19 Mar 2012

Manu Korihi News for 19 March 2012

From Checkpoint, 5:49 pm on 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.