4 Mar 2015

Te Manu Korihi News for 4 March 2015

From Te Manu Korihi, 8:49 am on 4 March 2015

The stage is set; the kapa haka crowds have booked out accommodation, and Hagley Park in Christchurch is the venue for the biggest Maori cultural event in the world - Te Matatini - which begins today with a massive powhiri just before midday; A group of lawyers says the Crown shouldn't be in charge of funding the Waitangi Tribunal; A dormant Ruapehu tribe is calling its members back home; Heritage New Zealand hopes to continue working with a Christian camp after its owners fought to prevent the lands becoming wahi tapu.