5 Jul 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 5 July 2013

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 5 July 2013

The man who lost the Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election for the Maori Party wants to be its new president; The pull of better money and jobs in Australia means New Zealand is losing a significant number of fluent Maori language speakers - including teachers of Te Reo; Te Moana A Toi Iwi Leaders forum is to send a critical letter to the Environment Minister, following the scrapping of iwi liaison roles set up after the grounding of the container ship Rena; The Minister of Treaty negotiations, Chris Finlayson, says South Island iwi are discussing the potential of working together.