There are three main reasons to have Maori seats in New Zealand parliament.
First reason is to have members of the parliament, who are able to represent Maori views on any political queries, arising in NZ. It is vital for the country to avoid ‘street democracy’.
Another important reason is creating social lifts for Maoris, who have abilities for top management.
Further I will speak out third significant reason for Maori seats.
1. To implement the first reason, it is essential to have Maori MPs, who are not bound by the party’s, neither discipline, nor obligations, or duties, and responsibilities. Each Maori MP has to represent his/her electorate in the parliament only. Otherwise there is no cause to call their positions, as Maori seats. That is why it’s so important Maori MP to vote independently while any parliamentary queries, not joining to either ruling coalition or opposition, unless the MP is included to the government.
2. The second reason for Maori seats in NZ parliament is creating social lifts for Maori people. The Maori MP might give his vote to ruling coalition in case she/he becomes a Minister only. If this person has demonstrated him-/herself, as a highly professional top manager, he/she may be invited by next ruling coalition or party for a ministerial role. In this case the MP provides her/his vote to another government, as the evidence of loyalty.
For the purpose of social lifting Maori people, it is essential that the position of Minister of Immigration to be obtained by somebody from Maori Roll. This role should be independent, and the person for that role should be elected directly by all New Zealanders at time of parliamentary elections. This Minister is also responsible for professional education to cover demand for professions on the skill shortage lists from Maori recourses. Main task for the Minister is creating flexible balance between interests of NZ businesses and Maori people. Below we will see why the quality is so important for that position.
Taking into consideration the high level of unemployment between Maori youth in small towns and villages, it should be established a Department of inner migrations within the Ministry, which works together with Maori trusts’ representatives. The Department builds Government’s maraes in all cities with high demand of workforce; Auckland needs at least four such maraes. Each Government’s marae should have both standard rules and personnel. The Department pays a certain fraction of a salary for professional education, training and apprenticeship of Maori youth. The rest of the salary is paid out respectively by the employer and the Maori trust on a base of a standard agreement between them. Maori trusts are responsible for behavior of their youth, and control them. Those iwis, which provide good employers, staying in New Zealand, get additional quotas.
Today’s situation requires from Maori trusts and the government to assist young people with their migration into big cities, where they can get right professions, and be employed. The government should encourage and help to Maori trusts with building Maori apartment housings in big cities. Such housings must be free from taxation.
After some time, Maori trusts will be able to create workplaces for skillful Maori workers in own towns and villages.