Native Affairs - Tertiary Education Commission CEO on Awanuiārangi investigation

A Native Affairs special investigation outlined how sub-contractors of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi had short changed students and the taxpayer by delivering an 18-week Diploma programme in just a few days. 

Among those unwittingly caught up in the alleged scam are 94 Vodafone Warriors and staff along with 83 volunteers at last year's Te Matatini National competition held in Rotorua.

Tonight Native Affairs can reveal the Bachelor of Māori Performing arts or BMPA which has 886 students currently enrolled is now the subject of an internal and external investigation by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

Meanwhile Awanuiārangi has agreed to pay the Tertiary Education Commission $5.9 million for the under delivery of Hei Manaaki.  This afternoon Mihingarangi Forbes spoke to CEO of the Tertiary Education Commission Tim Fowler.