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Māori news stories for the week ending 7 September 2012

Māori news stories for the week ending 7 September 2012

  • Sir Ralph Norris has been appointed to the University of Auckland Council.
  • Professor Des Gorman has been appointed to the board of the Accident and Compensation Commission (ACC).
  • Rangi Wills has been appointed to the board of the Fire Service Commission.
  • The Health Research Council of New Zealand has signed a trilateral letter of intent to improve research capacity in Indigenous peoples’ health.  This has been entered into with the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
  • This week Te Hunga Roia Māori o Aotearoa (the Māori Law Society) hosted an international indigenous lawyers conference in Hamilton.
  • Last month the Education Review Office released a report on Hato Petera College.  Although written somewhat in coded language, the report identifies significant performance issues.  These include governance, financial management, curriculum and assessment, quality of teaching, and student achievement concerns.   (The list of issues is provided on page 8 of the report.)

 

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