27 Jul 2015

Te Manu Korihi News for 27 July 2015

From Te Manu Korihi, 6:26 am on 27 July 2015

The Porirua iwi, Ngati Toa, is eyeing up Government housing land in Lower Hutt, on which they have the first right of refusal; New Zealand First says the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi negotiations is cutting corners and rushing the settlement process of Muaupoko; A lawyer representing Maori military veterans from the first Waitangi Tribunal kaupapa inquiry says excluding them because their iwi have already settled Treaty claims will have a chilling effect on the whole process; A healthy mountain and iwi is being described by a local leader as the motivation for a project to eventually eradicate an invasive tree weed.