Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Budget 07: Extra funding to support Māori wardens

Hon Parekura Horomia
Minister of Māori Affairs

Extra funding to support Māori wardens

Realising the potential of Māori wardens to support their communities, especially Māori youth, is the aim of a significant investment provided by Budget 2007, says Māori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia.

“One of the strengths of Māori wardens is their intimate knowledge of, and deep connection with, their local communities. That is why the Labour-led government is committing more resources for them to continue their important work. And it is why this government also supports establishing nationally- consistent training and support to ensure they have the most positive impact."

Te Puni Kōkiri already provides $178,000 a year, which is shared between providing administrative assistance to the Māori Wardens Association and funding local programmes targeting youth at risk.

"Budget 2007 provides $2.5 million for 2007/2008 to increase the capacity and capability of Māori Wardens. The funding will cover enhanced training, improved resources including vehicles, communications and uniforms; as well as working towards an improved governance structure for wardens.”

The investment, being made from re-prioritised operating funding within Te Puni Kōkiri, will improve links between Māori Wardens and other government and non-government agencies, for the benefit of the whole community particularly Maori youth,” Mr Horomia said.

“Training delivered to Māori Wardens will be developed by the Royal New Zealand Police College. A recent demonstration course delivered to Rotorua Wardens was a resounding success.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Tax Working Group’s Road Map

Trying to analyse the interim report on the Tax Working Group (TWG) is like trying to review an entire All Blacks game, but at the half- time mark.

With so much still to be finalised, Sir Michael Cullen and his colleagues are going to need all the All Blacks’ fabled finishing skills to get a coherent, fiscally neutral package together by the February 2019 deadline. More>>


Meth Testing Report: Housing NZ "To Right Wrong"

Phil Twyford “Housing NZ acknowledges that around 800 tenants suffered by either losing their tenancies, losing their possessions, being suspended from the public housing waiting list, negative effects on their credit ratings or, in the worst cases, being made homeless.” More>>


No Reshuffle: Meka Whaitiri Removed As A Minister

Meka Whaitiri will be removed as a Minister with immediate effect... The decision was made after receiving a report into an incident that occurred on 27 August in Gisborne, involving Meka Whaitiri and one of her staff. More>>


Pay Equity Bill: Making History For Women’s Pay

The Equal Pay Amendment Bill, introduced to the House today, will make it easier for workers to make a pay equity claim , using a more simple and accessible process within New Zealand’s existing bargaining framework. More>>


Suffrage 125: NZ A Trailblazer For Women

“We acknowledge the work of Kate Sheppard, Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia, and all of the suffragists who tirelessly campaigned for the vote… Today we also need to ask each other: how we can continue to make our country a fairer and better place to continue the legacy of the suffragists.” More>>


Asylum: Refugee Quota Increasing To 1500

“The quota increase will take place from July 2020. In the meantime, we will work to increase the number and spread of refugee resettlement and support services. We need to make sure we’re prepared for this change in policy.” More>>





InfoPages News Channels