Māori and Pacific people are working for far less pay than their Pākehā counterparts, says The Spinoff. And Mind The Gap is calling for action from both businesses and government to help close that gap. For every dollar a Pākehā man earns, a Pākehā woman earns $0.89 and a Māori man earns $0.86. Asian men and women and Pasifika men are lower still, with Māori and Pasifika women the lowest relative earners at $0.81 and $0.75 respectively. Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo, equal employment opportunities commissioner for the Human Rights Commission, says the gap creates intergenerational run-on impacts, owing to the loss of accrued earnings over lifetimes.