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The Ainu People ......

MEDIA RELEASE: This week on Marae, 14 April 2007

Ainu: Northern Japan has been their ancestral home for 150,000 years but today visitors to the Land of the Rising Sun will struggle to find traces of the Ainu people. Marae reporter Stephanie Pohe did find something special though - a small Ainu restaurant in inner-city Tokyo where the Ainu story is still being told.

ACC: "you're covered." That's the message ACC, the Accident Compensation Corporation was selling with its latest two million dollar advertising campaign. Until this week though, the Advertising Standards Authority ruled the message was 'oversimplified and likely to mislead consumers.'

Not that it's going to worry many potential M?ori consumers, if research showing Maori are less likely to use ACC services than any other community, is to be  believed.

ACC believe it and they want to do something about it. ACC director of Maori and Community Relations, Hemi Toia is in studio with Shane to explain what they plan to do.

Climate Change: reporter Arana Taumata follows warnings released this week by the UN on the effects of human-induced climate change.

Warrior Brothers: for 25 years Cliff Rapira has been a road worker, laying ashphalt on the nation's roads. For 20 of those years, he's taught his two sons, Sam and
Steve, to avoid life's pot-holes, while laying a road for them, all the way to professional rugby league with the New Zealand Warriors. Potaka Maipi reports.

Waiata: his scars, burns and limp, were all badges from the battle field; they called him Apanui. His descendants now perform on stage as Te Whanau-a-Apanui and they did so at the recent Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival. We feature their whakaeke, "Tutu mai ra e Te Arikinui Tuheitia e".