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Social Report shows real gains for Maori

Hon Parekura Horomia
Minister of Mäori Affairs

8 August 2006 Press Release

Social Report shows real gains for Maori

“The Social Report, released today, confirms that there have been significant gains in Mäori wellbeing since the mid-1990s” said Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia.

“The report shows that Mäori outcomes are improving faster than for non-Mäori in a number of key areas, including life expectancy, suicide, participation in early childhood education and tertiary education, school leavers with higher qualifications, employment, unemployment, median hourly earnings, population with low incomes, housing affordability, and road deaths.”

“Outcomes for Mäori are better than for the population as a whole in the areas of participation in tertiary education, participation in cultural and arts activities, perceptions of safety, and regular contact with family and friends.”

“While outcomes for Mäori lag behind those of non-Mäori in many areas and it will be some time before the difference in outcomes is eliminated, the trends are overwhelmingly positive.”

Highlights from the report include:

- the average 2000-02 Mäori life expectancy figure had improved by 2.4 years for males and 1.9 years for females from the average for 1995-97

- the Mäori suicide rate decreased from 17.5 per 100,000 in 1996 to 13.5 per 100,000 in 2003

- the participation rate for Mäori children in early childhood education increased from 84.8% in 2000 to 89.9% in 2005

- the proportion of Mäori school leavers with qualifications higher than NCEA level 1 increased from 37.4% in 1996 to 47.4% in 2004

- the Mäori unemployment rate was 8.6% in 2005, down from a peak of 25.4% in 1992

- employment rates for Mäori increased by 10.1% between 1996 and 2005, a larger increase than for the non-Mäori population

- over the eight years to June 2005, increases in inflation adjusted earnings from wages and salary jobs were higher for Mäori (18%) than for Pacific people or Europeans (13%)

- between 1997/98 and 2003/04, the proportion of families containing a Mäori adult who were living with a low income decreased from 30.3% to 23.6%

- the proportion of households containing at least one Mäori adult who were spending 30% or more of their income on housing dropped from 31% in 2001 to 21% in 2004

- road deaths for Mäori reduced from 26 per 100,000 in 1996 to 20 per 100,000 in 2001.

The social report is available at


Hon Parekura Horomia
Minister of Mäori Affairs

8 August 2006 Press Release

E whakaatu mai ana Te Ripoata Päpori i ngä tino whiwhinga ki te iwi Mäori

He ai ki a Parekura Horomia te Minita Mo Ngä Take Mäori i te ra nei:
“E whakamana ana te ripoata päpori i pänuitia i te ra nei, i ngä tino püäwaitanga i roto i ngä oranga kua whiwhi te Mäori mai i waenganui o ngä tau 1990 ki naianei.

“E whakaatu ana tënei ripoata i te tere ake o te pai ake o ngä putanga Mäori ki ëra o tauiwi i roto i ëtahi tino wähanga, ara, i te roa ake o ngä ra i roto i tënei ao, te whakamomori, te whai wähi i roto i te mätauranga mo te hunga köhungahunga me te mätauranga tuatoru, ngä äkonga e wehe atu ana i ngä kura e whiwhi ana i ngä tohu mätauranga e teitei ana, te whiwhi mahi, te kore whiwhi mahi, te whiwhi i ngä utu haore kei waenganui i ëra o ngä paerewa o raro me ëra o ngä paerewa o runga, te tokomaha o te hunga e iti ana ngä utu, te ähei ki te hoko whare me ngä tängata e mate ana i runga i ngä rori.”

“He pai ake ngä putanga ki ngä Mäori ki ëra atu o te tokomahakei konei, arä, i roto i te whai wähi i roto i te mätauranga tuatoru, i ngä mahi ahurea me ngä mahi toi, i ngä titirohanga ähuru, ä, i roto hoki i ngä torotoro atu ki ngä whänau me ngä hoa i ia wä, i ia wä. “

“Ahakoa e noho tömuri ana ngä putanga ki ngä Mäori ki ëra o tauiwi i roto i te maha atu o ngä wähanga, ka roa tonu te wä e kitea ai te whakakoretanga atu o ënei rerekëtanga i roto i ngä putanga. E kitea ana te whai hua o tënei matakite. “

Ko ngä tino putanga mai i tënei ripoata, ko:

- Ko te piki ake o te noho ora tonu o te tangata mo ngä tau 2000-02, ma te 2.4 ngä tau mo ngä täne, me te 1.9 ngä tau mo ngä wähine, mai i ngä wawaenga o ngä tau 1995.97.

- Te heke iho o te maha o ngä Mäori e whakamomori ana i a rätou mai i te 17.5 paiheneti mä i te 100,000 i te tau 1996, ki te 13.5 paiheneti ma i te 100,000 i te tau 2003.

- Te piki ake o te maha o ngä tamariki Mäori e haere ana ki ngä kura mo te hunga köhungahunga mai i te 84.8% i te tau 2000 ki te 89.9% i te tau 2005.

- Te piki ake o te maha o ngä äkonga Mäori e wehe mai ana i ngä kura e whiwhi ana i ngä tohu mätauranga e teitei ake ana i te paerewa 1 o NCEA, mai i te 34,4% i te tau 1996, ki te 47.4% i te tau 2004.

- Te heke iho o te maha o ngä Mäori kore whiwhi mahi ki te 8.6% i te tau 2005, mai i töna teiteitanga o te 25.4% i te tau 1992.

- Te piki ake o te maha o ngä Mäori e whiwhi mahi ana ma te 10.1% i waenganui i ngä tau 1996 ki 2005, ä, me te maha ake o tënei pikitanga ki ëra atu iwi ëhara i te Mäori;

- I roto i ngä waru tau ki te marama o Hune o te tau 2005, he maha kë atu te pikinga o ngä utu o ngä mahi a ngä Mäori (18%) i ëra o ngä tängata o ngä moutere o Te Moana Nui-a-Kiwa me tauiwi;

- I roto i ngä tau e waru ki te marama o Hune o te tau 2005, he maha kë atu te ekenga o te wäriu o ngä utu ki ngä Mäori mo a rätou mahi (18%) i ëra o ngä tängata o ngä moutere o Te Moana Nui-a-Kiwa me tauiwi;

- I waenganui i ngä tau 1997/98 me ngä tau 2003/04, i heke iho te maha o ngä whänau e whiwhi pakeke Mäori ana, ä, e whiwhi moni iti ana, mai i te 30,3% ki te 23.6%;

- I heke iho te maha o ngä whare e whiwhi ana i tëtahi pakeke Mäori e whakapau ana i te 30% paiheneti, neke atu ränei o ngä moni e hua mai ana ki a rätou, i runga i to rätou whare, mai i te 31% i te tau 2001 ki te 21% i te tau 2004;

- I heke iho te maha o ngä Mäori e mate ana i runga i ngä huarahi 26% mo te 100,000 i te tau 1996, ki te 20 paiheneti mo te 100,000 i te tau 2001.

Ka ahei koe ki tënei ripoata päpori i runga i te aratuku hiko:


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