4 Dec 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 4 December 2013

From Morning Report, 6:26 am on 4 December 2013

The Kaihautu or leader of Maori at Statistics New Zealand, Luke Crawford, says he's shocked by the drop in the number of Maori who can speak Te Reo; The Kohanga Reo National Trust Board says Ministry of Education regulations have contributed to fewer under 15-year old Maori speaking their native language; A member of the Iwi Chairs Forum, Haami Piripi, says it needs to re-market Maori-medium education to whanau who seem to be turning away from it; In other news... the agribusiness, Landcorp, says the Office of Treaty Settlements waived any right that Ngati Whakahemo has claim to land up for sale near Pukehina; Ngati Whatua Orakei in Tamaki Makaurau has had a bumper year for visitors.