24 Oct 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 24 October 2013

From Morning Report, 8:51 am on 24 October 2013

A manager at the Hauraki Maori Trust Board believes bureaucracy is preventing it from looking after more of the tribe's children or young people in State care; The principal Maori advisor to Child, Youth and Family, Moana Eruera, says it's working with six iwi that have the most children in State care, to improve its systems; Te Puni Kokiri's staff wage bill has dropped - reducing from 29 to 27 million dollars; A researcher hopes a study on food pricing policies, such as a salt tax or the removal of GST on fruit and vegetables, will help to ignite discussion on the issue.