31 Jan 2014

Te Manu Korihi News for 31 January 2014

From Checkpoint, 5:54 pm on 31 January 2014

The Maori Party has thrown its support behind Teina Pora and is relieved that the convicted murderer's appeal can be heard again in court; A Ngati Tuwharetoa woman - who's been a longtime stalwart of Maori well-being - has been awarded a top royal role; A Tairawhiti iwi is supporting a Maori trust's plan to build a dam in the region, citing environmental and recreational benefits; Organisers of the biennial Waikato-Tainui Games say more than 20-thousand tribal members are likely to take part in the competitions.