A Hand Up For Pacific Island Students Needed
A Hand Up For Pacific Island Students
New Zealand First wants the Government to
respond to the stark, unpalatable fact that Pacific people
are over-represented in unemployment and low-skilled,
Spokesperson for Pacific Affairs Asenati
Lole-Taylor is responding to the Salvation Army report
released today listing the challenges and achievements of
Pacific people in New Zealand titled: More Than Churches,
Rugby and Festivals.
"Pacific people make up the
majority in low socio-economic areas and are most vulnerable
to the current cost of living in New Zealand.
highlights a huge income gap where there has been an average
income increase of just $2 in five years for Pacific adults,
compared with $54 for everyone else.
"Pacific people also
have the highest unemployment rate of more than 15 per
Mrs Lole-Taylor acknowledged that the Budget
announced $43 million into trade training schemes for
Pacific people but pointed out they also needed other areas
of educational encouragement.
"The number attending
university is on par with the national population. These
students should not be neglected and like all New
Zealanders, they should be given every chance of a career
when they finish university
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