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E13 Salient Māori News Items to 30 April 2021

  • Antoine Coffin has been appointed to the Ministerial Review Panel into the Future for Local Government.
  • This week the Police referred matters concerning donations to the Māori Party to the Serious Fraud Office. It is alleged the Party failed to declare donations or aggregated donations of over $30,000, which combined totalled over $300,000.  The Party has already acknowledged its error.
  • This week the Department of Corrections published (online only) data about people imprisoned as of 31 March 2021. It shows 52.7% of those people are Māori, i.e. 4,561 Māori in prison.  We advise that no textual or further explanation was provided. https://www.corrections.govt.nz/resources/statistics/quarterly_prison_statistics/prison_stats_march_2021b