A good start

About 50 back-end bureaucrats bro-racrats are to be cut loose in a shake up at Te Puni Kokiri:

Redundancies at Te Puni Kokiri have been slammed by Mana MP Hone Harawira.

Staff at the ministry, which advises the Government on Maori issues and development, are believed to have been told that about 50 of their number will lose their jobs.

Maori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples this afternoon confirmed  Te Puni Kokiri staff had been briefed by its chief executive on “efficiency” measures today.

“How the Ministry manages their fiscal pressures and efficiency dividend is of course an operational matter for management. I expect to be consulted on the chief executive’s proposals for how Te Puni Kokiri continues to deliver the most effective services to the public, within the budget they have been allocated,” he said.

Fifty is a good start. Perhaps Tony Ryall could have a word with Pita Sharples and explain how he must try harder.

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