12 May 2011

Govt determined to make Maori invisible during World Cup - Labour

5:56 am on 12 May 2011

Labour list MP Kelvin Davis says National seems determined to make Maori invisible during the Rugby World Cup.

He told Waatea News there was almost no mention of Maori at the launch of the Real New Zealand Showcase, which is supposed to show visitors what the country has to offer during the tournament .

Mr Davis says Prime Minister John Key has so neglected the Maori sector that $4.5 million set aside to develop a Maori tourism action plan is largely unspent.