31 Aug 2011

Manu Korihi News for 31 August 2011

From Checkpoint, 6:49 pm on 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.