6 Jul 2010

Youth 'talk shop' not wanted

6:51 am on 6 July 2010

Maori party co-leader Tariana Turia says it's important a proposed Maori youth council does not just become a "talk shop".

The Ministry of Maori Development, Te Puni Kokiri, is seeking rangatahi to serve on the 15-strong council, which will advise Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples.

Mrs Turia told Waatea News that it will be up to MPs to make the council members feel they are being listened to.