30 May 2012

Manu Korihi News for 30 May 2012

From Checkpoint, 5:47 pm on 30 May 2012

The Minister of Whanau Ora, Tariana Turia, has again leapt to the defence of the unique welfare scheme for Maori; Waikato-Tainui has spoken out in support of Tame Iti - saying his jail sentence for a firearms offence is outrageous; The director of a Maori anti-tobacco organisation is encouraged by an increase in tobacco excise tax - as billed in last week's Budget; A Rangitikei iwi, Ngati Apa, says its shopping mall investment outside of its tribal rohe in Whanganui makes sense - because the majority of its people live there.