Employment: Mahia te mahi

The Māori Party looks at issues in a holistic way, acknowledging that all aspects of life – housing, jobs, health and education – are inter-related and connected. We want what whānau want – to achieve total wellbeing. We whanau able to work, in work, and being rewarded with meaningful wages.

The Māori Party will:

  • Introduce a living wage for all workers.
  • Make a ‘cost of living’ adjustment to all work related benefits.
  • Double the existing Māori and Pacific trade training and cadetships.
  • Provide grants to support Māori businesses.
  • Introduce a 12-month job experience scheme for unemployed youth and pay a Youth Allowance.
  • Establish 1,000 employment-focused navigators to connect Māori and Pacific Island jobseekers with employers and also provide pastoral care and support.

Read our full employment policy

Authorised by Susan Cullen, 5 Gala Street, Waihōpai