Ka Pai , good job, 169 years of oppression, only colonised fools would celebrate their own demise in their own lands. Good job john honkey & sell out sharples, look for the resistance to your combined agenda to intensify.
You have to ask yourself what world our so called Maori leaders live in when they ignore this:
New Zealand jobless count up 37 per cent last yearand ignorance is no defence :
As the economy fell into recession, the number of jobless New
Zealanders rose nearly 37 per cent last year, topping 100,000 for the
first time since 2002, according to official figures released Thursday.
With 105,000 workers idle, the unemployment rate rose steadily
throughout the year to reach 4.6 per cent, Statistics New Zealand
said, reporting its quarterly household labour force survey, dpa reported.
Economists have tipped the jobless rate to reach 7 per cent by early
next year despite economic stimulus measures announced by the new
centre-right government elected in November.
The figures showed indigenous Maori workers worst affected, with 9.6
per cent of them jobless in the December quarter, followed by 7.8 per
cent of Pacific islanders and 6.3 per cent of Asians.
The unemployment rate for the dominant ethnic European population was
3.2 per cent.
4:00AM Friday Feb 06, 2009The majority of our population are young, and our so called elders & leaders have already spent the future that has been taken away from our youth, its time to take it back.
By Yvonne Tahana
Iwi leaders who control assets estimated at $5 billion met Prime
Minister John Key to brief him on ways they could move important Maori
But on a day when dreadful unemployment numbers for Maori were released
- 9.6 per cent compared with 4.6 per cent nationally - it was a subject
that was not on the forum's agenda.
Forum chairman Sonny Tau, also the Te Runanga o Ngapuhi chairman, said
unemployment was not discussed. He would not be drawn on why
Ka whawhai tonu matou ake tonu atu