14 Sep 2012

Manu Korihi News for 14 September 2012

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 14 September 2012

Tribes are being urged not to break ranks and negotiate with the Government on water rights; King Tuheitia adressed an audience of about a thousand people at the end of the hui - making it clear what he wants for Maori; The convenor of the hui, Tukoroirangi Morgan, says conducting negotiations with the Crown is an urgent matter, but tribes are prepared to dig in to get what they want; An academic who specialises in reviving indigenous languages believes making Te Reo compulsory in schools would be counter-productive; A Te Arawa kaumatua, Mita Mohi, is to be recognised for his commitment to the martial arts, Mau Rakau, at this year's National Waiata Maori Music Awards.