max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

09:00am - 11:00am
Ed Sheeran

Training trend positive for Māori COVID recovery

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Māori employment advocacy group Tokona Te Raki wants to see big shifts in the Māori Workforce post COVID-19.

Its new report Whano Towards Futures that Work: How Māori can lead Aotearoa forward, done in collaboration with Waikato-Tainui, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and economic consultancy BERL, details the history of systemic bias that limited Māori into low-skill, labour intensive mahi.

Executive director Eruera Tarena says that makes them vulnerable to pandemics and other economic shocks.

But he says census data indicates the number of working Māori in Aotearoa has increased by 50 percent between 2013 and 2018, and some of that increase was in higher skilled, less vulnerable areas.

The trend needs to be encouraged.

"COVID's really opened the door to ki te ao marama, a better future, so if we can make the right choices and do the right actions, supported by government policies, then we can emerge from this stronger, smarter, better than before," Dr Tarena says.

Copyright © 2020, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

Korihi Dates

flu cmdhb apr 2020

TRM Classes
NLC - One More Try - (feat Stanley T) [Official Video]
Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | The Risk of a Second Wave
Dr Rawiri Taonui: The New Zealand campaign against the first wave of Covid-19 eliminated the virus in 100 days. The first case was notified on 28 February, we closed our borders on 18 March, imposed a comprehensive Level 4 lockdown on 26 March, the last new case was notified on 22 May and the last active case recovered on 7 June.
TVNZ decision against Maori Party detrimental to politics
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: TVNZ have made the decision to exclude the Māori Party from their election debates.
National MP Louise Upston right to blast Minister Sepuloni for welfare bigotry
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: National Party Welfare spokesperson Louise Upston attacked Welfare Minister Carmel Sepuloni on Newshub over the weekend for the two-tier welfare system Labour have adopted as a response to the pandemic.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

09:00am - 11:00am