27 Aug 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 27 August 2013

From Checkpoint, 6:47 pm on 27 August 2013

A new report has found that Maori are nearly four-times more likely to accidentally die from huffing butane, LPG and other hydrocarbons than non-Maori; Consent hearings for a new open cast coal mine in north Waikato have been taken to the local marae; An upcoming Maori conference will consider the idea of adopting an Iceland fishing model here, which could boost New Zealand's economy; Te Arawa descendent and renowned funnyman, Kingi Biddle, is being named a World champion of public speaking; The Bay of Plenty iwi - Te Arawa - will host the 2014 Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference.