7 Nov 2014

Te Manu Korihi News for 7 November 2014

From Te Manu Korihi, 6:52 pm on 7 November 2014

The Minister for Maori Development says passing the Te Reo Maori Bill is a key priority, and he hopes it will become law before the end of next year; The deadline for submissions from claimants wishing to be heard by the Waitangi Tribunal, at its planned inquiry concerning military veterans, closed today; A governance expert says he's not worried that only 12-per cent of Waikato-Tainui descendants had their say in the referendum to change way the tribe is run; Two traditional double-hulled canoes from Hawaii are nearing Aotearoa on their final leg of a world-wide voyage to raise awareness about the importance of looking after the moana and the marine environment.