14 Dec 2011

Manu Korihi News for 14 December 2011

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 14 December 2011

A Treaty of Waitangi negotiator says the appointment of Chris Finlayson as the associate Maori Affairs Minister, shows National is taking the portfolio more seriously; The Nelson Mayor, Aldo Miccio, says the council's intention to create a Maori ward for the city, is up for discussion again tomorrow, when councillors consider an independent legal opinion on the issue; A Maori expert in the use of Geographic Information Systems, says they're a powerful computer tool, which many iwi are using to meet their cultural, environmental and economic goals; The Principal of an Otaki based underperforming Maori tertiary institute, has taken a pay cut.