27 Jun 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 27 June 2013

From Checkpoint, 5:49 pm on 27 June 2013

Another descendant of Hone Heke's family has cast doubt on claims that the chief's bones were removed from his burial cave two years ago.The Government says it's restricted in what it can do to help eight central North Island tribes to share large forestry blocks among themselves.The man standing for the Maori Party in the Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election believes his competitors have a lot of catching up to do to gain the peoples' trust.Te Atiawa kaumatua, Sam Jackson, says portraits of Maori royalty, chiefs and Pakeha brought together for the first time in more than 125 years are taonga.