What have you done for me lately?

Photoshopped image Credit: Luke

What has Jacinda Ardern done for M?ori lately? In her speech at Waitangi yesterday, she made the following claims.

  • […] She said unemployment of M?ori was less,
  • 150,000 M?ori families now have access to a winter energy payment,
  • 50,000 M?ori families saw their Working for Families go up,
  • Fewer M?ori are in prison now than when they came into government – but again on that there was still more work to do.

Fewer M?ori in prison huh? Letting prisoners out of prison or giving them home detention instead tends to have that effect on prison numbers. When she says that there is still more work to do, perhaps she is referring to this ‘aspirational’ statement: