Story: Ethnic inequalities

Pacific woman manual worker

Pacific woman manual worker

Sue Tinei sorts out imported goods at the Monarch Fulfillment Centre in Māngere, Auckland, in July 2005. She had found the job through the Pacific Wave strategy, which aimed to get unemployed Pacific people into work. In the early 21st century Pacific and Māori people were significantly overrepresented among both unemployed and unskilled manual workers.

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David Pearson, 'Ethnic inequalities - Occupation and education', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2021)

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