"You have got to give credit where credit is due."
The rates for Māori were 30 percent and for Pacific 46 percent.
"I do have to ask myself the question whether or not that is the next step for us."
"It's really depressing at times to be honest... you feel like you're suffocating."
The data shows material hardship rates for Maori and Pacific children were high.
A new survey shows families still struggle to afford school basics.