25 Feb 2015

Te Manu Korihi News for 25 February 2015

From Te Manu Korihi, 6:48 pm on 25 February 2015

The government says Te Kohanga Reo National Trust Board will start talking to whanau next month about changes to the way the body controls the network of language nests; An Anglican Maori Bishop, who recently provided refuge to a Christchurch family to avoid being deported to Chile, has been stood down from his post as head of the church's Te Waipounamu Diocese; Labour's Maori Development spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta says the Maori Language Bill needs more input from language experts, iwi and educators before it can proceed any further; Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou has appointed a new leader, Selwyn Parata; Kaumatua dying and their knowledge being lost is prompting a confederation of tribes to develop new leaders.