A New Zealand Housing Report ( 2009/2010: Structure, Pressures and Issues) has predicted a national shortage of more than 14,000 homes within the next five years.
Te Ara Taura executive head Tukoroirangi Morgan announced that the iwi will move forward with an independent review of its activities and processes. The review will be led by retired Maori Land Court judge Heta Hingston.
Ngāti Korokī Kahukura (image sourced from Te Puna Kokiri) Ngāti Korokī Kahukura are willing to continue discussions with Zoagn developers of a planned $100 million Arapuni milk processing plant in South Waikato.
Annual Ratana celebrations commenced today at Ratana Pa. Prime Minister John Key will be attending celebrations , along with Labour leader Phil Goff, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei, and Māori Party co-leaders Tariana Turia and Dr Pita Sharples. Te Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira has also confirmed his attendence.
In a landmark vote, the Waikato-Tainui Parliament Te Kauhanganui voted to keep Tania Martin as its chairwoman.
A mandate strategy for a Ngāpuhi Treaty settlement has been approved by the Government.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measured an increase of inflation to 4% for the December 2010 quarter, following increases of 1.5% and 1.7% in the years to the September and June 2010 quarters, respectively.