on whether their elected body should include a Maori ward; Organisers of Waikato University's fourth annual Kingitanga Day, say the theme of this year's event is leadership. [more]

01/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 May 2012
The former Maori Party MP, Rahui Katene, says she's helped revive the Maori Council in Porirua; The Waitangi Tribunal says it's overloaded with work due to an unprecedented increase in applications for urgent hearings; The Independent Maori Statutory Board is going on the road in Auckland from today - finding out what mana whenua think the local council should do for them; A Kohanga campaigner says a treaty of Waitangi claim calling for Maori pre-schools to become self-managed will set a precedent for a claim by kura kaupapa. [more]

01/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 May 2012
The Waitangi Tribunal says it's overloaded with work due to an unprecedented increase in applications for urgent hearings; The former Maori Party MP, Rahui Katene, says she's helped revive the Maori Council in Porirua; A Kohanga campaigner says a treaty of Waitangi claim calling for Maori pre-schools to become self-managed will set a precedent for a claim by kura kaupapa; The Independent Maori Statutory Board is going on the road in Auckland from today - finding out what mana whenua think the local council should do for them. [more]

01/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 May 2012
The Tokoroa based Raukawa Charitable Trust says its agreement with Waikato Regional Council over co-management of part of the Waikato river, is very significant for the iwi; An Auckland lawyer who represents several iwi on Treaty issues, says the Government will miss its goal of settling all historical Treaty claims by 2014; It's New Zealand Sign Language week and the Whangarei based Ngati Hine Health Trust, is doing all it can to empower the lives of Maori deaf people in Te Tai Tokerau, and increase their participation on marae; The organisation Just Speak launches a position paper on Maori and the Criminal Justice System, at a function in Wellington tonight. [more]

01/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 May 2012
The Tokoroa based Raukawa Charitable Trust says an agreement it's signed with Waikato Regional Council over co-management of part of the Waikato river, is very significant for the iwi; An Auckland lawyer who represents several iwi on Treaty issues, says the Government will miss its goal of settling all historical Treaty claims by 2014; It's New Zealand Sign Language week and the Whangarei based Ngati Hine Health Trust, is trying to empower the lives of Maori deaf people in Te Tai Tokerau, and increase their participation on marae; The organisation Just Speak has just launched a position paper on Maori and the Criminal Justice System, at a function in Wellington. [more]

02/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 May 2012
The Government has set up a reference group to advise Ministers on how to increase the number of high quality Te Reo Maori speaking teachers; Meanwhile the Whangarei based Ngati Hine Health Trust, wants to see more people who are qualified in New Zealand Sign Language, as well as being speakers o f Te Reo Maori and English; The Restaurant Association of New Zealand has just extended its apprenticeship schemes in the North Island, giving more young people including rangatahi Maori entry into the hospitality industry; Organisers of Waikato University's fourth annual Kingitanga Day, say this year's event includes a symposium on the status, place and relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi in a constitution for Aotearoa. [more]

02/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 May 2012
The Government has set up a reference group to advise Ministers on how to increase the number of high quality Te Reo Maori speaking teachers; Meanwhile the Whangarei based Ngati Hine Health Trust, wants to see more people who are qualified in New Zealand Sign Language, as well as being speakers of Te Reo Maori and English; Organisers of Waikato University's fourth annual Kingitanga Day, say this year's event includes a symposium on the status, place and relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi in a constitution for Aotearoa; The Restaurant Association of New Zealand has just extended its apprenticeships schemes in the North Island, giving more young people including rangatahi Maori, entry into the hospitality industry. [more]

02/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 May 2012
The Government wants the Ministry of Maori Development to be consulted on all policy decisions - to reflect and protect the Maori view; The Waitangi Tribunal has set down a week in July to consider parts of the urgent Maori Council claims over freshwater and the sell-off of stakes in some state owned assets; A rangatahi group dedicated to fixing problems in the justice system says rehabilitating Maori offenders could work better if tangata whenua create a system. [more]

02/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 May 2012
The Waitangi Tribunal's set down dates to consider parts of the urgent Maori Council claims over freshwater and the sell-off of stakes in some state owned assets; A rangatahi group dedicated to fixing problems in the justice system says rehabilitating Maori offenders could work better if tangata whenua create a system; The Government wants the Ministry of Maori Development to be consulted on all policy decisions - to reflect and protect the Maori view; A group of Maori tattoo artists from Ngati Tuwharetoa are coming together for the first time at a major festival to mark Maori new year celebrations in May. [more]

03/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 May 2012
The Maori Council's legal team says the clock's ticking for it to get its evidence together to be heard by the Waitangi Tribunal; The Far North iwi Ngati Kahu is taking a stand against mining - saying it will use reasonable force to remove any prospectors from its land; The Minister of Maori Affairs, Pita Sharples, says he has vision for Te Puni Kokiri to guide all Government departments with their policy-making, to ensure the Maori voice is heard; An Auckland hapu says it owes a lot to Ngati Porou for allowing one of their sons to head its Trust Board for so long. [more]

03/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 May 2012
The Far North iwi Ngati Kahu is taking a stand against mining - saying it will use reasonable force to remove any prospectors from its land; The Maori Council's legal team says the clock's ticking for it to get its evidence together to be heard by the Waitangi Tribunal; The Minister of Maori Affairs, Pita Sharples, says he has vision for Te Puni Kokiri to guide all Government departments with their policy-making, to ensure the Maori voice is heard; An Auckland hapu says it owes a lot to Ngati Porou for allowing one of their sons to head its Trust Board for so long. [more]

03/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 May 2012
The government has appointed the former chairperson of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tukoroirangi Morgan, to work with iwi to help them settle their treaty claims; Ngati Kahungunu iwi in Wairoa says the resource centre which it set up to help locked out workers at AFFCO's sheep and beef plant, has opened a new pathway for the tribe; Kelly Thompson who is one of the locked out Wairoa meat workers, handles all the welfare issues at the resource centre; Maori families in Waikato with babies at risk from Sudden Unexplained Death of an Infant or SUDI, are the main beneficiary of the roll out of 15-hundred special infant beds designed to protect a baby sleeping in its parent's bed; A veteran Maori sculptor - whose worked spanned half a century both in New Zealand and overseas - has died. [more]

03/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 May 2012
Ngati Kahungunu iwi in Wairoa says the resource centre which it set up to help locked out workers at AFFCO's sheep and beef plant, has opened a new pathway for the tribe; Kelly Thompson who is one of the locked out Wairoa meat workers, handles all the welfare issues at the resource centre; The government has appointed the former chairperson of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tukuroirangi Morgan, to work with iwi to help them settle their treaty claims; Maori families in Waikato with babies at risk from Sudden Unexplained Death of an Infant or SUDI, are the main beneficiary of the roll out of 15-hundred special infant beds designed to protect a baby sleeping in its parent's bed. [more]

04/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 4 May 2012
Steps to improve relations between Tuhoe and the Crown are moving up a notch, with the future of Te Urewera National Park being discussed at a hui in Rotorua; A Professor of Maori language and customs says the National Party appears to have done more for revitalizing Te Reo Maori than Labour; The Tokoroa based Raukawa Charitable Trust says it's grateful for a share of funding from the Waikato River Authority to help restore the health and well being of the river; Maori parents in Waikato are being challenged to spread the message about safe sleeping practices for babies to reduce the infants risk of Sudden Unexplained Death of an Infant or SUDI. [more]

04/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 4 May 2012
A Professor of Maori language and customs says the National Party appears to have done more for revitalising Te Reo Maori than Labour; But Labour's Maori Affairs spokesperson, Parekura Horomia, is rejecting a claim that the National Party is more supportive of Te Reo initiatives than his own party; Steps to improve relations between Tuhoe and the Crown are moving up a notch, with the future of Te Urewera National Park being discussed at a hui in Rotorua; Maori parents in Waikato are being challenged to spread the message about safe sleeping practices for babies to reduce the infants risk of Sudden Unexplained Death of an Infant or SUDI; The Tokoroa-based Raukawa Charitable Trust says it's grateful for funding from the Waikato River Authority, to help restore the health and well being of the water. [more]

04/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 4 May 2012
The Minister for Treaty Negotiations, Christopher Finlayson, says Ngai Tuhoe is going to be playing a much bigger role in future discussions over Te Urewera National Park; The Maori Party's Education spokesperson, Te Ururoa Flavell, says the Government should reconsider making changes to student loans and allowances; Te Kupenga, the National Network for Stopping Violence is about to start the last in a series of workshops, which promote non violence by teenagers; A colleague of the late veteran sculptor, Arnold Manaaki Wilson, describes him as the God Father of contemporary Maori art. [more]

04/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 4 May 2012
The Maori Party's Education spokesperson, Te Ururoa Flavell, says the Government should reconsider making changes to student loans and allowances; The Minister for Treaty Negotiations, Christopher Finlayson, says Ngai Tuhoe is going to be playing a much bigger role in future discussions over Te Urewera National Park; Te Kupenga, the National Network for Stopping Violence is about to start the last in a series of workshops, which promote non violence by teenagers; A colleague of the late veteran sculptor, Arnold Manaaki Wilson, describes him as the God Father of contemporary Maori art. [more]

06/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 May 2012
The Bay of Plenty iwi, Ngai Tuhoe, says it hopes to reach a settlement with the Crown by the end of this year; The Maori Party's Education spokesperson, Te Ururoa Flavell, says the tertiary changes will create a barrier for Maori and Pasifika people who want to re-enter education; A southern Taranaki iwi incorporation is pushing for a total reform of the Resource Management Act - saying it's the only way to have have a stronger say over oil and mineral exploration ventures; Tension between tribes and the Government during the First World War is being explored by military historian Monty Soutar. [more]

06/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 May 2012
The Bay of Plenty iwi, Ngai Tuhoe, says it hopes to reach a settlement with the Crown by the end of this year; The Government won't give a settlement date but did express hope it would be before the next election; The Maori Party's Education spokesperson, Te Ururoa Flavell, says the tertiary changes will create a barrier for Maori and Pasifika people who want to re-enter education; Tension between tribes and the Government during the First World War is being explored by military historian Monty Soutar. [more]

07/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 May 2012
A central North Island iwi says the Government is unfairly putting the Waitangi Tribunal under pressure; The Waikato-Hauraki MP, Nanaia Mahuta, wants to make it easier for iwi and hapu to correct Maori placenames; The former chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tukoroirangi Morgan, is no longer a tribal leader on the Iwi Chairs Forum, but is staying on to help the group; The Dryland Forests Initiative says many Maori communities would benefit from the development of a durable timber industry in New Zealand. [more]

07/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 May 2012
The Waikato-Hauraki MP, Nanaia Mahuta, wants to make it easier for iwi and hapu to correct Maori place-names; A central North Island iwi says the Government's unfairly putting the Waitangi Tribunal under pressure; The former chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tukoroirangi Morgan, is no longer a tribal leader on the Iwi Chairs Forum, but is staying on to help the group; The Dryland Forests Initiative says many Maori communities would benefit from the development of a durable timber industry in New Zealand. [more]

08/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 May 2012
An experienced Treaty claims lawyer says Ngapuhi are in danger of suffering a serious injustice because the Waitangi Tribunal lacks the resources to give their claims a fair hearing; The principal of a private Maori language teacher training centre, believes the quality of Te Reo teaching in schools will suffer under student loan changes; The Maori Law Society says the uncertainty and lack of clarity surrounding the Terrorism Suppression Act is causing some communities to continue fear being raided by police. [more]

08/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 May 2012
The principal of a private Maori language teacher training centre believes the quality of Te Reo teaching in schools will suffer under student loan changes; An experienced Treaty claims lawyer says the massive Ngapuhi claim has sailed into a perfect storm of problems - and the main one is an over-loaded Waitangi Tribunal; The Maori Law Society says the uncertainty and lack of clarity surrounding the Terrorism Suppression Act is causing some communities to continue fear being raided by police. [more]

08/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 May 2012
The Education Review Office has found just 10 per cent of early childhood education centres are fully respecting and recognising Maori families and their culture; The chair of a Tainui iwi treaty claim trust says the new Crown facilitator Tukoroirangi Morgan has helped his tribe make rapid progress in the treaty claims process; The Maori Trustee is praising a Taranaki family who put some of the income off their dairy farm 12 years ago into a trust to provide money for an education fund for their whanau; A player of the traditional Maori ball game of Ki O Rahi says there's been a resurgence in Aotearoa - because Maori seem to have a natural affinity with the sport - which was played by their ancestors. [more]

08/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 May 2012
The Education Review Office has found just 10 per cent of early childhood education centres are fully respecting and recognising Maori families and their culture; The chair of a Tainui iwi treaty claim trust says the Crown facilitator Tukoroirangi Morgan has helped his tribe make rapid progress in the treaty claims process; The Maori Trustee is praising a Taranaki family who put some of the income off their dairy farm 12 years ago into a trust to provide money for an education fund for their whanau; A player of the traditional Maori ball game of Ki O Rahi says there's been a resurgence in Aotearoa - because Maori seem to have a natural affinity with the sport - which was played by their ancestors. [more]

09/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 May 2012
Moerewa parents who want their senior secondary students taught locally have met Maori Party leaders to discuss their options; One of the leading lawyers for Ngapuhi Treaty claimants, says a squeeze on Waitangi Tribunal resources - and changes to the legal aid system are creating a new injustice for Aotearoa's biggest iwi; But the Ministry of Justice is defending the time it takes to pay bills to lawyers working on Treaty claims; A group representing some early childhood education centres says a report on the sector's engagement with Maori families makes for sobering reading. [more]

09/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 May 2012
One of the leading lawyers for Ngapuhi Treaty claimants, says they're getting a raw deal compared to other iwi - from the Waitangi Tribunal process; The Ministry of Justice is defending the time it takes to pay bills to lawyers working on Treaty claims; Moerewa parents who want their senior secondary students taught locally have met Maori Party leaders, this week - in the hope they can help; A group representing some early childhood education centres says a report on the sector's engagement with Maori families makes for sobering reading. [more]

09/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 May 2012
A Tuhoe chair says it's a joke the Crown could think Tame Iti could have orgnised a criminal group; A Kaitaia Maori GP says a funding boost to help stamp out rheumatic fever is a big step in the right direction; A sector group representing mainstream pre-schools says teachers want to improve the way they work with whanau - but not all know how to. [more]

09/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 May 2012
A Kaitaia Maori GP says a funding boost to help stamp out rheumatic fever is a big step in the right direction; A Tuhoe chair says it's a joke the Crown could think Tame Iti could have orgnised a criminal group; The Government is praising Sir Mason Durie for his contribution to Maori development; A sector group representing mainstream pre-schools says teachers want to improve the way they work with whanau - but not all know how to. [more]

10/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 May 2012
A Tuhoe leader says it's a priority for the Bay of Plenty tribe to develop a more meaningful relationship with the police than there's ever been; A Kaitaia Maori GP says extra 12-million in the Budget for rheumatic fever prevention is welcome - but as long as children have to scavenge for food - it'll never be a magic bullet; Three Northland iwi are holding a function in Auckland tomorrow to launch the first leg of a 30-million-dollar broadband project; An actor in the Maori adaptation of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, says the classical variation of Te Reo used in the performance even provided a challenge for some of the most fluent speakers of Maori. [more]

10/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 May 2012
A Kaitaia Maori GP says extra money in the Budget for rheumatic fever prevention is welcome - but it won't fix the problem as long as children have to scavenge for food from a pig bucket; A Tuhoe leader says it's a priority for the Bay of Plenty tribe to develop a more meaningful relationship with the police than there's ever been; Three Northland iwi are holding a launch in Auckland tomorrow to celebrate completion of the first leg of a 30-million-dollar broadband project; An actor in the Maori adaptation of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, says the classical variation of Te Reo used in the performance provided a challenge for some of the most fluent speakers of Maori. [more]

10/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 May 2012
The Whangarei pre-school at the centre of the row over a child with HIV says the boy has not been expelled; The Northland tribe Ngati Kahu is challenging the Government to prove that mining benefits indigenous people; Whanau in Tai Tokerau and Tai Rawhiti will reap the benefit of a 2-million dollar government grant for better housing; A Maori language teacher at one of the few Te Reo immersion schools in Taranaki has received a National Excellence in Teaching Awards. [more]

10/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 May 2012
The Northland tribe Ngati Kahu is challenging the Government to prove that mining benefits indigenous people; The Whangarei pre-school at the centre of the row over a child with HIV says the boy has not been expelled; Whanau in Tai Tokerau and Tai Rawhiti will reap the benefit of a 2-million dollar government grant for better housing; A Maori language teacher at one of the few Te Reo immersion schools in Taranaki has received a National Excellence in Teaching Awards. [more]

11/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 May 2012
Maori in Tamaki Makaurau have been reminded if they're not at the table, they'll be on the menu; A Maori council member says Tuwharetoa should be supporting the Waitangi Tribunal claims over fresh water - rather than threatening the Crown with legal action over asset sales; A member of a Rotorua District Council's Maori advisory body suggests only local tangata whenua should make the decision on whether Maori wards should be established; An eastern Bay of Plenty Maori tertiary institution will be marking its 20th anniversary today with a huge graduation ceremony - celebrating the first of its doctoral students from New Zealand and overseas. [more]

11/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 May 2012
A Maori council member says Tuwharetoa should be supporting the Waitangi Tribunal claims over fresh water - rather than threatening the crown with legal action over asset sales; Maori in Tamaki Makaurau have been reminded if they're not at the table, they'll be on the menu; A member of a Rotorua District Council advisory body suggests that local tangata whenua should make the decision on whether Maori wards should be established; An eastern Bay of Plenty Maori tertiary institution will be marking its 20th anniversary today with a huge graduation ceremony - celebrating the first of its doctoral students from New Zealand and overseas. [more]

11/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 May 2012
The Whangarei pre-school at the centre of a storm over HIV - says the little boy involved was never expelled and is welcome back; A health study's found excessive drinking could be reduced if patients are queried about alcohol use during routine visits to their doctor; The Maori Party is mourning the death of the former Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, Sir Geoffrey Henry; Te Papa Tongarewa - the national museum is gearing up to celebrate Matariki - the Maori new year starting in early June. [more]

11/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 May 2012
A health study's found excessive drinking could be reduced if patients are queried about alcohol use during routine visits to their doctor; The Whangarei pre-school at the centre of a storm over HIV - says the little boy involved was never expelled and is welcome back; Te Papa Tongarewa - the national museum is gearing up to celebrate Matariki - the Maori new year starting in early June. [more]

14/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 May 2012
The Maori Council says it's lined up some of the best researchers in the world for its Waitangi Tribunal hearing over freshwater and the sell-off of stakes in some state owned assets; Trustees of a Maori land block in Hawke's Bay have failed in their attempt to hire the convicted fraudster Donna Awatere Huata as a senior executive; A Maori housing development in the Far North is set to transform families - and the concept of social housing. [more]

14/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 May 2012
The Maori Council says it's lined up some of the best researchers in the world for its Waitangi Tribunal hearing over freshwater and the sell-off of stakes in some state owned assets; The body representing some Maori language pre-schools says their mainstream equivalents face a tough job trying to fully embrace Maori culture; A Maori housing development in the Far North is set to transform families - and the concept of social housing. [more]

14/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 May 2012
A Rotorua tribe's farming arm says it's against a boycott of AFFCO meatworks - which is locked in an industrial dispute with workers; The director of Kaupapa Maori at the Rotorua District Council, Mauriora Kingi, says if iwi want Maori wards - they have to lobby for it; A Taranaki Maori language immersion school says it's helping former pupils keep their reo alive through organising sports events, such a hockey and touch rugby. [more]

14/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 May 2012
The director of Kaupapa Maori at the Rotorua District Council, Mauriora Kingi, says if iwi want Maori wards - they have to lobby for it; A Rotorua tribe's farming arm says it's against a boycott of AFFCO meatworks - which is locked in an industrial dispute with workers; A Taranaki Maori language immersion school says it's helping former pupils keep their reo alive through organising sports events, such a hockey and touch rugby; The University of Waikato is counting down to Kingitanga Day on Wednesday - which acknowledges the special link the tertiary institution has with Waikato-Tainui and the Maori King movement. [more]

15/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 May 2012
A Maori physician says the rise in prescription charges means whanau will be forced to choose between spending on medicines and putting food on the table; A southern Taranaki iwi says the public needs to get the message that Maori customary rights to the foreshore and seabed are about protecting and sustaining fisheries for all New Zealanders; not excluding people access to the beaches; Conservationists in Northland have launched a campaign to save the native wood pigeon; The coach of the New Zealand Maori hockey team says he is consulting with team players first before putting his case to the sports international body to become a distinct team. [more]

15/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 May 2012
A Maori physician says the rise in prescription charges means whanau will be forced to choose between spending on medicines and putting food on the table; Meanwhile, a Maori health researcher says the prescription charge increase will hit smokers who want to quit; A southern Taranaki iwi says the public needs to get the message that Maori customary rights to the foreshore and seabed are about protecting and sustaining fisheries for all New Zealanders; not excluding people access to the beaches; Conservationists in Northland have launched a campaign to save the native wood pigeon. [more]

15/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 May 2012
A Nga Puhi woman campaigning to save a piece of land in Sydney, which she says rightfully belongs to Maori and Aboriginal people, says an archaeological assessment of the site maybe the only way to prove ownership; The late Dr Hone Kaa, had one more gift to give to the Maori child welfare organisation he set up before he died in March - and that was to pre-arrange who would take his place as chairperson; A South Taranaki iwi incorporation says it's working with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries on customary rights protocols and fisheries plans to conserve kaimoana stocks in their coastal rohe; An anti-violence campaigner, Parekotuku Moore, is preparing to take to the stage tonight as the only Maori woman at the Wellington International Comedy Festival. [more]

15/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 May 2012
The new chairperson of Ririki, the organisation which is aiming to eradicate Maori child abuse, has been appointed; A Nga Puhi woman campaigning to save a piece of land in Sydney, which she says rightfully belongs to Maori and Aboriginal people, says an archaeological assessment of the site maybe the only way to prove ownership; A South Taranaki iwi incorporation says it's working with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries on customary rights protocols and fisheries plans to conserve kaimoana stocks in their coastal rohe; An anti-violence campaigner, Parekotuku Moore, is taking to the stage tonight as the only Maori woman at the Wellington International Comedy Festival. [more]

16/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 May 2012
A southern Taranaki iwi says when it comes to looking after its people the sustainability of whitebait is just as important as social welfare issues; The Race Relations Commissioner, Joris de Bres, says New Zealand media has a problem with the way it covers race relation issues; The Auckland hapu, Ngati Whatua o Orakei, has appealed to the Government to make it easier to borrow money to build on multiple-owned Maori land; The new head of Ririki, the organisation which is aiming to eradicate Maori child abuse, is preparing herself for a difficult job. [more]

16/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 May 2012
The Race Relations Commissioner, Joris de Bres, says New Zealand media has a problem with the way it covers race relation issues - and says it's not good for the country; A southern Taranaki iwi says when it comes to looking after its people the sustainability of whitebait is just as important as social welfare issues; The Auckland hapu, Ngati Whatua o Orakei, has appealed to the Government to make it easier to borrow money to build on multiple-owned Maori land; The new head of Ririki, the organisation which is aiming to eradicate Maori child abuse, is preparing herself for a difficult job. [more]

16/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 May 2012
Taranaki iwi met for the first time today with a group of mountain users to spell out cultural guidelines including which sites on the maunga need to be treated with particular care; The Far North Iwi Ngati Kuri is dropping its urgent Waitangi Tribunal claim - and is re-entering direct negotiations with the Crown to settle its grievances; A Maori woman living in Sydney believes officialdom is scared to consider returning a piece of land to Maori and the local Aboriginal people - or even discuss it - because they feel it could open a flood-gate of similar claims in Australia; More Maori will soon be able to help others to quit smoking under a new scheme at Te Puna Oranga - Waikato District Health Board's Maori Health Service. [more]

16/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 May 2012
The Far North Iwi Ngati Kuri is dropping its urgent Waitangi Tribunal claim - and is re-entering direct negotiations with the Crown to settle its grievances; Taranaki iwi met for the first time today with a group of mountain users to spell out cultural guidelines, including which sites on the maunga need to be treated with particular care; A Maori woman living in Sydney believes officials are scared to consider returning a piece of land to Maori and the local Aboriginal people - or even discuss it - because they feel it could open a flood-gate of similar claims in Australia; More Maori will soon be able to help others to quit smoking under a new scheme at Te Puna Oranga - Waikato District Health Board's Maori Health Service. [more]

17/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 May 2012
A Northland kaumatua has won damages from the Department of Conservation, which didn't do enough to stop people trespassing on his land; A Whanganui tertiary institution says it's prepared to fight side by side with local iwi to build a Maori education facility on the site of the old Native Land Court building; Taranaki iwi say they are looking at building a better relationship with the Department of Conservation - particularly in developing cultural protocols for mountain users; A Whangarei military-style residential programme for boys is celebrating the graduation of four of its pupils. [more]

17/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 May 2012
A Whanganui tertiary institution says it's prepared to fight side by side with local iwi to build a Maori education facility on the site of the old Native Land Court building; A Northland kaumatua has won damages from the Department of Conservation, which didn't do enough to stop people trespassing on his land; A Whangarei military-style residential programme for boys is celebrating the graduation of four of its pupils; Taranaki iwi say they are looking at building a better relationship with the Department of Conservation - particularly in developing cultural protocols for mountain users. [more]

17/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 May 2012
Some patients are telling the Maori Pharmacists Association they're likely to stop asking for heart and blood drugs when the price of a prescription goes up from 3 to 5 dollars; The director of a Maori anti-smoking group is thrilled more Maori will soon be able to help others to quit; An expedition by two waka hourua, double hulled sailing canoes to Rapanui or Easter Island in August will be officially launched in Rotorua tonight; The call's going out for budding Maori authors to join an intensive writing scheme. [more]

17/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 May 2012
Some patients are telling the Maori Pharmacists Association they're likely to stop asking for heart and blood drugs when the price of a prescription goes up from 3 to 5 dollars; The director of a Maori anti-smoking group is thrilled more Maori will soon be able to help others to quit; An expedition by two waka hourua, double hulled sailing canoes to Rapanui or Easter Island in August will be officially launched in Rotorua tonight; The call's going out for budding Maori authors to join an intensive writing scheme. [more]

18/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 May 2012
The Whanganui Regional Heritage Trust says it isn't against the total demolition of the city's old Native Land Court to make way for a new Maori education facility - but it wants remnants incorporated into the new structure; A woman from Ngati Kahungunu says she's helped cut crime carried out by Maori and Pacific teenagers in a Sydney suburb by more than 60 per cent in just half a year; The Maori Council says it's filling in gaps that tribal trusts can't cover; A crew member of two ocean going waka hourua, double hulled sailing canoes that will attempt to make it to Rapanui or Easter Island using traditional methods of navigation says its an honour to be able to trace the early voyages of his ancestors. [more]

18/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 May 2012
A woman from Ngati Kahungunu says she's helped cut crime carried out by Maori and Pacific teenagers in a Sydney suburb by more than 60 per cent in just half a year; The Whanganui Regional Heritage Trust says it isn't against the total demolition of the city's old Native Land Court to make way for a new Maori education facility - but it wants remnants incorporated into the new structure; The Maori Council says it's filling in gaps that tribal trusts can't cover; A crew member of two ocean going waka hourua, double hulled sailing canoes that will attempt to make it to Rapanui or Easter Island using traditional methods of navigation says its an honour to be able to trace the early voyages of his ancestors. [more]

18/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 May 2012
Waikato-Tainui leadership has called on Affco management and the Talley family to recognise the impact on-going industrial action at its North Island meat plants is having on the social fabric of communities such as Ngaruawahia; Nelson City ratepayers will have their last chance tomorrow, to vote on whether a Maori ward should be established in their region; More than 400 Maori cultural performers from Taranaki and Whanganui will battle it out this weekend in Hawera to compete for a place to represent the Aotea region at the national stage in Rotorua next year; Fifty-Six Maori have graduated from Massey University in a special ceremony that also marked the final address from its Assistant Vice Chancellor of Maori and Pasifika, Sir Mason Durie. [more]

18/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 May 2012
Nelson City will tomorrow know whether a Maori ward will be established in their region; Waikato-Tainui leadership has called on Affco management and the Talley family to recognise the impact on-going industrial action at its North Island meat plants is having on the social fabric of communities such as Ngaruawahia; More than 400 Maori cultural performers from Taranaki and Whanganui will battle it out this weekend in Hawera to compete for a place to represent the Aotea region at the national stage in Rotorua next year. [more]

21/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 May 2012
The Nelson MP, Nick Smith, says the Race Relations Commissioner is going over the top by seeking a law change to make Maori seats on councils a right rather than leaving it to the public to decide; An American tribe embroiled in a native rights dispute is appealing for help from Maori; Ngati Ruanui in South Taranaki is concerned about the discovery of the country's worst submerged fresh water weed that has found its way into Lake Rotorangi; The Chairman of the Aotea Maori Performing Arts Committee says his Ratana team is once again delighted to represent Taranaki and Whanganui at the national stage in Rotorua next year. [more]

21/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 May 2012
The Nelson MP, Nick Smith, says the Race Relations Commissioner is going over the top by seeking a law change to make Maori seats on councils a right rather than leaving it to the public to decide; Ngati Ruanui in South Taranaki is concerned about the discovery of the country's worst submerged fresh water weed that has found its way into Lake Rotorangi; An American tribe embroiled in a native rights dispute is appealing for help from Maori; The Chairman of the Aotea Maori Performing Arts Committee says his Ratana team is once again delighted to represent Taranaki and Whanganui at the national stage in Rotorua next year. [more]

21/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 May 2012
The outcome of a Wairoa District Council poll, means it won't be introducing Maori wards in October next year; Meanwhile, the Race Relations Commissioner, Joris de Bres, is defending his stance on local council Maori wards - which has come under attack from an MP; Waikato-Tainui has ruled out investing in its own meat processing factories as a way of protecting the jobs of the mainly Maori workforce embroiled in industrial action at Affco's North Island plants; The kuia who helped found Maori language pre-schools believes Whanau Ora will survive - with or without Government funding. [more]

21/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 May 2012
The result of an official poll in Wairoa, means the District Council will not be introducing Maori wards at the local government elections next year; Meanwhile, the Race Relations Commissioner, Joris de Bres, is defending his stance on local council Maori wards - which has come under attack from an MP; Waikato-Tainui has ruled out investing in its own meat processing factories as a way of protecting the jobs of the mainly Maori workforce embroiled in industrial action at Affco's North Island plants; The kuia who helped found Maori language pre-schools believes Whanau Ora will survive - with or without Government funding. [more]

22/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 22 May 2012
The Race Relations Commissioner says there's a good argument for Maori seats on local councils - citing the Maori wards on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council as effective representation; The future of the Maori Policy Unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is still undecided; The Maori Affairs Select Committee is satisfied that the locations it's chosen to hear submissions on its inquiry into the status and well-being of Maori children, will accommodate all iwi; One of four graduates of a Whangarei military-style residential programme for boys, says he was just cruising through school before he joined. [more]

22/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 22 May 2012
The future of the Maori Policy Unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is still undecided; The Race Relations Commissioner says there's a good argument for Maori seats on local councils - citing the Maori wards on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council as effective representation; The Maori Affairs Select Committee is satisfied that the locations it's chosen to hear submissions on its inquiry into the status and well-being of Maori children, will accommodate all iwi; One of four graduates of a Whangarei military-style residential programme for boys, says he was just cruising through school before he joined. [more]

22/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 22 May 2012
One of the Iwi Leaders who helped to end the AFFCO meat plant dispute says a resolution would not have been found without the help of the tribal grouping; Dave Taurima who works in the freezers at the Wairoa plant, says the past 12 weeks have been a real struggle for many Maori families in the town; Auckland's largest sub-tribe is making significant changes at its top table, following the departure of its long-serving Chief Executive Tiwana Tibble; Paralympics New Zealand has named the first of a number Maori athletes to be part of the London 2012 Paralympic team. [more]

22/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 22 May 2012
One of the Iwi Leaders who helped to end the AFFCO dispute says he's relieved the suffering of the locked out workers has ended; Dave Taurima who works in the freezers at the Wairoa plant, says the past 12 weeks have been a real struggle for many Maori families in the town; Auckland's largest sub-tribe is making significant changes at its top table, following the departure of its long-serving Chief Executive Tiwana Tibble; Paralympics New Zealand has named the first of a number Maori athletes to be part of the London 2012 Paralympic team. [more]

23/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 May 2012
A tribe at the foot of Tongariro National Park says delays at the Waitangi Tribunal may force the iwi into direct negotiations with the Government; More than one hundred locked workers at AFFCO's sheep and beef plant in Wairoa can't wait to return to work, now that company management and the Meat Workers Union have settled their 12 week dispute; The MP for Te Tai Tonga, Rino Tirikatene, says he's prepared to play the long game in his fight for local councils to create Maori wards. [more]

23/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 May 2012
One of the Iwi Leaders who helped to end the AFFCO dispute says he's relieved the suffering of the locked out workers has ended; Dave Taurima who works in the freezers at the Wairoa plant, says the past 12 weeks have been a real struggle for many Maori families in the town; Auckland's largest sub-tribe is making significant changes at its top table, following the departure of its long-serving Chief Executive Tiwana Tibble; Paralympics New Zealand has named the first of a number Maori athletes to be part of the London 2012 Paralympic team. [more]

23/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 May 2012
Attempts to get Auckland Council to spend more money on Maori has been rejected by a key committee; The Council of Trade Unions says the new foreign charter vessel regulations will benefit Maori; Hawke's Bay's primary health organisation plans to directly target more of its funding to improve the health of high-needs patients, which include Maori; More than 100 past and present pupils gathered in Lower Hutt today to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Te Kohanga Reo o Waiwhetu. [more]

