Unemployment by ethnic group:Pita Sharples - don't worry about flying a maori flag over the prisons to improve morale (stupid idea) look to your Maori Job Summit - how many jobs for maori came out of that? None - waste of time.
Pakeha: 4.4 per cent
Maori: 16.4 per cent
Pacific Island: 14.1 per cent
Asian: 10.5 per cent
"Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples said the Maori unemployment figures were shocking.“It’s terrible, that’s about all you can say really,” he told reporters. If there are no jobs there are no jobs.That is all we are expecting from pita as supporters of this government - nothing.