3 Dec 2012

Te Manu Korihi News for 3 December 2012

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 3 December 2012

The tangata whenua of Rapanui are preparing to give their Maori cousins a warm welcome as the Waka Tapu expedition gets ready to disembark their two waka; Maori Rotorua residents angered by a plan to build a new rubbish transfer station in their suburb where four Marae are - have entered into mediation with the company behind the proposal; A lawyer with extensive experience in representing both the Crown and Iwi claimants before the Waitangi Tribunal has been appointed as a temporary Maori Land Court judge; Tuahiwi Marae in north Canterbury celebrated the opening of their newly built whare Maahunui the second over the weekend with hundreds of Ngai Tahu whanau and visitors there for the special occasion.