27 Jan 2015

Te Manu Korihi News for 27 January 2015

From Te Manu Korihi, 6:53 pm on 27 January 2015

The Environment Court hearing to stop a contentious wastewater treatment plant going up on land intended as an extended Maori family homestead, near Whakatane has got underway today; Leading Maori theatre practitioners say they are desperate for an administrative office in Wellington, but efforts to secure adequate funding have been rejected; The MP for Manurewa is urging the Auckland head of the SPCA to engage with communities all around Auckland, to ensure owners look after their dogs; Auckland's Mayor Len Brown says the council is supportive of papakainga or extended family homestead development for hapu and iwi in the rohe.