Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

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 www.socialreport.msd.govt.nz.

--

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: www.socialreport.msd.govt.nz


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Government: Northland To Move To Orange, NZ Prepared For Omicron


Northland will move to Orange at 11:59pm tonight, 20 January 2022, while the rest of New Zealand will remain at Orange as the Government prepares for Omicron to enter the community.
“Vaccination rates have continued to increase in Northland and are now at 89 percent first dose. The easing of the Auckland boundary over summer did not drive an increase in cases so we believe it is safe for Northland...
More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On Responding To The Need In Tonga


The power of the Tonga eruption (and the size of the aid response being mounted) have been sobering indications of the scale of this disaster. The financial impact is certain to exceed the damage done by Cyclone Harold two years ago, which was estimated at the time to cost $US111 million via its effects on crops, housing and tourism facilities. This time, the tsunami damage, volcanic ash, sulphur dioxide contamination and villager relocation expenses are likely to cost considerably more to meet...
More>>



 
 



Government: New Zealand Prepared To Send Support To Tonga

New Zealand is ready to assist Tonga in its recovery from Saturday night’s undersea eruption and tsunami, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Defence Minister Peeni Henare said today... More>>


Ministry of Health: COVID-19 Immunisation Starts For 5 To 11-year-old Tāmariki

More than 120,000 doses of the child (paediatric) Pfizer vaccine have been delivered to over 500 vaccination sites around New Zealand as health providers prepare to start immunising 5 to 11-year-olds tamariki from today, 17 January... More>>


Crown: Duke Of York’s NZ Military Patronage Appointment Ends
Buckingham Palace has recently announced that, with the Queen's approval and agreement, the Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to the Queen... More>>

Financial Services Federation: Open Letter To Government From Non-bank Lenders: The Path Forward On CCCFA Changes
Responsible lenders are not interested in telling the Government “I told you so” when it comes to unintended consequences of changes to lending laws that are now causing grief for everyday Kiwis seeking finance... More>>

CTU: Too Many Kiwi Workers Financially Vulnerable As Omicron Looms
With New Zealand on the precipice of an Omicron outbreak and the economic upheaval that comes with it, the CTU’s annual Mood of the Workforce Survey shows the vast majority of kiwi workers do not have the financial resources to survive a period of unemployment... More>>


Financial Advice NZ: Law Changes Locking Out Home Seekers, Urgent Meeting Sought With Government

Recent changes in consumer finance law on top of Government policy changes are locking many home seekers out of finance options they would have qualified for just six weeks ago, says Financial Advice New Zealand... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels