July 12, 2021
Wahine Maori favoured for government boards
Twenty two percent of members of public sector boards and committees are now Māori, up from 21 percent last year.
Wāhine Māori hold 12.2 percent of public sector board roles.
The Minister for Women, Jan Tinetti, says public sector boards are now made up of 50.9 percent women, up from 45.7 percent in 2017.
She says more diverse boards make better quality decisions.
Now the Government has met its target of 50 percent women, she says she will be working with Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio, and Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities, Priyanca Radhakrishnan to increase ethnic diversity across boards.
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