23/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 May 2012
The Council of Trade Unions says new foreign charter vessel regulations will benefit Maori; Attempts to get Auckland Council to spend more money on Maori has been rejected by a key committee; Hawke's Bay's primary health organisation plans to directly target more of its funding to improve the health of high needs patients, which include Maori; More than 100 past and present pupils gathered in Lower Hutt today to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Te Kohanga Reo o Waiwhetu. [more]

24/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 May 2012
A Resource Centre in Wairoa which Ngati Kahungunu iwi set up to help locked out and striking AFFCO meatworkers, has started winding down its operations; The Maori Trustee says Maori agribusiness is entering a new and exciting phase; Auckland Council has been told it's not giving any priority to meeting Maori needs through its planned spending over the next decade; A regional Kohanga Reo manager says the growth of kura kaupapa or Maori language immersion schools has helped kohanga tamariki to maintain their reo throughout their schooling. [more]

24/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 May 2012
Auckland Council has been told it's not giving any priority to meeting Maori needs through its planned spending over the next decade; A Resource Centre in Wairoa which Ngati Kahungunu iwi set up to help locked out and striking AFFCO meatworkers, has started winding down its operations; The Maori Trustee says Maori agribusiness is entering a new and exciting phase; A regional Kohanga Reo manager says the growth of kura kaupapa or Maori language immersion schools has helped kohanga tamariki to maintain their reo throughout their schooling. [more]

24/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 May 2012
There's new money for Maori in education in this year's Budget; The Chairperson of Hato Petera College in Auckland says the budget announcement that schools operational grants will rise by two percent is welcome; Maori will be hit hard by a sharp increase in tobacco excise tax; The Government has also announced that more homes will be insulated, through its Heat Smart programme; A financial consultancy firm says this year's Budget for the Ministry of Maori Affairs is quiet - with no surprises; Elsewhere, today's Budget speech by the Finance Minister, Bill English, confirmed earlier announcements that there would be spending in several other areas. [more]

24/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 May 2012
There's new money for Maori in education in this year's Budget; The Chairperson of Hato Petera College in Auckland says the budget announcement that schools operational grants will rise by two percent is welcome; Elsewhere, today's Budget speech by the Finance Minister, Bill English, confirmed earlier announcements that there would be spending in several other areas; Maori will be hit hard by a sharp increase in tobacco excise tax. [more]

25/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 May 2012
An Otago University Professor of Maori Studies, is highly critical of announcements in the budget for tertiary education; The director of a Maori anti-tobacco organisation says an increase in cigarette prices will stress out already stretched families; The Maori Party MP, Te Ururoa Flavell, says a police apology to the people of Ruatoki is a slap in the face for everyone involved in the Urewera raids of 2007; The budget has delivered in cut for iwi radio - which was set up more than 20 years ago to promote the Maori language and local dialects. [more]

25/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 May 2012
The Maori Party MP, Te Ururoa Flavell, says a police apology to the people of Ruatoki is a slap in the face for everyone involved in the Urewera raids of 2007; An Otago University Professor of Maori Studies, is highly critical of announcements in the budget for tertiary education; The director of a Maori anti-tobacco organisation says a big increase in cigarette prices will stress out already stretched families; The budget has delivered in cut for iwi radio - which was set up more than 20 years ago to promote the Maori language and local dialects. [more]

25/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 May 2012
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25/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 May 2012
News from the Maori news team. [more]

28/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 May 2012
The Labour MP for Te Tai Tonga, Rino Tirikatene, is facing questions about how well he represents Maori in Christchurch; The Maori rugby legend, Norm Hewitt, says a touring Maori Rugby Team is well overdue; The Social Housing Unit says Maori will play a large role in deciding how money will be spent in the sector; A popular Moerewa cafe is re-opening this week - as a hands-on training centre for local people. [more]

28/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for May 28 2012
Rino Tirikatene's political record of representing Maori in Christchurch is coming under attack from the woman he ousted from the Te Tai Tonga electorate last year. [more]

28/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 May 2012
The Maori immersion school where a convicted sex offender worked is said to be shocked he taught there; Hato Petera College in Auckland says because computers are so important for its Maori pupils, it won't be waiting for funding from the budget to help improve the school's network; A Board member of Te Oranga Hawke's Bay, says a decision by the primary health organisation to put more resources into helping high-needs patients - which include Maori - is a huge step forward; An East Coast hapu Ngati Rangi, has just completed a joint project with the Department of Conservation, to plant one thousand pohutukawa trees near Ruatoria. [more]

28/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 May 2012
The chairperson of Te Runanga Nui o Nga Kura Kaupapa Maori o Aotearoa, says a Rotorua school is shocked to have been caught up in the Te Rito Miki scandal; Hato Petera College in Auckland says because computers are so important for its Maori pupils, it won't be waiting for funding from the budget to help improve the school's network; A Board member of Te Oranga Hawke's Bay, says a decision by the primary health organisation to put more resources into helping high-needs patients - which include Maori - is a huge step forward; An East Coast hapu Ngati Rangi, has just completed a joint project with the Department of Conservation, to plant one thousand pohutukawa trees near Ruatoria. [more]

29/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 May 2012
An Eastern Bay of Plenty tribe that rejected a Crown settlement in the nineties - says it's now just weeks away from lining up its new Treaty claim for land confiscated by colonial forces; The Christchurch East MP, Leanne Dalziel, has confirmed she's had to pick up some of Rino Tirikatene's Christchurch work, but says it's because her Labour colleague's so busy; The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board says evidence shows if the Maori workforce is left unchanged, chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes will become more prevalent; The Bay of Plenty Regional Council says fears voiced by some in the community before three Maori seats were established, proved to be false. [more]

29/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 May 2012
The Christchurch East MP, Leanne Dalziel, has confirmed she's had to pick up some of Rino Tirikatene's Christchurch work, but says it's because her Labour colleague's so busy; An Eastern Bay of Plenty tribe that rejected a Crown settlement in the nineties - says it's now just weeks away from lining up its new Treaty claim for land confiscated by colonial forces; The Bay of Plenty Regional Council says fears voiced by some in the community before three Maori seats were established, proved to be unfounded; The Nelson-Marlborough District Health Board says evidence shows if the Maori workforce is left unchanged, chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes will become more prevalent. [more]

29/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 May 2012
The New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters, has made another attack on the Whanau Ora initiative; An on-going dispute between an Auckland Maori immersion school and a Maori immersion pre-school next door has forced the Ministry of Education to step in; The Council of Trade Unions runanga says it supports an appeal being lodged against the sentences given to Tame Iti and Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara for firearms charges; The new director of Maori Development at the University of Otago says he expects he will be a direct line of communication for the South Island iwi, Ngai Tahu, to the University. [more]

29/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 May 2012
An on-going dispute between an Auckland Maori immersion school and the Maori immersion pre-school next door has forced the Ministry of Education to step in; The New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters, has made another attack on the Whanau Ora initiative; The Council of Trade Unions runanga says it supports an appeal being lodged against the sentences given to Tame Iti and Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara for firearms charges; The new director of Maori Development at the University of Otago says he expects he will be a direct line of communication for the south island iwi, Ngai Tahu, to the University. [more]

30/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 May 2012
The Waikato Regional Council is about to embark on the final step to implement two Maori seats; The Labour MP for Te Tai Tonga, Rino Tirikatene, says the politician he won the Southern Maori seat from has been advertising herself as the region's member of Parliament; A central North Island iwi, Ngati Apa, is buying shares in a shopping mall complex in Whanganui; An Australian university lecturer who's on a four month fellowship at Waikato University, says he was so moved by a recent marae graduation, he wants to see aspects of the Aboriginal culture included in graduations at Australian universities. [more]

30/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 May 2012
The Labour MP for Te Tai Tonga, Rino Tirikatene, says the politician he won the Southern Maori seat from has been advertising herself as the region's member of Parliament; The Waikato Regional Council is about to embark on the final step to implement two Maori seats; A central North Island iwi, Ngati Apa, is buying shares in a shopping mall complex in Whanganui; An Australian university lecturer who's on a four month fellowship at Waikato University, says he was so moved by a recent marae graduation, he wants to see aspects of the Aboriginal culture included in graduations at Australian universities. [more]

30/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 May 2012
The Minister of Whanau Ora, Tariana Turia, has again leapt to the defence of the unique welfare scheme for Maori; Waikato-Tainui has spoken out in support of Tame Iti - saying his jail sentence for a firearms offence is outrageous; The director of a Maori anti-tobacco organisation is encouraged by an increase in tobacco excise tax - as billed in last week's Budget; A Rangitikei iwi, Ngati Apa, says its shopping mall investment outside of its tribal rohe in Whanganui makes sense - because the majority of its people live there. [more]

30/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 May 2012
Waikato-Tainui has spoken out in support of Tame Iti - saying his jail sentence for a firearms offence is outrageous; The Minister of Whanau Ora, Tariana Turia, has again leapt to the defence of the unique welfare scheme for Maori; A Rangitikei iwi, Ngati Apa, says its shopping mall investment outside of its tribal rohe in Whanganui makes sense - because the majority of its people live there; The director of a Maori anti-tobacco organisation is encouraged by an increase in tobacco excise tax - as billed in last week's Budget. [more]

31/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 May 2012
Waikato-Tainui says it's not fair that Tami Iti has received the same jail sentence as a hunter who accidentally killed someone; A rugby club is defending its use of a Whanau Ora grant - which is facing political criticism; The Minister for Whanau Ora, Tariana Turia, says Winston Peters hasn't grasped what the new social welfare initiative is aiming to achieve; The Meatworkers Union in Hawke's Bay says ongoing trust between the union and the meat company AFFCO will be the cornerstone of a new site agreement at the Wairoa sheep and beef plant. [more]

31/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 May 2012
A rugby club is defending its use of a Whanau Ora grant - which is facing political criticism; The Minister for Whanau Ora, Tariana Turia, says Winston Peters hasn't grasped what the new social welfare initiative is aiming to achieve; Waikato-Tainui says it's not fair that Tami Iti has received the same jail sentence as a hunter who accidentally killed someone; The Meatworkers Union in Hawke's Bay says ongoing trust between the union and the meat company AFFCO will be the cornerstone of a new site agreement at the Wairoa sheep and beef plant. [more]

31/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 May 2012
The Chairman of Ngati Porou says the Gisborne Council has failed to honour its Treaty of Waitangi obligation, over plans for a flood protection scheme on the East Coast; South Taranaki iwi representatives opposed to a water privatisation bill appeared before a Select Committee in Wellington this morning; Northern iwi who launched a new broadband venture today have paid tribute to the Chinese company that's financed it; A new group has been formed to oversee the Bay of Plenty's Rangitaiki River and its catchments. [more]

31/05/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 May 2012
South Taranaki iwi representatives opposed to a water privatisation bill appeared before a Select Committee in Wellington this morning; The Chairman of Ngati Porou says the Gisborne Council has failed to honour its Treaty of Waitangi obligation with the iwi, over plans for a flood protection sheme on the East Coast; A new group has been formed to oversee the Bay of Plenty's Rangitaiki River and its catchments; Northern iwi who launched a new broadband venture today have paid tribute to the Chinese company that's financed it. [more]

01/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 June 2012
The convenor of a Maori delegation heading to China to strengthen economic ties says offering language revitalisation advice to minorities in the Republic may also be on the cards; A Maori incorporation heavily involved in farming in Taranaki says if a local water scheme is privatised - it will lose money; Trustees from ten Maori trusts in Hawke's Bay are being given the chance to take part in a specialist governance training programme, which is the first of its type in New Zealand; The chair of the Te Arawa Lakes Trust says a recent trip to Hawaii with the Maori King was the experience of a lifetime. [more]

01/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 June 2012
A Maori incorporation heavily involved in farming in Taranaki says if a local water scheme is privatised - it will lose money; The convenor of a Maori delegation heading to China to strengthen economic ties says offering language revitalisation advice to minorities there may also be on the cards; Trustees from ten Maori trusts in Hawke's Bay are being given the chance to take part in a specialist governance training programme, which is the first of its type in New Zealand; The chair of the Te Arawa Lakes Trust says a recent trip to Hawaii with the Maori King, was the experience of a lifetime. [more]

01/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 June 2012
The south Waikato iwi, Ngati Raukawa has resolved disputes with neighbouring tribes on overlapping land claims - clearing the way to sign a Deed of Settlement; The Gisborne Mayor Meng Foon, says the Council has taken on board concerns by Maori landowners, about rates increasing by 50 per cent in the Ruatoria area, to help pay for a flood protection scheme; The Minister for Treaty Negotiations, Chris Finlayson, says public access to Maungatautari reserve in Waikato will continue in a future settlement with local iwi - Ngati Koroki Kahukura; An advisor at the Human Rights Commission predicts Samoan Language week will one day lead to the government funding education centres similar to Kura Kaupapa; The Maori Party says renaming the national Maori Rugby team - the Maori All Blacks will add value to to New Zealand's rugby reputation. [more]

01/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 June 2012
The Gisborne Mayor Meng Foon, says the Council has taken on board concerns by Maori landowners, about rates increasing by 50 per cent in the Ruatoria area, to help pay for a flood protection scheme; The south Waikato iwi, Ngati Raukawa has resolved disputes with neighbouring tribes on overlapping land claims - clearing the way to sign a Deed of Settlement; The Minister for Treaty Negotiations, Chris Finlayson, says public access to Maungatautari reserve in Waikato will continue in a future settlement with local iwi; The Wellington cultural group - The Ngati Poneke Young Maori club - is celebrating its 75th anniversary this weekend at Pipitea marae. [more]

05/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 June 2012
A breach of Te Tiriti o Waitangi will be one of the arguments used in court today, when a tribe and Greenpeace seek to hold up or stop the search for oil off the east coast of the North Island; The lead negotiator for South Waikato iwi, Ngati Raukawa, Vanessa Eparaima, says its signing of a Deed of Settlement with the Crown is thanks to a team effort by the whole tribe; A Ngati Tuwharetoa woman who has played an active role in the Maori Women's Welfare League, urban Maori affairs, justice, and netball was awarded a Queen's Birthday honour over the weekend; A decision to rename the New Zealand Maori Rugby team has quashed a former player's suspicion that the code's union was planning to get rid of the team. [more]

05/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 June 2012
A breach of Te Tiriti o Waitangi will be one of the arguments used in court today, when a tribe and Greepeace seek to hold up or stop the search for oil off the east coast of the North Island; A decision to rename the New Zealand Maori Rugby team has quashed a former player's suspicion that the code's union was planning to get rid of the team; The lead negotiator for South Waikato iwi, Ngati Raukawa, Vanessa Eparaima, says its signing of a Deed of Settlement with the Crown is thanks to a team effort by the whole tribe; A Ngati Tuwharetoa woman who has played an active role in the Maori Women's Welfare League, urban Maori affairs, justice, and netball was awarded a Queen's Birthday honour over the weekend. [more]

05/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 June 2012
A High Court judge has heard that a Government Minister issued an oil exploration permit without investigatiNG the possible dangers an oil spill may have to the East coast of the North Island; The tribe which composed the haka, Ka Mate, is deciding whether or not to appeal against a decision by the Intellectual Property Office not to trademark parts of the traditional war dance, or challenge; The chair of Te Arawa Lakes Trust, Toby Curtis, says he's aiming for a so-called tribal parliament for his people to be in operation by the start of next year; An electronic Maori tourism map for New Zealand's southern regions has taken another step forward with its launch as a special download for mobile phones. [more]

05/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 June 2012
A High Court judge has heard that a Government Minister issued an oil exploration permit without investigating the possible dangers an oil spill might pose to the East coast of the North Island; The tribe which composed the haka, Ka Mate, is deciding whether or not to appeal against a decision by the Intellectual Property Office not to trademark parts of the traditional war dance, or challenge; The chair of Te Arawa Lakes Trust says he's aiming for a so-called tribal parliament for his people to be in operation by the start of next year; An electronic Maori tourism map for New Zealand's southern regions has taken another step forward with its launch as a special download for mobile phones. [more]

06/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 June 2012
The Education Minister's office has confirmed a Maori tertiary education provider is being investigated over claims it's breaking the law by calling itself a university; The Maori Affairs Select Committee will be hearing submissions in Auckland today for part of its inquiry into the well-being of Maori children; Lawyers acting on behalf of the Crown and a Brazilian company are due to deliver their submissions to the High Court today - over a permit issued to the international energy firm, Petrobras; Taranaki reo campaigners hope an exhibition opening at Puke Ariki museum in New Plymouth this week will open the public's ears to the region's unique dialect. [more]

06/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 June 2012
The Maori Affairs Select Committee in Auckland is looking at ways to improve the health and education of tamariki; The Government has confirmed a Maori tertiary education provider is being investigated over claims it's breaking the law by calling itself a university; Lawyers acting on behalf of the Crown and a Brazilian company are due to deliver their submissions to the High Court today - over a permit issued to the internatonal energy firm, Petrobras; Taranaki reo campaigners hope an exhibition opening at Puke Ariki museum in New Plymouth this week will open the public's ears to the region's unique dialect. [more]

06/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 June 2012
MPs have heard that making food more affordable can lead to Maori children becoming healthier and happier; A Crown lawyer says an Eastern Bay of Plenty tribe didn't respond to a government invitation to talk about plans for oil exploration off the iwi's coast; A Maori trades training tutor says the carpentry course in Canterbury is changing lives and bringing rangatahi out of their shells. [more]

06/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 June 2012
A Crown lawyer says an Eastern Bay of Plenty tribe didn't respond to a government invitation to talk about plans for oil exploration off the iwi's coast; MPs have heard that making food more affordable can lead to Maori children becoming healthier and happier; A Maori trades training tutor says the carpentry course in Canterbury is changing lives and bringing rangatahi out of their shells. [more]

07/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 June 2012
A collective of North Island iwi is considering buying and operating its own fishing vessel following recent changes to the way foreign fishing boats must operate in local waters; Lawyers for Te Whanau a Apanui and Greenpeace are preparing to wait weeks for a judge to decide whether or not the government followed appropriate steps when it issued an oil exploration permit; A new college that focuses on the prevention of some major Maori health problems has been launched. [more]

07/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 June 2012
A collective of North Island iwi is considering buying and operating its own fishing vessel following changes to the way foreign fishing boats must operate in local waters; Lawyers for Te Whanau a Apanui and Greenpeace are preparing to wait weeks for a judge to decide whether or not the government followed appropriate steps when it issued an oil exploration permit; The Office of the Maori Trustee in Gisborne has welcomed a move by the Chamber of Commerce in Hawke's Bay, to organise a specialist governance training programme for trustees of 10 Maori Trusts; A new college that focuses on the prevention of some major Maori health problems has been launched. [more]

07/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 June 2012
Plans to return fourteen Auckland maunga, or mountains, to thirteen iwi and hapu picked up pace today, with all but one of the Tamaki Collective initialling a Deed of Settlement with the Crown; The government's being accused of being out of touch with communities by proposing legislation to ban an abusive parent from living or working with children; The Chairman of the commercial arm of a Rangitikei iwi, Ngati Apa, says his tribe feels they have made a safe bet by buying shares in bricks and mortar types of investments initially - before launching into more risky ones; The Maori Language Commission is targeting intermediate level learners of Te Reo with two reo Maori booklets been made available a major supermarket chain during Maori language week. [more]

07/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 June 2012
The government's being accused of being out of touch with communities by proposing legislation to ban an abusive parent from living or working with children; Plans to return fourteen Auckland maunga, or mountains, to fourteen iwi and hapu picked up pace today, with all but one of the Tamaki Collective initialling a Deed of Settlement with the Crown; The Chairman of the commercial arm of a Rangitikei iwi, Ngati Apa, says his tribe feels they have made a safe bet by buying shares in bricks and mortar types of investments initially - before launching into more risky ones; The Maori Language Commission is targeting intermediate level learners of Te Reo with two reo Maori booklets been made available a major supermarket chain during Maori language week. [more]

08/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 June 2012
A Hauraki iwi is considering seeking an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing over plans to return fourteen Auckland mountains to a group of tribes; A welfare support group in Auckland is against a government policy proposal to ban abusive parents from living or working with children - saying the abuse needs to be stopped first; A panellist reviewing the Ture Whenua Maori Land Act says one of key areas they will address is cutting down the red tape for Maori - so they can start using their whenua more productively; The Maori into Tertiary Education initiative has just received a $650,000 boost in the form of an ASB community grant. [more]

08/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 June 2012
A Hauraki iwi is considering seeking an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing over plans to return fourteen Auckland mountains to a group of tribes; A welfare support group in Auckland is against a government policy proposal to ban abusive parents from living or working with children - saying the abuse needs to be stopped first; A panellist reviewing the Ture Whenua Maori Land Act says one of key areas they will address is cutting down the red tape for Maori - so they can start using their whenua more productively; The Maori into Tertiary Education initiative has just received a $650,000 boost in the form of an ASB community grant. [more]

08/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 June 2012
The Ministry of Economic Development says it's listened hard to iwi - and has decided to reduce the number of areas that will be searched for oil and gas; A national body representing many Maori immersion schools says the Education Minister, Hekia Parata, has made the right decision by not introducing new teacher-student ratios; A Maori academic says his ongoing research suggests the role of Marae is dying out because they're no longer a primary focus for many tangata whenua. [more]

08/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 June 2012
The Ministry of Economic Development says it's listened hard to iwi - and has decided to reduce the number of areas that will be searched for oil and gas; A Maori academic says his ongoing research suggests the role of Marae is dying out because they're no longer a primary focus for many tangata whenua; A national body representing many Maori immersion schools says the Education Minister, Hekia Parata, has made the right decision by not introducing new teacher-student ratios. [more]

11/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 June 2012
More than a million dollars has been granted to a Maori research unit to develop international guidelines on how Maori human tissue is harvested, stored and used in treatments; A fifteen year fight - to build the first kura kaupapa Maori or Maori language immersion school at the top of the South Island - is nearly over; A history-making ten thousand nautical mile voyage that will retrace the journeys of Maori ancestors was almost derailed due to a lack of funds; A tourism operator in Kaikoura who's joined a Maori delegation to China to strengthen economic links predicts the group's work will help fund the Christchurch rebuild. [more]

11/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 June 2012
A fifteen year fight - to build the first kura kaupapa Maori or Maori language immersion school at the top of the South Island - is nearly over; More than a million dollars has been granted to a Maori research unit to develop international guidelines on how Maori human tissue is harvested, stored and used in treatments; A tourism operator in Kaikoura who's joined a Maori delegation to China to strengthen economic links predicts the group's work will help fund the Christchurch rebuild; A ten-thousand nautical mile waka voyage that will make history by retracing the journeys of Maori ancestors almost failed due to lack of money. [more]

12/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 June 2012
A Hawkes Bay marae looking to buy more than 300 state houses in the suburb of Flaxmere says it's been told by Housing New Zealand another party also wants to purchase the properties; The Independent Maori Statutory Board is giving Auckland Council more time to find almost 300 million dollars for Maori projects; The Crown says it's committed to keeping iwi informed when companies are given the green light to look for oil and gas; Te Runanga o Ngati Porou Chairman, Apirana Mahuika, says there's a need for relationship building between scientists and iwi. [more]

12/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 June 2012
The Independent Maori Statutory Board is giving Auckland Council more time to find almost 300 million dollars for Maori projects; A Hawke's Bay marae looking to buy more than 300 state houses in the suburb of Flaxmere says it's been told by Housing New Zealand another party also wants to purchase the properties; The Crown says it's committed to keeping iwi informed when companies are given the green light to look for oil and gas; Te Runanga o Ngati Porou Chairman, Apirana Mahuika, says there's a need for relationship building between scientists and iwi. [more]

12/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 June 2012
The Minister of Internal Affairs, Chris Tremain, says the decision to re-locate the Treaty of Waitangi was made after consultation with some Maori groups; The Maori Land Court has ruled that a taonga tuturu or artefact found north of Wellington belongs to Ngati Toa and not the man who discovered it near his property; The Chair of Turanganui-a-Kiwa iwi in Gisborne, says they would like to see a change in the way Crown Research Institutes work with Maori; An annual Maori music festival is celebrating 10 years of showcasing contemporary Maori artists at Wellington's Pipitea Marae on Saturday. [more]

12/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 June 2012
The Maori Land Court has ruled that a taonga tuturu or artefact found north of Wellington belongs to Ngati Toa and not the man who discovered it near his property; The Minister of Internal Affairs, Chris Tremain, says the decision to re-locate the Treaty of Waitangi was made after consultation with some Maori groups; The Chair of Turanganui a Kiwa iwi in Gisborne, says they would like to see a change in the way Crown Research Institutes work with Maori; An annual Maori music festival is celebrating 10 years of showcasing contemporary Maori artists at Wellington's Pipitea Marae on Saturday. [more]

13/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 June 2012
The government is being accused of mistreating Maori by not holding widespread consultation with iwi about plans to relocate the country's founding document, Te Tiriti o Waitangi; An urgent hearing of the Waitangi Tribunal is currently underway to consider a claim from a Wellington iwi that the Crown has breached Treaty principals by offering lower North Island tribe Ngati Toa property in the capital as part of its Treaty settlement; A Kaitaia pharmacist says the Maori GP who's resigned from the local iwi health provider is highly regarded by other health professionals in the region; Two studies to find ways of reducing smoking among Maori have received about 750-thousand dollars in funding. [more]

13/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 June 2012
The government is being accused of mistreating Maori by not holding widespread consultation with iwi about plans to relocate the country's founding document, Te Tiriti o Waitangi; A Kaitaia pharmacist says the Maori GP who's resigned from the local iwi health provider is highly regarded by other health professionals in the region; An urgent hearing of the Waitangi Tribunal is currently underway to consider a claim from a Wellington iwi that the Crown has breached Treaty principals by offering lower North Island tribe Ngati Toa property in the capital as part of its Treaty settlement; Two studies to find ways of reducing smoking among Maori have received about 750 thousand dollars in funding. [more]

13/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 June 2012
A member of the Hauraki iwi, Ngati Tamatera, says the Department of Conservation is attempting to remove him and his whanau from Maori land; The Crown's going ahead with plans to allow companies to explore parts of Northland for metallic minerals, following feedback from iwi and members of the public; Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga in Hawke's Bay, which is an arm of Ngati Kahungunu iwi, wants to have a closer relationship with the Regional Council; Learning Media has awarded a 10-thousand dollar scholarship to a young Tokoroa man to help him complete his Masters thesis about Maori language identity. [more]

13/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 June 2012
The Crown's going ahead with plans to allow companies to explore parts of Northland for metallic minerals, following feedback from iwi and members of the public; A member of the Hauraki iwi, Ngati Tamatera, says the Department of Conservation is attempting to remove him and his whanau from Maori land; Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga in Hawke's Bay, which is an arm of Ngati Kahungunu iwi it wants to have a closer relationship with the Regional Council; Learning Media has awarded a 10-thousand dollar scholarship to a Tokoroa man to help him complete his Masters thesis about Maori language identity. [more]

14/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 June 2012
Whanau Ora is being highly praised by the top-ranking Maori police officer, who says the policy is helping to get young Maori offenders back on the right track; The Department of Conservation says its decision to terminate a family's tenancy of a property in the Coromandel isn't a land ownership dispute; A group of scientists are digging to the bottom of the hangi pit to find out why the Earth's magnetic field has changed over the centuries - which is important to navigation; The Ministry of Culture and Heritage says Maori artefacts and taonga could be unearthed in Christchurch during the rebuild. [more]

14/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 June 2012
The country's top-ranking Maori police officer is praising Whanau Ora - saying the policy is helping help to get young Maori offenders back on the right track; The Department of Conservation says its decision to terminate a family's tenancy of a property in the Coromandel isn't a land ownership dispute; The Ministry of Culture and Heritage says Maori artefacts and taonga could be unearthed in Christchurch during the rebuild; A group of scientists are digging to the bottom of the hangi pit to find out why the Earth's magnetic field has changed over the centuries - which is important to navigation. [more]

14/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 June 2012
A Far North iwi is standing by its plans to refuse land access to companies that want to explore parts of Northland for metallic minerals; Netball will be used to encourage wahine to live healthily and cut down on the amount of alcohol they're drinking; An Australian police officer from Ngati Kuri says Maori are phoning her direct for help because they're too shy to call the police station; A prominent Ngai Tahu elder is being reunited with his precious tokotoko, or carved walking stick. [more]

14/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 June 2012
Netball will be used to encourage wahine to live healthily and cut down on the amount of alcohol they're drinking; A Far North iwi is standing by its plans to refuse land access to companies that want to explore parts of Northland for metallic minerals; An Australian police officer from Ngati Kuri says Maori are phoning her direct for help because they're too shy to call the police station; A prominent Ngai Tahu elder is being reunited with his precious tokotoko, or carved walking stick. [more]

15/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 June 2012
A group of tribes will soon have right of first refusal to buy any property the Crown decides to sell throughout the Auckland region; A Maori woman working with the Queensland Police Service says recruitment campaigns to encourage more Maori and Polynesian people into the force are paying off; The director of a centre for research excellence at Auckland University, says the low aspirations which many Maori communities have needs to be changed; The Alcohol Advisory Council says its new campaign to reduce alcohol related harm in Maori communities will target binge drinking. [more]

15/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 June 2012
A group of tribes will soon have right of first refusal to buy any property the Crown decides to sell throughout the Auckland region; The director of a centre for research excellence at Auckland University, says the low aspirations which many Maori communities have needs to be changed; A Maori woman working with the Queensland Police Service says recruitment campaigns to encourage more Maori and Polynesian people into the force are paying off; The Alcohol Advisory Council says its new campaign to reduce alcohol related harm in Maori communities will target binge drinking. [more]

15/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 June 2012
A Ngai Te Rangi kaumatua says the establishment of the first ever iwi operated educational body, is a step forward for Maori education; The only Auckland tribe that hasn't endorsed a major Treaty deal with the Crown, is to hold a hui with iwi members over what it says are 'concerns that are yet to be resolved; The Broadcasting Standards Authority has ruled that the television news programme Te Karere ran an inaccurate and misleading story about an eastern Bay of Plenty hospital; A Maori academic says too many Maori communities aren't seizing on money making opportunities, which would improve their standard of living. [more]

15/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 June 2012
The only Auckland tribe that hasn't endorsed a major Treaty deal with the Crown is to hold a hui with iwi members over what it says are concerns that are yet to be resolved; A Ngai Te Rangi kaumatua says the establishment of the first ever iwi operated educational body, is a step forward for Maori education; The Broadcasting Standards Authority has ruled that the television news programme Te Karere ran an inaccurate and misleading story about an eastern Bay of Plenty hospital. [more]

18/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 June 2012
Two Maori organisations are offering to buy two of the former Crafar farms, which are now owned by the Chinese company Shanghai Pengxin; The Maori Women's Welfare League is being urged to be more careful when it sets up new branches; The new Iwi Education Authority is promising to go further than previous attempts to set up an educational body for Maori - and is pledging not to fail; The Waitangi Tribunal will today be told the Crown should return thousands of hectares of East Coast land to a Maori authority. [more]

18/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 June 2012
The Waitangi Tribunal will today be told the Crown should return thousands of hectares of East Coast land to a Maori authority; The Maori Women's Welfare League is being urged to be more careful when it sets up new branches; Two Maori organisations are offering to buy two of the former Crafar farms, which are now owned by the Chinese company Shanghai Pengxin; The new Iwi Education Authority is promising to go further than previous attempts to set up an educational body for Maori - and is pledging not to fail. [more]

18/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 June 2012
The principal of a decile one primary school in the Far North says changing the decile rankings will not stop Pakeha parents avoiding schools with lots of Maori pupils; A south Taranaki iwi says it wants a Government-appointed commissioner gone from its local Maori language school; Two King Country Maori trusts say their agricultural history would make them the perfect owner of two former Crafar farms. [more]

18/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 June 2012
The principal of a decile one primary school in the Far North says changing the decile rankings will not stop Pakeha parents avoiding schools with lots of Maori pupils; A south Taranaki iwi says it wants a Government-appointed commissioner gone from its local Maori language school; Two King Country Maori trusts say their agricultural history would make them the perfect owner of two former Crafar farms. [more]

19/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 June 2012
A Taranaki iwi is considering whether a local kura should become a charter school - which could potentially give it greater autonomy and might allow it break away from the national curriculum; The principal of a decile one school in Northland says removing decile rankings will not address the real issue of Pakeha parents stereotyping Maori pupils; A Waikato University researcher is carrying out a study into bringing up Maori children, after receiving a grant of more than 500 thousand dollars from the he Auckland-based centre of research excellence, Nga Pae O te Maramatanga; A career service for teenagers in Gisborne is closing after sixteen years - but other groups are stepping in to fill the gap. [more]

19/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 June 2012
A Taranaki iwi is considering whether a local kura should become a charter school - which could potentially give it greater autonomy and might allow it break away from the national curriculum; The principal of a decile one school in Northland says removing decile rankings will not address the real issue of Pakeha parents stereotyping Maori pupils; A career service for teenagers in Gisborne is closing after sixteen years - but other groups are stepping in to fill the gap; A Waikato University researcher is carrying out a study into bringing up Maori children, after receiving a grant of more than 500 thousand dollars. [more]

19/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 June 2012
The newly-established Iwi Education Authority says it would support league tables for schools; A new youth court is to be built on Nga Hau e Wha marae in Christchurch; The Bay of Plenty Regional Council says establishing three Maori seats was a very positive move; Ngai Tahu is praising the Te Ara Kakariki Greenway Canterbury Trust - which has received a prestigious Green Ribbon Award for helping to return native wildlife to the Canterbury plains. [more]

