Focus On Politics for 9 April 2010
One of the Maori Party's key policy goals is becoming a reality, with Tariana Turia named as the Whanau Ora Minister this week, and a group named to run the controversial new programme. It's being touted as a revolutionary new way of delivering social services to at-risk families. But political opponents say they're frustrated by the lack of concrete information, and claim New Zealanders are still in the dark about exactly how this policy is going to work. Parliamentary chief reporter Jane Patterson takes a look at the latest developments.