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Korero Mai - Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October 2013

Korero Mai - Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October 2013

Saturday 12th October: Next week the NZTA will make a decision on the Rotorua Eastern Arterial Highway Announced of developments in April Te Arawa hapu have been having regular hui residents and ratepayers working alongside local Te Arawa hapu who believe that an eastern arterial route will have an adverse affect on local communities, the environment and sites of historical and cultural significance.

Paraone Pirika from Ngati Te Roro o Te Rangi hapu is the guest on Kia Korero Mai.

Sunday 13th October: The proposed Rotorua Eastern Arterial Highway that will speed traffic away from the town centre toward the airport has been raising the heat of the sulphur city all year. Affected hapu have been working with other residents and ratepayers to protest the road, which they say will damage the environment, destroy or damage sites of historic and cultural significance, and wreck their community. Next week the New Zealand Transport Authority will make its decision on whether the project will go ahead. On Kia Korero Mai, Eru Morgan talks about what is at stake with Paraone Pirika from Ngati Te Roro o te Rangi.

On Sunday in Kia Korero Mai, Eru Morgan talks with Rereata Makiha about a new initiative to cultivate economic and cultural links between Maori and Pacific Island people and the indigenous people of Malaysia.

Korero Mai Ki Ahau a half hour features programme every Saturday and Sunday from noon, which takes an in – depth look at issues affecting te ao Maori. Totally in te reo Maori brought to you by Waatea News in association with Te Mangai Paho.


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