19/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 June 2012
The newly-established Iwi Education Authority says it would support league tables for schools; A new youth court's to be built on Nga Hau e Wha marae in Christchurch; The Bay of Plenty Regional Council says establishing three Maori seats was a very positive move; Ngai Tahu's praising the Te Ara Kakariki Greenway Canterbury Trust - which has received a prestigious Green Ribbon Award for helping to return native wildlife to the Canterbury plains. [more]

20/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 June 2012
The body overseeing the fishing quota owned by Maori says the reflagging of foreign charter fishing vessels could cost it up to 120 million dollars; An organisation representing some kura says any introduction of school league tables would challenge schools to raise their game; The commercial arm of a Rangitikei iwi is building links with other iwi to support each other with Treaty settlement investments; Eight young Maori tertiary students have been awarded the first 2 degrees' Hei Rere Mai Scholarships this month. [more]

20/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 June 2012
The body overseeing the fishing quota owned by Maori says the reflagging of foreign charter fishing vessels could cost it up to 120 million dollars; An organisation representing some kura says any introduction of school league tables would challenge schools to raise their game; The commercial arm of a Rangitikei iwi is building links with other iwi to support each other with Treaty settlement investments; South Island iwi Ngai Tahu says it's pleased that New Zealand athletes competing in the London Olympics will have the honour of wearing a tahutahi or snowflake pounamu pendant on the world stage. [more]

20/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 June 2012
A network of Maori language schools says league tables are not needed; The US Supreme Court has ordered the government to repay Native American tribes the costs of providing public services, in a ruling that could be worth millions of dollars; The Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, says there needs to be a greater effort to create a strong Maori brand - to boost New Zealand's international trade relations; Kerikeri High School says its students' recent success at the World Problem Solving Championships in the United States has inspired the school to become more bilingual. [more]

20/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 June 2012
A network of Maori language schools says league tables are not needed; The Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, says there needs to be a greater effort to create a strong Maori brand - to boost New Zealand's international trade relations; The US Supreme Court has ordered the government to repay Native American tribes the costs of providing public services, in a ruling that could be worth millions of dollars; Kerikeri High School says its students' recent success at the World Problem Solving Championships in the United States has inspired the school to become more bilingual. [more]

21/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 June 2012
Today is Mataraki - the Maori new year - but the Maori Party says it now has NO plans to push for Matariki to become a public holiday; A lawyer has been thrown out of the legal profession for stealing money from clients in the Far North; The Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, says there should be a Maori representative at all of New Zealand's international trade talks involving countries with indigenous people; A University of Otago researcher says she's looking to the past to improve farming through traditional Maori knowledge. [more]

21/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 June 2012
Today is Mataraki - the Maori new year - but the Maori Party says it now has NO plans to push for Matariki to become a public holiday; The Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, says there should be a Maori representative at all of New Zealand's international trade talks involving countries with indigenous people; A lawyer has been thrown out of the legal profession for stealing money from clients in the Far North; A University of Otago researcher says she's looking to the past to improve farming through traditional Maori knowledge. [more]

21/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 June 2012
The Tauranga iwi, Ngati Ranginui, has signed its Treaty settlement with the Crown, in a ceremony attended by the Maori King and Government Ministers; The body overseeing the fishing quota owned by Maori is questioning how practical it will be to re-flag foreign charter fishing vessels that are only in New Zealand waters for short periods; The co-leader of the Maori Party, Tariana Turia is calling for all New Zealanders to recognise Matariki as part of their national identity; Meanwhile, Maori Tourism says Matariki is an ideal time for everyone come together and celebrate. [more]

21/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 June 2012
The body overseeing the fishing quota owned by Maori is questioning how practical it will be to re-flag foreign charter fishing vessels that are only in New Zealand waters for short periods; The Tauranga iwi, Ngati Ranginui, has signed its Treaty settlement with the Crown, in a ceremony attended by the Maori King and Government Ministers; The co-leader of the Maori Party, Tariana Turia is calling for all New Zealanders to recognise Matariki as part of their national identity; The Morikaunui Incorporation in Whanganui is appealing to shareholders to contact them and update their details because the number of unclaimed shares now stand at more than 750-thousand dollars. [more]

22/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 22 June 2012
A former Ngai Tahu Fisheries employee turned MP, says companies have enough time to prepare for the re-flagging of foreign charter vessels, and should stop focusing on projected financial losses; An organisation representing Maori language schools says it's in talks with the Ministry of Education to ensure Maori values are reflected in National Standards; The University of Otago says it's adding another mentoring programme for Maori PHD students following the success of a similar one for first year students; A Maori taonga puoro musician, Horomona Horo, hopes his recent collaboration with some of the country's finest classical music artists will bring a new breath of life to exposing traditional Maori instruments. [more]

22/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 22 June 2012
A former Ngai Tahu Fisheries employee turned MP, says companies have enough time to prepare for the re-flagging of foreign charter vessels, and should stop focusing on projected financial losses; An organisation representing Maori language schools says it's in talks with the Ministry of Education to ensure Maori values are reflected in National Standards; The University of Otago says it's adding another mentoring programme for Maori PHD students following the success of a similar one for first year students; A Maori taonga puoro musician, Horomona Horo, hopes his recent collaboration with some of the country's finest classical music artists will bring a new breath of life to exposing traditional Maori instruments. [more]

22/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 22 June 2012
Greenpeace and an iwi say they have lost their legal bid to stop or delay oil exploration off the East Coast; The Waitangi National Trust has appointed the current director of the Rotorua Museum of Art and History as it's new chief executive; A combination of Maori and Pakeha cultures are the theme of a digital art exhibition that's opened at the Toi Poneke art gallery yesterday; A speech coach says the regional Maori oratory competition - Nga Manu Korero - gives rangatahi the confidence to stand tall and express themselves - which lasts with them for the rest of their lives. [more]

22/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 22 June 2012
Greenpeace and an iwi say they have lost their legal bid to stop or delay oil exploration off the East Coast; The Waitangi National Trust has appointed the current director of the Rotorua Museum of Art and History as its new chief executive; A speech coach says the regional Maori oratory competition - Nga Manu Korero - gives rangatahi the confidence to stand tall and express themselves - which lasts with them for the rest of their lives. [more]

25/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 June 2012
The Government isn't ruling out setting up a Rangatahi Court in Christchurch; A brand and marketing consultant is backing a ministerial push for a Maori representative to be at all international trade talks involving countries with indigenous people; The Waitangi National Trust says its newly appointed chief executive comes with an impressive mix of commercial, entrepreneurial and cultural skills; The Queensland Police Service is to be presented with two traditional Maori cloaks to acknowledge the good relationship it has with Maori communities in parts of the state particularly in Logan, near Brisbane. [more]

25/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 June 2012
A brand and marketing consultant is backing a ministerial push for a Maori representative to be at all international trade talks involving countries with indigenous people; The Government isn't ruling out setting up a Rangatahi Court in Christchurch; The Waitangi National Trust says its newly appointed chief executive comes with an impressive mix of commercial, entrepreneurial and cultural skills; The Queensland Police Service is to be presented with two traditional Maori cloaks to acknowledge the good relationship it has with Maori communities in parts of the state particularly in Logan, near Brisbane. [more]

25/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 June 2012
The Labour MP, Parekura Horomia, says the death of the last remaining officer of the Maori Battalion is a great loss to the community; The Maori Council has made some major leadership changes; A former youth court judge has today been meeting government and iwi representatives to discuss ways to improve the state of foster care in New Zealand; A speech coach is expecting the winners of a weekend regional Maori oratory competition to do well at the national competition in Nelson later this year. [more]

25/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 June 2012
The Maori Council has made some major leadership changes; The Labour MP, Parekura Horomia, says many people will mourn the death of the last remaining officer of the Maori Battalion; A former youth court judge has today been meeting government and iwi representatives to discuss ways to improve the state of foster care in New Zealand; A speech coach is expecting the winners of a weekend regional Maori oratory competition to do well at the national competition in Nelson later this year. [more]

26/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 22 June 2012
The Maori Council is attempting to reassert itself as a political force - making leadership changes and is driving to advise the Government on all things Maori; The body of last final Maori Battalion officer is being taken to his marae at Cape Runaway this morning for his tangi; A Maori company, Wakatu Incorporation, says the Tasman District Council is putting the Moteuka community at risk by not upgrading the stopbanks in the lower Motueka Valley; The Atamira Dance company says its hopes their performances will leave a lasting impression on people when they attend the Pacific Arts Festival in the Solomon Islands next week. [more]

26/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 22 June 2012
The Maori Council is attempting to reassert itself as a political force - making leadership changes and is driving to advise the Government on all things Maori; The body of last final Maori Battalion officer is being taken to his marae at Cape Runaway this morning for his tangi; A Maori company, Wakatu Incorporation, says the Tasman District Council is putting the Moteuka community at risk by not upgrading the stopbanks in the lower Motueka Valley; The Atamira Dance company says its hopes their performances will leave a lasting impression on people when they attend the Pacific Arts Festival in the Solomon Islands next week. [more]

26/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 June 2012
Maori Television is significantly boosting its te reo Maori programming; The Maori Council says it's increased its intellectual and legal capacity by appointing Sir Eddie Durie as co-chair; The Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, has paid tribute to a former private from the Maori Battalion who has died; A delegation from Ngai Tahu has visited North-East France to begin planning a Maori garden which will be installed there over the coming year. [more]

26/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 June 2012
The Maori Council says it's boosted its intellectual and legal capacity by appointing Sir Eddie Durie as co-chair; Maori Television is significantly increasing its te reo Maori programming; The Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, has paid tribute to a former private from the Maori Battalion who has died; A group of Ngai Tahu representatives has visited North-East France to begin planning a Maori garden which will be installed there over the coming year. [more]

27/06/2012: Manu Korihi for 27 June 2012
The Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, is warning a rejuvenated Maori Council that it might be overlooked by the Government - in favour of the Iwi Leaders Forum; The chief executive of Auckland's Waipareira Trust, John Tamihere, says a conflict of interest is developing between the Ministry of Social Development, and Maori providers of social services; A Maori business, Wakatu Incorporation, will today urge the Tasman District Council to strengthen the Moteuka stopbanks - warning of the devastating effects if it doesn't; A new study has found that Northland's polytech is leading the country in Maori nursing achievement. [more]

27/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 June 2012
An Auckland urban Maori authority, Te Whanau o Waipareira, is challenging the Ministry of Social Development in the High Court tomorrow over the termination of its Family Start contract; The Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, is warning a rejuvenated Maori Council that it might be overlooked by the Government - in favour of the Iwi Leaders Forum; The chair of a Maori company, Wakatu Incorporation, will today urge the Tasman District Council to recommit millions of dollars towards strengthening the Moteuka stopbanks; A new study has found that Northland's polytech is leading the country in Maori nursing achievement. [more]

27/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 June 2012
A North Island hapu is preparing to ask the Supreme Court to rule that a riverbed belongs to the sub-tribe; The Whanau Ora Minister, Tariana Turia, says there has been significant resistance from Government agencies to the Whanau Ora approach; A recent study of older people in Hawke's Bay suggests elderly Maori are five times more likely to be at risk of accidental injury; Tamariki from thirty-two kura descended on a west Auckland stadium today to play the ancient Maori ball game of Ki o Rahi. [more]

27/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 June 2012
A North Island hapu is preparing to ask the Supreme Court to rule that a riverbed belongs to the sub-tribe; The Whanau Ora Minister, Tariana Turia, says there has been significant resistance from Government agencies to the Whanau Ora approach; A recent study of older people in Hawke's Bay suggests elderly Maori are five times more likely to be at risk of accidental injury; Tamariki from thirty-two kura descended on a west Auckland stadium today to play the ancient Maori ball game of Ki o Rahi. [more]

28/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 June 2012
A lawyer for the Maori Council says a Supreme Court ruling on the ownership of a part of a river bed is extremely helpful to its own water rights case; Meanwhile, the hapu says it's excited to be able to press ahead with its claim for ownership; Statistics New Zealand has grouped together a range of data on Maori well-being and development in an effort to help the Government make more informed decisions; The last commanding officer of the Maori Battalion is to be buried today at Cape Runaway; One of the country's leading Maori cultural groups - Te Waka Huia - says the Pacific Arts Festival is a chance to make more connections with other indigenous people. [more]

28/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 June 2012
A lawyer for the Maori Council says a Supreme Court ruling on the ownership of a part of a river bed is extremely helpful to its own water rights case; Meanwhile, the hapu says it's excited to be able to press ahead with its claim for ownership; Statistics New Zealand has grouped together a range of data on Maori well-being and development in an effort to help the Government make more informed decisions; The last commanding officer of the Maori Battalion is to be buried today at Cape Runaway; One of the country's leading Maori cultural groups - Te Waka Huia - says the Pacific Arts Festival is a chance to make more connections with other indigenous people. [more]

28/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 June 2012
More than 400 people gathered at Kauaetangohia Marae at Cape Runaway this morning for the funeral of the last commanding officer of the Maori Battalion; Maori organisations say their bids for three former Crafar farms in the King Country have been rejected; A communal home for kaumatua is being developed in the Hawke's Bay suburb of Flaxmere; A musician who plays traditional Maori instruments says there appears to be more collaborative projects emerging between Pakeha composers and taonga puoro artists. [more]

28/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 June 2012
Maori organisations say their bids for three former Crafar farms in the King Country have been rejected; More than 400 people have gathered at Kauaetangohia Marae at Cape Runaway this morning to pay their respects to the last commanding officer of the Maori Battalion; A communal home for kaumatua is being developed in the Hawke's Bay suburb of Flaxmere; A musician who plays traditional Maori instruments says there appears to be more collaborative projects emerging between Pakeha composers and taonga puoro artists. [more]

29/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 June 2012
A Maori authority's fight against the axing of a Government welfare scheme contract has won backing from a judge to temporarily keep doing the work; Meanwhile, nine people have been laid off from another Maori social services provider that has lost its Family Start contract; The biggest Maori business network says legislation passed this week for the partial sale of state owned assets risks creating new Treaty of Waitangi grievances; An expert says Maori have changed their view of suicide and are now questioning where people, who have died from self-inflicted injuries, should be buried. [more]

29/06/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 June 2012
Nine people have been laid off from a Maori social services provider in south Auckland, after the Ministry of Social Development axed its Family Start contract; Meanwhile, another Maori authority's fight against the axing of a Government welfare scheme contract has won backing from a judge to temporarily keep doing the work; The biggest Maori business network says new legislation in place for the partial sale of state owned assets risks creating new Treaty of Waitangi grievances; An expert says Maori have changed their view of suicide and are now questioning where people, who have died from self-inflicted injuries, should be buried. [more]

02/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 July 2012
The country's highest-ranking Maori police officer says the police won't give up trying to reconnect with the eastern Bay of Plenty iwi of Tuhoe; A child psychiatrist says some programmes aimed at rehabilitating young Maori criminals, are not working; A west Auckland Maori authority says it's looking forward to a full court hearing into whether or not it should be stripped of a Government welfare contract; A kaumatua involved in the controversial re-branding of the redeveloped Otago Settlers Museum says he's no longer against the new name - and says the council has done a good job. [more]

02/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 July 2012
The country's highest-ranking Maori police officer says the police won't give up trying to reconnect with the eastern Bay of Plenty iwi of Tuhoe; A west Auckland Maori authority says it's looking forward to a full court hearing into whether or not it should be stripped of a Government welfare contract; A child psychiatrist says some programmes aimed at rehabilitating young Maori criminals, are not working; A kaumatua involved in the controversial re-branding of the redeveloped Otago Settlers Museum says he's no longer against the new name - and says the council has done a good job. [more]

02/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 July 2012
The lawyer for the Crafar Farm Purchase Group which includes iwi interests, has told the Court of Appeal, that directors of a Chinese company which has Government approval to buy 16 North Island dairy farms, lack the necessary business experience; Ngati Kahungunu iwi is coming to the end of another series of successful Matariki celebrations; Tainui Group Holdings Chief Executive expects an inland port it wants to develop near Hamilton, will create between six and 12 thousand jobs; The Ministry of Education has given five people the responsibility of helping set up an area school in Murupura. [more]

02/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 July 2012
The lawyer for the Crafar Farm Purchase Group which includes iwi interests, has told the Court of Appeal, there's little detail in an application by a Chinese company to the Overseas Investment Office to buy 16 North Island dairy farms, of its track record in farming; Tainui Group Holdings Chief Executive expects an inland port the company plans to develop near Hamilton, will create between six and 12-thousand jobs; Ngati Kahungunu iwi is coming to the end of another series of successful Matariki celebrations; The Maori Language Commission is calling for entries for this year's Maori language awards. [more]

03/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 July 2012
Ngai Tahu iwi has welcomed the Government's changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme which include delaying the need for the agricultural sector to join the Emissions Trading Scheme until at least 2015; The commercial arm of Waikato-Tainui iwi expects the use of technology will determine the number of jobs created by its proposed inland port near Hamilton; The Taupo Moana Group, which manages 250 million dollars of iwi, hapu and Maori trust money, has launched a new savings scheme called Iwi Investor; The Chairman of Ngati Apa Developments, Toko Kapea, says his Marton based iwi is watching carefully how other tribes invest their Waitangi Treaty settlement money, following failed investments by a northern Taranaki iwi, Ngati Tama. [more]

03/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 July 2012
Ngai Tahu iwi's welcomed the Government's decision to delay the need for the agricultural sector to join the Emissions Trading Scheme until at least 2015; The commercial arm of Waikato-Tainui iwi expects the use of technology will determine the number of jobs created by its proposed inland port near Hamilton; The Taupo Moana Group which manages 250-million dollars of iwi, hapu and Maori trust money, has launched a new savings scheme; The Chairman of Ngati Apa Developments, Toko Kapea, says his Marton-based iwi is watching carefully how other tribes invest their Waitangi Treaty settlement money, following failed investments by a northern Taranaki iwi Ngati Tama. [more]

03/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 July 2012
A research study about news coverage of tangata whenua, has found that mainstream news organisations rarely cover Maori topics, unless they're about violence and crime; Maori Television doesn't plan to broadcast full immersion Maori language programmes during prime time; A Parliamentary Select Committee considering the Customs and Excise Amendment Bill, has agreed to four Auckland based Maori health organisations making a combined submission via a tele-conference call, rathering than presenting their separate submissions in person in Wellington. [more]

03/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 July 2012
A research study about news coverage of tangata whenua, has found that mainstream news organisations rarely cover Maori topics, unless they're about violence and crime; Maori Television which was set up in 2004 to help promote and revitalise Te Reo Maori, doesn't plan to broadcast full immersion Maori language programmes during prime time; Four Auckland Maori health organisations will make a combined submission on the Customs and Excise Amendment Bill via a tele-conference call, rather than having to make separate submissions in person in Wellington. [more]

04/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 4 July 2012
A Bay of Plenty Maori farming body has been fined 45 thousand dollars for illegally discharging dairy effluent; Two Maori students have just graduated from America's prestigious Harvard University; A senior member of the New Zealand Broadcasting School says it's important mainstream TV organisations consider the way they report Maori news. [more]

04/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 4 July 2012
A Bay of Plenty Maori farming body has been fined 45 thousand dollars for illegally discharging dairy effluent; A senior member of the New Zealand Broadcasting School says it's important mainstream TV organisations consider new research findings, on the way they report Maori news; Two Maori students have just graduated from America's prestigious Harvard University. [more]

05/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 July 2012
An Otago University study has found Maori are less likely than Pakeha, to put off going to the doctor because of the cost; An eastern Bay of Plenty Maori health organisation says its face to face contact with the community to tackle rheumatic fever is paying off; A senior member of the New Zealand Broadcasting School says mainstream news coverage of Maori issues is not all negative; The Climate Change Iwi Leadership Group has welcomed the Government's decision this week, to slow down the Emissions Trading Scheme is prudent and responsible. [more]

05/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 July 2012
An Otago University study has found Maori are less likely than Pakeha to put off going to the doctor because of the cost; An eastern Bay of Plenty Maori health organisation says its face to face contact with the community to tackle rheumatic fever is paying off; A senior member of the New Zealand Broadcasting School, Paul Norris, says mainstream news coverage of Maori issues is not all negative; The Climate Change Iwi Leadership Group says the Government's decision this week, to slow down the Emissions Trading Scheme is prudent and responsible. [more]

05/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 July 2012
The Labour Party's Deputy Leader, Grant Robertson, says relocating the country's founding document at a cost of more than six-point-seven million dollars, is unwarranted; The Internal Affairs Minister, Chris Tremain, has defended the decision to relocate the Treaty; Bay of Plenty Regional Council says the conviction of a Maori Incorporation for unlawfully discharging effluent from a dairy farm it owns, was entirely preventable; 26 year old Natalie Coates from Ngati Awa in Bay of Plenty who's just completed studies at Harvard University in the United States, says the past year has been a real eye opener. [more]

05/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 July 2012
The Labour Party's Deputy Leader, Grant Robertson, says relocating the country's founding document at a cost of more than six point seven million dollars, is unwarranted; The Internal Affairs Minister, Chris Tremain, has defended the decision to relocate the Treaty; Bay of Plenty Regional Council says the conviction of a Maori Incorporation for unlawfully discharging effluent from a dairy farm it owns, was entirely preventable; 26 year old Natalie Coates from Ngati Awa in Bay of Plenty who's just completed studies at Harvard University in the United States, says the past year has been a real eye opener. [more]

06/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 July 2012
Maori health, welfare, education and justice service providers from all over New Zealand are gathering in Auckland today, to discuss what they say is unfair treatment by the government; The Labour Party's health spokesperson says a recent Otago University study which shows that Maori are less likely than Pakeha to put off going to the doctor because of the cost, deserves closer consideration; A Te Arawa elder and educationalist, Toby Curtis, has been appointed as the interim chairperson of the cultural arm of the country's first ever iwi operated educational body. [more]

06/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 July 2012
Some Maori social service organisations are accusing the government of unfair and discriminatory treatment; The Labour Party's health spokesperson says a recent Otago University study which shows that Maori are less likely than Pakeha to put off going to the doctor because of the cost, deserves closer consideration; A Te Arawa elder and education expert, Toby Curtis, has been appointed as the interim chairperson of the cultural arm of New Zealand's first iwi operated educational body. [more]

06/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 July 2012
A hui in Auckland today of Maori social service providers, has voted to collate evidence of what they say is discrimination by the Government; The Interim Chairman of the Iwi Education Authority's cultural arm, Te Kahui Reo Taketake, says part of his job is to ensure tribes have a role in kura-a-iwi; The Labour MP for Manurewa wants a ban throughout New Zealand, of liquor stores being within one kilometre of school boundaries; Maori and Taiwanese students will put on a combined cultural performance at the Auckland Museum on Sunday afternoon. [more]

06/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 July 2012
A hui in Auckland today of Maori social service providers, has voted to collate evidence of what they say is discrimination and bad faith practice by the Government; Liquor stores throughout New Zealand will be banned from being within one kilometre of school boundaries, if a proposal by the Labour MP for Manurewa in South Auckland is adopted; The Interim Chairman of the Iwi Education Authority's cultural arm, Te Kahui Reo Taketake, says part of his job is to ensure tribes have a role in kura-a-iwi. [more]

09/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 July 1012
The Waitangi Tribunal will today be asked to recommend that the Crown puts off selling its first batch of shares in state owned enterprises; A request by the Maori Anglican Bishop in Chistchurch late last year, for the Anglican church in Aotearoa to more equitably share its resources, is back up for discussion; The Labour Party's Health spokesperson, Maryan Street, says a caucus hui in Northland this week, will give her the chance to talk to Maori health providers in the rohe, about finding solutions for reducing primary health care costs; The Deputy Director of Waikato University's Maori Research unit, says it's achieved considerable success since a formal launch last October. [more]

09/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 July 1012
The Waitangi Tribunal will today be asked to recommend that the Crown puts off selling its first batch of shares in state owned enterprises; A request by the Maori Anglican Bishop in Chistchurch late last year, for the Anglican church in Aotearoa to more equitably share its resources, is back up for discussion this week; The Labour Party's Health spokesperson says a caucus hui in Northland this week, will give her the chance to talk to Maori health providers about finding solutions to reduce primary health care costs; The Deputy Director of Waikato University's Maori Research unit, says it's achieved considerable success since being formally launched last October. [more]

09/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 July 2012
Tribal representatives have spent the day putting their case to the Waitangi Tribunal for water ownership; The Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister, says the Government will invest an extra one million dollars into Maori trades training in Christchurch; Maori health providers including existing and emerging leaders are being acknowledged at the Toitu Hauora Maori Leadership in Health Summit 2030; The Deputy Director of Te Kotahi Research Institute in Hamilton, says staff are making a real effort to develop relationships with iwi. [more]

09/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 July 2012
Iwi representatives have spent the day putting their case for water ownership to the Waitangi Tribunal; The Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister, says both young Maori in Christchurch who want to learn a trade and employers, will benefit from a new initiative the Government is funding in the city; The Deputy Director of Te Kotahi Research Institute in Hamilton, says staff are making a real effort to develop relationships with iwi; Maori health providers including existing and emerging leaders, are being acknowledged at the Toitu Hauora Maori Leadership in Health Summit 2030. [more]

10/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 July 2012
A descendant of a Te Arawa iwi told the Waitangi Tribunal that his tribe's never before said it owned a part of the local Kaituna River, but now it wants that right; The Federation of Maori Authorities has entered into an agreement with the Crown Research Institute, Industrial Research Limited, in an effort to boost a science and innovation programme for Maori businesses; The director of Te Rau Matatini, the National Maori Health Workforce Development Organisation, says a new award for Maori mental health workers, is about recognising rangatahi groups who are making positive changes; The Interim Chairman of the Iwi Education Authority's cultural arm, Toby Curtis, is supporting the call for all teachers, not just those teaching Maori students, to develop their cultural competency. [more]

10/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 July 2012
A descendant of a Te Arawa iwi has told the Waitangi Tribunal that his tribe's never before said it owned a part of the local Kaituna River, but now it wants that right; The Federation of Maori Authorities has entered into an agreement with the Crown Research Institute, Industrial Research Limited, in an effort to boost a science and innovation programme for Maori businesses; The director of Te Rau Matatini, the National Maori Health Workforce Development Organisation, says a new award for Maori mental health workers, is about recognising rangatahi groups who are making positive changes; The Interim Chairman of the Iwi Education Authority's cultural arm, Toby Curtis, is supporting the call for all teachers, not just those with classes of Maori students, to develop cultural competency. [more]

10/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 July 2012
An energy expert has told the Waitangi Tribunal hearing about water rights, that royalty ayments could be a way of resolving water ownership claims; The Prime Minister says he respects the right of the Maori Council to take a case to the Waitangi Tribunal, and takes the process seriously; The Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Ngai Tahu iwi, and industry have welcomed the Government's decision to boost Maori Trade Training in Christchurch; The Interim Chairman of the Iwi Education Authority's cultural arm, Te Kahui Reo Taketake, says making it mandatory for all teachers to be culturally competent, could help improve the academic achievements of Maori students and their behaviour. [more]

10/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 July 2012
An energy expert's told the Waitangi Tribunal hearing about water rights, that royalty payments could be a way of resolving water ownership claims; The Prime Minister says he respects the right of the Maori Council to go to the Waitangi Tribunal and takes the process seriously; The Interim Chairman of the Iwi Education Authority's cultural arm, Te Kahui Reo Taketake, says making it mandatory for all teachers to be culturally competent, could help improve the academic achievements of Maori students and their behaviour; The Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Ngai Tahu iwi, and industry have welcomed the Government's decision to boost Maori Trade Training in Christchurch. [more]

11/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 July 2012
The Waitangi Tribunal's been told there're three different ways of resolving water ownership claims; The Federation of Maori Authorities expects an agreement it's reached with Industrial Research Limited, to significantly speed up Maori business innovation; One iwi which has been pro-active in initiating research projects, is Ngati Porou on the East Coast; The director of Te Rau Matatini, the National Maori Health Workforce Development Organisation, says one of their important strategies is to try and teach more Maori about health issues, especially their understanding of diseases such as diabetes. [more]

11/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 July 2012
The Waitangi Tribunal's been told there are three different ways of resolving water ownership claims; The Federation of Maori Authorities expects an agreement it's reached with Industrial Research Limited, to significantly speed up Maori business innovation; Ngati Porou on the East Coast is one iwi which has been pro-active in initiating research projects; The director of Te Rau Matatini, the National Maori Health Workforce Development Organisation, says one of their important strategies is to try and teach more Maori about health issues, especially their understanding of diseases such as diabetes. [more]

11/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 July 2012
The Chairman of Ngati Ruanui iwi in South Taranaki says the death of the Patea Maori Club Chairman, is a sad loss for Maoridom especially the kapa haka community; In Christchurch members of Ngai Tahu iwi and others from the Maori community are mourning the death of the respected kuia, Maruhaeremuri Stirling; A Waitangi Tribunal inquiry into water ownership has heard the Crown should be patient and hold back on selling shares in selected state owned enterprises, because Maori have waited years for their grievances to be settled; The Federation of Maori Authorities has signed a memorandum of understanding today with Business NZ. [more]

11/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 July 2012
South Taranaki iwi are mourning the death of the Patea Maori Club Chairman; In Christchurch Ngai Tahu people are mourning the death of the respected kuia, Maruhaeremuri Stirling, who died this week; A Waitangi Tribunal inquiry into water ownership has heard the Crown should be patient and hold back on selling shares in selected state owned enterprises, because Maori have waited years for their grievances to be settled; The Federation of Maori Authorities has signed a memorandum of understanding today with Business NZ. [more]

12/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 July 2012
A member of the central North Island iwi, Ngati Rangi, has suggested that a Maori-run body is set up to decide how water is allocated to hydro power schemes; The Federation of Maori Authorities Chief Executive, expects a memorandum of understanding with Business NZ, to provide significant benefits for both organisations; Massey University's Vice Chancellor Steve Maharey has appointed Dr Selwyn Katene as the Assistant Vice Chancellor Maori and Pasifika; Two crew members of the traditional war canoe Te Hono Ki Aotearoa, which took part in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the river Thames, are heading to the United States next week for the Tribal Canoe Journey. [more]

12/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 July 2012
A member of the central North Island iwi, Ngati Rangi, has suggested that a Maori-run body is set up to decide how water is allocated to hydro power schemes; The Federation of Maori Authorities wants to see some tangible results by Christmas from a memorandum of understanding it's reached with Business NZ; Dr Selywn Katene who until recently headed the inter university Maori academy, has been appointed as the Massey University's assistant vice chancellor Maori and Pasifika; Two crew members of the traditional war canoe Te Hono Ki Aotearoa, which was part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the river Thames, are heading to the United States next week for the Tribal Canoe Journey. [more]

12/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 July 2012
One of Maori's senior statesmen, Timoti (Timi) te Heuheu, died in the early hours of today; A member of the Waitangi Tribunal, Pou Temara, says Timoti te Heuheu's death is a great loss for Maoridom; The Government has been accused of being disrepectful to Maori and the Waitangi Tribunal, in relation to remarks about an urgent Tribunal hearing into water rights; Massey University's new assistant vice -chancellor Maori and Pasifika, says he plans to be a strong advocate, facilitator and champion for academic success by Maori and Pacific Island students. [more]

12/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 July 2012
One of Maoridom's senior statesmen, Timoti (Timi) te Heuheu, died in the early hours of today; A member of the Waitangi Tribunal, Pou Temara, says the death of Timoti te Heuheu is a great loss for Maoridom; The Government has been accused of being disrepectful to Maori and the Waitangi Tribunal, in relation to remarks about an urgent Tribunal hearing into water rights; Massey University's new assistant vice -chancellor Maori and Pasifika, says he plans to be a strong advocate, facilitator and champion for academic success by students. [more]

13/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 July 2012
Waikato Regional Council has paid tribute to one of Maoridom's most respected leaders, Timoti (Timi) te Heuheu, who died yesterday; A Northland iwi chairperson has told the Waitangi Tribunal that Maori will never give up their interest in water; The National Hauora Coalition which is a Maori led and owned primary health organisation, has joined forces with Peak Primary Limited which has a network of general practices all over the North Island; The Labour Party's health spokesperson says with Northland's high unemployment and Maori communities caught in a poverty trap, it's no wonder there are serious health inequalities in the region. [more]

13/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 July 2012
Waikato Regional Council has paid tribute to one of Maoridom's most respected leaders, Timoti (Timi) te Heuheu, who died yesterday; A Northland iwi chairperson has told the Waitangi Tribunal that Maori will never give up their interest in water; The National Hauora Coalition which is a Maori led and owned primary health organisation, has joined forces with Peak Primary Limited which has a network of general practices all over the North Island; The Labour Party's health spokesperson says with Northland's high unemployment and Maori communities caught in a poverty trap, it's no wonder there are serious health inequalities in the region. [more]

13/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 July 2012
The Governor General has paid tribute to Ngati Tuwharetoa leader Timoti Morehu te Heuheu; Meanwhile mourners in South Taranaki for the tangi of the Patea Maori Club Chairman, are preparing to lift his body from Aotearoa Marae for a burial tomorrow morning; The Maori Council wants to invite Prime Minister John Key to sit down and talk about water rights; After a fifteen year fight Nelson's Maori community is getting ready to open the region's first total Maori language immersion school at dawn tomorrow. [more]

13/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 July 2012
The Governor General has paid tribute to Ngati Tuwharetoa leader Timoti Morehu te Heuheu; Meanwhile mourners in South Taranaki for the tangi of the Patea Maori Club Chairman, are preparing to lift his body from Aotearoa Marae for a burial tomorrow morning; The Maori Council wants to invite Prime Minister John Key to sit down and talk about water rights; The Governor General has paid tribute to Ngati Tuwharetoa leader Timoti Morehu te Heuheu. [more]

