24 Jan 2014

Te Manu Korihi News for 24 January 2014

From Checkpoint, 6:52 pm on 24 January 2014

The Kiingitanga has made a passionate plea for iwi to come together ahead of the general elections to discuss Maori issues; A Hawke's Bay mayor has offended Ngati Kahungunu, partly by singling out its tribal leader, Ngahiwi Tomoana in comments made about the controversial Ruataniwha water storage scheme; Meanwhile, the central Hawke's Bay mayor, Peter Butler, says his remarks have been the result of being frustrated over possible delays to the water storage scheme; The principle of a west Auckland Maori language immersion school supports the government's plan to create highly-paid jobs for the best performing teachers and principals.