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    Caregivers of disabled family members to be paid

    Parents and partners of people with high support needs will soon be paid more to care for their family members as part of changes to funded family care. Pay rates will increase from minimum wage to a rate of between $20.50 and $25.50 per hour.

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    New schools and classrooms for 100,000 students by 2030

    The government has committed to a long-term plan that will see brand new schools and classrooms built to meet the demand for around 100,000 extra student places for children entering schools over the next 10 years.  

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    Opposition weighs in on Manurewa school's property project funding

    National Party's Education spokesperson, Hon Nikki Kaye says the Ministry of Education have "dragged their heels" in their dealings with the property project for Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Manurewa, who currently hold their science classes outside on "rubbish bins".

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    Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Otara deep in debt

    The principal of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Otara says her school hasn't been given a fair process by the Ministry of Education.  The school is facing a huge deficit of $100,000 for outstanding bills and has been seeking financial support since the beginning of this year.

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    $20mil for Tairāwhiti mental health and additions unit

    A new mental health and addiction unit will be built at Hauora Tairāwhiti Gisborne Hospital, with a government commitment of up to $20mil in funding under Budget 2019.

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    Budget about fairness and equity says Associate Finance Minister Shane Jones

    Securing the future of New Zealand's national rail assets was prioritised by the Government as a key initiative in their Wellbeing Budget.

  7. Video for Māori radio stations to receive $1mil boost for content
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    Māori radio stations to receive $1mil boost for content

    Iwi Māori radio is set to get a boost of $1 million for content but the group representing the collective interests of stations says it's not enough.  Te Whakaruruhau o Ngā Reo Irirangi Māori General Manager Ebony Duff says the funding is limited despite Te Māngai Pāho receiving a $14 million allocation over two years in Budget 2019.

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    Kura Kaupapa disappointed at lack of budget funds

    Kura Kaupapa Māori representatives welcome Government's $1.5 million investment in Te Rūnanganui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa, but say it falls short in terms of Māori immersion students, teachers and communities. Spokesperson Rawiri Wright says they hoped to see more support.

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    Invest in teachers- Sir Tīmoti Kāretu

    "For a long time I have been saying that we need to use the money on teachers.  Why?  Firstly, so that the language levels of teachers can be improved.  Secondly, so that they are better at teaching." Sir Timoti Karetu reaffirms why budget for teaching is imperative for te reo Māori initiatives.

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    More pūtea for Manurewa kura could see upgrade to science labs

    School property will receive $286.8 million as part of the government plan to build new schools and classrooms. A south Auckland Māori language school is in dire need of a revamp after many attempts in the last 17 years.

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