16/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 July 2012
After nearly three decades, hundreds of hui and arguments against opposition - Nelson's first Maori language immersion school has opened its doors; A Treaty lawyer is urging the Waitangi Tribunal to examine the creation of the fishing catch quota for Maori before it makes a recommendation on water rights; The funeral service for Timi te Heuheu will be held at today; Six years of work by Maori land owners to preserve the largest remaining wetland forest on Taranaki's Ring Plain has just been celebrated. [more]

16/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 July 2012
After nearly three decades, hundreds of hui and arguments against opposition Nelson's first Maori language immersion school has opened its doors; A Treaty lawyer is urging the Waitangi Tribunal to examine the creation of the fishing catch quota for Maori before it makes a recommendation on water rights; The funeral service for Timi te Heuheu will be held at today; The largest remaining wetland forest on Taranaki's Ring Plain has opened, following six years of preservation work by Maori land owners. [more]

16/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 July 2012
The Waitangi Tribunal's water rights inquiry has heard that shares in state-owned enterprises - such as four power companies - may serve as redress to Maori; The country's newest Maori-language school says the Crown is pleased with the way it's been set up; Te Arawa Lakes Trust Chairman, Toby Curtis, says Maori are waiting patiently for a rugby field sized floating wetland planned for Lake Rotorua, to be completed; A Rotorua wahine with a passion for Tina Turner's music was declared 'simply the best' at the annual Matariki Te Arawa Women's Awards in the city on Friday. [more]

16/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 July 2012
The Waitangi Tribunal's water rights inquiry has heard that shares in state-owned enterprises - such as four power companies - may serve as redress to Maori; The country's newest Maori-language school says the Crown is pleased with the way it's been set up; Te Arawa Lakes Trust Chairman, Toby Curtis, says Maori are waiting patiently for a rugby field sized floating wetland planned for Lake Rotorua, to be completed; A Rotorua wahine with a passion for Tina Turner's music was declared 'simply the best' at the annual Matariki Te Arawa Women's Awards in the city on Friday. [more]

17/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 July 2012
The Maori Council says it's too early to consider the idea of giving tangata whenua shares in state-owned enterprises - as redress over water rights; Meanwhile, Ngati Kahungunu iwi says the Government needs to put the brakes not the accelerator on the partial sale of state owned energy companies, and engage in a meaningful way with hapu and iwi over water; Northland's Ngati Hine people are back in court, seeking a ruling that the Ngaphui runanga cannot represent them in settling Treaty claims; A post doctoral research fellow from Waikato University, leaves for Hawaii at the end of the month to take up a year long Fullbright scholarship at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. [more]

17/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 July 2012
Northland's Ngati Hine people are back in court, seeking a ruling that the Ngaphui runanga cannot represent them in settling Treaty claims; The Maori Council says it's too early to consider the idea of giving tangata whenua shares in state-owned enterprises - as redress over water rights; Meanwhile, Ngati Kahungunu iwi says the Government needs to put the brakes not the accelerator on the partial sale of state owned energy companies, and engage in a meaningful way with hapu and iwi over water; A post doctoral research fellow from Waikato University, says being awarded a Fullbright scholarship to spend a year at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, is a dream come true. [more]

17/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 July 2012
The Treaty lawyer, Annette Sykes, says the Crown is paying 300-thousand dollars to large iwi, to receive advice on freshwater issues - but smaller tribes don't see a cent or get the support; Ngati Kahungunu Chairman, Ngahiwi Tomoana, says their concern about water rights and ownership is quite different to the issues which other iwi have presented to the Waitangi Tribunal; The Corrections Department is seeking tenders from organisations interested in providing Tikanga Maori programmes for inmates in four of its Maori Focus Units; Massey University School of Sport and Exercise has just started research into what the best exercise is for Maori men, to reduce their risk of diabetes and obesity related illnesses. [more]

17/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 July 2012
Ngati Kahungunu Chairman, Ngahiwi Tomoana, says their concern about water rights and ownership is quite different to the issues which other iwi have presented to the Waitangi Tribunal; The Treaty lawyer, Annette Sykes, says the Crown is paying 300-thousand dollars to large iwi, to receive advice on freshwater issues - but smaller tribes don't see a cent or get the support; The Corrections Department is seeking tenders from organisations interested in providing Tikanga Maori programmes for inmates in four of its Maori Focus Units; Massey University School of Sport and Exercise has just started research into what the best exercise is for Maori men, to reduce their risk of diabetes and obesity related illnesses. [more]

18/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 July 2012
Some people who attended a recent global housing summit are said to have been shocked by New Zealand's lack of spending on social housing - compared to other countries; Northland's Ngati Hine leaders say they'll always be part of Ngaphui - but they intend to enforce their legal right to break away from the Ngapuhi runanga; The Corrections Department wants to raise the standard of Tikanga Maori programmes being provided to inmates in four Maori Focus Units; Maori Television says its decision to air more shows might lead more work for independent TV producers. [more]

18/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 July 2012
Northland's Ngati Hine leaders say they'll always be part of Ngaphui - but they intend to enforce their legal right to break away from the Ngapuhi runanga; Some people who attended a recent global housing summit are said to have been shocked by New Zealand's lack of spending on social housing - compared to other countries; The Corrections Department wants to raise the standard of Tikanga Maori programmes being provided to inmates in four Maori Focus Units; Maori Television says its decision to air more shows might lead more work for independent TV producers. [more]

18/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 July 2012
Government lawyers have hit back over a claim the Crown acted in bad faith when the Prime Minister, John Key discussed the outcome of the Waitangi Tribunal hearing into water rights; The Secondary Principals Association says some schools are better than others at keeping Maori students in education, and using their methods more widely needs to be considered; A native American Indian leader has told a global meeting on housing that there's only much help indigenous people can expect from governments; The contribution made by three Maori women to tertiary teaching has been recognised at a national awards ceremony. [more]

18/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 July 2012
Government lawyers have hit back over a claim the Crown acted in bad faith when the Prime Minister, John Key discussed the outcome of the Waitangi Tribunal hearing into water rights; The Secondary Principals Association says the methods used by schools which are more successful at keeping Maori students in education, need to be examined; Three Maori women have been recognised for their contribution to tertiary teaching; A native American Indian leader has told a global meeting on housing that there's only much help indigenous people can expect from governments. [more]

19/07/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 19 July 2012
An East Coast iwi is making another legal bid to stop deepwater oil prospecting off its coastline; Corporal Willie Apiata is joining the ranks of a South Auckland outdoor pursuits centre, after yesterday announcing he was quitting the SAS; The Treaty lawyer, Kathy Ertel, says she's not satisfied with the Crown's response to her complaint about John Key's conduct during the Waitangi Tribunal hearing into water rights; The National Maori Accountants' Network - Nga Kaitatau o Aotearoa says it's pleased to have such a high calibre of Maori business leaders at their annual conference this year. [more]

19/07/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 19 July 2012
East Coast iwi makes another legal bid to stop deepwater oil prospecting off its coastline; Corporal Willie Apiata is joining ranks of South Auckland outdoor pursuits centre, after yesterday announcing he was leaving the SAS; Treaty lawyer, Kathy Ertel, says she's not satisfied with the Crown's response to her complaint about PM's conduct during Waitangi Tribunal hearing into water rights; The National Maori Accountants' Network - Nga Kaitatau o Aotearoa says it's pleased to have such a high calibre of Maori business leaders at their annual conference this year. [more]

19/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 July 2012
Government lawyers have hit back over a claim the Crown acted in bad faith when the Prime Minister, John Key discussed the outcome of the Waitangi Tribunal hearing into water rights; The Secondary Principals Association says some schools are better than others at keeping Maori students in education, and using their methods more widely needs to be considered; A native American Indian leader has told a global meeting on housing that there's only much help indigenous people can expect from governments; The contribution made by three Maori women to tertiary teaching has been recognised at a national awards ceremony. [more]

19/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 July 2012
The Waitangi Tribunal examining water rights has rejected a call by the Maori Council's barrister to step in over a legal aid payments; The Government has attacked the Green Party during the Parliamentary process to legislate Treaty settlement bills; A District Court judge says she has great hope that Tainui can become world leaders in providing care for its young people, to prevent so many going into state foster homes; The Maori Party says the College of General Practitioners' first Maori strategy - launched today - is another step towards dealing with the health inequalities faced by tangata whenua. [more]

20/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 July 2012
The Ministry of Justice has dismissed a claim by the Maori Council's barrister, that he's not receiving enough legal aid; The Green Party MP, Catherine Delahunty, is standing by her comment that the Crown is doing Treaty deals with iwi - and not making settlements; The MP for Manurewa has the backing of local principals for a one-kilometre buffer zone between surburban liquor stores and schools, and is now planning to take her proposal nationwide; The tribe making another legal attempt to stop the search for oil off the East Coast says it's prepared to fight to the bitter end. [more]

20/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 July 2012
The Green Party MP, Catherine Delahunty, is standing by her comment that the Crown is doing Treaty deals with iwi - and not making settlements; The Ministry of Justice has dismissed a claim by the Maori Council's barrister, that he's not receiving enough legal aid; The MP for Manurewa is planning to take her push for a one-kilometre buffer zone between surburban liquor stores and schools nationwide; The tribe making another legal attempt to stop the search for oil off the East Coast says it's prepared to fight to the bitter end. [more]

20/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 July 2012
Crown lawyers at the Waitangi Tribunal inquiry into water rights have been heavily questioned over the Government's relationship with the Iwi Leaders Forum - and asked if talks have produced results; Attempts are being made to fix problems at the organisation which provides health care to Maori on the West Coast of the South Island; The MP for Manurewa says tamariki shouldn't have to see their parents get drunk at home - and children shouldn't even know what alcohol is; Cultural heritage sites along the Southland coastline have been surveyed, and this weekend 10 local volunteers are being trained to monitor them. [more]

20/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 July 2012
A manager's being brought in to sort out problems with the organisation that provides Maori health care on the West Coast of the South Island; Crown lawyers at the Waitangi Tribunal inquiry into water rights have been heavily questioned over the Government's relationship with the Iwi Leaders Forum - and asked if talks have produced results; Cultural heritage sites have been surveyed and local volunteers are being trained to monitor them. [more]

23/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 July 2012
The provider of health services to Maori on the West Coast of the South Island has been told to sort out its problems, or risk losing its health board contract; The Waitangi Tribunal's water rights inquiry is due to consider the evidence delivered by the Crown and the Maori Council; Today honours the start of Maori language week, which has been running for nearly 25-years; The judiciary is making what it calls a historic change, by introducing te reo Maori to all District, Family and Youth Courts from today. [more]

23/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 July 2012
The West Coast District Health Board has told its Maori health care provider to improve its service - or risk losing the contract; The Waitangi Tribunal's water rights inquiry is due to consider the evidence delivered by the Crown and the Maori Council; Today honours the start of Maori language week; The judiciary is making what it calls a historic change, by introducing Te Reo Maori to all District, Family and Youth Courts from today. [more]

23/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 July 2012
The Canterbury Regional Council's used a cultural impact statement from NgAi Tahu for the first time in a court case; The Maori Council's legal team says it's busy responding to new, written Crown evidence presented to the Waitangi Tribunal hearing into water rights; A co-chair of the Maori Council, Maanu Paul, says the government's proposed bonus share scheme is a last ditch attempt to try and entice people to invest in state-owned assets; A Tuhoe kaumatua based in Nelson is praising the younger generation in his rohe for pushing for a Maori language immersion school. [more]

23/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 July 2012
The Canterbury Regional Council says it has used a cultural impact statement from Ngai Tahu for the first time in a court case; The Maori Council's legal team says it's busy responding to new, written Crown evidence presented to the Waitangi Tribunal hearing into water rights; A co-chair of the Maori Council, Maanu Paul, says the government's proposed bonus share scheme is a last ditch attempt to try and entice people to invest in state-owned assets; A Tuhoe kaumatua based in Nelson is praising the younger generation in his rohe for pushing for a Maori language immersion school. [more]

24/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 July 2012
A Maori social services provider that's lost a Government social services contract says its wants officials to review the way they scrutinise the Family Start scheme; Almost 20 Maori food and drink producers are banding together to market themselves under one banner; The Canterbury Regional Council says it's working with Ngai Tahu and the community to try and prevent further illegal discharge of effluent into Te Waihora, or Lake Ellesmere; A kura kaupapa principal says her school owes the wider Nelson community some acknowledgement for supporting the establishment of the region's first Maori language immersion school. [more]

24/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 July 2012
A Maori social services provider that's lost a Government social services contract says its wants officials to review the way they scrutinise the Family Start scheme; Almost 20 Maori food and drink producers are banding together to market themselves under one banner; A kura kaupapa principle says her school owes the wider Nelson community some acknowledgement for supporting the establishment of the region's first Maori language immersion school; The Canterbury Regional Council says it's working with Ngai Tahu and the community to try and prevent further illegal discharge of effluent into Te Waihora, or Lake Ellesmere. [more]

24/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 July 2012
The Maori book publisher, Huia, is remembering the life of the acclaimed author, Margaret Mahy; The South Island Iwi, Ngai Tahu, says the illegal discharge of dairy effluent into Te Waihora is unacceptable; The chair of a Marae near Mount Tongariro says the recent seismic activity there is nothing to worry about - he says it's just his ancestor grumbling; A Lower Hutt kohanga reo teacher says the movement is responsible for building a new generation of confident te reo speakers - fulfilling the legacy left by those kaumatua who fought for it. [more]

24/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 July 2012
The South Island Iwi, Ngai Tahu, says the illegal discharge of dairy effluent into Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere) is unacceptable; The Maori book publisher, Huia, is remembering the life of the acclaimed author, Margaret Mahy; Meanwhile, the Maori Party co-leader, Tariana Turia, has expressed her condolences at the passing of Margaret Mahy; The chair of a Marae near Mount Tongariro says the recent seismic activity there is nothing to worry about - he says it's just his ancestor grumbling; A Lower Hutt kohanga reo teacher says the movement is responsible for building a new generation of confident te reo speakers - fulfilling the legacy left by those kaumatua who fought for it. [more]

25/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 July 2012
A bid to open a new Bay of Plenty area school a year later than scheduled has been rejected by the community; The Government is being lobbied to allow the Maori Trustee to release funds for housing; Ngati Porou says building a whare tipuna on a local park in Gisborne to honour members of the 28th Maori Battalion C Company, has the full support of all iwi in the region; An inmate at Hawke's Bay Regional Prison says learning Te Reo Maori and Tikanga has opened his eyes, and is inspiring him to pursue a more positive future after he's released. [more]

25/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 July 2012
The Government is being lobbied to allow the Maori Trustee to release funds for housing; Ngati Porou says building a whare tipuna on a local park in Gisborne to honour members of the 28th Maori Battalion C Company, has the full support of all iwi in the region; A bid to open a new Bay of Plenty area school a year later than scheduled has been rejected by the community; An inmate at Hawke's Bay Regional Prison says learning Te Reo Maori and Tikanga has opened his eyes, and is inspiring him to pursue a more positive future after he's released. [more]

25/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 July 2012
The Human Rights Commission has told a Government inquiry into the status and wellbeing of Maori children that many are being denied their basic human rights because of poverty and inadequate public services; The Secondary Principals' Association says a proposed one-kilometre buffer zone between schools and liquor stores has merit, but there are more effective ways to reduce alcohol harm; South Island iwi Ngai Tahu is calling on its members living in Queensland to a special hui to discuss forming a tribal branch in the Australian state to bring whanau together to learn about their Ngai Tahutanga, or their distinct identity; A kohanga reo teacher says the increase of primary and secondary Maori language immersion schools means pre-school tamariki have a better chance of strengthening their reo right throughout their schooling. [more]

25/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 July 2012
The Human Rights Commission has told a Government inquiry into the status and wellbeing of Maori children that many are being denied their basic human rights because of poverty and inadequate public services; The Secondary Principals' Association says a proposed one-kilometre buffer zone between schools and liquor stores has merit, but there are more effective ways to reduce alcohol harm; A kohanga reo teacher says the increase of primary and secondary Maori language immersion schools means pre-school tamariki have a better chance of strengthening their reo right throughout their schooling; South Island iwi Ngai Tahu is calling on its members living in Queensland to a special hui to discuss forming a tribal branch in the Australian state to bring whanau together to learn about their Ngai Tahutanga, or their distinct identity. [more]

26/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 July 2012
Descendants of the tribal chief who composed the haka, Ka Mate, have decided to freeze their fight to protect parts of the traditional war dance, or challenge; Waikato-Tainui says its relationship with the police has changed since the Bay of Plenty raids nearly five years ago, and the jailing of the Tuhoe Maori rights campaigner Tame Iti; A registered nurse in Wairarapa says Whanau Ora is working, and rejects any criticism that it doesn't; Auckland Transport has got behind Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori - Maori Language Week. [more]

26/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 July 2012
Descendants of Te Rauparaha, who composed the haka, Ka Mate, have decided to freeze their fight to protect parts of the traditional war dance, or challenge; Waikato-Tainui says its relationship with the police has changed since the Bay of Plenty raids nearly five years ago, and the jailing of the Tuhoe Maori rights campaigner Tame Iti; A registered nurse in Wairarapa says Whanau Ora is working, and rejects any criticism that it doesn't; Auckland Transport has got behind Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori - Maori Language Week. [more]

26/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 July 2012
Parliament has been sitting under extended hours, to pass four Treaty settlement bills; The Green Party has used Parliament's Question Time to challenge the Government over its efforts to eradicate poverty among Maori children - saying Ministers have failed to address equality; Nga Rauru Kii Tahi says it has accepted an apology from the South Taranaki District Council for not offering proper consultation with them on the sale of a small piece of land near Waverley. [more]

26/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 July 2012
The Green Party has used Parliament's Question Time to challenge the Government over its efforts to eradicate poverty among Maori children - saying Ministers have failed to address equality; Parliament has been sitting under extended hours, to pass four Treaty settlement bills; Nga Rauru Kii Tahi says it has accepted an apology from the South Taranaki District Council for not offering proper consultation with them on the sale of a small piece of land near Waverley; The national secondary schools kapa haka challenge in Te Tai Tokerau got a visit from the Prime Minister, John Key today. [more]

27/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 July 2012
The former Maori Affairs Minister, Parekura Horomia, is encouraging his people to consider allowing their women to speak alongside men on the orator's bench on the marae; Descendants of the original owners of two blocks of King Country land says they've reached a watershed moment, following the final reading of their Treaty settlement bill; The South Taranaki District Mayor, Ross Dunlop, says he would like the four local iwi in the rohe to sign off a property protocol agreement, so both the council and iwi can move forward; One of the most epic Maori canoe journeys across the Pacific - te Waka Tapu expedition to Easter Island - will create student exchanges with the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. [more]

27/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 July 2012
The former Maori Affairs Minister, Parekura Horomia, is encouraging his people to consider allowing their women to speak alongside men on the orator's bench on the marae; Descendants of the original owners of two blocks of King Country land says they've reached a watershed moment, following the final reading of their Treaty settlement bill; The South Taranaki District Mayor, Ross Dunlop, says he would like the four local iwi in the rohe to sign off a property protocol agreement, so both the council and iwi can move forward; One of the most epic Maori canoe journeys across the Pacific - te Waka Tapu expedition to Easter Island - will create student exchanges with the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. [more]

27/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 July 2012
ANZ National is being urged to increase its signage in te reo Maori; Labour says Maori health providers hold the key to making sure the appropriate messages in health campaigns reach their communities, to help take the pressure off the overburdened health system; The Maori Health Unit of Waikato District Health Board is working to break the link between illness and poorly heated homes; The eastern Bay of Plenty iwi Ngati Awa has launched a special application on Facebook for its members to learn about their dialect, their tribal customs, and oral history. [more]

27/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 July 2012
ANZ National is being urged to increase its signage in te reo Maori; Labour says Maori health providers hold the key to making sure the appropriate messages in health campaigns reach their communities, to help take the pressure off the overburdened health system; The Maori Health Unit of Waikato District Health Board is working to break the link between illness and poorly heated homes; The eastern Bay of Plenty iwi Ngati Awa has launched a special application on Facebook for its members to learn about their dialect, their tribal customs, and oral history. [more]

30/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 July 2012
Ngati Toa says it's considering going to the Waitangi Tribunal, to safeguard its famous haka, Ka Mate; A Northland man has started a group for fathers who have lost their children to suicide, to help them deal with their grief; A Northland marae is encouraging its Maori community to get back to their roots and live off the land as a way of coping with unemployment; The Maori Language Commission - Te Taura Whiri i te reo Maori, says the use of the internet, social network applications, and technology is making it easier for people to access te reo Maori. [more]

30/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 July 2012
Ngati Toa says it's considering going to the Waitangi Tribunal, to safeguard its famous haka, Ka Mate; A Northland man has started a group for fathers who have lost their children to suicide to help them deal with their grief; A Northland marae is encouraging its Maori community to get back to their roots and live off the land as a way of coping with unemployment; The Maori Language Commission - Te Taura Whiri i te reo Maori, says the use of the internet, social network applications, and technology is making it easier for people to access te reo Maori. [more]

30/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 July 2012
The Maori Council says it's relieved by the Waitangi Tribunal's interim decision over water rights; The Office of the Auditor General says it's satisfied that Crown funds used to build Wellington's Wharewaka have been spent correctly, and no further investigation is warranted; Waikato University is investigating global Maori diaspora and the impact on whanau who remain in New Zealand; The Chairman of Otukou marae near Mount Tongariro, where seismic activities been reported, says through generations his people have learnt when it's necessary to evacuate if there's a disaster. [more]

30/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 July 2012
The Maori Council says it's relieved by the Waitangi Tribunal's interim decision over water rights; The Office of the Auditor General says it's satisfied that Crown funds used to build Wellington's Wharewaka have been spent correctly, and no further investigation is warranted; Waikato University is investigating global Maori diaspora and the impact on whanau who remain in New Zealand; The Chairman of Otukou marae near Mount Tongariro, where seismic activities been reported, says through generations his people have learnt when it's necessary to evacuate if there's a disaster. [more]

31/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 July 2012
A Northland Iwi leader is warning the government it may face litigation if it chooses to ignore an interim Waitangi Tribunal decision over water rights; The Maori Council hopes the government will follow the Waitangi Tribunal's interim recommendation; Meanwhile, despite getting the Tribunal recommendation they wanted, the Maori Council's lead lawyer, Felix Geiringer, says they're not triumphant about the decision; Waikato District Health Board's Maori Health Unit says it plans to go door-knocking, to find families that could benefit from free home insulation; A Maori snackbar company says being part of a newly launched Maori food and drink collective is like being part of a family. [more]

31/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 July 2012
A Northland Iwi leader is warning the government it may face litigation if it chooses to ignore an interim Waitangi Tribunal decision over water rights; The Maori Council hopes the government will follow the Waitangi Tribunal's interim recommendation; Despite getting the Tribunal recommendation they wanted, the Maori Council's lead lawyer, Felix Geiringer, says they're not triumphant about the decision; Waikato District Health Board's Maori Health Unit says it plans to go door-knocking, to find families that could benefit from free home insulation; A Maori snackbar company says being part of a newly launched Maori food and drink collective is like being part of a family. [more]

31/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 July 2012
The Maori Party says its job is to extend support to tribes - no matter what the government decides following the Waitangi Tribunal's water rights decision; Ngai Tahu says the newly released blueprint for the rebuild of central Christchurch indicates the iwi's idea's have been taken onboard; The MP for Te Tai Tonga, Rino Tirikatene says although the top of the South Island now has its first Maori language immersion school - there's still a case for more to be built; One of the captains of the largest traditional Maori sailing canoe says there are plans to have more exchanges with native American tribes to hold waka regattas in each country, and learn about different canoe construction techniques. [more]

31/07/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 July 2012
The Maori Party says its job is to extend support to tribes - no matter what the government decides following the Waitangi Tribunal's water rights decision; Ngai Tahu says the newly released blueprint for the rebuild of central Christchurch indicates the iwi's idea's have been taken onboard; The MP for Te Tai Tonga, Rino Tirikatene says although the top of the South Island now has its first Maori language immersion school - there's still a case for more to be built; One of the captains of the largest traditional Maori sailing canoe says there are plans to have more exchanges with native American tribes to hold waka regattas in each country, and learn about different canoe construction techniques. [more]

01/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 August 2012
The Maori Council's legal team says the Waitangi Tribunal's water rights recommendation reinforces the importance of inquiry's role in maintaining race relations in Aotearoa; Ngai Tahu says a proposed cultural centre for Christchurch is only a dream at the moment; The Maori Language Commision is appointing two new commissioners today - the 25th anniversary of the creation of Maori language week; Maori Television has stepped in to screen this weekend's Super Rugby final free-to-air - so Olympics coverage can continue uninterrupted on Prime Television; More than 250 waka ama paddlers from Aotearoa are preparing to take part in a major competition in Canada later this month. [more]

01/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 August 2012
Ngai Tahu says a proposed cultural centre for Christchurch is only a dream at the moment. The Maori Council's legal team says the Waitangi Tribunal's water rights recommendation reinforces the importance of inquiry's role in maintaining race relations in Aotearoa; The Maori Language Commision is appointing two new commissioners today - the 25th anniversary of the creation of Maori language week; More than 250 waka ama paddlers from Aotearoa are preparing to take part in a major competition in Canada later this month. [more]

01/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 August 2012
Labour's spokesperson for Maori Affairs, Parakura Horomia, says Sir Tumu te Heuheu is stepping down from key executive roles with Ngati Tuwharetoa - but will still be the tribe's paramount chief; A kuia - given a formal title by Queen Elizabeth - says efforts to improve the lives of vulnerable children are not working; A group of MPs is urging some Aucklanders to improve their relationships with the local hapu, Nagti Whatua Orakei; The South Island Iwi, Ngai Tahu, says the rejuvenation and restoration of Te Waihora is a long-term, inter-generational cause. [more]

01/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 August 2012
Labour's spokesperson for Maori Affairs, Parakura Horomia, says Sir Tumu te Heuheu is stepping down from key executive roles with Ngati Tuwharetoa - but will still be the tribe's paramount chief; A kuia - given a formal title by Queen Elizabeth - says efforts to improve the lives of vulnerable children are not working; A group of MPs is urging some Aucklanders to improve their relationships with the local hapu, Nagti Whatua Orakei; The South Island Iwi, Ngai Tahu, says the rejuvenation and restoration of Te Waihora is a long-term, inter-generational cause. [more]

01/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 August 2012
Labour's spokesperson for Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia, says Sir Tumu te Heuheu is stepping down from key executive roles with Ngati Tuwharetoa - but will still be the tribe's paramount chief; A group of MPs is urging some Aucklanders to improve their relationships with the local hapu, Ngati Whatua o Orakei; A kuia - given a formal title by Queen Elizabeth - says efforts to improve the lives of vulnerable children are not working; The South Island Iwi, Ngai Tahu, says the rejuvenation and restoration of Te Waihora is a long-term, inter-generational cause. [more]

02/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 August 2012
Labour's Maori Affairs spokesperson, Parekura Horomia, says Sir Tumu te Heuheu, is stepping down from key Ngati Tuwharetoa roles to reduce his workload - but will remain the tribe's paramount chief; An iwi has won some political support over its fight to stop Hauturu-Little Barrier island in the Hauraki Gulf being included in a hapu's Treaty settlement package; Two Maori authors have been recognised at this year's New Zealand Post Book Awards, taking home two of the awards; An Auckland school has been awarded for its environmental work which includes the creation of a traditional Maori healing garden. [more]

02/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 August 2012
Labour's Maori Affairs spokesperson, Parekura Horomia, says Sir Tumu te Heuheu is stepping down from key Ngati Tuwharetoa roles to reduce his workload - but will remain the tribe's paramount chief; An iwi has won some political support over its fight to stop Hauturu-Little Barrier island in the Hauraki Gulf being included in a hapu's Treaty settlement package; Two Maori authors have been recognised at this year's New Zealand Post Book Awards, taking home two of the awards; An Auckland school has been recognised for its environmental, work which includes the creation of a Rongoa Maori garden. [more]

02/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 August 2012
The Maori Council says it's shocked that the Government has asked the Waitangi Tribunal to rush through a report on its water rights inquiry; Meanwhile, the Maori Party is to meet with Maori water rights claimants on Monday - only hours ahead of the Party's meeting with the Prime Minister, John Key; An urgent Waitangi Tribunal report says the Crown has broken commitments it made to a Wellington iwi - and breached the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi; Ngati Tuwharetoa has confirmed that its paramount chief, Sir Tumu te Heuheu is resigning from his role as chair of the iwi's trust board; Ngati Wai author Paula Morris says her award-winning fictional book Rangatira is the result of eight years of extensive research into her tipuna's life-story. [more]

02/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 August 2012
The Maori Council says it's shocked that the Government has asked the Waitangi Tribunal to rush through a report on its water rights inquiry; An urgent Waitangi Tribunal report says the Crown has broken commitments it made to a Wellington iwi - and breached the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi; Ngati Tuwharetoa has confirmed that its paramount chief, Sir Tumu te Heuheu is resigning from his role as chair of the iwi's trust board; The Ngati Wai author, Paula Morris, says her award-winning fictional book Rangatira is the result of eight years of extensive research. [more]

03/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 August 2012
The head of Auckland's Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust, John Tamihere, says he has no problem with unregistered teachers running charter schools or kura hourua, the Waitangi Tribunal has faulted the Crown over the way it handled settlement negotiations with two tribes in the Wellington region, the Maori Council has accepted an invitation from the Maori Party to talk about water rights on Monday, the Maori Select Committee inquiry into how to improve the lives of Maori children has finished hearing submissions and is now focussing on compiling a report for parliament. [more]

03/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 August 2012
The head of Auckland's Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust, John Tamihere, says he has no problem with unregistered teachers running charter schools or kura hourua; the Waitangi Tribunal has faulted the Crown over the way it handled settlement negotiations with two tribes in the Wellington region the Maori Council has accepted an invitation from the Maori Party to talk about water rights on Monday; the Maori Select Committee inquiry into how to improve the lives of Maori children has finished hearing submissions and is now focussing on compiling a report for Parliament. [more]

03/08/2012: Manu Korihi for 3 August 2012
The Government says it's planning talks with Ngati Toa, following a critical Waitangi Tribunal report on the Crown's negotiations with the Lower North island tribe; The Government says it's planning talks with Ngati Toa, following a critical Waitangi Tribunal report on the Crown's negotiations with the Lower North island tribe; A kuia who helped set up the first Kohanga Reo in New Zealand has been laid to rest in Wellington; An organisation representing some Maori language schools says it's openminded about kura hourua or charter schools.More than 170 people have attended the first day o fthe National Maori Accountants' Network Conference in Auckland;A kura principle is praising the national body that represents some Maori language immersion schools, for working with the Ministry of Education to help set up Nelson's first kura kaupapa Maori. [more]

03/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 August 2012
A kuia who helped set up the first Kohanga Reo in New Zealand has been laid to rest in Wellington; The Government is planning talks with Ngati Toa, following a critical Waitangi Tribunal report on the Crown's negotiations with the Lower North island tribe; An organisation representing some Maori language schools says it's openminded about kura hourua or charter schools; More than 170 people have attended the first day o fthe National Maori Accountants' Network Conference in Auckland; A kura principal is praising the national body that represents some Maori language immersion schools, for working with the Ministry of Education to help set up Nelson's first kura kaupapa Maori. [more]

06/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 August 2012
The Minister of Maori Affairs, Pita Sharples, will host a hui on water rights today; An iwi says changes being made to planned Treaty settlement legislation covering Hauturu-Little Barrier island in the Hauraki Gulf is like putting icing sugar on arsenic; An Auckland college has dropped a pioneering traditional Maori healing programme from a bachelor degree after less than a year of offering it; Ngai Tahu says tribal members in Queensland have grouped together to form a tribal branch in the Australian state, which will also help keep them abreast of issues happening back home. [more]

06/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 August 2012
The Minister of Maori Affairs, Pita Sharples, will host a hui on water rights today; An Auckland college has dropped a pioneering Maori healing course from a bachelor degree after less than a year of offering it; An iwi says changes being made to planned Treaty settlement legislation covering Hauturu-Little Barrier island in the Hauraki Gulf is like putting icing sugar on arsenic; Ngai Tahu says tribal members in Queensland have grouped together to form a tribal branch in the Australian state, which will also help keep them abreast of issues happening back home. [more]

06/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 August 2012
The Waitangi Tribunal has agreed to a Government request to release a shortened version of a report about Maori water rights and the partial sales of four state owned energy companies, before the end of the month; Meanwhile the Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples, expects the Government to listen to Maori, about what they consider are their legitimate rights and interests in water; The Ministry for Primary Industries is keen for Maori agribusinesses all over New Zealand to take an interest in a fund designed to promote the sustainable use of resources; Te Kupenga which is the National Network of Stopping Violence and Abuse in Maori families, says its success is only limited by the resources it can call on. [more]

06/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 August 2012
The Waitangi Tribunal has agreed to a Government request to release a shortened version of a report about Maori water rights and the partial sales of four state owned energy companies, before the end of the month; A Tauranga iwi says the Government's request for the Waitangi Tribunal to report a month earlier than it intended, undermines what the iwi teaches its children to do about respecting the law; The Ministry for Primary Industries is keen that Maori agribusinesses all over New Zealand take an interest in a fund designed to promote the sustainable use of resources; Te Kupenga which is the National Network of Stopping Violence and Abuse in Maori families, says its success is only limited by the resources it can call on. [more]

