MEDIA RELEASE: This week on Marae - 16 June 2007
Wait .... That's the message from the Waitangi Tribunal Report on the Tamaki Makaurau Settlement released yesterday. The report is highly critical of how the Crown neglected to include all tangata whenua groups.
Underfire: Earlier this week the treaty negotiations minister Mark Burton came under fire when he appeared before parliament's Maori Affairs Select committee. Joining Shane Taurima in studio to discuss the settlement process, parliament, politics and pre-election talks are Maori Party Co-leader Tariana Turia and Green Party Maori Affairs spokesperson Metiria Turei.
Kaituna: The Kaituna River runs through land belonging to Taheke 8C Incorporation, who in partnership with Bay of Plenty Electricity are planning a hydro-electric power station to generate enough power to supply 10,000 Rotorua homes. Reuben Collier brings us this story
Kaipamu: Who is Maoridom's best farm for this year? Last night, around 400 attended the finals dinner in Rotorua. Arana Taumata with this special report.
Matariki: The origins of Matariki vary; some
say they are the eyes of the god, Tawhirimatea who hurled his eyes
into the sky following the separation of his parents. Others say
Matariki was a mother surrounded by her six daughters who appear at
this time of the year to assist the sun through the winter season.
Rotorua based kapahaka Tuhourangi share with us their
interpretation of Matariki in a poi entitled "Te Paki o Matariki"
from a performance in 2000