4 Apr 2014

Te Manu Korihi for 4 April 2014

From Checkpoint, 6:48 pm on 4 April 2014

The Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, is quashing an accusation by the Mana Party that the government wants to axe two Maori Language agencies; The Chief of the Defence Force, Lieutenant General, Tim Keating, has been given the prestigious Haane Manahi sword to carry, for the people of Te Arawa; A Maori psychiatrist says health practitioners are undervaluing the healing powers of ta-moko or Maori tattooing; The panel overseeing Maori land law reform says it got the jitters about recommending outsiders to manage whenua.