3 May 2012

Manu Korihi News for 3 May 2012

From Checkpoint, 5:50 pm on 3 May 2012

The government has appointed the former chairperson of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tukoroirangi Morgan, to work with iwi to help them settle their treaty claims; Ngati Kahungunu iwi in Wairoa says the resource centre which it set up to help locked out workers at AFFCO's sheep and beef plant, has opened a new pathway for the tribe; Kelly Thompson who is one of the locked out Wairoa meat workers, handles all the welfare issues at the resource centre; Maori families in Waikato with babies at risk from Sudden Unexplained Death of an Infant or SUDI, are the main beneficiary of the roll out of 15-hundred special infant beds designed to protect a baby sleeping in its parent's bed; A veteran Maori sculptor - whose worked spanned half a century both in New Zealand and overseas - has died.