Maori economic development unit set up
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 3:23p.m.
A Maori economic development unit is being set up, which the Government says will focus attention on what needs to be done to improve skills and create jobs.
It will be part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, announced today by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples.
"Maori make a huge contribution to the economy and this is growing rapidly," Mr Joyce said.
"They own substantial assets, run sizeable commercial ventures and are significant exporters."
Dr Sharples says the new unit will have an independent advisory board and will be a point of contact for the private sector.
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21/11/2012 8:39:43 a.m.
Well said Marvin!
20/11/2012 2:23:47 p.m.
Typical. Just give the land back while you're at it gov. Hahaha they wish.
20/11/2012 8:17:54 a.m.
John Key, you are a spineless, gutless, pusillanimous, appeasing wimp of a leader. When will you actually say 'NO' and represent the majority of this country instead of pandering to these parasitic, opportunist, money grabbing, radicals, who's only interest is to make vast fortunes from Tax payers coffers and pass it as self made. This country is going down hill fast all because our spineless politicians can't say no to radicals.
19/11/2012 9:10:53 p.m.
And maori are yet to contribute more then they take. Mr Joyce has no clue and Sharples just wants to start handing out wads of cash to his mates, whanau ora x2 anyone.
19/11/2012 9:09:23 p.m.
jonathan, are you saying Steven Joyce is racist and supports apartheid policies favoring better positioned ethnic groups who just happen to be Maaori?
19/11/2012 8:19:04 p.m.
Oh dear!...Race based funding and support. How unfair and undemocratic!
Maori party wants that scheme to ensure votes and National is funding it to ensure the Maori Party support! Very sad for the rest of the non-maori needful in society. Support everyone irrespective of race.
19/11/2012 7:11:51 p.m.
They own substantial assets, run sizeable commercial ventures and are significant exporters."
Yeah right, all handed to them on a plate courtesy of the NZ taxpayer.
19/11/2012 6:04:42 p.m.
So how many millions is this going to cost the taxpayers, and will they be accountable or will it be like all their other schemes where the money goes into a bottomless pit.
19/11/2012 6:00:55 p.m.
If its a race based policy that makes it racism right?
19/11/2012 3:42:14 p.m.
More doubletalk wrote:
What about the rest of us? Don't we need jobs too? And if Joyce is interested in improving skills, why is he cutting student allowances, and hitting universities? This whole thing is yet another political sham.
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