8 Nov 2019

National MP says cutting benefits could do Māori good

From Morning Report, 8:24 am on 8 November 2019

National MP Joanne Hayes says Māori could end up better off if their welfare payments were reduced.

She says people have been telling her a party discussion document that talks about getting tough on beneficiaries is racist.

But Mrs Hayes says social welfare hasn't necessarily proved a good thing for Māori.

RNZ's Māori news correspondent Leigh-Marama McLachlan reports.