4 Oct 2010

Crown, wananga settle claim at $14.5m

7:46 pm on 4 October 2010

The Crown has settled a claim before the Waitangi Tribunal by Te Whare Wananga o Awanuirangi with a $14.5 million settlement.

Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says the settlement recognises the Government's failure to give the three wananga capital funding equivalent to that of other public tertiary providers.

He says it also recognises the contribution the wananga makes to tertiary education.

In 2004 the wananga was accredited to teach courses to PhD level, a world first for an indigenous tertiary education institution.