Statistics NZ surveyed Maori adults and asked them to rate their level of trust in various institutions, '0' being 'not at all' and '10' being 'completely'.
What would have been really interesting is how these ratings compare with other ethnicities but that wasn't part of the exercise.
Anyway it is reassuring that Maori do have relatively high trust in the police. Many will deal with the police as victims.
As for trust in the media, I expect that would be representative across all adult New Zealanders.
Here's a thought. How would you rate those two institutions? We can run our own mini survey. I'll kick it off.
Media. Depends on which media and in what respect eg delivery of information or personal dealings. Generally I'd be around 4 but there are exceptions.
Police. My personal dealings with police have been good and bad. Brushes with authoritarian heavy-handedness and possible racism takes my rating down, but generally, compared to other countries I think we've got a fairly non-corrupt and responsive police force. So a 7.