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BUDGET SUMMARY - Protecting New Zealand

budget 2001
Protecting New Zealand and New Zealanders

Justice and Corrections
- $22 million over four years to begin implementation of the new sentencing and parole regime.
- $7 million over four years on treating alcohol and substance abuse and on programmes aimed at repeat disqualified drivers.
- $500,000 a year for victim support.
- Funding to build two new prisons in South Auckland.

Police
- $165.5 million over four years.

Eco 2001 package, announced 9 May
- $16 million over three years to improve visitor facilities on Department of Conservation land.
- $10 million over four years to make the one-off conservation awareness initiative a permanent feature of DOC's work programme.
- A new national park on Stewart Island.
- Funding to control bovine TB, prevent foot and mouth disease from entering New Zealand, control the spread of Asian kelp and fund a South Island survey of freshwater pest fish.
- An additional $6 million this year and $2 million next to the Ministry for the Environment.
- Funds to develop Environment Performance Indicators and to improve the collection of agriculture and horticulture statistics.
- Organic farming initiatives.

Defence, announced 8 May
- Increase in net operating funding of over $300 million in the next five years and around $700 million in the next ten years for Vote:Defence Force. Additional significant cash injection over the same period.
- Re-equipment programme for the Army, multi-role vessel with long distance and Southern Ocean capabilities to replace HMNZS Canterbury on retirement, upgrade of Air Force's Orion, C-130 Hercules and Iroquois fleet.

ENDS

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