9 Dec 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 9 December 2013

From Checkpoint, 6:49 pm on 9 December 2013

The Treasury says it's been slow to builds link with iwi and tangata whenua; The Maori child advocacy group, Mana Ririki, is hoping that new figures from the Child Poverty Monitor are an indication that abuse of Maori children is decreasing; The writer, Patricia Grace, says her legal challenge against the Kapiti Expressway is due to be heard next February; Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawaahia is to host a service to honour the late Nelson Mandela; The co-chair of the Constitutional Advisory Panel says many Maori believe the Treaty of Waitangi is too important to be put into a written constitution.