With Ratana celebrations looming some are saying the church's loyalty to Labour is still strong and National needs to show what it has done for Maori.
All govt should be 'doing' for people is creating economic conditions and freedoms that allow them to 'do' for themselves. Nevertheless, that doesn't preclude looking at social indicators under National. I'll aim for 2002 to 2014. The first half under Labour - the second under National.
Continuing to decline
No cessation of steady rise between 2006 and 2013.
Maori aged 15-24 Not in Employment, Education or Training
This data is is only available from 2008 but the trend is at least positive. In fact a lot of the Infoshare data now appears to only date back 7 or 8 years. Frustrating.
There are far more social indicators but the data isn't particularly easy to access and graph quickly.
Based on the above snapshot there isn't a lot that Ratana followers could gripe about that they wouldn't have griped about under Labour.
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