28 Jun 2013

Te Manu Korihi News for 28 June 2013

From Morning Report, 8:47 am on 28 June 2013

A Gisborne primary school is campaigning for Poverty Bay to be called Turanganui a Kiwa; The Minister of Maori Affairs, Pita Sharples, says the leaders of Government departments are not aware that Maori are culturally significant - and says the lack of understanding causes stand-up rows; Labour Party's candidate for the Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election is happy the campaign has bought the suffering of the electorate to the nation's attention; The Chilean ambassador to New Zealand says Santiago wants to empower its indigenous communities - and is looking at how Maori and Pakeha work together as a model - it can use with the Mapuche people.