11 Aug 2014

Te Manu Korihi News for 11 August 2014

From Te Manu Korihi, 6:27 am on 11 August 2014

Ngati Kahungunu is accusing the government of bowing down to big business by changing legislation about Foreign Charter Vessels, which it says will reduce tribal fishing quota by up to 100-million-dollars; The Ministry of Primary Industries has responded saying the measures are not about bowing down but it suggests they put more pressure on fishery companies to meet extra requirements; A Motiti Island hapu says a beacon should be put on the spot where the container ship Rena ran aground to prevent another disaster occurring; The Hamilton City Council says King Tuheitia and his advisors will closely examine a bronze sculpture of the first Maori King before deciding whether to accept the artwork and gifting it to Hamilton City Council.