07/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 August 2012
A hui in Wellington of iwi representatives has established unity over water rights; Pita Sharples says the hui was very cordial with those present acknowledging each others efforts for water rights; The Ministry for Primary Industries is trialling a special fund to help fund small to medium scale innovation projects on Maori owned farms; The Corrections Department has abandoned its original plan to increase the number of beds from 16 to 32, in the first rehabilitation and re-integration unit for Maori prisoners. [more]

07/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 August 2012
A hui in Wellington of iwi representatives has established unity among Maori over water rights; Pita Sharples says the meeting agreed to set up a structure so Maori can properly discuss among themselves their rights and interests in water; The Ministry for Primary Industries is trialling a special fund, to help run small to medium scale innovation projects on Maori owned farms; The Corrections Department is delighted with the community support in Hawke's Bay, for its first rehabilitation and re-integration unit for Maori prisoners. [more]

07/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 August 2012
A Ngati Tuwharetoa hapu says its evacuation plan, which was put into action following last night's Mt Tongariro eruption, worked successfully; Meanwhile, the person charged with opening the doors to Hirangi Marae, says the pa was ready for evacuees about a half an hour after the eruption, with a register set out for people to sign in and beds already made up; The Northern Kaipara sub tribe Te Uri o Hau, has signed a new memorandum of understanding with the Northland Regional Council; The Corrections Department has abandoned the idea of doubling the number of beds at its rehabilitation and re-integration unit for Maori prisoners in Hawke's Bay. [more]

07/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 August 2012
A Ngati Tuwharetoa hapu says its evacuation plan, which was put into action following last night's Mt Tongariro eruption, worked successfully; Meanwhile, the person in charge of opening the doors to Hirangi Marae, says the pa was ready for evacuees about a half an hour after the eruption, with a register set out for people to sign in and beds already made up; The Northern Kaipara sub tribe Te Uri o Hau, has signed a new memorandum of understanding with the Northland Regional Council; The Corrections Department has abandoned the idea of doubling the number of beds at its rehabilitation and re-integration unit for Maori prisoners in Hawke's Bay. [more]

08/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 August 2012
The Chairman of a group reviewing the operations of a West Coast Maori health provider which was on the verge of being insolvent, says there's now a proposed plan to take the organisation into the future; A Tuwharetoa sub tribe's evacuation plan which was sparked into action by Mount Tongariro erupting, has prompted neighbours who live near the mountain to talk to each other; A Northland hapu Te Uri o Hau, expects a new Memorandum of Understanding it's signed with the Northland Regional Council, will benefit efforts to improve the health of the Kaipara Harbour; The Maori Arts and Crafts Institute says the support shown by Chile for Maori to build a closer bond with Rapanui or Easter Island, demonstrates a willingness to reconnect two cultures separated only by the Pacific Ocean. [more]

08/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 August 2012
The Chairman of a group reviewing the operations of a West Coast Maori health provider which was on the verge of being insolvent, says there's now a proposed plan to take it into the future; A Tuwharetoa sub-tribe's evacuation plan which was put into action folllowing the Mount Tongariro eruption, has prompted neighbours who live near the mountain to talk to one other; A Northland hapu Te Uri o Hau, expects a new Memorandum of Understanding it's signed with the Northland Regional Council, will benefit efforts to improve the health of the Kaipara Harbour; The Maori Arts and Crafts Institute says the support shown by Chile for Maori to build a closer bond with Rapanui or Easter Island, demonstrates a willingness to reconnect two cultures separated only by the Pacific Ocean. [more]

08/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 August 2012
A well respected South Waikato kaumatua who recently signed his tribe's Treaty settlement in hospital, has died at the age of 68; Two iwi groups are said to be feeling disenfranchised and burned, after losing a legal bid to stop an international company buying 16 New Zealand dairy farms in the central North Island; The Human Rights Commission is seeking public submissions about the meaning of Rangatiratanga or self determination, in today's society; A boutique brewery is hoping a newly launched Maori business collective will help put its product on the global stage. [more]

08/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 August 2012
Two iwi groups are said to be feeling disenfranchised and burned, after losing a legal bid to stop an international company buying 16 New Zealand dairy farms in the central North Island; A well respected South Waikato kaumatua who recently signed his tribe's Treaty settlement in hospital, has died at the age of 68; The Human Rights Commission is seeking public submissions about the meaning of Rangatiratanga or self determination, in today's society; A boutique brewery is hoping a newly launched Maori business collective will help put its product on the global stage. [more]

09/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 August 2012
A Ngati Raukawa kaumatua - highly praised for helping the tribe reach a Deed of Settlement - will be buried on Saturday; The Chinese firm poised to own 16 former Crafar farms says its door is still open to Maori groups - if they're still interested in buying some of the land; The Human Rights Commission says there's a indirect link between today being International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, and research it's doing on rangatiratanga or self determination; The Tuhoe kaumatua and activist, Tame Iti, has been teaching fellow inmates Te Reo Maori during his incarceration in Waikeria Prison; A University of Otago student Anita van der loo, of Ngai Tahu, has been awarded this year's New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Nga Raumanako Maori Accounting Scholarship. [more]

09/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 August 2012
The Chinese firm poised to own 16 former Crafar farms says its door is still open to Maori groups - if they're still interested in buying some of the land; A Ngati Raukawa kaumatua - highly praised for helping the tribe reach a Deed of Settlement - will be buried on Saturday; The Human Rights Commission says there's a indirect link between today being International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, and research it's doing on rangatiratanga or self determination; Tuhoe activist Tame Iti has been teaching fellow inmates Te Reo Maori during his incarceration in Waikeria Prison. [more]

09/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 August 2012
A Moerewa grandfather says the money the Ministry of Education has spent on sending students out of town for their schooling could have been invested locally; The Maori Council's lead lawyer says even though the Waitangi Tribunal aims to meet a Government deadline regarding its water inquiry, it doesn't change anything; Te Arawa Lakes Trust has welcomed the completion of a floating wetland the size of a rugby field, which is designed to remove tonnes of phosphorus and nitrogen each year from Lake Rotorua; A University of Otago student Anita van der loo, of Ngai Tahu, has been awarded this year's New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Nga Raumanako Maori Accounting Scholarship. [more]

09/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 August 2012
A Moerewa grandfather says the money the Ministry of Education has spent on sending students out of town for their schooling could have been invested locally; The Maori Council's lead lawyer says even though the Waitangi Tribunal aims to meet a Government deadline regarding its water inquiry, it doesn't change anything; Te Arawa Lakes Trust has welcomed the completion of a floating wetland the size of a rugby field, which is designed to remove tonnes of phosphorus and nitrogen each year from Lake Rotorua; A University of Otago student Anita van der loo, of Ngai Tahu, has been awarded this year's New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Nga Raumanako Maori Accounting Scholarship. [more]

10/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 August 2012
Parents have again challenged the Ministry of Education to remove a commissioner from a Maori language school in South Taranaki; Descendants of 13 hapu and iwi in the Auckland region have until noon today to vote on whether or not to accept a Treaty settlement from the Crown; A Waikato University researcher is investigating the impact of what is called fly in fly out work for Maori who live in Aotearoa but work in Australia; Tauranga is hosting the inaugural national conference for Maori Business Networks early next month - giving new and established businesses a chance to share innovative ideas; Young Maori rugby league players in Queensland are sharpening up for their trials to be selected for the state's Maori Rugby League tournament in October. [more]

10/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 August 2012
Descendants of 13 hapu and iwi in the Auckland region have until noon today to vote on whether or not to accept a Treaty settlement from the Crown; Parents have again challenged the Ministry of Education to remove a commissioner from a Maori language school in South Taranaki; A Waikato University researcher is investigating the impact of what's sometimes called "fly in fly out" work for Maori who live in Aotearoa but work in Australia; Young Maori rugby league players in Queensland are sharpening up for their trials to be selected for the state's Maori Rugby League tournament in October. [more]

10/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 August 2012
Maori water rights are due to be talked about at the United Nations, with a delegate aiming to pressure the government to act in good faith; The Department of Conservation and Whanganui river iwi are to work together more closely to care for Whanganui National park; The Otago Chamber of Commerce has set up the region's first award for Maori businesses to make them more visible to the public; A Nelson based kaumatua is drawing inspiration from tamariki expressing themselves in Maori - which has restored his hope and confidence for the future of the Maori language. [more]

10/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 August 2012
Maori water rights are due to be talked about at the United Nations, with a delegate aiming to pressure the government to act in good faith; The Otago Chamber of Commerce has set up the region's first award for Maori businesses to make them more visible to the public; The Department of Conservation and Whanganui river iwi are to work more closely together to care for Whanganui National park; A Nelson based kaumatua is drawing inspiration from tamariki expressing themselves in Maori - which has restored his hope and confidence for the future of the Maori language. [more]

13/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 August 2012
The first Maori-owned milk powder factory says it quickly expects to double its income on the back of a successful first year; There are claims the Maori Council's South Island committees were not properly consulted about changes to the organisation; The branch at the top of the South Island says it has not been part of the decision to make changes at the top of the Maori Council; While sports fans have been captivated by the Olympics, a big team of waka ama paddlers has quietly left Aotearoa for a major competition in Canada; More te reo Maori is being heard in Australia. [more]

13/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 August 2012
The first Maori-owned milk powder factory is planning rapid growth - after exceeding expectations in its opening year; There are claims the Maori Council's South Island committees were not properly consulted about changes to the organisation; More te reo Maori is being heard in Australia; While sports fans have been captivated by the Olympics, a big team of waka ama paddlers has quietly left Aotearoa for a major competition in Canada. [more]

13/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 August 2012
A Bay of Plenty tribe says there are striking similarities between a great ancestress and Whakatane's Olympic gold medal canoeist, Lisa Carrington; The Independent Maori Statutory Board is being urged to keep up the pressure on Auckland Council to find out how many senior officials are Maori; After decades of protesting to have its say over how to care for Whanganui National Park, the local river iwi are now at the decision-making table with the Department of Conservation; A Queensland Maori rugby league coach predicts younger players will become a force to reckon with as more time and effort goes into developing them. [more]

13/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 August 2012
The Independent Maori Statuary Board is being urged to keep up the pressure on Auckland Council to find out how many senior officials are Maori; A Bay of Plenty tribe says there are striking similarities between a great ancestress and Whakatane's Olympic gold medal canoeist, Lisa Carrington; After decades of protesting to have a say over caring for Whanganui National Park, the local river iwi are now at the decision making table with the Department of Conservation; A Queensland Maori rugby league coach predicts younger players will become a force to reckon with as more time and effort goes into developing them. [more]

14/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 August 2012
New Zealand First is welcoming official scrutiny of Whanau Ora spending; The Ngati Kahu leader, Margaret Mutu, says she feel very sorry for private property-owners caught up in the iwi's land claim; Tai Tokerau's river patrol man Millan Ruka has won the financial backing to do his environmental work full-time; Eight young wahine Maori from across New Zealand are getting ready to compete for the 2012 Miss Aotearoa pageant next month. [more]

14/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 August 2012
The Ngati Kahu leader, Margaret Mutu, says she feel sorry for private property-owners caught up in the iwi's land claim; New Zealand First is welcoming official scrutiny of Whanau Ora spending; Tai Tokerau's river patrol man Millan Ruka has won the financial backing to do his environmental work full-time. [more]

14/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 August 2012
The Government says the criteria to apply for a Whanau Ora fund could be changed, if a review finds some money's been misspent; There's to be closer monitoring of the state education sector - to ensure Maori are being given every opportunity to succeed; The Attorney-General, Chris Finlayson, says he'll be keeping in close touch with private landowners caught up in a Far North Treaty claim. [more]

14/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 August 2012
The Government says the criteria to apply for a Whanau Ora fund could be changed, if a review finds some money's been misspent; There's to be closer monitoring of the state education sector - to ensure Maori are being given every opportunity to succeed; The Attorney-General, Chris Finlayson, says he'll be keeping close in touch with private landowners caught up in a Far North Treaty claim. [more]

15/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 August 2012
An education leader says every child's failure at school should be everyone's problem; The Far North Mayor Wayne Brown says Maori need to be at the council table as full partners - when local government is reformed; The first Maori-owned dairy factory says it is taking milk from any farm it can - close by; Carved poles are starting to spring up in Otago - loaded with Maori history and information about indigenous businesses. [more]

15/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 August 2012
Tai Tokerau iwi leaders are backing a campaign for local government reform in the Far North - including an offer of seats at the council table; An education leader says every child's failure at school should be everyone's problem; The first Maori-owned dairy factory says it is taking milk from any farm it can close by; Carved poles are starting to spring up in Otago - loaded with Maori history and information about indigenous businesses. [more]

15/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 August 2012
The Ngapuhi runanga leader Sonny Tau has thrown down a challenge to the crown over the mandate to settle the iwi's Treaty claims; Te Puni Kokiri says it's frozen the annual grant made to the National Maori Wardens Association until it sorts out its finances; New Zealand First has again put the Government on the spot over Whanau Ora spending, during Parliament's Question Time; A ban on fishing in some waters off Kaikoura has been extended - following a push from local mana whenua to rebuild fish stocks. [more]

15/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 August 2012
The Ngapuhi runanga leader Sonny Tau has thrown down a challenge to the Crown over the mandate to settle the iwi's Treaty claims; Te Puni Kokiri says it's frozen the annual grant made to the National Maori Wardens Association until it sorts out its finances; New Zealand First has again put the Government on the spot over Whanau Ora spending, during Parliament's Question Time; A ban on fishing in some waters off Kaikoura has been extended - following a push from local mana whenua to rebuild fish stocks. [more]

16/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 August 2012
A Bay of Plenty iwi is urging the government to seriously consider the findings of a soon-to-be-released Waitangi Tribunal report on water because - otherwise it will be a waste of time and money; A large contingent of Ngati Kahungunu iwi in Hawkes Bay is getting ready to travel to Ngaruawahia this morning to mark the coronation of the Maori King, Tuheitia; The Ngati Kahu leader, Margaret Mutu, says next month's remedies hearing by the Waitangi Tribunal will be an important first - and a test of the Tribunal's authority; A young Ngati Raukawa woman studying clinical psychology says she's absolutely thrilled to be receiving a prestigious scholarship award to complete her doctorate at Massey University. [more]

16/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 August 2012
The Ngati Kahu leader, Margaret Mutu, says next month's remedies hearing by the Waitangi Tribunal will be an important first - and a test of the Tribunal's authority; Meanwhile, the Te Rarawa leader Haami Piripi says Ngati Kahu's actions could cause serious problems for other tribes; A Bay of Plenty iwi is urging the government to seriously consider the findings of a soon-to-be-released Waitangi Tribunal report on water because otherwise it will be a waste of time and money; A large contingent of Ngati Kahungunu iwi in Hawkes Bay is getting ready to travel to Ngaruawahia this morning to mark the coronation of the Maori King, Tuheitia; A young Ngati Raukawa woman studying clinical psychology says she's absolutely thrilled to be receiving a prestigious scholarship award to complete her doctorate at Massey University. [more]

16/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 August 2012
The MP for the Maori electorate of Te Tai Hauauru, Tariana Turia, is backing a local kaumatua who says a serial rapist will need help, when he settles in Whanganui; There are hopes an annual report card on Maori success and failure in school will make the education sector work harder to support rangatahi; A Bay of Plenty township school board charged with setting up a new area school has appointed a new principal for its Murupra Area School, which is due to open in January; Chile's envoy to New Zealand says an epic waka voyage from Aotearoa to Easter Island, or Rapanui will bring the two countries even closer - despite being separated by the vast Pacific Ocean. [more]

16/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 August 2012
The MP for the Maori electorate of Te Tai Hauauru, Tariana Turia, is backing a local kaumatua who says a serial rapist will need help, when he settles in Whanganui; Chile's envoy to New Zealand says an epic waka voyage from Aotearoa to Easter Island, or Rapanui will bring the two countries even closer - despite being separated by the vast Pacific Ocean; There are hopes an annual report card on Maori success and failure in school will make the education sector work harder to support rangatahi; A Bay of Plenty township school board charged with setting up a new area school has appointed a new principal for its Murupara Area School due to open in January. [more]

17/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 August 2012
The government's plan to sell shares in state owned assets is being likened to killing the goose that lays the golden egg; Whanganui river iwi say they will be talking with the Corrections Department about the serial rapist Stewart Murray Wilson being moved to the outskirts of the city; The noted Waka builder and traditional navigator, Hector Busby, will take a step closer today, to a goal he set more than two decades ago; The Maori Broadcasting Funding Agency has registered what it calls a huge shift in New Zealanders' attitudes to support Maori language initiatives. [more]

17/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 August 2012
Whanganui river iwi say they will be talking with the Corrections Department about the serial rapist Stewart Murray Wilson being moved to the outskirts of the city; The government's plan to sell shares in state owned assets is being likened to killing the goose that lays the golden egg; Traditional Maori methods of navigation will be used to guide two waka hourua to Rapanui, or Easter Island - when the double hulled sailing canoes leave Auckland this morning; The Maori Broadcasting Funding Agency has registered what it calls a huge shift in New Zealanders' attitudes to support Maori language initiatives. [more]

17/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 August 2012
Epic waka voyage from Auckland to Rapanui or Easter Island retraces ancient journey made by Polynesian ancestors. [more]

17/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 August 2012
Five new mataitai reserves have been established, enabling Maori in those areas to exercise their customary rights to gather food from the waterways; Some tracks are to close in the Hunua Ranges - south east of Auckland - to protect kauri from a deadly fungus-like disease; After years of planning, two waka have set sail for Rapanui, or Easter Island, using traditional Maori methods of navigation to get there. [more]

20/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 August 2012
Te Runanga o Waihao in Waimate says the establishment of a mataitai reserve in their area is a relief, as their main food source has been depleted; A group of Maori Wardens is calling on Auckland Council to buy their base, instead off selling it off; About 30 schools are to get a visit from from the Auditor General's office, as part of new drive to make regular checks on how well the education system is supporting Maori students; Waka Ama paddlers are returning to New Zealand with dozens of medals, after competing in the Va'a World Sprints in Canada. [more]

20/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 August 2012
A group of Maori Wardens is calling on Auckland Council to buy their base, instead off selling it off; Te Runanga o Waihao in Waimate says it's a relief that a mataitai reserve has been established in their area, as their main food source has become depleted; About 30 schools are to get a visit from from the Auditor General's office, as part of new drive to make regular checks on how well the education system is supporting Maori students; Waka Ama paddlers are returning to New Zealand with dozens of medals, after competing in the Va'a World Sprints in Canada. [more]

20/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 August 2012
A South Taranaki tribe wants a Pakeha commissioner removed from a local kura kaupapa Maori by the end of this school term; The Maori Language Commission, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori, is demanding an apology from Maori Television, after it broadcast a report alleging the mismanagement of taxpayer funds; A Ngati Tuwharetoa hapu has begun asking government agencies monitoring Mount Tongariro, to improve the way they deal with the sub-tribe; A Ngati Raukawa woman completing her doctorate studies in clinical psychology says she was inspired to explore the subject after her father developed a brain tumour. [more]

20/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 August 2012
A South Taranaki iwi wants a Pakeha commissioner removed from a local kura kaupapa Maori by the end of this school term; The Maori Language Commission is demanding an apology from Maori Television, after it broadcast a report alleging the mismanagement of taxpayer funds; A Ngati Tuwharetoa hapu has begun asking government agencies monitoring Mount Tongariro, to improve the way they deal with the sub-tribe; A Ngati Raukawa woman completing her doctorate studies in clinical psychology says she was inspired to explore the subject after her father developed a brain tumour. [more]

21/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 August 2012
The Auckland Council has been told to be more transparent with Maori about its plans to sell off surplus properties; Steam vented communal hangi pits in Rotorua's Whakarewarewa Village are being repeatedly raided; A Maori GP in Northland has labelled comments on child poverty from the Social Development Minister as absurd; The Chilean Ambassador to New Zealand says a student exchange between Maori and indigenous Easter Islanders will get to the root of where early polynesians first found the kumara. [more]

21/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 August 2012
The Auckland Council has been told to be more transparent with Maori about its plans to sell off surplus properties; Steam vented communal hangi pits in Rotorua's Whakarewarewa Village are being repeatedly raided; A Maori GP in Northland has labelled comments from the Social Development Minister on child poverty as absurd; The Chilean Ambassador to New Zealand says a student exchange between Maori and indigenous Easter Islanders will get to the root of where early polynesians first found the kumara. [more]

21/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 August 2012
The Maori King has told tangata whenua to protect their rights over waterways; An extensive report into how a sex offender was hired in schools says whanaungatanga - or family connections - suited the opportunistic style that Te Rito Miki used to get work; Hone Harawira has accused the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Christopher Finlayson, of holding secret meetings with iwi over water rights claims; A Ngati Tuwharetoa hapu is commending government agencies that have been monitoring volcanic activity on Mount Tongariro. [more]

21/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 August 2012
Hone Harawira has accused the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Christopher Finlayson, of holding secret meetings with iwi over water rights claims; The Maori King has told tangata whenua to protect their rights over waterways; An extensive report into how a sex offender was hired in schools says whanaungatanga - or family connections - suited the opportunistic style that Te Rito Miki used to get work; A Ngati Tuwharetoa hapu is commending government agencies that have been monitoring volcanic activity on Mount Tongariro. [more]

22/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 22 August 2012
The Maori King's sixth coronation wrapped up yesterday, ending with King Tuheitia Paki delivering his annual speech - peppered with a couple of political messages; The pressure felt by schools to employ staff who know the Maori language and culture is being linked to a sex offender getting a job as a teacher; Maori tourism firms in Otago and Southland are looking to extend an indigenous welcome to cruise ship passengers; Northern Taranaki iwi are urging the public to respect a rahui, or a restriction, along the entire north Taranaki coastline - out of respect for the people who fell off Paritutu Rock and into the sea in New Plymouth. [more]

22/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 22 August 2012
The pressure felt by schools to employ staff who know the Maori language and culture is being linked to a sex offender getting a job as a teacher; The Maori King's sixth coronation wrapped up yesterday, ending with King Tuheitia Paki delivering his annual speech - peppered with a couple of political messages; Northern Taranaki iwi are urging the public to respect a rahui, or a restriction, along the entire north Taranaki coastline - out of respect for the people who fell off Paritutu Rock and into the sea in New Plymouth; Maori tourism firms in Otago and Southland are looking to extend an indigenous welcome to cruise ship passengers. [more]

22/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 22 August 2012
The national body representing many kura kaupapa is blaming the family of sex offender, Te Rito Miki, for not stopping him from pursuing work as a teacher under false identities; The actions of Te Rito Miki have prompted a teachers' training institute for fluent Reo Maori tangata whenua to offer help to Maori schools; Aotearoa is looking to the Netherlands for ways to improve the lives of children here; The introduction of two Maori seats around the Waikato Regional Council table is now set in stone; Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu has a new Chief Executive. [more]

22/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 22 August 2012
The national body representing many kura kaupapa is blaming the family of sex offender, Te Rito Miki, for not stopping him from pursuing work as a teacher under false identities; The actions of Te Rito Miki have prompted a teachers' training institute for fluent Te Reo Maori tangata whenua to offer help to Maori schools; A Maori child advocacy group says whanau must consider tamariki to be the most important members of the family, if the welfare of children is to improve; The introduction of two Maori seats around the Waikato Regional Council table is now set in stone. [more]

23/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 August 2012
Northland hapu claiming rights to an ancestral spring say it's crucial that they are recognised as soon as possible; The Tongan King is visiting Maori enterprises such as the dairy company, Miraka, to give him business tips to take home; Initiatives to improve the lives of children have been recommended to the Government; The Kaitaia Maori GP Lance O'Sullivan says he is working to establish his own practice, tailored to the needs of his patients. [more]

23/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 August 2012
A Maori child advocacy group would like compulsory training for parents to be brought in; Northland hapu claiming rights to an ancestral spring say it's crucial that they are recognised as soon as possible; The Tongan King is visiting Maori enterprises such as the dairy company, Miraka, to give him business tips to take home; The Kaitaia Maori GP Lance O'Sullivan says he is working to establish his own practice, tailored to the needs of his patients. [more]

23/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 August 2012
A former school leader who worked with a teacher who sexually abused pupils says his interest in Maoritanga won over parents and got him closer to his victims; A constitutional Advisory Panel member says there is not enough discussion going on about the role of the Treaty of Waitangi in the general population; The new chief executive of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, Arihia Bennett, says she'll spend her first year developing relationships with whanau, to ensure iwi their views are heard by iwi leaders and the Government; A centre for research excellence, dedicated to topics affecting Maori communities, has appointed two new members to its board. [more]

23/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 August 2012
The new chief executive of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, Arihia Bennett, says she'll spend her first year developing relationships with whanau, to ensure iwi their views are heard by iwi leaders and the Government; A constitutional Advisory Panel member says there is not enough discussion going on about the role of the Treaty of Waitangi in the general population; A former school leader who worked with a teacher who sexually abused pupils says his interest in Maoritanga won over parents and got him closer to his victims; A centre for research excellence, dedicated to topics affecting Maori communities, has appointed two new members to its board. [more]

24/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 August 2012
Whanganui river descendants are running out of time to give their feedback about their iwi's Treaty claims, so the tribe can press ahead and reach a settlement with the Crown; Some Maori leaders have travelled to Wellington today for the release of a Waitangi Tribunal report into water rights; The man temporarily heading a Wellington iwi says he has no idea how long he'll be filling in for the Chairman, who's stepped aside while a financial inquiry is carried out into another Maori body; Chile's envoy to New Zealand says a student exchange with Maori will help to keep the traditional culture of indigenous Easter Islanders alive. [more]

24/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 August 2012
Some Maori leaders have travelled to Wellington today for the release of a Waitangi Tribunal report into water rights; The man temporarily heading a Wellington iwi says he has no idea how long he'll be filling in for the Chairman, who's stepped aside while a financial inquiry is carried out into another Maori body; Whanganui river descendants are running out of time to give their feedback about their iwi's Treaty claims, so the tribe can press ahead and reach a settlement with the Crown; Chile's envoy to New Zealand says a student exchange with Maori will help to keep the traditional culture of indigenous Easter Islanders alive. [more]

24/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 August 2012
The Waitangi Tribunal says the sale of shares in some state owned assets must be delayed, until Maori water rights are resolved; The Tribunal says it's long overdue for the Crown to recognise its obligation to seek a resolution; The Maori Council's lead lawyer - Felix Geiringer says they're very happy with the findings that the sales in state owned enterprises should be put off; In delivering today's interim report, the Tribunal relies heavily on the Treaty of Waitangi and previous legal fights for rights; While the full report is yet to come, the Tribunal says its recommendations won't change. [more]

24/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 August 2012
The Waitangi Tribunal says the sale of shares in some state owned assets must be delayed, until Maori water rights are resolved; The Maori Council is praising the Waitangi Tribunal's interim water rights report - saying it's not one-sided; The annual conference of the Maori Medical Practitioners' Association is being held in Northland next week, for the first time since it began about 15 years ago. [more]

27/08/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 27 August 2012
Waitangi Tribunal unable to establish whether Maori have rights to aquifers; Maori Council's legal team says Waitangi Tribunal findings on water rights offer win-win solution to Crown and claimants; A west Auckland Maori authority goes to court over the Crown axing one of its welfare contracts; King Tuheitia and Tonga's new King will receive a formal welcome to Auckland's supercity today. [more]

27/08/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 27 August 2012
Waitangi Tribunal unable to establish Maori rights to aquifers; Maori Council's legal team says Waitangi Tribunal's findings on water rights offer win-win solution to Crown and claimants; West Auckland Maori authority goes to court over axing of one of its welfare contracts; King Tuheitia and Tonga's new King will receive formal welcome to Auckland's supercity today. [more]

27/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 August 2012
The High Court in Auckland has heard that the Crown should treat Maori social service providers differently to other commercial operations; The Maori Council is prepared to take other natural resource claims to the Waitangi Tribunal, if it has to; A Maori child advocacy group says the future is looking brighter for tamariki; The annual Tau Mai e Kapiti residency has been awarded, selecting and allowing one Maori writer to go and live on Kapiti Island for eight weeks. [more]

27/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 August 2012
The High Court in Auckland has heard that the Crown should treat Maori social service providers differently to other commercial operations; The Maori Council is prepared to take other natural resource claims to the Waitangi Tribunal, if it has to; A Maori child advocacy group says the future is looking brighter for tamariki; The annual Tau Mai e Kapiti residency has been awarded, selecting and allowing one Maori writer to go and live on Kapiti Island for eight weeks. [more]

28/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 August 2012
A west Auckland urban Maori authority says it would not have poured money and resources into delivering a Government welfare scheme, if it had known the plug was about to be pulled; An Auckland iwi says an interim report on water rights proves that the government's repeatedly ignored Maori rights over water; The Environmental Defence Society is pushing for the Treaty of Waitangi to have more presence in a revamped Marine Mammals Protection Act; The 2011 disabled Maori sportsperson of the year, the cyclist Jayne Parsons, has had her dream of winning three gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympics dashed - after pulling out due to injury. [more]

28/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 August 2012
A west Auckland urban Maori authority says it would not have poured money and resources into delivering a Government welfare scheme, if it had known the plug was about to be pulled; An Auckland iwi says an interim report on water rights proves that the government's repeatedly ignored Maori rights over water; The Environmental Defence Society is pushing for the Treaty of Waitangi to have more presence in a revamped Marine Mammals Protection Act; The 2011 disabled Maori sportsperson of the year, the cyclist Jayne Parsons, has had her dream of winning three gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympics dashed - after pulling out due to injury. [more]

28/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 August 2012
The Crown's promising to deliver better services to the people of Tuhoe; A Maori school board trustee is urging the Ministry of Education to listen to parents' concerns before shutting down their school for children with special needs at the top of the South Island; A court's heard a Maori welfare provider lost a Government contract after a poor assessment by a Crown agent with no experience in social services; A Maori clinical psychology student, who has just received a thirty thousand dollar scholarship, says she plans to go home to Horowhenua and put her studies into practice. [more]

28/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 August 2012
A court's heard a Maori welfare provider lost a Government contract after a poor assessment by a Crown agent with no experience in social services; The Crown's promising to deliver better services to the people of Tuhoe; A Maori school board trustee is urging the Ministry of Education to listen to parents' concerns before shutting down their school for children with special needs at the top of the South Island; A Maori clinical psychology student, who has just received a thirty thousand dollar scholarship, says she plans to go home to Horowhenua and put her studies into practice. [more]

29/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 August 2012
Accusations that a Crown agent and a senior Maori welfare manager had a personal dislike for each other have been made at a hearing into the axing of a valuable social services contract; An Auckland iwi says an interim Waitangi Tribunal report is right to dismisses some public criticism that a Maori water rights claim was opportunist; The Government says there are signs of good progress being made with Treaty settlement negotiations with Tuhoe; There's a warning that Maori girls with special needs will suffer if the Government shuts down their school - because mainstream schools won't be able to offer the same level of service. [more]

29/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 August 2012
The Government says there are signs of good progress being made with Treaty settlement negotiations with Tuhoe; Accusations that a Crown agent and a senior Maori welfare manager had a personal dislike for each other have been made at a hearing into the axing of a valuable social services contract; An Auckland iwi says an interim Waitangi Tribunal report is right to dismisses some public criticism that a Maori water rights claim was opportunist; There's a warning that Maori girls with special needs will suffer if the Government shuts down their school - because mainstream schools won't be able to offer the same level of service. [more]

29/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 August 2012
Maori have asked to become a member of a sub-group of the Pacific Islands Forum; An independent assessor has criticised the way the Ministry of Social Development reviewed the performance of the Waipareira Trust's provision of services for at-risk families with babies; The Federal Court of Australia has recognised native title rights over more than 30-thousand square kilometres of western Queensland; A Northland GP says a conference on keeping Maori doctors healthy is important, as some are burning out from the demands of the job as well as being community leaders. [more]

29/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 August 2012
An independent assessor has criticised the way the Ministry of Social Development reviewed the performance of the Waipareira Trust's provision of services for at-risk families with babies; Maori have asked to become a member of a sub-group of the Pacific Islands Forum; The Federal Court of Australia has recognised native title rights over more than 30-thousand square kilometres of western Queensland; A Northland GP says a conference on keeping Maori doctors healthy is important, as some are burning out from the demands of the job as well as being community leaders. [more]

30/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 August 2012
Ngapuhi will today be the first iwi to sign a memorandum of understanding with Child Youth and Family - which aims to reduce the number of Ngapuhi children in state care; An independent assessor says the Ministry of Social Development applied an "overly negative bias" when reviewing the Waipareira Trust's provision of services for at-risk families with babies; Maori seeking to join a Pacific Islands Forum group, say membership could increase business opportunities; Northland secondary students are invited to a doctors' conference this week in the hope it will encourage some of them to pursue a career in medicine. [more]

30/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 August 2012
Maori seeking to join a Pacific Islands Forum group, say membership could increase business opportunities; An independent assessor says the Ministry of Social Development applied an "overly negative bias" when reviewing the Waipareira Trust's provision of services for at-risk families with babies; Ngapuhi will today be the first iwi to sign a memorandum of understanding with Child Youth and Family - which aims to reduce the number of Ngapuhi children in state care; Northland secondary students are invited to a doctors' conference this week in the hope it will encourage some of them to pursue a career in medicine. [more]

30/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 August 2012
The lower North Island, Ngati Toa, has initialled a deed of settlement, which recognises the tribe's ancestral chief as the composer of the haka, Ka Mate Ka Mate; The Crown and Whanganui Iwi have signed an agreement that marks a step forward in the tribe being officially recognised as a guardian of the Whanganui River; Ngai Tuhoe says a plan to manage social services for it people will eventually lead to the iwi taking over most of the responsibilities currently provided by the state; Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi and Child, Youth and Family have formally agreed to work together to protect and nurture children in Northland. [more]

