Manu Korihi News for 17 February 2012
An extensive report out this morning tells how whanau are able to be strong and resilient in the face of financial hardship and difficult circumstances. The Minister of Maori Affairs says he is looking at ways to start up an investment service to help kick start fledgling Maori businesses who don't have the capital to set themselves up. A Far North iwi on the verge of voting on a Treaty settlement offer says it's struggling to track down members to hear their views. Ngati Kahungunu wants to build a multi million dollar cultural and innovation centre in Napier, which will become the focal point for the iwi.