30 Jan 2015

Te Manu Korihi News for 30 January 2015

From Te Manu Korihi, 6:54 pm on 30 January 2015

A Maori lawyer says the philanthropist, Gareth Morgan, has sparked a debate on Maori sovereignty that's been swept under the carpet by other leaders; A Maori doctor is backing a demand for more stomach stapling operations, after a New Zealand weight loss surgeon called on more government money to combat the problem; The Bay of Plenty Regional Council has appointed the Commissioners who will hear the Rena owners' application to leave part of the wreck on the Otaiti or Astrolabe Reef; The national wood carving school at Te Puia in Rotorua aims to select students from each tribe so they have someone who's skilled in the ancient practice.