7 May 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 7 May 2013

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 7 May 2013

Members of Parekura Horomia's Ngati Porou iwi and whanau watched from Parliament's public gallery today, as MPs put aside their usual debates to remember him; The Green Party says a Government funding increase to fight Rheumatic Fever is just a band aid that will do nothing to eliminate the cause of the disease; The Waka Maori, a giant canoe-shaped pavilion, will be visible to hundreds of thousands of people a day during the Americas' Cup in San Francisco; Two new ten-thousand dollar scholarships were handed out today, as part of a plan to increase the number of Maori nurses offering health advice over the telephone.