7 Aug 2015

Te Waonui for week ending 7 August 2015

From Te Manu Korihi, 9:00 pm on 7 August 2015

A delegation of Maori organisations and business leaders is touring Asia to gain a better understanding of markets for kiwifruit and other produce;The health of the Maori language is about to be put under the microscope;A exhibition featuring a collection of informal interviews filmed with well-known and prominent New Zealanders on their views on the place of the Treaty of Waitangi opens in Auckland tonight;The head of the Federation of Maori Authorities says Maori men need to step up and be more supportive of Maori business women;A Te Atiawa hapu remains confident that a new six million dollar marae will be built in New Plymouth despite the arduous challenges faced by the sub-tribe;A Bay of Plenty iwi are dissapointed that they were never told about the 11-thousand litres of whey from Fonterra that spilt into the Rangitaiki River last year;When Auckland became a "Supercity" the council adopted an "Independent Maori Statutory Board" to tell it what Maori in Tamaki Makaurau needed. It is part of its Treaty Obligation but many have critised it for being token.