December 10, 2018
Māori faces scarce around state boards
The New Zealand Māori Council says the absence of Māori from the boards of state owned companies shows a lack of commitment to Māori interests.
Executive director Matthew Tukaki says figures released under the Official Information Act show only six of the 77 SOE directors are Māori.
He says there is no effort to encourage Māori to apply or recruit them.
That’s despite the impact those organisations have on Māori socially and economically.
The council is trying to bridge the gap by forming an access to industry and employment committee to put forward candidates and to push for ministers and boards to do better.
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