World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Education And Employment Priority For Maori

Education and employment priority for Maori

Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia says Dr Don Brash should concentrate on developing a coherent Maori Affairs policy rather than ranting about the abolition of the Maori electorate seats.

"I am not surprised Dr Brash chose to tell the media rather than the thousands of Maori about the National Party's extreme right wing policy at Ratana Pa on Saturday.

I am disappointed that Dr Brash is embarking on a destructive path that seeks to drive a wedge between Maori and non-Maori".

There are more Maori in paid employment than at any time over the last 16 years. The average wage for Maori has also increased from 69 percent of the National average to 82.6 percent.

"There are over 800 young Maori taking part in modern apprenticeship programmes which is benefiting both students and employers. These young Maori will join the 5-thousand or so other trainees who under the National-Act coalition will have had little or no opportunity to join the workforce.

"There are more Maori attending university than ever before - indeed this government is providing the economic climate so that graduates qualify for good sustainable jobs.

"Maori achievement is accelerating under this government and I make absolutely no apologies to Dr Brash or his Act coalition partner for boosting Maori involvement in tertiary education and training opportunities.

"These are the types of policies that will serve New Zealand in the medium and long term, as opposed to having people line up outside of Post Offices to embark on daily chain gang ventures.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: Is This Guy The World’s Most Dangerous Thirtysomething?

Saudi Arabia has long been regarded as a pillar of stability in the Middle East, and is the essential caterer to the West’s fossil fuel needs. It is also the country that gave us Osama Bin Laden, al Qaeda, and 15 of the 19 terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks... More>>

ALSO:

Non-Binding Postal Vote: Australia Says Yes To Same Sex Marriage

Binoy Kampmark: Out of 150 federal seats, 133 registered affirmative totals in returning their response to the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”. More>>

ALSO:

Bonn Climate Change Conference: Protecting Health In Small Island States

The vision is that, by 2030, all Small Island Developing States will have health systems that are resilient to climate change and countries around the world will be reducing their carbon emissions both to protect the most vulnerable from climate risks and deliver large health benefits in carbon-emitting countries. More>>

ALSO:

Camp Shut Down: Refugees Must Be Rescued From Manus

On 31st October 2017, the detention centre on Manus Island in which the Australian Government has been holding more than 700 refugees was closed, leaving those living there in a desperate situation. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC