11 Nov 2011

Manu Korihi News for 11 November 2011

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 11 November 2011

The Maori Students' Association says the performance of wananga should be scrutinised in a different way from mainstream universities; The National Party says it recognises that certain medical conditions are a bigger issue among Maori and Pacific than Pakeha people - and is pledging to cut waiting times for elective surgery - if it returns to power; The Rotorua District Council says it's drawing up a memoradum of understanding with Ngati Pikiao - so it doesn't repeat the same mistake and chop down a sacred Te Arawa tree; A health provider in the Far North area of Hokianga has produced a DVD how-to guide to show isolated rural communities how to set up their own supply of clean, safe drinking water.