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Pacific languages expert resigns as NZ government advisor

Pacific languages expert resigns as NZ government advisor

Updated 26 November 2012, 10:01 AEDT

One of the region's most senior experts on Pacific languages has resigned from the advisory council to New Zealand's Minister of Pacific Island Affairs.

Galumalemana Hunkin is a senior lecturer in Samoan at Victoria University, and has taught and worked in the sector for more than 40 years. He's stepped down saying New Zealand's latest Pasifica Education Plan is ignoring the needs and wishes of the community.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Galumalemana Alfred Hunkin, senior lecturer, Victoria University

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