30/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 August 2012
The lower North Island, Ngati Toa, has initialled a deed of settlement, which recognises the tribe's ancestral chief as the composer of the haka, Ka Mate Ka Mate; The Crown and Whanganui Iwi have signed an agreement that marks a step forward in the tribe being officially recognised as a guardian of the Whanganui River; Ngai Tuhoe says a plan to manage social services for it people will eventually lead to the iwi taking over most of the responsibilities currently provided by the state; Ngapuhi and Child Youth and Family have agreed on a memoradum of understanding which aims to reduce the number of Ngapuhi children in state care. [more]

31/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 August 2012
A framework agreement to look after the Whanganui River which was signed off at parliament yesterday has been put into operation; A Ministry of Social Development manager is rejecting a suggestion that the member of his staff who assessed the Waipareira Trust's provision of an important Government service - and found it lacking - was overly subjective; The Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell says he's confident his private members bill to give MPs the option of also swearing allegiance to the Treaty of Waitangi will get support to be legislated; A small lower North Island iwi is set to have a bigger profile as tribal members bless a new community and cultural centre during a dawn ceremony today. [more]

31/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 August 2012
A framework agreement to look after the Whanganui River which was signed off at parliament yesterday has been put into operation; A Ministry of Social Development manager is rejecting a suggestion that the member of his staff who assessed the Waipareira Trust's provision of an important Government service - and found it lacking - was overly subjective; The Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell says he's confident his private members bill to give MPs the option of also swearing allegiance to the Treaty of Waitangi will get support; A small lower North Island iwi is set to have a bigger profile as tribal members bless a new community and cultural centre during a dawn ceremony today. [more]

31/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 August 2012
The guardians of the area around Mount Tongariro have officiated at the partial re-opening of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing; Ngati Toa says its Deed of Settlement may set a precedents for other iwi to safeguard their taonga; A Government official says a Maori service provider was unhelpful to deal with, in the lead up to the cancellation of its contract to deliver Crown services; The Maori All Blacks are to play three matches in the United Kingdom in November, including an international against Canada. [more]

31/08/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 August 2012
The guardians of the area around Mount Tongariro have officiated at the partial re-opening of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing; Ngati Toa says its Deed of Settlement may set a precedents for other iwi to safeguard their taonga; A Government official says a Maori service provider was unhelpful to deal with, in the lead up to the cancellation of its contract to deliver Crown services; The Maori All Blacks are to play three matches in the United Kingdom in November, including an international against Canada. [more]

03/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 September 2012
The government is due to make a decision today on the Waitangi Tribunal's interim report on water rights; A 30-year plan to improve the lives of Maori living in Auckland is being launched today; The lower North Island iwi, Ngati Toa, has sidestepped an Intellectual Property Office ruling, which rejected the tribe's attempt to safeguard the haka, Ka Mate Ka Mate; The Turangi-Tongariro Community Board is recommending a number of changes to street names in Turangi to reflect local Maori. [more]

03/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 September 2012
The Queenstown Lakes District Council says shelving plans to upgrade the one lane Kawarau Falls Bridge near the resort, is a clear signal the Government's is ignoring regional roading. [more]

03/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 September 2012
The Maori Council says the Government's decision to delay the first of its partial state asset sales shows it's acting in good faith; A direct descendant of a Ngati Hine ancestral chief, who signed Te Tiriti o Waitangi, says it's too early for the Government to consider a bill where public officials can swear allegiance to the treaty; The leader of a small lower North Island iwi says its partnership with the district council in a new cultural centre reinforces its local identity; The organisation charged with cleaning up the Waikato River has appointed a new funding manager; Radio Ngati Porou on the east Coast of the North Island has turned 25. [more]

03/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 September 2012
The Maori Council says the Government's decision to delay the first of its partial state asset sales shows it's acting in good faith; A direct descendant of a Ngati Hine ancestral chief, who signed Te Tiriti o Waitangi, says it's too early for the Government to consider a bill where public officials can swear allegience to the treaty; The leader of a small lower North Island iwi says its partnership with the district council in a new cultural centre reinforces its local identity; The head coach of the Maori All Blacks says the side could tour each year. [more]

04/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 4 September 2012
A water rights claimant is thanking the government for its decision to delay share sales in Mighty River Power until next year; A Horowhenua iwi is closer to commencing formal Treaty negotiations with the Crown, after the majority of its tribal members voted to give them the mandate to proceed; Ngapuhi says signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Child, Youth and Family will help to achieve its goal of reducing the number of their tamariki in state care; The first conference for indigenous lawyers throughout the world is being hosted by the Maori Law Society this week. [more]

04/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 4 September 2012
A water rights claimant is thanking the government for its decision to delay share sales in Mighty River Power until next year; A Horowhenua iwi is closer to commencing formal Treaty negotiations with the Crown, after the majority of its tribal members voted to give them the mandate to proceed; Ngapuhi says signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Child, Youth and Family will help to achieve its goal of reducing the number of their tamariki in state care; The first conference for indigenous lawyers throughout the world is being hosted by the Maori Law Society this week. [more]

04/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 4 September 2012
A water rights claimant is thanking the government for its decision to delay share sales in Mighty River Power until next year; A Horowhenua iwi is closer to commencing formal Treaty negotiations with the Crown, after the majority of its tribal members voted to give them the mandate to proceed; The first conference for indigenous lawyers throughout the world is being hosted by the Maori Law Society this week. [more]

05/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 September 2012
The Maori King's call for a national water rights hui is being commended by the Moari Council - which says the meeting will help stop government's ongoing mentality of trying to divide and conquer iwi and hapu; A Canadian advocate for indigenous children says governments around the world need to stop under-funding services for indigenous children - including Maori; Te Papa Tongarewa and the National Museum of China are working together to put on a show to celebrate four decades of Sino-Aotearoa political relations; The pros and cons of establishing a Maori bank will be discussed at a conference this week. [more]

05/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 September 2012
The Maori King's call for a national water rights hui is being commended by the Maori Council - which says the meeting will help stop government's ongoing mentality of trying to divide and conquer iwi and hapu; A Canadian advocate for indigenous children says governments around the world need to stop under-funding services for indigenous children - including Maori; The need for a Maori bank will be discussed at a conference this week; Te Papa Tongarewa and the National Museum of China are working together to put on a show to celebrate four decades of Sino-Aotearoa political relations. [more]

06/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 September 2012
The Maori Council's being told that it might be time to give over the lead role on the debate about water to the Iwi Chairs Forum; The Maori college, Hato Petera, has been told by the Education Review Office that it needs to make several improvements, but its hostel is in good shape; Te Papa Museum says its pounamu exhibition to China resonates with their culture because they can also relate to the mythological taniwha stories about greenstone; A Brisbane based rugby league coach is urging New Zealand Rugby League to put more resources into developing young Maori players in Australia so they don't play for Queensland or New South Wales. [more]

06/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 September 2012
The Education Review Office says the Maori college, Hato Petera, needs to make several improvements, but its hostel is in good shape; The Maori Council's being told that it might be time to give over the lead role on the water debate to the Iwi Chairs Forum; Te Papa Museum says its pounamu exhibition to China resonates with their culture because they can also relate to the mythological taniwha stories about greenstone; A Brisbane based rugby league coach is urging New Zealand Rugby League to put more resources into developing young Maori players in Australia - so they don't play for Queensland or New South Wales. [more]

06/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 September 2012
An arm of the Iwi Chairs Forum is planning to spell out its relationship with the Crown when it attends a water rights hui called by the Maori King; Meanwhile, the Maori Council is rejecting a suggesting that it should to step aside and let the Iwi Chairs Forum lead the debate on Maori water rights; Some members of Rangitane in the Lower North island want to put a stop to their tribe's Treaty settlement; A series of panels identifying significant Maori sites prior to European settlement have been put up near New Plymouth's popular coastal walkway. [more]

06/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 September 2012
The Maori Council is rejecting a suggesting that it should to step aside and let the Iwi Chairs Forum lead the debate on Maori water rights; An arm of the Iwi Chairs Forum is planning to spell out its relationship with the Crown when it attends a water rights hui called by the Maori King; Some members of Rangitane in the Lower North island want to put a stop to their tribe's Treaty settlement; A series of panels identifying significant Maori sites prior to European settlement have been put up near New Plymouth's popular coastal walkway. [more]

07/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 September 2012
The government has started contacting iwi directly affected by its plan to sell shares in Mighty River Power, which has hydro-dams along the Waikato River; A Maori college says negative parts of its Education Review Office report are due to inconsistent management in recent years, and it's confident the school will improve now it has a permanent principal; An 80-kilometre cycle trail through the Pureora Forest Park could result in hundreds of new jobs for the area; A Te Arawa woman who was inspired to join the Maori health service after her own son became unwell, has won the Public Health Association's prestigious Tu Rangatira mo to Ora award. [more]

07/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 September 2012
The government has started contacting iwi directly affected by its plan to sell shares in Mighty River Power, which has hydro-dams along the Waikato River; An 80-kilometre cycle trail through the Pureora Forest Park could result in hundreds of new jobs for the area; A Maori college says negative parts of its Education Review Office report are due to inconsistent management in recent years, and it's confident the school will improve now it has a permanent principal; A Te Arawa woman who was inspired to join the Maori health service after her own son became unwell, has won the Public Health Association's prestigious Tu Rangatira mo to Ora award. [more]

07/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 September 2012
A Far North tribe on the verge of settling its Treaty claim says the behaviour of its neighbouring iwi, Ngati Kahu, is verging on madness; Residents of the Rotorua suburb of Ngapuna are angry consent has been given to a rubbish transfer station near their marae, homes, school and bath; Ngai Tahu is supporting a move for Canterbury Regional Council to continue being run by Government-appointed officials; The body overseeing the Fire Service now has Maori representation. [more]

07/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 September 2012
Rotorua Maori are taking their opposition to a new rubbish transfer station to the Environment Court; A Far North tribe on the verge of settling its Treaty claim says the behaviour of its neighbouring iwi, Ngati Kahu, is verging on madness; The body overseeing the Fire Service now has Maori representation; Ngai Tahu is supporting a move for Canterbury Regional Council to continue being run by Government-appointed officials. [more]

10/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 September 2012
Auckland tribes have again got the future of the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours in their Treaty settlement sights; Te Wananga o Raukawa has improved its performance and is now getting more students to finish their courses; The new principal of a Maori college is confident that bringing the school into the 21st century will help improve its Education Review Office reports; The company behind a new rubbish transfer station opposed by Rotorua Maori says it will discuss any concerns with its neighbours. [more]

10/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 September 2012
Auckland tribes have again got the future of the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours in their Treaty settlement sights; Te Wananga o Raukawa has improved its performance and is now getting more students to finish their courses; The company behind a new rubbish transfer station opposed by Rotorua Maori says it will discuss any concerns with its neighbours; The new principal of a Maori college is confident that bringing the school into the 21st century will help improve its Education Review Office reports. [more]

10/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 September 2012
The Principal of Kawerau Intermediate School, Daryl Aim, says the halving of production at the town's pulp and paper mill will have a big impact on the Eastern Bay of Plenty town; A visiting linguistics expert says the loss of language is more damaging than the loss of land for indigenous peoples; A member of the Taranaki Whanui iwi says a financial investigation into Wellington Tenths Trust should also cover another Maori organisation headed by the same man - Sir Ngatata Love; Whanganui River Iwi and local government are starting to plan how the tribe's Treaty settlement will work under a new regime of co-management. [more]

10/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 September 2012
A visiting linguistics expert says the loss of language is more damaging than the loss of land for indigenous peoples; A member of the Taranaki Whanui iwi says a financial investigation into Wellington Tenths Trust should also cover another Maori organisation headed by the same man - Sir Ngatata Love; The Principal of Kawerau Intermediate School says the halving of production at the town's pulp and paper mill will have a big impact on the Eastern Bay of Plenty town; Whanganui River Iwi and local government are starting to plan how the tribe's Treaty settlement will work under a new regime of co-management. [more]

11/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 September 2012
The Maori Tourism body wants 'Kia Ora' to become New Zealand's national greeting; An Auckland hapu says the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours could be looked after in the same way that Maori and the Crown will care for key city landmarks; A small Horowhenua iwi says it will be working with other tribes in the district on Whanau Ora contracts that will benefit the welfare of the whole Maori community; The Waiariki MP, Te Ururoa Flavell, says Maori should have been better consulted about a plan to set up a rubbish transfer station in Rotorua. [more]

11/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 September 2012
The Maori Tourism body wants 'Kia Ora' to become New Zealand's national greeting; An Auckland hapu says the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours could be looked after in the same way that Maori and the Crown will care for key city landmarks; A small Horowhenua iwi says it will be working with other tribes in the district on Whanau Ora contracts that will benefit the welfare of the whole Maori community; The Waiariki MP, Te Ururoa Flavell, says Maori should have been better consulted about a plan to set up a rubbish transfer station in Rotorua. [more]

11/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 September 2012
Te Urewera National Park will exist as a separate legal entity under the terms of a treaty settlement agreed on today by Ngai Tuhoe and the Crown; Members of the Taranaki Whanui iwi have shown strong support for Sir Ngatata Love, who has stepped aside from heading two Maori trusts - one of which is under financial investigation; The eastern Bay of Plenty iwi, Ngati Awa, has appointed a new tribal chief executive; A Maori academic from the top of the South Island is one of five people travelling to the United States for a New Zealand research trip to investigate Maori treasures. [more]

11/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 September 2012
Te Urewera National Park will exist as a separate legal entity under the terms of a treaty settlement agreed on today by Ngai Tuhoe and the Crown; Members of the Taranaki Whanui iwi have shown strong support for Sir Ngatata Love, who has stepped aside from heading two Maori trusts - one of which is under financial investigation; The eastern Bay of Plenty iwi, Ngati Awa, has appointed a new tribal chief executive; A Maori academic from the top of the South Island is one of five people travelling to the United States for a New Zealand research trip to investigate Maori treasures. [more]

12/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 September 2012
The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Chris Finlayson, has ruled out the idea that the Crown's deal with Ngai Tuhoe could lead to self-governance for the iwi; Iwi radio stations might be asked to broadcast fewer Maori language programmes, in an effort to improve the content; One of the Muriwhenua iwi leaders attending a Waitangi Tribunal hearing into the return of Crown land says his members want an end to the tension between other tribes at the inquiry; The Tertiary Education Commission is applauding Te Wananga O Raukawa for improving its performance. [more]

12/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 September 2012
Iwi radio stations might be asked to broadcast fewer Maori language programmes, in an effort to improve the content; The Ngai Tuhoe Chief Negotiator, Tamati Kruger, says it could take up to 40 years to fully develop greater autonomy for the Iwi; One of the Muriwhenua iwi leaders attending a Waitangi Tribunal hearing into the return of Crown land says his members want an end to the tension between other tribes at the inquiry; The Tertiary Education Commission is applauding Te Wananga O Raukawa for improving its performance. [more]

12/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 September 2012
Maoridom is mourning the death of a former president of the Maori Womens' Welfare League; A King Country iwi is preparing to send a delegation to King Tuheita's water rights hui tomorrow - and the tribe is taking along an unequivocal message; A plan for Tuhoe to settle its grievances with the Crown will soon trigger top-up payments for two of the biggest iwi; A scholarship to encourage Maori into the fishing industry has been launched by the fishing company, Sanford's and the Iwi Collective Partnership. [more]

12/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 September 2012
Maoridom is mourning the death of a former president of the Maori Womens' Welfare league; A King Country iwi is preparing to send a delegation to King Tuheita's water rights hui on Thursday - and the tribe is taking along an unequivocal message; A plan for Tuhoe to settle its grievances with the Crown will soon trigger top-up payments for two of the biggest iwi; A scholarship to encourage Maori into the fishing industry has been launched the fishing company, Sanford's and the Iwi Collective Partnership. [more]

13/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 September 2012
A national Maori hui on water rights called by the Maori King isn't expected to produce a resolution, but there's hope it will bring tribal unity over the issue; Meanwhile, the leader of Auckland's largest hapu is in full support of the hui called by King Tuheitia; Mourners are gathering at Mangatu Marae near Gisborne this morning to pay their respects to a Ngati Porou woman who was a former president of the Maori Womens' Welfare League; An Iwi radio programme director says his station is looking at new strategies to promote te reo without excluding non-Maori speakers. [more]

13/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 September 2012
A national Maori hui on water rights called by the Maori King isn't expected to produce a resolution, but there's hope it will bring tribal unity over the issue; Meanwhile, the leader of Auckland's largest hapu is in full support of the hui called by King Tuheitia; Mourners are gathering at Mangatu Marae near Gisborne this morning to pay their respects to a Ngati Porou woman who was a former president of the Maori Womens' Welfare League; An Iwi radio programme director says his station is looking at new strategies to promote te reo without excluding non-Maori speakers. [more]

13/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 September 2012
A national hui on water rights has heard a peak tribal body that deals with the Government will bring the most beneficial outcome for Maori; A partnership of North Island Iwi with fish quota assets says while it has big ambitions of becoming more active in fishing, more of its people need to be working in the industry; Researchers looking at Bioprospecting - the sourcing of drugs of from traditional medicines - have found that three geographically separate cultures, including Maori, use similar plants for similar medicinal purposes; A traditional Maori seafarer says the elements his crew are faced with remind them about how brave their ancestors were when they sailed from the Pacific islands to Aotearoa. [more]

13/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 13 September 2012
A national hui on water rights has heard a peak tribal body that deals with the Government will bring the most beneficial outcome for Maori; Some who travelled to the hui, recognised the significant of the day; A partnership of North Island Iwi with fish quota assets says while it has big ambitions of becoming more active in fishing, more of its people need to be working in the industry; Researchers looking at Bioprospecting - the sourcing of drugs of from traditional medicines - have found that three geographically separate cultures, including Maori, use similar plants for the same healing purposes; A traditional Maori seafarer says the elements his crew are faced with remind them about how brave their ancestors were when they sailed from the Pacific islands to Aotearoa. [more]

14/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 September 2012
Tribes are being urged not to break ranks and negotiate with the Government on water rights; King Tuheitia addressed an audience of about a thousand people at the end of the hui - making it clear what he wants for Maori; The respected Maori academic, Professor Whatarangi Winiata, was charged with drawing up recommendations from the hui; An academic who specialises in reviving indigenous languages believes making Te Reo compulsory in schools would be counter-productive; A Te Arawa kaumatua, Mita Mohi, is to be recognised for his commitment to the martial arts, Mau Rakau, at this year's National Waiata Maori Music Awards. [more]

14/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 September 2012
Tribes are being urged not to break ranks and negotiate with the Government on water rights; King Tuheitia adressed an audience of about a thousand people at the end of the hui - making it clear what he wants for Maori; The convenor of the hui, Tukoroirangi Morgan, says conducting negotiations with the Crown is an urgent matter, but tribes are prepared to dig in to get what they want; An academic who specialises in reviving indigenous languages believes making Te Reo compulsory in schools would be counter-productive; A Te Arawa kaumatua, Mita Mohi, is to be recognised for his commitment to the martial arts, Mau Rakau, at this year's National Waiata Maori Music Awards. [more]

14/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 September 2012
In this special edition of Te Manu Korihi, we present parts of the Maori King's speech on water rights. King Tuheitia yesterday spoke mostly in English to an audience of about one thousand people at a hui on Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawahia. [more]

14/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 14 September 2012
The Iwi Chairs Forum has formally endorsed a resolution by senior Maori for tribal unity over water rights; It's 40 years today since the Maori Language Petition - signed by more than 30-thousand people - was delivered to Parliament; The National Waiata Maori Music Awards are being held in Hastings tonight; The skipper of a traditional Maori sailing canoe says his crew is learning signs from nature about how to navigate their waka to Rapanui or Easter Island. [more]

17/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 September 2012
The Maori Council says iwi chairs need to do a better job of keeping hapu informed - because they feel excluded from top level talks about water; The embattled Rata Te Awhina Trust - which provides Maori health services on the South Island's West Coast - is bringing in more leaders with greater experience to sort out its problems; A Maori broadcaster says funding for Iwi radio is so tight there isn't enough money to produce more Maori language programmes and keep valuable staff; The Whanganui River Maori Trust Board says the new co-management plan to look after Whanganui National Park signals the start of partnership arrangements in a post settlement Aotearoa. [more]

17/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 September 2012
The embattled Rata Te Awhina Trust - which provides Maori health services on the South Island's West Coast - is bringing in more leaders with greater experience to sort out its problems; The Maori Council says iwi chairs need to do a better job of keeping hapu informed - because they feel excluded from top level talks about water; The Whanganui River Maori Trust Board says the new co-management plan to look after Whanganui National Park signals the start of partnership arrangements in a post settlement Aotearoa; A Maori broadcaster says funding for Iwi radio is so tight there isn't enough money to produce more Maori language programmes and keep valuable staff. [more]

17/09/2012: King Tuheitia's speech on water
The Maori King, King Tuheitia, makes a speech in English on water rights to an audience of about 1,000 people on Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawahia on Thursday 13th September 2012. [more]

17/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 September 2012
The Maori Council is looking to take control of Maori Wardens from the government department, Te Puni Kokiri; An opposition MP says plans to merge two Christchurch kura kaupapa Maori would be like asking two tribes to amalgamate; The Waiariki MP, Te Ururoa Flavell, is offering his support to Rotorua tangata whenua who are opposed to a rubbish transfer station being built; The lead singer of the hip hop and RnB band, Nesian Mystik, Te Awanui Reeder has topped the National Maori Music Awards. [more]

17/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 September 2012
The Maori Council is looking to take control of Maori Wardens from the government department, Te Puni Kokiri; An opposition MP says plans to merge two Christchurch kura kaupapa Maori would be like asking two tribes to amalgamate; Te Waiariki MP, Te Ururoa Flavell, is offering his support to Rotorua tangata whenua who are opposed to a rubbish transfer station being built; The lead singer of the hip hop and RnB band, Nesian Mystik, Te Awanui Reeder has topped the National Maori Music Awards. [more]

18/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 September 2012
The Maori Council has told Radio New Zealand that no tribes' from the Tainui region are going to the government's consultation hui on water rights; Pressure is mounting to review the legislation covering Maori wardens after part of it was ridiculed during the Rugby World Cup; Two Taranaki councils are considering whether to transfer ownership of the Nga Motu-Sugar Loaf Islands to Maori for treaty settlements; The whole of Maoridom is to be called upon to stop the merger of two Christchurch kura kaupapa Maori. [more]

18/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 September 2012
The Maori Council has told Radio New Zealand that no tribes' from the Tainui region are going to the government's consultation hui on water rights; Two Taranaki councils are considering whether to transfer ownership of the Nga Motu-Sugar Loaf Islands to Maori for treaty settlements; Pressure is mounting to review the legislation covering Maori wardens after part of it was ridiculed during the Rugby World Cup; The whole of Maoridom is to be called upon to stop the merger of two Christchurch kura kaupapa Maori. [more]

18/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 September 2012
Four Tainui tribal groups have pulled out of going to the government's first consultation hui on water rights already underway in Hamilton; The Port of Tauranga hopes to rebuild the relationship with local iwi, following a High Court decision to dismiss a hapu's appeal against plans to deepen and widen the city's harbour; Ngai Tahu says it has not been consulted about a proposal to merge two Maori immersion schools in Christchurch; A hui has been held in Tauranga today to discuss the potential for a stronger relationship between Maori leaders and the Council of Trade Unions. [more]

18/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 September 2012
The Hauraki Maori Trust Board is one of four Tainui tribal groups not going to the government's first consultation hui on Maori water rights - which is underway this evening; Ngai Tahu says it has not been consulted about a proposal to merge two Maori immersion schools in Christchurch; The Port of Tauranga hopes to rebuild its relationship with local iwi, following a High Court decision to dismiss a hapu's appeal against plans to deepen and widen the city's harbour; A hui has been held in Tauranga today to discuss the potential for a stronger relationship between Maori leaders and the Council of Trade Unions. [more]

19/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 September 2012
A Ngati Maniapoto descendant says the government's first consultation hui on water rights was worthwhile going to; A south Auckland marae has won back a Government welfare contract - just months after the Ministry of Social Development controversially cut social service agreements to five providers; The New Plymouth District Council has agreed in principal to hand over the Nga Motu-Sugar Loaf Islands to Maori for treaty settlements; Hundreds of Maori secondary school students from across Aotearoa have gathered in Nelson for the national Maori speech contest Nga Manu Korero this week. [more]

19/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 September 2012
A Ngati Maniapoto descendant says the government's first consultation hui on water rights was worthwhile going to; A south Auckland marae has won back a Government welfare contract - just months after the Ministry of Social Development controversially cut social service agreements to five providers; Representatives of two Taranaki iwi are pleased the district council is a step closer to transfering ownership of the Nga Motu-Sugar Loaf Islands off New Plymouth into Maori hands; Hundreds of Maori secondary school students from across Aotearoa have gathered in Nelson for the national Maori speech contest Nga Manu Korero this week. [more]

19/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 September 2012
Whanganui Iwi say they will be using the Crown's consultation hui today over freshwater rights to reinforce its Treaty claims over the Whanganui River; Meanwhile, a South Waikato Iwi, Ngati Raukawa, says the Maori King asked Tainui Iwi not to attend last night's government consultation hui on water rights; The Auditor General's office says it is not able to investigate the funding process of Te Raukura, known as Te Wharewaka o Poneke, on the Wellington waterfront; A traditional Maori navigator says his crew is being lead by the forces of nature as they sail across the South Pacific Ocean retracing the ancient voyages of their tupuna. [more]

19/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 September 2012
Whanganui Iwi say they will be using the Crown's consultation hui today over freshwater rights to reinforce its Treaty claims over the Whanganui River; A South Waikato Iwi, Ngati Raukawa, says the Maori King asked Tainui Iwi not to attend last night's government consultation hui on water rights; The Prime Minister, John Key, says the turnout to today's consultation water rights hui in Taupo shows interest in increasing; The Auditor General's office says it is not able to investigate the funding process of Te Raukura, known as Te Wharewaka o Poneke, on the Wellington waterfront; A traditional Maori navigator says his crew is being lead by the forces of nature as they sail across the South Pacific Ocean retracing the ancient voyages of their tupuna. [more]

20/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 September 2012
One of the largest iwi says it expects to attend the Crown's final hui on water rights and the partial sale of hydro power generators; Whanganui Iwi say their unique relationship with the Whanganui River is more important than the Crown's consultation meetings about water rights connected to the sale of shares in power stations; Meanwhile, Ngati Porou is questioning why it should join with other Iwi and hapu that have united over the water rights debate; A west Auckland Maori welfare provider believes it's given a High Court case against the Crown it's best shot. [more]

20/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 September 2012
One of the largest iwi says it expects to attend the Crown's final hui on water rights and the partial sale of hydro power generators; Whanganui Iwi say their unique relationship with the Whanganui River is more important than the Crown's consultation meetings about water rights connected to the sale of shares in power stations; Ngati Porou is questioning why it should join with other Iwi and hapu that have united over the water rights debate; A west Auckland Maori welfare provider believes it's given a High Court case against the Crown it's best shot. [more]

20/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 September 2012
A Bay of Plenty tribe says the passing of its first Treaty of Waitangi Bill reading in parliament is the result of hard work; The New Zealand Maori Council says it should be given back control of Maori wardens from the government despite the Act that governs them currently being under review; Children attending two Christchurch kura kaupapa Maori earmarked for a merger are said to be upset and unhappy about the Government plans; Nelson's Maori community is being praised for hosting hundreds of secondary school students from across Aotearoa who have been in the rohe for the last three days for an oratory competition. [more]

20/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 20 September 2012
A Bay of Plenty tribe says the passing of its first Treaty of Waitangi Bill reading in parliament is the result of hard work; The New Zealand Maori Council says it should be given back control of Maori wardens from the Government despite the Act that governs them currently being under review; Children attending two Christchurch kura kaupapa Maori earmarked for a merger are said to be upset and unhappy about the Government plans; Nelson's Maori community is being praised for hosting hundreds of secondary school students from across Aotearoa who have been in the rohe for the last three days for a speaking contest. [more]

21/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 September 2012
An urban Maori authority says it will appeal, if it loses a legal case over the loss of a valuable welfare contract; A United States based brand consultant says Maori could take part in business ventures in a better way than native Americans have; The Northland tribe, Ngati Whatua o Kaipara, says it aims to advance its people in areas such as education once its Treaty of Waitangi Settlement bill is legislated; Ngati Tuwharetoa has appointed a new chairperson for its Maori Trust Board after the tribe's paramount chief, Sir Tumu te Heuheu, resigned from the position last month. [more]

21/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 September 2012
An urban Maori authority says it will appeal, if it loses a legal case over the loss of a valuable welfare contract; A United States based brand consultant says Maori could take part in business ventures in a better way than native Americans have; The Northland tribe, Ngati Whatua o Kaipara, says it aims to advance its people in areas such as education once its Treaty of Waitangi Settlement bill is legislated; Ngati Tuwharetoa has appointed a new chairperson for its Maori Trust Board after the tribe's paramount chief, Sir Tumu te Heuheu, resigned from the position last month. [more]

21/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 September 2012
A new way of measuring pupils' performance shows more than 40 percent of Maori school children are underachieving in their writing skills; The Council of Te Wananga o Aotearoa, will advertise the position of Chief Executive of the tertiary institution in coming months; Maori have been presented with opportunities to enter into the business world as part of a conference that's just wrapped up in Rotorua; The organiser of a Maori beauty pageant says the competition proved that intellectual substance is more important than looks; The winners of the national secondary schools Maori speech competition - Nga Manu Korero have been awarded their prizes in Nelson this week. [more]

21/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 21 September 2012
A new way of measuring pupils' performance shows more than 40 percent of Maori school children are underachieving in their writing skills; The Council of Te Wananga o Aotearoa, will advertise the position of Chief Executive of the tertiary institution in coming months; Maori have been presented with opportunities to enter into the business world as part of a conference that's just wrapped up in Rotorua; The organiser of a Maori beauty pageant says the competition proved that intellectual substance is more important than looks; The winners of the national secondary schools Maori speech competition - Nga Manu Korero have been awarded their prizes in Nelson this week. [more]

24/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 September 2012
The organisation that administers and leases Maori land has earmarked more than a million dollars to make redundancies and shake-up its staffing; A Maori welfare provider is preparing to recruit whanau workers to deliver social services to more than a hundred at-risk families; The Maori Language Commission has announced the finalists for the Maori Language Awards; Discussions are being held over the future a small tribal meeting house based at a Bay of Plenty college that's due to close. [more]

24/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 September 2012
The organisation that administers and leases Maori land has earmarked more than a million dollars to make redundancies and shake-up its staffing; ; A Maori welfare provider is preparing to recruit whanau workers to deliver social services to more than a hundred at-risk families; Discussions are being held over the future a small tribal meeting house based at a Bay of Plenty college that's due to close; The Maori Language Commission has announced the finalists for the Maori Language Awards. [more]

24/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 September 2012
Hearings into New Zealand King Salmon's plans to expand farms in the Marlborough Sounds will be moved to the Waikawa Marae next week, to allow iwi to speak in their own cultural setting; Vodafone and a reo Maori revitalisation company have together been shortlisted as finalists in this year's Maori Language Award; An intellectual property rights lawyer says Ngati Toa has achieved what claimants wanted from a Waitangi Tribunal case on intellectual rights; Maori and Pacifica youth are to be targeted in a study of whether poor sleeping habits can affect diet, triggering obesity in teenagers. [more]

24/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 September 2012
Hearings into New Zealand King Salmon's plans to expand farms in the Marlborough Sounds will be moved to the Waikawa Marae next week, to allow iwi to speak in their own cultural setting; Vodafone and a reo Maori revitalisation company have together been shortlisted as finalists in this year's Maori Language Awards; An Intellectual property rights lawyer says Ngati Toa has achieved what claimants wanted from taking a Waitangi Tribunal case on intellectual rights; Maori and Pasifika youth are to be targeted in a study of whether poor sleeping habits can affect diet, triggering obesity in teenagers. [more]

25/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 September 2012
Moriori are calling for the Crown and Ngati Mutunga to give them compensation for the loss of nearly all of their land and the lives of their ancestors - who were killed by Taranaki Maori in the 1830s; A long established Maori boarding school for girls has been given a mixed report by the Education Review Office; Vodafone has pulled a version of its latest television commercial featuring the lead star of the film, Boy, because people were texting the wrong number - bombarding another one of its customers; Te Papa Museum is getting ready this morning to hand over 18 taonga to a Horowhenua Iwi - which will go on display at the new cultural and community centre in Levin. [more]

25/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 September 2012
Moriori are calling for the Crown and Ngati Mutunga to give them compensation for the loss of nearly all of their land and the lives of their ancestors - who were killed by Taranaki Maori in the 1830s; The education watchdog says the future of Turakina Maori Girls College in the Rangitikei district is at risk due to poor governance by its board; Te Papa Museum is getting ready this morning to hand over 18 taonga to a Horowhenua Iwi - which will go on display at the new cultural and community centre in Levin; Vodafone has pulled a version of its latest television commercial featuring the lead star of the film, Boy, because people were texting the wrong number - bombarding another one of its customers. [more]

25/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 September 2012
Legislation's being considered to stop people from laying claim to cultural objects that are on loan here from overseas - including Maori artefacts; A new chief executive has been appointed to head the Ministry of Maori Development, Te Puni Kokiri; Some iwi in the Marlborough Sounds expect hearings into a Salmon farm expansion, being held on a Marae next week, will strengthen the case for opponents; The recently crowned Miss Aotearoa 2012 says she was attracted to enter the pageant because of its strong association with Maori culture - including knowing about tikanga and Te Reo. [more]

