27 Jun 2012

Manu Korihi for 27 June 2012

From Morning Report, 6:27 am on 27 June 2012

The Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, is warning a rejuvenated Maori Council that it might be overlooked by the Government - in favour of the Iwi Leaders Forum; The chief executive of Auckland's Waipareira Trust, John Tamihere, says a conflict of interest is developing between the Ministry of Social Development, and Maori providers of social services; A Maori business, Wakatu Incorporation, will today urge the Tasman District Council to strengthen the Moteuka stopbanks - warning of the devastating effects if it doesn't; A new study has found that Northland's polytech is leading the country in Maori nursing achievement.