21 Dec 2011

Manu Korihi News for 21 December 2011

From Checkpoint, 6:47 pm on 21 December 2011

A former senior policeman has become the first iwi relationships manager at the Ministry of Economic Development - working for its petroleum and minerals division; The Auditor General has found most kura kaupapa Maori are free of financial problems; Two and a half months after the container ship the Rena grounded on Astrolabe reef off Tauranga, the dozen families living on Motiti island which is the closest settlement to the ship, continue to feel frustrated; The leader of a Northland campaign to reduce hardship during Christmas says spending extra money when families can't afford it can lead to bigger social problems which can be harmful for whanau.