20 Nov 2009

New association for Maori social workers

9:32 pm on 20 November 2009

Maori social workers have formed a new association.

Waatea News reports about 100 of the country's 1000 Maori social workers gathered at Pukaki Marae in Mangere on Friday to launch the Tangata Whenua Social Workers Association.

Kaumatua Taotahi Pihama says the group will support Maori working for mainstream and iwi providers, and help train new kaimahi.

He says it will build on work done by previous generations.