25/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 September 2012
A new chief executive has been appointed to head the Ministry of Maori Development, Te Puni Kokiri; Legislation's being considered to stop people from laying claim to cultural objects that are on loan here from overseas - including Maori artefacts; Some iwi in the Marlborough Sounds expect hearings into a Salmon farm expansion, being held on a Marae next week, will strengthen the case for opponents; The recently crowned Miss Aotearoa 2012 says she was attracted to enter the pageant because of its strong association with Maori culture including knowing about tikanga and Te Reo. [more]

26/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 September 2012
A large iwi group in the Marlborough Sounds is maintaining support for a major Salmon farm development, despite disapproval from faction of its members; Te Iwi Moriori say they are happy to co-manage resources on the Chatham Islands so long as their treaty claims are acknowledged differently from Ngati Mutunga - the other tribe on the islands; The newly-appointed head of the Ministry of Maori Development says the department could in future help other indigenous peoples around the world; A researcher says the results of a study of Maori and Pasifika youth comparing the relationship between poor sleeping habits and weight gain, could be used to tackle obesity internationally. [more]

26/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 September 2012
A large iwi group in the Marlborough Sounds is maintaining support for a major Salmon farm development, despite disapproval from a faction of its members; Te Iwi Moriori say they are happy to co-manage resources on the Chatham Islands so long as their treaty claims are acknowledged differently from Ngati Mutunga - the other tribe on the islands; The newly-appointed head of the Ministry of Maori Development says the department could in future help other indigenous peoples around the world; A researcher says the results of a study of Maori and Pasifika youth comparing the relationship between poor sleeping habits and weight gain, could be used to tackle obesity internationally. [more]

26/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 September 2012
The Government says for Moriori and Maori to complete their Treaty settlements over the Chathams, both groups need to work together for the benefit of the whole community; The chair of a large iwi in Marlborough Sounds says it will not change its stance in supporting a company's Salmon farm expansion plans, despite some opposition from its members; Traditional Maori land is about to become home to a blue penguin tourism venture near Dunedin; The Ministry of Social Development's Family and Community Services division is a finalist in this year's Maori Language Awards for contributions by a government agency. [more]

26/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 September 2012
The Government says for Moriori and Maori to complete their Treaty settlements over the Chathams, both groups need to work together for the benefit of the whole community; The chair of a large iwi in Marlborough Sounds says it will not change its stance in supporting New Zealand King Salmon's farm expansion plans, despite some opposition from its members; The Ministry of Social Development's Family and Community Services division is a finalist in this year's Maori Language Awards for contributions by a government agency; Traditional Maori land is about to become home to a blue penguin tourism venture near Dunedin. [more]

27/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 September 2012
The chief negotiator for Tuhoe believes few people have attended the government organised hui on Maori water rights because they feel nothing will be gained from going; Ngai Tahu has bounced back from last year's net profit slump - posting a six-fold increase of nearly 100 million dollars in one year; Iwi in Rotorua are angered by the chainsaw vandalism of a geothermal landmark in Waiotapu, that had only just been restored; The Qualifications Authority is putting whanau at the centre of its strategy to enable Maori to do better at school. [more]

27/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 September 2012
Ngai Tahu has bounced back from last year's net profit slump - posting a six-fold increase of nearly 100 million dollars in one year; The chief negotiator for Tuhoe believes few people have attended the government organised hui on Maori water rights because they feel nothing will be gained from going; Iwi in Rotorua are angered by the chainsaw vandalism of a geothermal landmark in Waiotapu, that had only just been restored; The Qualification Authority is putting whanau at the centre of its strategy to enable Maori to do better at school. [more]

27/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 September 2012
A senior member of a Moriori trust on the Chatham Islands has appeared before the Employment Relations Authority - accused of lobbying during board elections; The general manager of the Hokotehi Moriori Trust, Maui Solomon, says he did lobby during board elections - but maintains he did nothing illegal; Tainui iwi, Ngati Maniapoto, has told the government its consultation process on how to address Maori water rights will not produce informed and robust details; Ngai Tahu's marae-based communities are in line for more money - after the tribe's commercial arms turned in strong financial results. [more]

27/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 27 September 2012
A senior member of a Moriori trust on the Chatham Islands has appeared before the Employment Relations Authority - accused of lobbying during board elections; Tainui iwi, Ngati Maniapoto, has told the government its consultation process on how to address Maori water rights will not produce informed and robust details; Ngai Tahu's marae-based communities are in line for more money - after the tribe's commercial arms turned in strong financial results; Submissions have now closed on proposed legislation that exempts people from laying a claim on cultural objects here on loan from overseas has been collected. [more]

28/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 September 2012
The executive chair of a Chatham Islands Moriori trust, wants fresh board elections held - following accusations of lobbying by the trust's general manager; A report on the funding of Maori Wardens has revealed some tension between Police Iwi Liaison Officers and the wardens; The Government says it's excited to learn about an improvement in the number of Maori students leaving school with higher qualifications; A four day hikoi begins in Southland today for young descendants of the Ngai Tahu iwi. [more]

28/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 September 2012
There's a call for the Chatham Islands Moriori trust to hold fresh board elections - following accusations of lobbying by the organisation's general manager; But the General Manager of the Hokotehi Morirori Trust, Maui Solomon, rejects the call for fresh board elections to be held; A report on the funding of Maori Wardens has revealed some tension between Police Iwi Liaison Officers and the wardens; The Government says it's excited to learn about an improvement in the number of Maori students leaving school with higher qualifications; A four day hikoi begins in Southland today for young descendants of the Ngai Tahu iwi. [more]

28/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 September 2012
The Iwi Education Authority says the publishing of national standards puts emphasis on the need to improve the performance of Maori students in mainstream schools; The Maori Council says the relationship between the police and Maori Wardens has matured - and any unease between both organisations has disappeared; Ngai Tahu representatives from all corners of the South Island attended last night's Government consultation hui in Christchurch, on the partial privatisation of some state-owned companies; The Horowhenua District Council says the new Te Takere centre symbolises the strong the relationship it has with tangata whenua. [more]

28/09/2012: Manu Korihi News for 28 September 2012
The Iwi Education Authority says the publishing of national standards puts emphasis on the need to improve the performance of Maori students in mainstream schools; The Maori Council says the relationship between the police and Maori Wardens has matured - and any unease between both organisations has disappeared; Ngai Tahu representatives from all corners of the South Island attended last night's Government consultation hui in Christchurch on the partial privatisation of some state-owned companies; The Horowhenua District Council says the new Te Takere centre symbolises the strong the relationship it has with tangata whenua. [more]

01/10/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 1 October 2012
Te Kohanga Reo National Trust is sticking to its practice of not taking children on a part-time basis - because it goes against the kaupapa of Kohanga Reo; The political inquiry into the health and happiness of Maori children is heading to Australia; The Horowhenua District Council says local iwi have played a huge part in the design of a new cultural and community centre - with the tribe working together with the council every step of the way; A South Island kaumatua says 14 years since his tribe's Treaty settlement the most important thing is to focus on developing the next generation to lead the iwi. [more]

01/10/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 1 October 2012
Te Kohanga Reo National Trust is sticking to its practice of not taking children on a part-time basis - because it goes against the kaupapa of Kohanga Reo; The political inquiry into the health and happiness of Maori children is heading to Australia; A South Island kaumatua says 14 years since his tribe's Treaty settlement the most important thing is to focus on developing the next generation to lead the iwi; The Horowhenua District Council says local iwi have played a huge part in the design of a new cultural and community centre - with the tribe working together with the council every step of the way. [more]

01/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 October 2012
The Environment Court has received an application opposing consent for a new refuse transfer station in Rotorua;  Te Papa museum plans to provide ongoing support for a Horowhenua iwi, to help maintain its treasures which are now on display at the new cultural and community centre in Levin;  The chair of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, says 14 years on from the iwi's Treaty settlement, its assets are valued at almost one billion dollars. [more]

01/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 October 2012
The Environment Court has received an application opposing consent for a new refuse transfer station in Rotorua; Te Papa museum plans to provide ongoing support for a Horowhenua iwi, to help maintain its treasures which are now on display at the new cultural and community centre in Levin; The chair of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, says 14 years on from the iwi's Treaty settlement, its assets are valued at almost one billion dollars. [more]

02/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 October 2012
Ngati Kahungunu has come up with an innovative approach to help whanau from Wairarapa to northern Hawke's Bay become tobacco free; A facilitator of a hikoi for young Ngai Tahu descendants to traverse Southland, says the journey has helped spread the tribe's history among its people; The Principal of Kaiti school in Gisborne says teachers and pupils are excited about having the chance to defend their Maori language award title; The Ngapuhi leader, Sonny Tau, says a proposed strategy and pathway to treaty settlement by the Crown will set the Northland iwi back one hundred years. [more]

02/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 October 2012
Ngati Kahungunu iwi has come up with an innovative approach to help whanau from Wairarapa to northern Hawke's Bay become tobacco free; A facilitator of a hikoi for young Ngai Tahu descendants to traverse Southland, says the journey helped spread the tribe's history among its people; The Ngapuhi leader, Sonny Tau, says a proposed strategy to treaty settlement by the Crown will set the Northland iwi back one hundred years; The Principal of Kaiti school in Gisborne says teachers and pupils are excited about having the chance to defend their Maori language award title. [more]

02/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 October 2012
One of the country's largest tertiary institutions has refused to accept a council member nominated by the Maori King Tuheitia; The Associate Health Minster, Tariana Turia, says Maori health organisations can now register their interest in Te Kakano, which is a seeding innovation fund that has improved child health outcomes as a key priority; More than two thousand nine hundred Auckland University graduates were honoured today at four ceremonies held in the Aotea Centre's ASB theatre; A Moriori leader on the Chatham Islands says she has a lot of faith in the Government to move their customary claims forward. [more]

02/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 October 2012
One of the country's largest tertiary institutions has refused to accept a council member nominated by the Maori King Tuheitia; An Auckland University lecturer in Indigenous Art History, is delighted she's finally completed a doctoral thesis on carving styles used between 1830 and 1930 on the East Coast; The Associate Health Minister, Tariana Turia, says Maori health organisations have until November the 8th to register their interest in a seeding innovation fund, which has improved child health outcomes as a key priority; A Moriori leader on the Chatham Islands says she has a lot of faith in the Government to move their customary claims forward. [more]

03/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 October 2012
A Rotorua resident says consent to build a refuse transfer station in the suburb of Ngapuna, would never have happened if local government had adhered to the wishes of local Maori; The Education Review Office says urgent repairs need to be made to the hostel of a Maori boarding school for girls in the Rangitikei district; Te Wai Maori trust, which has a responsibility to advance Maori interests in freshwater fisheries, says it's time moves were made to stop whitebait or inanga, from being sold commercially; Bay of Plenty Regional Council says Maori landowners are playing their part in helping improve the water quality of Lake Rotorua. [more]

03/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 October 2012
Bay of Plenty Regional Council says Maori landowners are playing their part in helping improve the water quality of Lake Rotorua; Te Wai Maori trust, which has a responsibility to advance Maori interests in freshwater fisheries, says it's time moves were made to stop whitebait or inanga from being sold commercially; The Education Review Office says urgent repairs need to be made to the hostel of a Maori boarding school for girls in the Rangitikei district; A Rotorua resident says consent to build a refuse transfer station in the suburb of Ngapuna, would never have happened if local government had adhered to the wishes of local Maori. [more]

03/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 October 2012
The Maori business woman at the centre of a dispute between the Maori King Tuheitia and Te Wananga o Aotearoa, says she has a lot to offer the tertiary institution; A Rotorua resident who opposes a refuse transfer station being built near his home, hopes his appeal to the Environment Court will result in the facility being built elsewhere; Ancient Maori connections to Rangitahua or Raoul Island in the Kermadecs north of New Zealand, is one of the many stories being told during an exhibition which opens tonight at the Wellington City Gallery; Ngai Tahu iwi says it's in no hurry to relocate its headquarters back into the Christchurch CBD. [more]

03/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 3 October 2012
The Maori business woman at the centre of a dispute between the Maori King Tuheitia and Te Wananga o Aotearoa, is keen for the matter to be resolved as soon as possible; A Rotorua resident who opposes a waste transfer station being built near his home, hopes his appeal to the Environment Court will result in the facility being built elsewhere; Ancient Maori connections to Rangitahua or Raoul Island in the Kermadecs north of New Zealand, is one of the many stories being told during an exhibition which opens tonight at the Wellington City Gallery; Ngai Tahu iwi says it's in no hurry to relocate its headquarters back into the Christchurch CBD. [more]

04/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 4 October 2012
The Rotorua District Council is being accused of mistreating residents in the suburb of Ngapuna, where a refuse transfer station is proposed; One of the directors of an international environmental organisation, says an exhibition about the Kermadec Islands which opens today at the Wellington City Gallery, reconnects New Zealanders to the Pacific Ocean; An Auckland mission says its initiative which allows Maori and Pasifika teenage students to live in a hostel it runs, so they can attend one of the country's top secondary schools, is working well. [more]

04/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 4 October 2012
The Rotorua District Council's being accused of mistreating the Ngapuna neighbourhood, where a waste transfer station's proposed to be built; An Auckland mission says its initiative which allows Maori and Pasifika teenage students to live in a hostel it owns, so they can attend one of the country's top secondary schools, is working well; One of the directors of an international environmental organisation, says an exhibition about the Kermadec Islands which opens today at the Wellington City Gallery, reconnects New Zealanders to the Pacific Ocean. [more]

04/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 4 October 2012
The Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, has told secondary school teachers that students should be learning New Zealand history, including Maori experiences; The recently retired headmaster of Auckland Grammar School, is praising a project that's enabled Maori and Pacific Island students from rural communities to attend the school; The Lake Waikaremoana Hapu Restoration Trust says a partnership with the Wairoa District Council is making good progress, in re-developing a local reserve for the benefit of the whole community. [more]

04/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 4 October 2012
The Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, has told secondary school teachers that students should be learning New Zealand history, including Maori experiences; The Lake Waikaremoana Hapu Restoration Trust says a partnership with Wairoa District Council is making good progress in re-developing a local reserve for the benefit of the whole community;The recently retired headmaster of Auckland Grammar School, is praising a project that's enabled Maori and Pacific Island students from rural communities to attend the school. [more]

05/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 October 2012
The Post Primary Teachers' Association is accusing the Education Minister, Hekia Parata, of not knowing what actually goes on in classrooms; Tauranga iwi Ngai Te Rangi is worried that the owners of the container ship Rena, may not want to remove all of the wreck from Astrolabe reef; Nine of New Zealand's top Maori carving tutors and 18 Te Wananga o Aotearoa students, have just completed a marathon effort in Te Awamutu, to create an exhibition of art work in just seven days. [more]

05/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 October 2012
The Chairman of Tauranga iwi Ngai Te Rangi, is concerned what message the financial settlement between the owners of the container ship Rena and the Government, may send to Bay of Plenty tribes; The Post Primary Teachers' Association is accusing the Education Minister, Hekia Parata, of not knowing what actually goes on in classrooms in the country; One of New Zealand's most well respected Maori carving tutors says an exhibition of traditional and modern carving which opens today in Te Awamutu, is a fantastic achievement for all concerned. [more]

05/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 October 2012
The Education Minister, Hekia Parata, has challenged secondary school teachers to pronounce Maori and Pasifika students names correctly; The Post Primary Teachers' Association is surprised by the Minister's challenge; The Treaty Negotiations Minister, Chris Finlayson, says he supports a call by Chatham Islanders for customary title over Te Whanga Lagoon; One of New Zealand's top Maori carvers says it's been a huge challenge creating traditional and modern works of art in only a week, for an exhibition which opened today in Te Awamutu. [more]

05/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 October 2012
The Education Minister, Hekia Parata, has challenged secondary school teachers to pronounce Maori and Pasifika students names correctly; The Post Primary Teachers' Association is surprised by the Minister's challenge; The Treaty Negotiations Minister, Chris Finlayson, supports Chatham Islanders' call for customary title over Te Whanga Lagoon; One of New Zealand's top Maori carvers says research carried out for an exhibition of carvings which opened today in Te Awamutu, will be included in a carving instruction book to be published later in the year. [more]

08/10/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 8 October 2012
The national museum Te Papa Tongarewa, is preparing to welcome home this morning, 22 koiwi tangata or ancestral remains from two Australian museums; Te Papa's Kaihautu or Co- Leader, Michelle Hippolite, says today's repatriation is significant; An eastern Bay of Plenty iwi plans to re-commence Treaty talks with the Government, once it receives a mandate from all its hapu not just a majority of them; The South Island's biggest iwi says its commercial success is helping pay for rangatahi to become builders, carpenters and electricians. [more]

08/10/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 8 October 2012
The national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa, is preparing to welcome home this morning 22 koiwi tangata or ancestral remains from two Australian museums; Te Papa's Kaihautu or Co-Leader, Michelle Hippolite, says today's repatriation is significant; An eastern Bay of Plenty iwi plans to re-commence Treaty talks with the Government, once it receives a mandate from all its hapu, not just a majority of them; The South Island's biggest iwi says its commercial success is helping rangatahi become builders, carpenters and electricians. [more]

08/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 October 2012
Indigenous Australians have led the call to return 22 ancestral Maori and Moriori remains back to New Zealand; The Department of Conservation in Northland held a powhiri today in Whangarei, to welcome its first ever Pou Tairangahau or Iwi Relations Manager; The Mental Health Foundation is delighted that so many health organisations that work with Maori, have organised events for Mental Health Awareness Week which began today; The Maori King, Tuheitia today commemorated 79-years since his late grandfather, King Koroki, was in 1933. [more]

08/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 October 2012
Indigenous Australians have led the call to return 22 ancestral Maori and Moriori remains back to New Zealand; The Department of Conservation in Northland held a powhiri today in Whangarei, to welcome its first ever Pou Tairangahau or Iwi Relations Manager; The Mental Health Foundation is delighted that so many health organisations that work with Maori, have organised events for Mental Health Awareness Week which began today; The Maori King, Tuheitia today commemorated 79-years since his late grandfather, King Koroki, was in 1933. [more]

08/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 October 2012
Te Papa museum in Wellington held a welcome home ceremony today for the skeletal remains of 22 ancestral Maori and Moriori, which have been housed in two Australian museums, some since 1899; The Department of Conservation in Northland held a powhiri today in Whangarei, to welcome its first ever Pou Tairangahau or Iwi Relations Manager; The Mental Health Foundation is delighted that so many health organisations that work with Maori, have organised events for mental health awareness week which began today; The Maori King, Tuheitia, today commemorated the coronation of his late grandfather 79 years ago, with a waka procession on the Waikato river. [more]

09/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 October 2012
Te Papa Museum has praised the generosity of overseas museums to help repatriate hundreds of ancestral Maori remains to their tribal descendants; The Iwi Education Authority, Te Maru o Nga Kura o Aotearoa, says a greater emphasis on cultural learning as part of the national curriculum, would lead to many children doing better at school; The Maori King movement says yesterday's dawn voyage by war canoe, was a message to the Government that tangata whenua will defend their water rights; The Department of Conservation in Northland says the future settlement of Treaty claims by local iwi, was an added incentive to appoint its first iwi relations manager. [more]

09/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 October 2012
Te Papa Museum is praising the generosity of overseas museums in helping repatriate hundreds of ancestral Maori remains to their tribal descendants; The Department of Conservation in Northland says the future settlement of Treaty claims by iwi in the region, was an added incentive to appoint its first iwi relations manager; The Maori King movement says a dawn voyage by war canoe yesterday was a message to the Government that tangata whenua will defend their water rights; The Iwi Education Authority, Te Maru o Nga Kura o Aotearoa, says a greater emphasis on cultural learning as part of the national curriculum, would lead to more children doing better at school. [more]

09/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 October 2012
A senior Maori unionist says the introduction of a lower wage for some young people will hit Maori hardest; Three tertiary institutes with links to Bay of Plenty have formed a partnership to build a new campus in Tauranga, in a bid to keep young people from leaving the region; A Kaikohe amputee who is on a hunger strike over his treatment by Work and Income, says he won't give up despite receiving an increase in his benefit; A Spokesperson for the Social Development Minister, says Paula Bennett can't comment about Mr Kuha's situation because of privacy reasons. [more]

09/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 9 October 2012
A senior Maori unionist says the introduction of a lower wage for some young people will hit Maori hardest; Three tertiary institutes have joined together and propose to build a new Tauranga campus in a bid to keep young people from leaving the region; A Kaikohe amputee who's on a hunger strike over his treatment by Work and Income, says he won't give up despite receiving an increase in his invalid's benefit; A Spokesperson for the Social Development Minister, says Paula Bennett can't comment about Mr Kuha's situation because of privacy reasons. [more]

10/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 October 2012
The Mana Party is comparing a lower wage for some 16 to 19 year olds with slave labour; Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi in Whakatane supports the of setting up a new tertiary campus in Tauranga, which will contribute to the needs of Maori students; A Maori education expert says Te Kohanga Reo National Trust is right to say pre- school children should not be dividing their time between its kura, and early childhood centres where English is spoken; The Ngapuhi runanga in Northland is going back to its old people for advice on how to end a stalemate over settling treaty claims. [more]

10/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 October 2012
The Mana Party is comparing a plan to lower wages for some 16 to 19 year olds, with slave labour; Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi in Whakatane says it supports the idea of setting up a new tertiary campus in Tauranga, which will contribute to the needs of Maori students; A Maori education expert says Te Kohanga Reo National Trust is right to say pre- school children shouldn't divide their time between kura and early childhood centres where English is spoken; Ngapuhi Runanga in Northland is holding a hui in Kaikohe on Friday for kuia and kaumatua, so they can provide advice on how the iwi can end a stalemate over settling treaty claims. [more]

10/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 October 2012
An Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi collective which relates back to the Mataatua canoe, plan to tell the Prime Minister, John Key, about their rights to water, when he visits Whakatane tomorrow; A meeting was held in Wellington today to discuss closing the Association of the Maori Battalion; The Department of Conservation in Northland has committed itself to working alongside tangata whenua, to ensure the future of the historic Ruapekapeka Reserve and Pa. [more]

10/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 10 October 2012
An Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi collective which relates back to the Mataatua canoe, plan to tell the Prime Minister about their rights to water, when he visits Whakatane tomorrow; Te Ruapekapeka Trust in Northland has welcomed a decision by the Department of Conservation, to commit itself to working alongside tangata whenua, to ensure the future of the historic Ruapekapeka Reserve and Pa; A meeting has been held in Wellington today, to discuss closing the Association of the Maori Battalion. [more]

11/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 October 2012
Bay of Plenty Iwi affiliated to the Mataatua canoe will have the opportunity today to directly question the Prime Minister, John Key, about topics important to them; The Bay of Plenty based coastal research team which has spent months analysing the negative effect of oil from the container ship Rena on kaimoana, will present its initial findings today; An award winning Wellington architectural firm says Maori designs are becoming more fashionable, with planners being inspired to reflect something uniquely New Zealand; Planning has started for the Maori Battalion Association's last hui. [more]

11/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 October 2012
Bay of Plenty Iwi affiliated to the Mataatua canoe, have the opportunity today to directly question the Prime Minister about Maori water rights; The Bay of Plenty based coastal research team which has spent months analysing the negative effect of oil from the container ship Rena on kaimoana, will present its initial findings today; An award winning Wellington architectural firm says Maori designs are becoming more fashionable, with planners being inspired to reflect something uniquely New Zealand; Planning has started for the Maori Battalion Association's last hui. [more]

11/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 October 2012
The Mataatua Assembly which is a collective of ten Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi , has told the Prime Minister it wants control of granting water consents; A Waikato based Maori health organisation has welcomed a Government initiative to develop a database of hapu members, with whom children taken from abusive homes can be placed with; A senior Waikato-Tainui leader, who's resigned from Mighty River Power, says her decision to leave was made after considering what's happening with the Maori water rights debate; The Bay of Plenty based coastal research team, Te Mauri Moana, which has been analysing the negative effect of oil from the container ship Rena on the environment, released its initial findings today. [more]

11/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 11 October 2012
A Waikato based Maori health organisation has welcomed a Government initiative to develop a database of hapu members who can looked after children taken from abusive homes; An Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi collective has presented the Prime Minister with a declaration on their rights to water; A senior Waikato-Tainui leader, who's resigned from Mighty River Power, says she made the decision after considering what's happening with the Maori water rights debate; The Bay of Plenty based coastal research team, Te Mauri Moana, which has been analysing the effect of oil from the container ship Rena on the environment, says levels of toxicity in kaimoana have all but disappeared. [more]

12/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 October 2012
Iwi in Bay of Plenty say it's re-assuring that contamination of kaimoana along the coastline from heavy fuel oil, has all but disappeared; A Maori child advocacy organisation says the Government's White Paper on Vulnerable Children doesn't go far enough; The Chairman of an Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi collective, the Mataatua Assembly, doesn't want all the water in rivers given away through water rights, so that there's nothing left for tangata whenua; The Mental Health Foundation says social media are becoming an important tool to help young people including rangatahi, cope with issues such as depression. [more]

12/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 October 2012
Iwi in Bay of Plenty say it's re-assuring that contamination of kaimoana along the coastline from heavy fuel oil, has all but disappeared; A Maori child advocacy organisation says the Government's White Paper on Vulnerable Children doesn't go far enough; The Chairman of an Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi collective, doesn't want to see water flowing in all the rivers given away through water rights, so that there's nothing left for tangata whenua; The Mental Health Foundation says social media are becoming an important tool to help young people including rangatahi, cope with issues such as depression. [more]

12/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 October 2012
The Maori Party President says the Murupara community south east of Rotorua gave the Prime Minister a clear message today, about their expectations for the future; The Prime Minister John Key says he was impressed by what he heard; The Government had made alterations to the Kainga Whenua loan scheme which enables houses to be built on Maori land in multiple ownership; A blessing ceremony was held at Auckland Zoo, for two shipments of kiwi feathers collected from 12 zoos in the United States. [more]

12/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 12 October 2012
The Maori Party President says the Prime Minister's visit to Murupara today was a great success; The Prime Minister John Key says he was impressed by what he heard at the forum; The Government had made alterations to the Kainga Whenua loan scheme which enables houses to be built on Maori land in multiple ownership; A blessing ceremony was held this afternoon at Auckland Zoo, for two shipments of kiwi feathers collected from 12 zoos in the United States. [more]

15/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 October 2012
Ngati Kahungunu has just finished a series of consultation hui with hapu from Wairarapa to Northern Hawke's Bay, to discuss fresh water; The Ngati Whatua Orakei Trust Board in Auckland says changes which the Government has made to the Kainga Whenua Loans Scheme, are timely and pragmatic; A Wellington building consultant says as Maori become more influential in the design of new structures, their stories and culture will become a prominent face in architecture; The Department of Conservation says a new programme collecting feathers from Kiwi bred in overseas zoos will benefit kairaranga or weavers all over New Zealand. [more]

15/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 October 2012
Ngati Kahunugunu Chairman, Ngahiwi Tomoana, says hapu in the rohe have made it perfectly clear they have proprietary rights to water, and want the iwi to back them to the hilt; The Ngati Whatua Orakei Trust Board in Auckland says changes which the Government has made to the Kainga Whenua Loans Scheme, will make it much easier for the Board to develop its land; A Wellington building consultant says as Maori become more influential in the design of new structures, their stories and culture will become a prominent face in architecture; The Department of Conservation says a new programme collecting feathers from Kiwi bred in overseas zoos will benefit traditional Maori weavers all over New Zealand. [more]

15/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 October 2012
The Waiariki MP, Te Ururoa Flavell, is questioning why the Independent Police Conduct Authority still hasn't released its report on the police raid in Ruatoki - five years to the day; The two Maori trusts which have applied to the Supreme Court for leave to appeal the sale of 16 North Island farms to a Chinese owned company, are willing to consider withdrawing court action; Meanwhile, a Shanghai Pengxin spokesperson, Cedric Allen, says the company is happy to have more talks with the iwi at any time about the sale of the two farms near Bennydale; The Ngapuhi Runanga sub-committee which was given a mandate in September last year to represent the Northland iwi in treaty negotiations, will re-consider a Government initiated report which suggests ways of resolving the iwi's internal disputes; A master weaver says kiwi feathers brought into the country through a new programme will be in high demand amongst her fellow craftspeople. [more]

15/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 15 October 2012
The Ngapuhi Runanga sub-committee which was given a mandate in September last year to represent the Northland iwi in treaty negotiations, has been directed not to dismiss a Government initiated report which suggests ways of resolving the iwi's internal disputes; The Waiariki MP, Te Ururoa Flavell, is questioning why the Independent Police Conduct Authority still hasn't released its report on the police raid in Ruatoki - five years to the day; The two Maori trusts which have applied to the Supreme Court for leave to appeal the sale of 16 North Island farms to a Chinese owned company are willing to consider withdrawing court action; A Shanghai Pengxin spokesman, Cedric Allen, says the company is still willing to talk with the Maori Trusts about a deal; A master weaver says kiwi feathers brought into the country through a new programme will be in high demand amongst her fellow craftspeople. [more]

16/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 October 2012
Ngati Maniapoto in the King Country says the government's decision not to give Maori special shareholding rights in its partial asset sales plan shows consultation was a waste of time; A group representing some Maori language pre-schools says the government's plan to stop child abuse is short sighted; A swathe of new native trees is being considered for a popular large forest in north west Auckland; A Maori and Pacific arts curator says the cultural connection between Maori and their Rapanui cousins on Easter Island is very similar. [more]

16/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 October 2012
Ngati Maniapoto in the King Country says the government's decision not to give Maori special shareholding rights in its partial asset sales plan shows consultation was a waste of time; A group representing some Maori language pre-schools says the government's plan to stop child abuse is short sighted; A swathe of new native trees is being considered for a popular large forest in north west Auckland; A Maori and Pacific arts curator says the cultural connection between Maori and their Rapanui cousins on Easter Island is very similar. [more]

16/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 October 2012
The Maori Council says there's emphatic agreement among many iwi and hapu to mount legal action over the Government's decision to press ahead with the partial sale of state assets; The Mana Party says the Crown's decision to go ahead with the partial sale of the first hydro electric power generator will turn the whole of Maoridom against the Government; However, the Maori Party says it does NOT back the Government on asset sales, but says it will maintain its support agreement with the National Party; The Waitangi National Trust will launch a charitable foundation tonight at Government House in Wellington; A Gisborne event organiser's confident he'll attract a sizeable crowd to celebrate Waitangi Day next year with some of biggest reggae acts from New Zealand and Australia. [more]

16/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 16 October 2012
The Maori Council says there's emphatic agreement among many iwi and hapu to mount legal action over the Government's decision to press ahead with the partial sale of state assets; The Mana Party says the Crown's decision to go ahead with the partial sale of the first hydro electric power generator will turn the whole of Maoridom against the Government; However, the Maori Party says it does NOT back the Government on asset sales, but says it will maintain its support agreement with the National Party; However, the Maori Party says it does NOT back the Government on asset sales, but says it will maintain its support agreement with the National Party; The Waitangi National Trust hopes that the corporate sector and the general public, will be generous in their support of an initiative, which aims to raise ten million dollars in two years to upgrade the Treaty grounds; A Gisborne event organiser's confident he'll attract a sizeable crowd to celebrate Waitangi Day next year with some of New Zealand's and Australia's biggest reggae acts. [more]

17/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 October 2012
The Maori Council is relying on tribes to fund a legal case against the Government's decision to partially privatise the hydro electric power generator Mighty River power; One of the Maori Council's water claimants says it will pay towards the legal costs of court action to stop the sale of the state power company, Mighty River Power; The Waitangi National Trust plans to have a ten million dollar upgrade of the Treaty grounds completed in time for the one hundred and 75th anniversary celebrations in February 2015; Iwi in Northern Hawke's Bay are excited about a collaborative project with the Department of Conservation, which aims to re-establish a range of native fauna and flora to the region. [more]

17/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 October 2012
The Maori Council is relying on tribes to fund a legal case against the Government's decision to partially privatise the hydro electric power generator Mighty River power; One of the Maori Council's water claimants says it will pay towards the legal costs of court action to stop the sale of the state power company, Mighty River Power; The Waitangi National Trust says a museum on the site of the Treaty grounds would allow historic taonga from all over New Zealand, to be brought together and displayed to the public; Iwi in Northern Hawke's Bay are excited about a collaborative project with the Department of Conservation, which aims to re-establish a range of native fauna and flora to the region. [more]

17/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 October 2012
About sixty five iwi are to be offered the chance to take shares in state owned enterprises; The Iwi Leaders Group is pleased that tribes have a choice to take up the shares - saying the Government has done the right thing; A Ruapehu iwi says it will hold back on the Government's offer to set aside shares in State-Owned Energy companies - until the proprietary water rights issue has been resolved; A Hastings kaupapa Maori organisation has taken out the top group award in this year's New Zealand Water Safety Awards; The Chilean ambassador to New Zealand is confident the Waka Tapu expedition sailing towards Easter Island will cement stronger bonds between the Rapanui people and Maori. [more]

17/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 17 October 2012
About sixty five iwi are to be offered the chance to take shares in state owned enterprises; A Ruapehu iwi says it will hold back on the Government's offer to set aside shares in State-Owned Energy companies - until the proprietary water rights issue has been resolved; Water Safety New Zealand is so impressed with a camp which a Hastings kaupapa Maori organisation runs each summer for young people at risk, it wants to see the concept duplicated throughout New Zealand; The Chilean ambassador to New Zealand is confident the Waka Tapu expedition sailing towards Easter Island will cement stronger bonds between the Rapanui people and Maori. [more]

