8 May 2014

Te Manu Korihi News for 8 May 2014

From Morning Report, 8:51 am on 8 May 2014

Proposals for marine reserves in the Bay of Islands are attracting stiff opposition from local Maori; The Maori broadcasting funding agency has been challenged over why it continues to pay commercial television channels to make Maori programmes which are kept out of prime-time schedules; Cricket Wellington is hoping to follow Northern Districts lead and develop a local Maori squad to perform at curtain raiser events before international tests; A member of a Maori Artists' Collective in Whanganui, Marilyn Vreede, says Maori art should be able to be modernised to engage rangatahi.