1 Apr 2014

Te Manu Korihi News for 1st April 2014

From Checkpoint, 6:45 pm on 1 April 2014

A new branch of the National Urban Maori Authority has been chosen to run the Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency for the North Island, despite concerns about the organisation's bid last year; The Hawke's Bay iwi of Ngati Kahungunu says TrustPower's withdrawal from the Ruataniwha Dam project has unnerved the other major potential investor Ngai Tahu - because the electricity company knows the business; The Prime Minister John Key has been challenged by the Maori King movement to return a Waikato battleground site to iwi; The Environment Court commissioners will visit the Maori land of author Patricia Grace as they decide whether it can be taken by the Crown for a major road.