26 Sep 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 26 September 2013

From Checkpoint, 6:48 pm on 26 September 2013

The national Kapa Haka championships have been bumped from their Hagley Park slot in Christchurch; Labour's spokesperson for water issues, Meka Whaitiri, won't say if she's for or against a planned dam in Hawke's Bay; The Maori Council says the timing of its announcement to take over the warranting of Maori wardens is sincere and not cynical; A number of whanau are taking part in a community event in Nelson that adopts the traditional Maori practice of burying a whenua or placenta in the earth; The two young men in Auckland who led this morning's haka ahead of the America's Cup final say it was a way to show how proud the country is of the team.