3 Oct 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 3 October 2013

From Checkpoint, 5:46 pm on 3 October 2013

The Maori Tertiary Students' Association says the proposed cuts to wananga councils will limit the institutions' flexibility to choose representatives, not increase it; The chairman of the Independent Maori Statutory Board in Auckland suggests other places could adopt a similar method for better Maori representation in local bodies; The Wellington iwi, Taranaki Whanui, has placed a rahui at Parangarahu - or the Pencarrow Coast - to protect the nesting site of a vulnerable native bird; A leading Maori health provider in Whanganui is opening up its complex as a dispatch base for St John Ambulance.