Budget 2016 - Turia says Whanau Ora deserves more

Ko tā tētahi kaiwhakahiato ora ki Porirua, kāore a Whānau Ora i te ū tika atu ki te hunga pōkaikaha e tino hiahia nei ki āna ratonga. Ko tana hiahia, kia puta ai he wāhanga o te tahua pūtea hōu a te kāwanatanga ki te whakakapi i taua whāruarua. Kei a Ripeka Timutimu tēnei pūrongo.

He mahi harikoa ki te whare Whānau.  Engari e ai ki te kaiwhakahaere ki a Liz Kelly, he rerekē ki waho i ngā kēti.

“They had found 10 children in that home that weren't participating in early childhood education as a collective those children are now participating.”

Nā te Whare Whānau ngā rātonga hauora, hapori hoki i whakaputa ki a Cannons Creek, engari kihai rātou i whiwhi i ngā putea o Whanau Ora.

“We need the money, everyone says it’s a great program but nobody has funding so yes if we could get whānau ora funding that would be great.”

Kua riro i a Whanau Ora te wha tekau ma iwi miriona tāra mo nga tau e wha. I tērā tau i riro i a rātou te rima tekau miriona tāra.

“We have one Whānau Ora provider in Porirua, and whilst they might be making a difference, having said that there’s room for improvement.”

E whakapono ana te kaiwhakaū o Whanau Ora, a Kahurangi Tariana Turia, he rawe tenei mahi whakangao.

“I would’ve preferred to see more because I think we still continue to waste a lot of money giving to and for families, rather than enabling families to do for themselves and to getting the resource where it’s needed the most,” hei tā Turia.

E manakotia nuitia ana ka whai hua enei tamariki i ngā putea tautoko a Whanau Ora.