19 Oct 2011

Maori cadetships promised in IT sector

12:26 pm on 19 October 2011

The Maori Party says its digital technology election policy would create cadetships in the IT sector to boost employment opportunities for Maori.

Co-leader Tariana Turia says the party would also invest in Maori educational content in online publications and establish digital hubs in communities and rural marae.

Mrs Turia says Maori can and should take a leading role in ensuring that all generations have access to online content and supporting technologies.

She says people with access to email would also have the option to receive communications from Government departments via email and be given a subsidy on their internet bill for doing so.