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Published: 11:16AM Friday April 27, 2012

Poi E loses an iconic figure
Hui Kahu or Nanny Hui to many, was an original member of the Patea Maori Club. She was 75 years old when she lost her battle to cancer. She was taken to Pariroa Marae in Kakaramea before being taken to Waioturi Marae. Her burial will be at 11am on Monday.

Hikoi marches into Auckland
It's not a true land-march, but hikoi organiser Mike Smith says each town visited will have the chance to make a demonstration against asset sales to foreign investors.

Competition rearing to go at Ahuwhenua awards
The Ahuwhenua Dairy Competition is one of the biggest events in the Maori farming calendar. Held every two years, today was the field day for the first of the finalists in the dairy section.

Maori Awards focus on cultural identity in business
The Maori Business Awards tonight will honour those who have provided benefits to the Maori economy and the rest of the country. Manuka Henare and his research team have been looking at the connection between Maori knowing their identity and transferring that to benefitting the economy.

Jury sentences step-father for manslaughter and sexual abuse
The man responsible for the abuse and death of his step-daughter will face a prison sentence of 16 years. Kerry Charles Ratana (25) pleaded guilty to abusing Sahara Baker-Koro in Napier in 2010. Last month, the jury agreed to allegations that he also sexually violated her.

Crafar opposition groups return to court
Those against the Crafar Farms deal with Chinese investors return to court to appeal the Government's decision. Last week, the Government agreed to make a deal with Shanghai Pengxin for the sale of the 16 farms. A Maori group objects and has made two requests for law reviews.

Taranaki Whanui at odds with Wharewaka
The request has been issued - the lead investigator in the review of Te Puni Kokiri's funding will review the budget used to erect the Wharewaka in Wellington.

Crown holds up Kohanga Reo tribunal hearings
The Kohanga Reo National Trust was allocated three weeks to present their case to the Waitangi tribunal. Today was supposed to be the final day, however, the Crown has yet to complete their submissions.

Maori families lacking basic home skills
Basic skills in the home aren't being taught within our Maori families. This from Te Rauotehuia Chapman from Te Runanga O Ngati Awa at a Famlies Commission Conference held in Rotorua.