30 Nov 2011

Manu Korihi News for 30 November 2011

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 30 November 2011

A judge in Gisborne has dismissed charges under the Fisheries Act against a police sergeant and a company director, in relation to taking undersized kaimoana; The new Te Tai Tonga MP, Rino Tirikatene, says now he's secured the electoral seat he wants to carry on the legacy left by his grandfather and aunt; The head of a new environmental law research centre at Waikato University's Te Piringa Faculty of Law, says one of the major areas of focus will be Maori and indigenous governance; The Maori soul diva, Whirimako Black, has won an award worth 50-thousand dollars at the country's first national Arts Awards.