Story: Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy

Forest Service protest

Forest Service protest

In 1987 the New Zealand Forest Service was disestablished with the loss of thousands of jobs. Because Māori were disproportionately represented in forestry, the closure of the service, along with other government departments, had a big effect on Māori unemployment.

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Manawatu Standard
Reference: 13 November 1986, p. 1

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Basil Keane, 'Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy - Government reforms, 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/25786/forest-service-protest (accessed 9 August 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010