24 Jan 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 24 January 2013

From Checkpoint, 6:48 pm on 24 January 2013

The Ratana Church is supporting a call by the Mana movement for an alliance to be formed with the Maori Party; Meanwhile, at Ratana Pa - more than 500 guests have been welcomed onto the marae near Whanganui for day two of the annual celebrations to acknowledge the birth of the church's founder, Tahu Potiki Wiremu Ratana; The chair of the Tauranga Moana a Toi Iwi Leaders' Group, Te Awanui Black, says confirmation today that there are elevated levels of contamination close to the wreck of the container ship Rena, are of major concern; A family GP in Northland has become part of a drive to tackle child abuse and domestic violence.