Increased wages for Eastern Bay residents

Waiariki MP Tamati Coffey has promised increased wages for Eastern Bay of Plenty people.

The promise follows figures released by StatsNZ showing the unemployment rate is up to 4.3 per cent.

While unemployment rates may have risen in the last quarter, the coalition government says it's nothing to worry about.

He says the Government is committed to improving these figures, and people should not be concerned by the figures.

Sam Gardner