30 Jan 2015

Te Manu Korihi News for 30 January 2015

From Te Manu Korihi, 5:49 pm on 30 January 2015

The economist Gareth Morgan has told a Northland hui on Maori sovereignty that if the Treaty of Waitangi were truly honoured there'd be no need for Maori seats in Parliament; A Maori doctor is backing a demand for more stomach stapling operations, after a call by a New Zealand weight loss surgeon for 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 head of the national wood carving school, which has picked five new students, says it wants to select tauira from each tribe so they have someone who's skilled in the ancient practice.