16 May 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 16 May 2013

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 16 May 2013

The Minister of Maori Affairs, Pita Sharples, is investigating why a major Maori wine producer hasn't done a lucrative deal for its premium wine to be distributed to hotels and restaurants throughout China; Meanwhile, a Maori business development organisation says some of the small operators it deals with have decided to use Hong Kong as a gateway into the mainland China market; A Hastings man honoured with a Queen's service medal says local elders have urged him to stand as the Labour Party's candidate for the Ikaroa-Rawhiti electorate; The leader of a tribal group conducting its own research into mining in Te Tai Tokerau says its study will be objective.