17 May 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 17 May 2013

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 17 May 2013

Whanau Ora has received a budget boost - but a leading financial services firm thinks funding for the welfare scheme has reached its peak; The national Maori Tertiary students association says mature students' access to adult education will be restricted - because of changes to availability of student allowances, announced in the Budget; The Maori Language Commission - Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Maori - is praising the Minister of Maori Affairs, Pita Sharples, for securing more money to boost Maori language initiatives; A leader of the lower North Island iwi, Ngati Toa, says the government is waking up to the problem of cold damp homes; And, congratulations to Radio Ngati Porou - it's been named Iwi Staion of the Year at the New Zealand Radio Awards.