30 Jan 2009

Recession good time to go back to school, says Turia

8:00 pm on 30 January 2009

Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says Maori laid off because of the recession should go back to school.

Mrs Turia says the Government's proposed investments in infrastructure development might provide work for some of the Maori likely to lose their jobs in the months ahead.

But she told Waatea News it is a good opportunity for others to think about their long-term futures, as often happens at this time in the economic cycle.

Mrs Turia says the two or three years of hardship involved in getting an education at a later stage of life can pay off in better economic prospects for families.