29 Feb 2012

Manu Korihi News for 29 February 2012

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 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.