The Māori Party have called on the Government departments to support the Living Wage campaign to ensure that workers can support family life.

According to co-leader Tariana Turia, for many whanau, they struggle to make ends meets so they can live a healthy lifestyle at home and try to participate in community activities such as sports and family holidays

Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell says that the Government should focus on the Living Wage campaign instead of the minimum wage.

I puta te karanga a te Roopu Tōrangapu Māori, me tautoko te kāwanatanga i te whakahau, te Living Wage Campaign, hei awhi hei tautoko hoki i ngā kaimahi me ā rātou whānau. E tautoko ana te roopu tōrangapu Māori ki tēnei whakahau, me te kii a Tariana Turia, o te roopu Tōrangapu Māori, he maha ngā whānau e rongo ana i te taumaha o te noho ora ki ngā kāinga, me te  whai i ngā take, pēnei i te hākinakina, te hāereere ā whānau, ahakoa e kaha ana te mahi o ngā mātua. Hei tā Te Ururoa Flavell, o te roopu tōrangapu Māori, mō te Waiāriki, kia kaua te kāwanatanga e aro atu ki te utu iti, ara, te minimum wage, engari me aro tonu te titiro ki te Living Wage