14 May 2020

Budget: Funding welcomed, but Māori business miss out

From Checkpoint, 6:32 pm on 14 May 2020

The government will spend $900 million on initiatives to support Māori to deal with the fall-out of Covid-19.

The package includes $400 million on Māori education, a $137 million boost to Whānau Ora, and $200 million on a Māori Employment Package targeted at the regions.

But Dr Matt Roskruge, a Māori senior lecturer in economics and finance, told RNZ Māori news correspondent Leigh-Marama McLachlan, that he expected more for Māori businesses.