28 Feb 2012

Manu Korihi News for 28 February 2012

From Checkpoint, 6:47 pm on 28 February 2012

The Campus Director of Tairawhiti Polytech in Gisborne, says merging with the Napier based Eastern Institute of Technology, has provided huge benefits for Maori wanting a tertiary or trades qualification; A proposed law change to boost environmental controls over oil and gas exploration companies has attracted 129 submissions; Nelson ratepayers will have the chance in just over two months, to decide whether or not a Maori ward will be created in time for the 2013 local government elections; A Maori carved Rimu post - measuring about one-point-three metres high - has returned to New Zealand after being abroad for more than a century.