27 Sep 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 27 September 2013

From Checkpoint, 6:55 pm on 27 September 2013

The Maori Council is asking for an urgent hearing into the Government's review of the legislation that oversees the Council and Maori Wardens; The Hapai Te Hauora Tapui health provider in Auckland says it plans to question local body candidates about what they will do to reduce the harm of gambling; New Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has launched an Indigenous Advisory Council with a remit to reverse the chronic disadvantages suffered by Australia's first peoples; Meanwhile, the Aboriginal community in Australia's top end is waiting anxiously to see what the first indigenous woman MP will do to tackle the high rates of incarceration and unemployment in the Northern Territory; The government is putting the call out to companies who are willing to train up Maori and Pasifika youth under its trades Training programme.