Hon Shane Jones, Minister for Regional Economic Development
Hon Shane Jones expresses his disappointment toward hapu that he believes are undermining the growth of the Tairawhiti region. After announcing his latest PGF package for the East Coast, he points out that other essential regional growth infrastructure have been held up by local hapu.
The PGF investments provide employment opportunities for Maori and non-Maori alike and slowing their progress also slows down the social and economic progress of the region.
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