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Made in China

This week on Marae 13th April 2008

Made in China
On Monday, our Government signed a free trade agreement with China. What are the implications for Mäori? Some Mäori see huge business opportunities trading with the world's most populous nation.

Others harbour concerns about job losses, escalating food prices, and doing business with a nation which has a questionable human rights record. Arana Taumata brings us this story.

How will the FTA affect Mäori?
As a result of the recent ratification of the FTA the Labour government has with China.

What are the benefits and disadvantages for Mäori?

Joining Shane Taurima in studio this week is the University of Auckland Senior Lecturer in Mäori Business Manuka Henare and former Minister of Small Business and CEO of Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust, John Tamihere.

Browning up the Dance floor
Ngäti Kahungunu descendant and ex-rugby legend Norm Hewiit was the first winner of Dancing with the Stars.

Last Monday Marae reporter Marire Kuka spoke to the semi finalists. The elimination on Tuesday saw Tuhourangi actress, Miriama Smith leave the dance floor and leave Ngapuhi Netballer Temepara George and Ngäti Hamoa Boxer Monty Betham to battle it out.