18/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 October 2012
The Waitangi Tribunal says the government should put kohanga reo at the centre of its early childhood education policies for Maori; A Waikato tribe says the Government's state-owned asset share offer to tribes is an attempt to divide Maori over water rights; Meanwhile, the Maori Council will discuss likely court action against the Crown with water rights claimants along the Waitako River today; The Otaki based Wananga o Raukawa says it feels so strongly about the need to re-vitalise Te Reo Maori, it is gifting a copy of the award winning book Mai te Kakano, to every Kohanga Reo in New Zealand. [more]

18/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 October 2012
The Waitangi Tribunal has upheld a claim taken by the Kohanga Reo movement, which feared its survival was under threat because of Ministry of Education guidelines; A Waikato tribe says the Government's state-owned asset share offer to tribes is an attempt to divide Maori over water rights; Meanwhile, the Maori Council will discuss likely court action against the Crown with water rights claimants along the Waitako River today; The Otaki based Wananga o Raukawa says it feels so strongly about the need to re-vitalise Te Reo Maori, it is gifting a copy of the award winning book Mai te Kakano, to every Kohanga Reo in New Zealand. [more]

18/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 October 2012
The Maori Party hopes the Crown will respond to the recommendations in a Waitangi Tribunal report on Maori pre-schools, but the caucus warns the state doesn't have a good track record of taking action; An MP wants all citizenship ceremonies to acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi; The lawyer leading Maori claims to freshwater says a win by Whangarei's Poroti hapu will be a much-needed morale boost; The foreign firm in line to take over 16 former Crafar farms in the North Island has invited a group of tribes to China to explore new business opportunities. [more]

18/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 18 October 2012
The lawyer leading the Maori claims over freshwater has warned a win by the kaitiaki of Poroti Springs near Whangarei, could be reversed; An MP wants all citizenship ceremonies to acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi; The Maori Party hopes the Crown will respond to the recommendations in a Waitangi Tribunal report on Maori pre-schools, but the caucus warns the state doesn't have a good track record of taking action; [more]

19/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 October 2012
The Maori Council has secured some funding towards legal action to challenge the government's decision to partially privatise some state-owned hydro power generators; The Kohanga movement says it'll make its own changes to the way Maori pre-schools are run, following a Waitangi Tribunal inquiry into Maori pre-schools; Meanwhile, the Prime Minister, John Key, says the government will make its decisions on the recommendations in the Waitangi Tribunal report in due course; The Kaikohe amputee who starved for a month in protest at his treatment by Work and Income says he's now living like a king on 3-hundred-and-forty-dollars a week; Hundreds of Rangitane people will converge on Blenheim over Labour weekend for their first ever cultural festival. [more]

19/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 October 2012
The Maori Council has secured some funding towards legal action to challenge the government's decision to partially privatise some state-owned hydro power generators; The Kohanga movement says it'll make its own changes to the way Maori pre-schools are run, following a Waitangi Tribunal inquiry into Maori pre-schools; The Kaikohe amputee who starved for a month in protest at his treatment by Work and Income says he's now living like a king on 3-hundred-and-forty-dollars a week; Hundreds of Rangitane people will converge on Blenheim over Labour weekend for their first ever cultural festival. [more]

19/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 October 2012
The Whangarei hapu asserting their rights to Poroti Springs say the Maori Council has their full support to take the government to court over the water claims; The Green Party says nearly 90 per cent of councils don't mention Te Tiriti o Waitangi in their citizenship ceremonies; A Maori Battalion veteran says the 70th anniversary of El Alamein brings back mixed emotions of the drama of the battlefield tinged with memories of the death of his comrades who fell in north Africa; Rangitane people are being encouraged to reconnect with their marae and foster a sense of belonging to the community. [more]

19/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 19 October 2012
The Whangarei hapu asserting their rights to Poroti Springs say the Maori Council has their full support to take the government to court over the water claims; The Green Party says nearly 90 per cent of councils don't mention Te Tiriti o Waitangi in their citizenship ceremonies; Rangitane people are being encouraged to reconnect with their marae and foster a sense of belonging to the community; A Maori Battalion veteran says the 70th anniversary of El Alamein brings back mixed emotions of the drama of the battlefield tinged with memories of the death of his comrades who fell in north Africa. [more]

23/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 October 2012
The Maori Council and a Waikato hapu collective have been granted a High Court hearing this morning, to challenge the Government's planned sale of the hydro generator Mighty River Power; The biggest of the Muriwhenua tribes in the Far North, Te Rarawa, will sign its deed of settlement with the Crown next weekend; Whangarei's river patrol man Milan Ruka says a decision on water takes from Poroti Springs raises doubts about methods used to measure water volumes; A 28th Maori Battalion veteran says although the association is winding up before Christmas, it will still live on - but less formally. [more]

23/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 October 2012
The Maori Council and a Waikato hapu collective have been granted a High Court hearing this morning, to challenge the Government's planned sale of the hydro generator Mighty River Power; The biggest of the Muriwhenua tribes in the Far North, Te Rarawa, will sign its deed of settlement with the Crown next weekend; Whangarei's river patrol man Milan Ruka says a decision on water takes from Poroti Springs raises doubts about methods used to measure water volumes; A 28th Maori Battalion veteran says although the association is winding up before Christmas, it will still live on - but less formally. [more]

23/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 October 2012
A Tuhoe leader says the Waitangi Tribunal has delivered a penetrating, sound and honest report on how the Crown treated the iwi and Te Urewera over the past 116 years; The former chairman of the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission says it's ironic that as 20 years of signing the Sealord Deal is celebrated, Maori are in court fighting water rights; One of the organisers of the first Rangitane tribal festival says the event was a success because it encouraged more iwi descendants to reconnect with their people and feel proud of who they are. [more]

23/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 23 October 2012
A Tuhoe leader says the Waitangi Tribunal has delivered a penetrating, sound and honest report on how the Crown treated the iwi and Te Urewera over the past 116 years; The former chairman of the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission says a key feature since the signing of the Sealord Deal to get Maori into the fishing industry; One of the organisers of the first Rangitane tribal festival says the event was a success because it encouraged more iwi descendants to reconnect with their people and feel proud of who they are. [more]

24/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 October 2012
A Tuhoe leader says the Waitangi Tribunal has delivered a penetrating, sound and honest report on how the Crown treated the iwi and Te Urewera over the past 116 years; The former chairman of the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission says it's ironic that as 20 years of signing the Sealord Deal is celebrated, Maori are in court fighting water rights; One of the organisers of the first Rangitane tribal festival says the event was a success because it encouraged more iwi descendants to reconnect with their people and feel proud of who they are. [more]

24/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 October 2012
Tuhoe says an extensive report on state control of Te Urewera will help the iwi negotiate how the land will be governed in the future; Meanwhile, the Government has assured the Waikaremoana tribe Ngati Ruapani that their settlement won't be part of the resolution being sought by Tuhoe; The former chair of the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission says sustainability will be a major challenge for the fishing industry for the next 20 years; Maori Land Court staff are on standby to help people with land record searchers, while public computers are off limits; A Blenheim Marae manager says the recent Rangitane Ahurei or tribal festival has generated wider interest in the Marlborough community to partner with Maori and get involved and even sponsor their events. [more]

24/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 October 2012
The Kohanga Reo National Trust Board has started its national campaign to talk to its supporters about a report that's suggested the Crown say sorry to Maori pre-schools; An economic consultant says the Government's share offer to yet-to-settle iwi has some merit - as well as risk; A Bay of Plenty iwi representative is being sought to sit on a committee that will distribute a one million dollar donation given to the community from the charterer of the container ship Rena; An international environmental organisation says an exhibition about the Kermadec Islands and an expedition to Rapanui or Easter Island reiterates the importance of caring for the Pacific Ocean. [more]

24/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 24 October 2012
The Kohanga Reo National Trust Board has started its national campaign to talk to its supporters about a report that's suggested the Crown say sorry to Maori pre-schools; An economic consultant says the Government's share offer to yet-to-settle iwi has some merit - as well as risk; A Bay of Plenty iwi representative is being sought to sit on a committee that will distribute a one million dollar donation given to the community from the charterer of the container ship Rena; An international environmental organisation says an exhibition about the Kermadec Islands and an expedition to Rapanui or Easter Island reiterates the importance of caring for the Pacific Ocean. [more]

25/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 October 2012
Monitoring of Maori achievement shows tangata whenua have failed to make gains in home ownership, household income, and attempts to increase the number of te reo Maori speakers; Kohanga supporters have told their governing body they want an apology from the Crown for the way it's treated Maori pre-schools; A project looking at Maori understandings of Maori art has been awarded more than six-hundred-thousand-dollars of research funding; The Chilean envoy to New Zealand says a waka expedition to Easter Island will also open the way for Maori to foster links with indigenous communities in South America. [more]

25/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 October 2012
Monitoring of Maori achievement shows tangata whenua have failed to make key social, economic and cultural gains over the past decade; Kohanga supporters have told their governing body they want an apology from the Crown for the way it's treated Maori pre-schools; A project looking at Maori understandings of Maori art has been awarded more than six-hundred-thousand-dollars of research funding; The Chilean envoy to New Zealand says a waka expedition to Easter Island will also open the way for Maori to foster links with indigenous communities in South America. [more]

25/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 October 2012
Maori have been cut out of deciding what the budget should be for Auckland Council; Te Whakatohea rangatira, Mokomoko, and his family are finally due to have their mana restored by legislation; A new survey is to be conducted by Statistics New Zealand that will ask Maori questions about the health and happiness their whanau; The Port of Tauranga says a Bay of Plenty hapu is appealing in the Court of Appeal plans to deepen and widen the city's harbour; Hairini Marae in Western Bay of Plenty gave a Maori welcome for the Mayor of Tauranga's Japanese sister-city this afternoon. [more]

25/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 25 October 2012
Maori have been cut out of deciding what the budget should be for Auckland Council; Te Whakatohea rangatira, Mokomoko, and his family are finally due to have their mana restored by legislation; The Port of Tauranga says a Bay of Plenty hapu is appealing in the Court of Appeal plans to deepen and widen the city's harbour; A new survey is to be conducted by Statistics New Zealand that will ask Maori questions about the health and happiness their whanau. [more]

26/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 October 2012
Senior Maori representatives in Tamaki Makaurau want Auckland Council to re-think its decision to leave them out of a key vote on the city's budget; Te Arawa kaumatua, Toby Curtis, is calling for its women to have the right to take up key tribal roles; Te Rarawa says its Treaty settlement will provide support for its people - in the same way a pa would have protected tribal descendants; The Queensland Police Service says the gifting of two traditional Maori cloaks at a ceremony tomorrow is hugely significant, and demonstrates the on-going commitment and positive relations with the local Maori community. [more]

26/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 October 2012
Te Arawa kaumatua, Toby Curtis, is calling for its women to have the right to take up key tribal roles; Senior Maori representatives in Tamaki Makaurau want Auckland Council to re-think its decision to leave them out of a key vote on the city's budget; Te Rarawa says its Treaty settlement will provide support for its people - in the same way a pa would have protected tribal descendants; The Queensland Police Service says the gifting of two traditional Maori cloaks at a ceremony tomorrow is hugely significant, and demonstrates the on-going commitment and positive relations with the local Maori community. [more]

26/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 October 2012
Bay of Plenty iwi told the District Court in Tauranga today they are still grieving for their moana which was significantly affected by the container ship Rena running aground last year; The Employment Relations Authority has found the general manager of a Chatham Islands Moriori trust was unlawfully suspended, and has ordered reinstatement and financial compensation; A Kohanga Reo teacher is confident the traditional philosophy of Maori pre-schools, where Te Reo is passed on from elders to children, will be reinstated following a Waitangi Tribunal report; A Ngati Kuri woman working for the Queensland Police Service says the gifting of two Maori cloaks to the police was inspired by a graduation event last year and the need to have a symbol to represent their partnership with Maori. [more]

26/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 26 October 2012
The Employment Relations Authority has found the general manager of a Chatham Islands Moriori trust was unlawfully suspended, and has ordered reinstatement and financial compensation; Bay of Plenty iwi told the District Court in Tauranga today they're still grieving for their moana which was significantly affected by the container ship Rena running aground last year; A Kohanga Reo teacher is confident the traditional philosophy of Maori pre-schools, where Te Reo is passed on from elders to children, will be reinstated following a Waitangi Tribunal report. [more]

29/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 October 2012
The treaty negotiation's Minister, Chris Finlayson, has accepted a challenge from a Far North iwi, to work through issues left unresolved in its treaty settlement; The Ministry of Justice says it'll be at least a month until public computers at the Maori Land Court are switched back on; The general manager of a Moriori trust - reinstated to his position following an Employment Relations Authority hearing - says while it's pleasing there are still substantive issues to resolve; A Queensland policeman is thrilled the Maori community has recognised the efforts made to build strong bridges with Australian officers; The Maori All Blacks selected to tour the United Kingdom will be named in Auckland today. [more]

29/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 October 2012
The treaty negotiation's Minister, Chris Finlayson, has accepted a challenge from a Far North iwi, to work through issues left unresolved in its treaty settlement; The Ministry of Justice says it'll be at least a month until public computers at the Maori Land Court are switched back on; The general manager of a Moriori trust - reinstated to his position following an Employment Relations Authority hearing - says while it's pleasing - there are still substantive issues to resolve; A Queensland policeman is thrilled the Maori community has recognised the efforts made to build strong bridges with Australian officers; The Maori All Blacks selected to tour the United Kingdom will be named in Auckland today. [more]

29/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 October 2012
The Government's backing some suggestions to try and make it cheaper and easier for Maori to build a roof over their heads; A national body representing many kura kaupapa says a Ministry of Education message that's angered principal and teachers groups is vital - to help lift the results of under performing students; A senior Maori journalist is being remembered for his natural flair and unique Ngapuhi style of telling a good yarn; The Maori All Blacks coach Jamie Joseph has sprung a surprise - by throwing a rugby lifeline to the disgraced former Hurricanes and Western Force back Willie Ripia. [more]

29/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 29 October 2012
A national body representing many kura kaupapa says a Ministry of Education message that's angered principal and teachers groups is vital - to help lift the results of under performing students; The Government's backing suggestions to try and make it cheaper and easier for Maori to build a roof over their heads; Maori Television says the death of one its senior journalists is a shock and leaves them short of a precious mentor who helped to develop younger reporters; The Maori All Blacks coach Jamie Joseph has sprung a surprise - by throwing a rugby lifeline to the disgraced former Hurricanes and Western Force back Willie Ripia. [more]

30/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 October 2012
Ministers are supporting a suggestion to set up a one-stop shop to help more Maori build homes on customary land; A tribal parliament being set up by Te Arawa will be charged with getting its delegates onto mainstream governing boards that make decisions over resources such as water; The son of Dame Whina Cooper - who led one of the most memorable hikoi to parliament in 1975 - says the signing off of a Far North's iwi treaty settlement has achieved his mother's dreams; The Maori Tourism body wants the regions to do a better job of showing off New Zealand culture to international visitors; A series of hui for Iwi and hapu to talk about how to design a new constitution gets underway in the Far North from today. [more]

30/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 October 2012
Ministers are supporting a suggestion to set up a one-stop shop to help more Maori build homes on customary land; A tribal parliament being set up by Te Arawa will be charged with getting its delegates onto mainstream governing boards that make decisions over resources such as water; The son of Dame Whina Cooper - who led one of the most memorable hikoi to parliament in 1975 - says the signing off of a Far North's iwi treaty settlement has achieved his mother's dreams; The Maori Tourism body wants the regions to do a better job of showing off New Zealand culture to international visitors; A series of hui for Iwi and hapu to talk about how to design a new constitution gets underway in the far North from today. [more]

30/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 October 2012
The Government is seeking a meeting with a group objecting to a Treaty settlement in the central North Island; Statistics New Zealand hopes a new survey to be held next year will provide a good picture of the diversity and range of whanau within Maoridom; Maori boarding schools are commending an Auckland Maori Mission that's accommodating teenage boys so they can go to a good school; A lecturer at Victoria University says the rise of the hapu and iwi business and their move into international investment needs a lot more study. [more]

30/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 30 October 2012
The Government is seeking a meeting with a group objecting to a Treaty settlement in Palmerston North; Statistics New Zealand hopes a new survey to be held next year will provide a good picture of the diversity and range of whanau within Maoridom; A lecturer at Victoria University says the rise of the hapu and iwi business and their move into international investment needs a lot more study; Maori boarding schools are commending an Auckland Maori Mission that's accommodating teenage boys so they can go to a good school. [more]

31/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 October 2012
A central North Island tribe intends to deliver an ultimatum of court action to neighbouring Iwi involved in a treaty settlement over the country's biggest forest; An IT developer is defending the creation of new terms for Facebook in te reo Maori without consulting the Maori Language Commission, Te Taura Whiri; A Palmerston North tribe is threatening to take court action if the Crown settles Treaty claims with a local urban authority; A company specialising in building homes on customary land says the Government needs to pour money into the Social Housing Fund. [more]

31/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 October 2012
A central North Island tribe intends to deliver an ultimatum of court action to neighbouring Iwi involved in a treaty settlement over the country's biggest forest; An IT developer is defending the creation of new terms for Facebook in te reo Maori without consulting the Maori Language Commission; A Palmerston North tribe is threatening to take court action if the Crown settles Treaty claims with a local urban authority; A company specialising in building homes on customary land says the Government needs to pour more money into the Social Housing Fund; A new centre focused on the development of Maori governance will officially open in Waikato next week. [more]

31/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 October 2012
Some members of Rangitane in Palmerston North say they will do everything they can to protect the rangatiratanga of their tribe; The Maori Land Court has issued an injunction against a man accused of trespassing on a Hawke's Bay marae; More than 600 kapa students are expected in Rotorua next week for the first national forum on Maori performing arts; A Queensland policeman says the way officers deal with different ethnic groups - including Maori - is a far cry from when he joined the force 30 years ago. [more]

31/10/2012: Manu Korihi News for 31 October 2012
Some members of Rangitane in Palmerston North say they will do everything they can to protect the rangatiratanga of their tribe; The Maori Land Court has issued an injunction against a man accused of trespassing on a Hawke's Bay marae; A Queensland policeman says the way officers deal with different racial groups - including Maori - is a far cry from when he joined the force 30 years ago; More than 600 kapa students are expected in Rotorua next week for the first national forum on Maori performing arts. [more]

01/11/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 November 2012
The threat of court action - over how to divide a huge forest among Maori - is on hold; The Crown is standing by its decision to resolve Treaty claims with a Maori urban authority - and not an iwi; A Maori trustee at Nelson's Salisbury School says the confirmed closure of the girls' residential school will lead to pupils suffering, including Waikato-Tainui students who have behavioural problems; Tuhoe says it's not likely to sign its Treaty settlement with the Crown until next Easter. [more]

01/11/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 November 2012
The Crown is standing by its decision to resolve Treaty claims with a Maori urban authority - and not an iwi; The threat of court action - over how to divide a huge forest among Maori - is on hold; A Maori trustee at Nelson's Salisbury School says the confirmed closure of the girls' residential school will lead to students suffering, including Waikato-Tainui girls who have behavioural problems; Tuhoe says it's not likely to sign its Treaty settlement with the Crown until next Easter; Organisers of the Maori Sports Awards are calling for nominations for the Maori Sports Media Award of the Year - Te Reo o Te Para Whakawai. [more]

01/11/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 November 2012
An Iwi with Wellington ties, Ngati Toa, is to seek compensation for ongoing delays to settle their Treaty claim; A Facebook page encouraging racial discrimination against Maori has been closed down following a string of complaints from social network users to Facebook and the Human Rights Commission; The leader of the world's Anglicans has paid tribute to the Maori King on the Turangawaewae Marae today; The Families Commission has released a publication aimed at helping Maori grandparents. [more]

01/11/2012: Manu Korihi News for 1 November 2012
A Facebook page encouraging racial discrimination against Maori has been closed down following a string of complaints from social network users to Facebook and the Human Rights Commission; An Iwi with Wellington ties, Ngati Toa, is to seek compensation for ongoing delays to settle their Treaty claim; The Families Commission has released a publication aimed at helping Maori grandparents; The leader of the world's Anglicans has paid tribute to the Maori King on the Turangawaewae Marae today; The Maori album of the year will be announced at tonight's New Zealand Music Awards in Auckland. [more]

02/11/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 November 2012
A tribe with links to Wellington, Ngati Toa, wants the Minister of Treaty Negotiations to step in after after its Treaty settlement was put off again due to court action by another Maori group; The principal of Inglewood High School in Taranaki says the racist behaviour of some of its students does not reflect the nature of her school or her community; The Iwi Education Authority wants to work with the head of the Ministry of Education to help Maori do better at school; A senior lecturer at the University of Auckland hopes a project looking at Maori understandings of Maori art will contribute to new indigenous art histories that are being written around the world. [more]

02/11/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 November 2012
The principal of Inglewood High School in Taranaki says the racist behaviour of some of its students does not reflect the nature of her school or her community; A tribe with links to Wellington, Ngati Toa, wants the Minister of Treaty Negotiations to step in after after its Treaty settlement was put off again due to court action by another Maori group; The Iwi Education Authority wants to work with the head of the Ministry of Education to help Maori do better at school; A senior lecturer at the University of Auckland hopes a project looking at Maori understandings of Maori art will contribute to new indigenous art histories that are being written around the world. [more]

02/11/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 November 2012
The Government says there's nothing it can do to speed up the settlement process for Ngati Toa, which has had its deed signing delayed once more by the Port Nicholson Settlement Block Trust; The Human Rights Commissioner is calling on the Government to create social networking protocols to deal with racial hate comments on internet sites, such as Facebook; The Tauranga born songstress and winner of Best Maori Album of the Year says it's paramount for her to bring Maoritanga into her music; Organisers are preparing for one of the biggest IronMaori triathlons yet; The highest ranking Maori police officer says a korowai gifting ceremony last weekend in Queensland demonstrates the genuine regard Maori and the police have for each other. [more]

02/11/2012: Manu Korihi News for 2 November 2012
The Human Rights Commissioner is calling on the Government to create social networking protocols to deal with racial hate comments on internet sites such as Facebook; The Government says there's nothing it can do to speed up the settlement process for Ngati Toa, which has had its deed signing delayed once more by the Port Nicholson Settlement Block Trust; The Tauranga born songstress and winner of Best Maori Album of the Year says it's paramount for her to bring Maoritanga into her music; The highest ranking Maori police officer says a korowai gifting ceremony last weekend in Queensland demonstrates the genuine regard Maori and the police have for each other; Organisers are preparing for one of the biggest IronMaori triathlons yet. [more]

05/11/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 5 November 2012
The number of Maori police staff has dropped - and the service hasn't had an increase in three years; The Government hopes an iwi with Wellington ties, Ngati Toa, can sign their settlement deed by the end of the year, despite the process being delayed several times; Entries have officially opened for the 2013 Ahuwhenua Trophy, which this year celebrates its 80th anniversary; Buck Shelford says he'd like the Maori All Blacks to get more game time; Hundreds of kapa students are expected to attend the first national forum on Maori performing arts, taking place in Rotorua today. [more]

05/11/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 5 November 2012
The number of Maori police staff has dropped - and the service hasn't had an increase in three years; The Government hopes an iwi with Wellington ties, Ngati Toa, can sign their settlement deed by the end of the year, despite the process being delayed several times; Entries have officially opened for the 2013 Ahuwhenua Trophy, which this year celebrates its 80th anniversary; Buck Shelford says he'd like the Maori All Blacks to get more game time; Hundreds of kapa students are expected to attend the first national forum on Maori performing arts, taking place in Rotorua today. [more]

05/11/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 November 2012
Olympic, paralympic and world champions will vie for top honours at this year's Maori Sports Awards to be held in Auckland later this month; Total Government spending on Treaty settlements has broken through the one billion dollar barrier; The celebrated waka builder Hec Busby has won Maori Land Court support to subdivide his own land in the Far North; The Independent Maori Statutory Board has drawn a line under Auckland Council's earlier decision to block senior Maori representatives from taking part in setting next year's city budget; While many New Zealanders will be enjoying fireworks and celebrating Guy Fawkes today - Wellington High School is commemorating a famous day in Maori history - Parihaka. [more]

05/11/2012: Manu Korihi News for 5 November 2012
Total Government spending on Treaty settlements has broken through the one billion dollar barrier; Olympic, paralympic and world champions will vie for top honours at this year's Maori Sports Awards to be held in Auckland later this month; The celebrated waka builder Hec Busby has won Maori Land Court support to subdivide his own land in the Far North; The Independent Maori Statutory Board has drawn a line under Auckland Council's earlier decision to block senior Maori representatives from taking part in setting next year's city budget; While many New Zealanders will be enjoying fireworks and celebrating Guy Fawkes today - Wellington High School is remebering an infamous day in Maori history - Parihaka. [more]

06/11/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 November 2012
Efforts are underway to help Maori in Australia to speed up the repatriation of deceased relatives to Aotearoa for burial; Another senior figure has come out in support of the Ministry of Education's chief executive Lesley Longstone - a week after she said New Zealand doesn't have a world class education system because Maori and Pasifika students are underperforming; The Silver Ferns coach Waimarama Taumaunu and the Maori All Blacks coach Jamie Joseph have been nominated for the Maori sports coach of the year award; A man who survived four days in the ocean will be taking water safety courses to the marae to help raise awareness among Maori. [more]

06/11/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 November 2012
Efforts are underway to help Maori in Australia to speed up the repatriation of deceased relatives to Aotearoa for burial; Another senior figure has come out in support of the Ministry of Education's chief executive Lesley Longston - a week after she said New Zealand doesn't have a world class education system because Maori and Pasifika students are underperforming; The Silver Ferns coach Waimarama Taumaunu and the Maori All Blacks coach Jamie Joseph have been nominated for the Maori sports coach of the year award; A man who survived four days in the ocean will be taking water safety courses to the Marae to help raise awareness among Maori. [more]

06/11/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 November 2012
Tai Tokerau's Aquaculture Development group is predicting marine farming will employ 7-hundred people in Northland by 2030; A political research group says a settlement clause entitling two of the country's richest iwi to another 70 million dollars each is unfair, considering the economic climate; Sixty organisations are bidding for money from a joint iwi-Crown body to help clean up the Waikato River; The Maori All Blacks' biggest game of their upcoming lightning rugby tour of England will not be shown on New Zealand television. [more]

06/11/2012: Manu Korihi News for 6 November 2012
A political research group says a settlement clause entitling two of the country's richest iwi to another 70 million dollars each is unfair, considering the economic climate; Tai Tokerau's Aquaculture Development group is predicting marine farming will employ 7-hundred people in Northland by 2030; Sixty organisations are bidding for money from a joint iwi-Crown body to help clean up the Waikato River; One of the three Primate's of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa-New Zealand, Archbishop David Moxon says the visit of the Archbishop of Canterbury to Turangawaewae last week built on the strong relationship between the church and Maori; The Maori All Blacks' biggest game of their upcoming lightning rugby tour of England won't be shown on New Zealand television. [more]

07/11/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 November 2012
A Brisbane-based Maori funeral director says some whanau in Australia are getting in the way of repatriating their loved ones to Aotearoa; Hokianga hapu with claims before the Waitangi Tribunal are calling for police checks on anyone nominated to negotiate a settlement; An Iwi Collective Partnership scholarship with one of the country's biggest fishing companies aims to get more young Maori working in the industry; An tribal education group says iwi intervention will lead to improved Maori student achievement showing up in national statistics in about five years' time. [more]

07/11/2012: Manu Korihi News for 7 November 2012
Hokianga hapu with claims before the Waitangi Tribunal are calling for police checks on anyone nominated to negotiate a settlement; A Brisbane-based Maori funeral director says some whanau in Australia are getting in the way of repatriating their loved ones to Aotearoa; An Iwi Collective Partnership scholarship with one of the country's biggest fishing companies aims to get more young Maori working in the industry; An tribal education group says iwi intervention will lead to improved Maori student achievement showing up in national statistics in about five years' time; A private members' bill to give MPs the option of swearing allegiance to the Treaty of Waitangi could be debated in Parliament today. [more]

07/11/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 7 November 2012
A hapu leader says a stoush at the Ngapuhi AGM at the weekend has cast doubt on the runanga's fitness to lead the iwi; The Auckland company, Zodiac Holdings, is appealing against a decision denying it the right to take more water from Whangarei's Poroti Springs; Loans are being made available to budding Maori businesswomen who might have been rejected by the main banks; A Maori navigator on board a waka expedition to Rapanui or Easter Island says their connection with Tangaroa or the ocean has been very rewarding on cultural and personal level. [more]

07/11/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 7 November 2012
A hapu leader says a stoush at the Ngapuhi AGM at the weekend has cast doubt on the runanga's fitness to lead the iwi; The Auckland company, Zodiac Holdings, is appealing against a decision denying it the right to take more water from Whangarei's Poroti Springs; Loans are being made available to budding Maori businesswomen who might have been rejected by the main banks; A Maori navigator on board a waka expedition to Rapanui or Easter Island says their connection with Tangaroa or the ocean has been very rewarding on cultural and personal level. [more]

08/11/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 November 2012
A third and final bid by a small Auckland iwi to be recognised in settlement negotiations in Kaipara and Auckland has been rejected by the Waitangi Tribunal; A collective of Maori groups is attempting to kick start talks with the Crown over their claim to the airwaves; The Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland has asked to appear before the Waitangi Tribunal in its Paparahi o Te Raki inquiry; A Waka Tapu crew member says the hospitality shown by the people of Mangareva Island helped to reconnect them with their Pacific Island relatives and proves how much in common they have with each other; A Maori approach to managing money and debt is being launched today. [more]

08/11/2012: Manu Korihi News for 8 November 2012
A collective of Maori groups is attempting to kick start talks with the Crown over their claim to the airwaves; A third and final bid by a small Auckland iwi to be recognised in settlement negotiations in Kaipara and Auckland has been rejected by the Waitangi Tribunal; The Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland has asked to appear before the Waitangi Tribunal in its Paparahi o Te Raki inquiry; A Maori approach to managing money and debt is being launched today; A Waka Tapu crew member says the hospitality shown by the people of Mangareva Island helped to reconnect them with their Pacific Island relatives and proves how much in common they have with each other. [more]

08/11/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 8 November 2012
A Maori union man says the Government has dropped the ball on manufacturing - as new figures show more Maori are out of work; The Maori Party says opposition to a bill allowing the Treaty of Waitangi to be mentioned in legal oaths goes against the true partnership spirit of the Treaty; A major Bay of Plenty iwi has bought one of Rotorua's biggest tourist attractions; The South Island iwi Ngai Tahu has asked the Crown to rename several mountains in the Aoraki-Mt Cook range to include ancestral Maori titles. [more]

08/11/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 8 November 2012
The Maori Party says opposition to a bill allowing the Treaty of Waitangi to be mentioned in legal oaths goes against the true partnership spirit of the Treaty; A Maori union man says the Government has dropped the ball on manufacturing - as new figures show more Maori are out of work; The South Island iwi Ngai Tahu has asked the Crown to rename several mountains in the Aoraki-Mt Cook range to include ancestral Maori titles; A major Bay of Plenty iwi has bought one of Rotorua's biggest tourist attractions. [more]

09/11/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 9 November 2012
The Maori trustees of Poroti Springs say they hope to reach an arrangement with an Auckland company trying to set up a water bottling company near Whangarei; Zodiac Holdings says it may be willing to share its water right with tangata whenua; The Crown's selected a number of new areas that could be searched for oil - but there's already opposition from one iwi that calls it resource exploitation; The Ngapuhi leader, Sonny Tau, says the ruckus at the runanga's AGM at the weekend has over-shadowed some real achievements; A Queensland policeman says with the increasing Maori population in the Australian state it is important the police have more officers on the beat who reflect their community. [more]

09/11/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 9 November 2012
The Auckland company hoping to set up an export water-bottling business at Whangarei's Poroti Springs says it may be willing to share its water right with tangata whenua; A Poroti spokesperson, Taipari Munro, says there may be possibilities to work with Zodiac - but first there must be a genuine relationship between the hapu, and the company; The Ngapuhi leader, Sonny Tau, says calls for the runanga step to aside from the iwi's Treaty claims are unrealistic; The Crown's selected a number of new areas that could be searched for oil - but there's already opposition from one iwi that calls it resource exploitation; A Queensland policeman says with the increasing Maori population in the Australian state it is important the police have more officers on the beat who reflect their community. [more]

09/11/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 9 November 2012
The Education Minister has received the first submission from one of the Maori immersion schools in Christchurch rejecting a future merger. A veteran Maori union leader says the Government should launch a major house-building project to get Maori into work. A Ngati Kahungunu leader who helped secure the iwi's first Treaty Settlement and establish their place in the fishing industry has stepped down as head of the iwi's business arm. The national body which oversees geographical name changes says it's not uncommon for iwi to want to pair English titles with ancestral areas. [more]

09/11/2012: Te Manu Korihi News for 9 November 2012
A veteran Maori union leader says the Government should launch a major house-building project to get Maori into work. The Education Minister has received the first submission from one of the Maori immersion schools in Christchurch rejecting a future merger. A Ngati Kahungunu leader who helped secure the iwi's first Treaty Settlement and establish their place in the fishing industry has stepped down as head of the iwi's business arm. The national body which oversees geographical name changes says it's not uncommon for iwis to want to pair English titles with ancestral areas. [more]

12/11/2012: Te Manu Korihi for 12 November 2012
A Ngati Kahu spokesperson says the Pamapuria teacher, James Parker, has left deep scars across his community by abusing his pupils; The Waikato River Authority says a number of groups that have asked for grants to clean up the water have not been up to the job - and were after a quick buck; The Government says iwi should be open to the exploration for oil and gas - so they can be involved in a rational debate;Two Maori scholars will get the opportunity to travel to the United States and Hawai'i to study different indigenous organisations. [