9 Nov 2011

Manu Korihi News for 9 November 2011

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 9 November 2011

Tertiary Education Commission figures show the Otaki based Te Wananga o Raukawa is the worst of the three Maori universities, for students completing their qualifications; Meanwhile the head of Maori studies at the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki or WITT, says its students numbers haven't dropped, despite competition from another Maori tertiary institution; Wairoa's Deputy Mayor, says there's no need to have separate Maori wards in the district for local government elections; A sacred mangeao tree picked by a Te Arawa ancestor over a hundred years ago as a resting landmark for travellers, has been chopped down without the iwi's knowledge.