The Māori Party's Whānau First policy, which requires Māori involvement in all Covid-19 recovery programmes, will have wider benefit, the party's Ikaroa-Rāwhiti candidate Heather Te Au-Skipworth says.
"[It] will ensure that every Government spend, resource, job, trade goes directly to Māori for Māori," she said.
Te Au-Skipworth makes the comment in this Local Focus video, which asks Ikaroa-Rāwhiti candidates what gives their party credibility to lead New Zealand out of economic recession.
Labour candidate Meka Whaitiri says strong policies such as the wage subsidy show Labour's credibility.
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"We've moved really quickly since coming out of lockdown to announce further infrastructural investments to grow jobs in regions," she says.
Green candidate Elizabeth Kerekere says her party has a strong track record of being a good coalition partner in Government.
'We have pushed Labour to go further and faster on a range of different issues, and that includes how we bring a Green flavour to making sure our people have enough to live on - food on the table and paid properly for the work that they do."
Also standing in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti:
• Kelly Thurston for the Outdoors Party.
• Melissa Hill for New Conservatives.
• Waitangi Kupenga for Advance NZ.
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