9 Feb 2010

More pest control work urged in rural areas

8:44 pm on 9 February 2010

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei wants the Government to fund pest control initiatives in rural areas where Maori unemployment is high.

Figures issued last week show more than one in four young Maori does not have a job and Maori unemployment is at a 10-year high.

Ms Turei says ground-based pest control would mean less use of 1080 poison.