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Räapa 27 Pipiri 2012

Published: 6:55PM Wednesday June 27, 2012

Maori Council and Iwi Forum vie for Government ear
The Maori Council have been rejuvenated with newly elected leaders put in place. However, they may well be in contention with the Iwi Leaders Forum. Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, says the government could seek advice from the Maori Council on some matters, while on others, the Iwi Leaders Forum.

Calls for report on Urewera Raids police conduct
Five years on from the raids in Ruatoki and there is still no report from the state agent established by the government. According to the Maori Party this is a miscarriage of justice. Maori MP for Te Waiariki, Te Ururoa Flavell, is calling for a report on police conduct during the Tuhoe Raids.

Kiwi House for Olympics
There are only 30 more days left until the start of the London Olympics and a 'kiwi house' has been opened to promote NZ to the world. The building was launched by the New Zealand Olympic Committee and it is located in the heart of King's Cross.

Waipareira's Family Start programme terminated
Te Whanau o Waipareira is challenging the Ministry of Social Development in the high court over termination of its Family Start contract.

Iwi owes much to Maori Council, says Jones
We talk to Labour MP Shane Jones on some of today's hottest political topics. Including the issue with the Maori Council; Labour's next move against the government's sale of assets Tuwharetoa's water rights and Whanau Ora.

Maori-specific statistics now available
High demand for information relating to Maori statistics is the result of the publication titled Te Ao Marama. The publication was released by Statistics NZ in Wellington today. Earlier we spoke to Statistics NZ project manager Atawhai Tibble.

Black ice in the South
For a second day in a row, much of Otago and Southland is covered under snow and ice. The severe weather has led to road closures and power cuts to homes. Road Safety NZ is warning everyone to take care while driving because of black ice on the roads.