China Trip only 9 days NOT 19
The Minister of Maori Affairs trip to China/Hong Kong was 9 (nine days) long NOT 19 as in the media today. The trip was from 29 November to 7 December.
There was an error in the written reply and the answer is being corrected. The reason for the trip is correct i.e. the Minister accompanied the Governor General on his state visit to China.
Mr Horomia is due back in the office on Tuesday 23rd of January.
Media Officer Office of Hon Parekura Horomia