23 Oct 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 23 October 2013

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 23 October 2013

Parliament has unanimously passed the first readings of three treaty settlement bills, giving the tribes comfort their past is finally being acknowledged; A new study has found food taxes and subsidies are more likely to benefit Maori and low income families; The country's only Bachelor of Maori Nursing course operator says the effects of smoking forms part of the curriculum for all its studies and offers help to quit smoking; Auckland Council says although kauri dieback disease is prevalent in its regional forests including Northland, it's slowing down in other areas.