26 Nov 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 26 November 2013

From Checkpoint, 6:46 pm on 26 November 2013

A union representing the predominately Maori workforce of the now closed Rotorua sawmill, Tachikawa, says a logging supply firm is threatening to hold up plans to pay out the staff; A Maori trust in Northland has entered into a partnership with the land administrator, Te Tumu Paeroa, to turn a sheep and beef farm into a money-making dairy operation; The Maori broadcaster, Willie Jackson, is returning to present his Radio Waatea current affairs programme, which is syndicated to iwi radio stations; Nearly 500 mourners have paid their respects to a respected Maori horse-trainer, Eric Ropiha; The Health Research Council is giving one-and-a-half-million dollars of funds for emerging Maori health researchers as part of its 2014 Career Development Awards programme.