22 Mar 2012

Manu Korihi News for 22 March 2012

From Checkpoint, 6:49 pm on 22 March 2012

Te Puke based Seeka - New Zealand's largest kiwifruit grower - plans to work with Maori growers in Bay of Plenty, to see if they're interested in planting a new gold variety, which has shown resistance to the vine killing disease PSA; The Government has confirmed more money will be returned to two of the biggest iwi, under a special Treaty of Waitangi clause; An Associate Professor at Massey University - who's spent nearly 20 years researching gifted and talented Maori students - says she's noticed a huge change in the classroom environment since she began her work in 1993; A Tauranga Moana elder is praising the Tauranga City Council for researching how well joint management models work - when it started talking to local iwi about setting up a decision-making body to look after Mauao.