21 May 2012

Manu Korihi News for 21 May 2012

From Checkpoint, 6:47 pm on 21 May 2012

The result of an official poll in Wairoa, means the District Council will not be introducing Maori wards at the local government elections next year; Meanwhile, the Race Relations Commissioner, Joris de Bres, is defending his stance on local council Maori wards - which has come under attack from an MP; Waikato-Tainui has ruled out investing in its own meat processing factories as a way of protecting the jobs of the mainly Maori workforce embroiled in industrial action at Affco's North Island plants; The kuia who helped found Maori language pre-schools believes Whanau Ora will survive - with or without Government funding.