The rate of Māori vaccination stays stubbornly low as the Government pours tens of millions of dollars into efforts to speed it up, Newsroom reports. Maps and graphs divided by ethnicity show Māori rates lagging, and reasoned explanations have pointed to lack of access and opportunity. Jamie Tahana, Māori news journalist at RNZ, says, “As the Delta outbreak spreads further, more than half of each day’s cases are Māori people and we make up 16% of the population. So it is fast becoming an outbreak among Māori, and vaccination rates are far behind.”