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NIUS BITES DAILY FOR May 17TH 2013:
Tonga warned it can’t afford Pacific Games
Radio Australia reports that a prominent Tongan diaspora leader is opposed to plans for Tonga to host the Pacific Games in 2019.
Fiji reaches out to PNG
The Fiji Times reports that Fiji has joined the fight to stop sorcery-related murder and torture of women and girls in Papua New Guinea.
Turkey tails back on the menu in Samoa
Radio Australia reports that a ban on the import and sale of turkey tails in Samoa is officially being lifted this week.
Appeal over Kiwi’s death in Tonga
Stuff reports that Tongan police have appealed against a decision to discharge three of the six men accused of the manslaughter of New Zealand police officer last year.
Maori and Pacific gang crime in Australia
7News Melbourne reports that shocking vision has emerged of a notorious teen gang terrorizing Melbournians in a crime spree that knows no boundaries in terms of suburbs or violence. Police have told 7News the majority of gang members are migrants of Maori of Islander background.
Concert to honour expert on Maori musical instruments
Scoop reports that a concert being held at Te Papa this week to pay tribute to musician Dr Richard Nunns, New Zealand’s foremost authority on Maori musical instruments.
Pacific News for 17 May 2013
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Te Manu Korihi News for 17 May 2013
Whanau Ora has received a budget boost - but a leading financial services firm thinks funding for the welfare scheme has reached its peak; The national Maori Tertiary students association says mature students' access to adult education will be restricted - because of changes to availability of student allowances, announced in the Budget; The Maori Language Commission - Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Maori - is praising the Minister of Maori Affairs, Pita Sharples, for securing more money to boost Maori language initiatives; A leader of the lower North Island iwi, Ngati Toa, says the government is waking up to the problem of cold damp homes; And, congratulations to Radio Ngati Porou - it's been named Iwi Staion of the Year at the New Zealand Radio Awards.