4 Feb 2019

Govt 'throwing money' for Māori land-ownership - Bridges

From Morning Report, 7:36 am on 4 February 2019

National says the government should be wary of its Provincial Growth Fund being "the banker of last resort for Māori land owners". The government announced on Sunday that it would provide access to funds for Māori landowners who are struggling to get loans from commercial banks. The Prime Minister says 80 percent of Māori freehold land is under-utilised and unproductive because the special status of some land makes getting loans difficult. The National Party leader Simon Bridges talks to Guyon Espiner.