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Budget 05-Protecting NZ's environment and heritage

19 May 2005

Protecting New Zealand’s environment and heritage

Broadcasting $30 million over four years for public broadcasting and local content

Environment $12.4 million over four years to promote sustainable business practices

Sport and recreation $13.6 million over four years

Announced pre-budget: $24.6 million over four years to the Department of Conservation to support its core programmes, including saving the kakapo from extinction $2.1 million for conservation work on the Hauraki islands $11.6 million over four years to crack down on paua and lobster poaching $5.4 million over four years to promote New Zealand contemporary music overseas $4.4 million over four years for non-commercial radio and regional television $3.4 million over two years for Maori broadcasting $1.2 million to support a mobile exhibition of the Treaty of Waitangi.

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