31 Aug 2012

Manu Korihi News for 31 August 2012

From Morning Report, 6:27 am on 31 August 2012

A framework agreement to look after the Whanganui River which was signed off at parliament yesterday has been put into operation; A Ministry of Social Development manager is rejecting a suggestion that the member of his staff who assessed the Waipareira Trust's provision of an important Government service - and found it lacking - was overly subjective; The Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell says he's confident his private members bill to give MPs the option of also swearing allegiance to the Treaty of Waitangi will get support to be legislated; A small lower North Island iwi is set to have a bigger profile as tribal members bless a new community and cultural centre during a dawn ceremony today.