Story: Ethnic inequalities

Finau family with donation

Finau family with donation

Mirie and Livi Finau and their son Filipo, aged three, show off a letter and a $50 donation sent to them in September 1995 after the Evening Post reported that they had tried to save money on their power bills by cooking outside on an umu fire. In 2008 Pacific families were over twice as likely as European families to say they did not have enough money to meet their daily needs.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1995/1621
Photograph by Craig Simcox

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David Pearson, 'Ethnic inequalities - Ethnicity and income', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by David Pearson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 21 May 2018