19 Mar 2012

Manu Korihi News for 19 March 2012

From Checkpoint, 6:47 pm on 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.