12 Jul 2012

Manu Korihi News for 12 July 2012

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 12 July 2012

One of Maori's senior statesmen, Timoti (Timi) te Heuheu, died in the early hours of today; A member of the Waitangi Tribunal, Pou Temara, says Timoti te Heuheu's death is a great loss for Maoridom; The Government has been accused of being disrepectful to Maori and the Waitangi Tribunal, in relation to remarks about an urgent Tribunal hearing into water rights; Massey University's new assistant vice -chancellor Maori and Pasifika, says he plans to be a strong advocate, facilitator and champion for academic success by Maori and Pacific Island students.