14 Dec 2011

Manu Korihi News for 14 December 2011

From Checkpoint, 6:49 pm on 14 December 2011

The Ngapuhi leader Sonny Tau says the runanga has decided to suspend Ngati Hine iwi from attending Board meetings, until it complies with the requirements of Te Runanga a iwi o Ngapuhi's constitution; But Ngati Hine Chairman, Waihoroi Shortland, says neither he nor his board are bothered by the suspension; The head of the national stop smoking service Quitline says having the Governor General as its inaugural patron means its campaigns should get plenty of attention; A Treaty of Waitangi lead negotiator says it makes sense tha the National Party's Hekia Parata has been appointed as Minister of Education - because Maori are underachieving.