11 Oct 2012

Manu Korihi News for 11 October 2012

From Checkpoint, 6:50 pm on 11 October 2012

A Waikato based Maori health organisation has welcomed a Government initiative to develop a database of hapu members who can looked after children taken from abusive homes; An Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi collective has presented the Prime Minister with a declaration on their rights to water; A senior Waikato-Tainui leader, who's resigned from Mighty River Power, says she made the decision after considering what's happening with the Maori water rights debate; The Bay of Plenty based coastal research team, Te Mauri Moana, which has been analysing the effect of oil from the container ship Rena on the environment, says levels of toxicity in kaimoana have all but disappeared.