July 30, 2014
Culture invisible in Murihiku
A Ngai Tahu kaumatua wants to see more Maori culture on show in Southland.
The Royal Society of New Zealand says the Maori population is the highest per capita in Southland than anywhere else in the South Island and grew by 11.4 per cent between the 2006 and 2013 censuses.
That took the number of Maori in the region to 11,610.
But Michael Skerrett says the culture remains largely hidden.
He wants to see more Maori signage, and more activity outside what is happening in schools.
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