SUNDAY STAR-TIMES: The government spends more than a million dollars a year on traditional Maori therapies - and has no proof that they work.
The therapies include spiritual healing using prayer, seawater and greenstone.
Other alternative therapies, such as homeopathy and naturopathy, receive no public money.
But the government gives $1.3 million a year to 12 Maori health providers for traditional, or rongoa, services.
Y'happy with that? Arguments about 'culture' should not make your chosen cultural practices immune for rational criticism. Nonsense is nonsense, where it occurs.
Now, as to whether the Government should be spending your money and any particular therapies... now that's a different question altogether...
Linked Article: Maori healers get $1.3m for unproven cures - Sunday Star-Times