Former staff accuse

Te Arawhiti of racism

Staff at Te Arawhiti, the Office for Māori Crown Relations, are leaving the agency at high rates, with multiple former Māori staff accusing it of racism.

RNZ understands one long-serving Māori staff member who left relatively recently blasted the agency for racism as he exited.

The staff member, who RNZ has decided not to name, is understood to have stood in front of colleagues at his farewell and spoken about the racism he had experienced at the organisation.

RNZ contacted the staff member but he declined to comment.

Last year, Te Arawhiti had the highest unplanned turnover rate for new staff of any core government agency or ministry, with 30 percent of people who joined the office leaving within a year.

The median new staff turnover of all core public services was 13.2 percent.

Link to article: Former staff accuse Te Arawhiti of racism (msn.com)


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