26 Mar 2012

Manu Korihi News for 26 March 2012

From Checkpoint, 5:46 pm on 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.