One-time Te Aitanga a Hauiti shearer, printer and public service worker has landed a top job in Parliament as the new Maori Affairs Minister. The Ikaroa-Rawhiti MP is the second Ngati Porou to hold this post since Sir Apirana Ngata in 1928 and is ranked 12th in the 20-strong Cabinet.
In this issue
Hon. Parekura Horomia appointed as Minister of Maori Affairs, Treaty issues Manager - Rei Kohere outlines WAI 272 and other treaty claims within the Ngati Porou rohe and Canon Hone Kaa receives an international scholarship from the Episcopal School of Divinity, Harvard.