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  1. Video for Māori Caucus to focus on targeted funds in 2019
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    Māori Caucus to focus on targeted funds in 2019

    Labour's Māori caucus co-chairs Willie Jackson and Meka Whaitiri dispute some critics' opinions that the caucus did not bring enough outcomes for Māori in the new Government's first year.

  2. Video for Govt signs off $1mil funds for Māori Wardens
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    Govt signs off $1mil funds for Māori Wardens

    The Māori Wardens will be focusing on developing opportunities for rangatahi  in education and employment now that the government has signed off the $1mil promised in Budget 2018.

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    'Wellbeing outcomes' to be included in 2019 Budget

    Treasury's Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update figures show the coalition government's books are in order.  However, Finance Minister Grant Robertson wants to see the well-being of New Zealanders improved too. Today the minister announced his plans for next year's "Wellbeing" budget.

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    Māori groups support call to boost addiction treatment funding

    Thirty organisations support an open letter calling on government to double funding for addiction treatment each year starting with next year's budget.  NZ's largest Māori health organisation, Hāpai Te Hauora, says there is an urgent need in Māori communities.

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    Govt commits funds for kids with learning difficulties

    The government has announced $217mil over four years for a new education workforce to help children with diverse learning needs from 2020.  The funds are already committed from next year's budget.

  6. Video for Mental health priority for Wellbeing Budget 2019
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    Mental health priority for Wellbeing Budget 2019

    Finance Minister Grant Robertson has confirmed mental health will be one of five top priority areas in Government’s first Wellbeing Budget next year.

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    Govt surplus 'fictitious' says economist

    Economist Ganesh Nana is calling the government's surplus 'fictitious' with large social deficits still in need of addressing.  This follows the government's announcement yesterday of a $5.5bil surplus from the past financial year.

  8. Video for Swift capping on loan sharks needed
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    Swift capping on loan sharks needed

    A budgeting support worker says increasing penalties for irresponsible lending by loan companies should put a stop to loan sharks targeting vulnerable families.

  9. Video for "It's a bad budget for Māori" - Simon Bridges
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    "It's a bad budget for Māori"- Simon Bridges

    National Leader calls the Governments' budget for 2018 an 'epic fail'.

  10. Video for Whānau Ora a big loser in the Government's budget
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    Whānau Ora a big loser in the Government's budget

    Whānau Ora was a big loser in the budget, not receiving any extra funding.

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