Nepotism vs Kinship

Tariana Turia is defending Te Wananga o Aotearoa over nepotism claims, saying “Maori tended to employ relatives who could do the job because they knew and trusted them”.

In one sense I actually do think it is one of the more attractive parts of Maori culture, that there is a very strong emphasis on helping family and hapu.

However as No Right Turns points out, it is not okay to do this when you are spending taxpayer money, or in fact any money which is not your own.

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