Kelvin Davis can feel an ill wind blowing…

A vote for the Mana M??ori deal is a vote for National, says Labour?s M?ori Development spokesperson Kelvin Davis.

“They?re welcome to each other. It?s only a matter of time before M??ori work out there?s no mana in this deal.

“After nine years of this National Government, propped up by the M?ori party, there?s not a lot to brag about. M?ori are more likely to be overweight, depressed, homeless, incarcerated and uneducated according to these disturbing statistics produced under National?s watch.

“The Kiwi quarter acre dream is more of a nightmare as the housing crisis hits M?ori hard. M??ori are five times more likely to be homeless than P??keha. M??ori home ownership is 28 per cent compared with 56.8 per cent for P??keha.

“The job market isn?t delivering for M?ori either.

“The total number of M?ori aged 15-24 not in employment, education or training has increased from 23,300 to 27,900. And it gets worse. Since National has been in office, the gap in median weekly earnings between M??ori and P??keha has grown 47 per cent.

“What?s even worse is the state of M?ori health. M??ori adults are 1.5 times more likely to have anxiety or depressive disorders. M??ori adults are also 1.6 times more likely to have missed out on seeing their GP because they couldn?t afford it, in the last 12 months. M?ori adults are 1.7 times more likely to be obese.

“These statistics paint a very poor picture of our people. This is what the M??ori party has contributed to through its support plan with the National party.

“There?s no mana for M?ori who support a waka that?s shackled to the National Party.

“Labour won six of the seven M??ori seats at the last election. M??ori deserve more support than what the Nats and their hopeless helpers have delivered,” says Kelvin Davis.

Ehm.

Kelvin?

What did you do for Te Tai Tokerau? ? Apart from going into prisons and hugging the criminal class and going over to Australia and advocating for… the criminal class?

Why should they vote for you?

And here’s a tip: ?The Maori party as part of a Hone/Mana deal won’t get anywhere close to the next government. ?Winston won’t have a bar of it.

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