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Investing in our Pacific communities

Joint Statement
Health and Pacific Island Affairs

Investing in our Pacific communities

Budget 2008 continues this government's drive to enhance and support the social wellbeing, economic prosperity, and diverse cultures of Pacific people in New Zealand, Health Minister David Cunliffe and Pacific Island Affairs Minister Luamanuvao Winnie Laban announced today.

"Our government recognises the significant contribution of Pacific Health Providers, who understand our Pacific communities and their needs. We have invested an additional $10.4 million over the next four years to support workforce development for strong community providers," David Cunliffe said.

"This funding will also be used to establish health programmes specifically focussed on Pacific youth. Wellbeing is essential to Pacific young people reaching their full potential," David Cunliffe said.

"This government is committed to supporting our young Pacific people and recognises that they will be a considerably larger proportion of the workforce in the future," Winnie Laban said.

A targeted campaign at a cost of $200,000 over 2008/09 to 2009/10 will enable the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs to promote and encourage the uptake of Modern Apprenticeships in Pacific communities, creating the skills needed to transform New Zealand's economy.

"Investing in the capability of the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs as a knowledge based agency ensures they are able to provide leadership and improved outcomes for Pacific peoples," Winnie Laban said.

This investment in a strong public service provides $1.3 million in 2007/08 and a further $1.3 million of operating funding over the next four years and $290,000 of capital funding in the 2008/09 financial year.

"This government is investing in the enormous potential of our Pacific communities, ensuring they are equipped to fully contribute to, and share in, the future success of New Zealand," the Ministers said.

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Joint Statement
Health and Pacific Island Affairs

Manuia mo Tagata Pasifika

Ua fa’alauiloa e le Minista o Soifua Maloloina Hon David Cuniliffe fa’apea le Minista o Tagata Atumotu o le Pasifika Hon Lumanuvao Winnie Laban o le Paketi 2008 o lo’o fa’aauau ai pea le vaai mamao a le malo ina ia fa’atupulaia pea ma lagolagoina le soifua manuia, ma le soifua atia’e o tagata Pasifika i totonu o Niu Sila.

Saunoa le Minista o Soifua Maloloina Hon David Cuniliffe “O lo’o vaai le malo i le telē o le sao o tagata pasifika o lo’o galulue i matāta tau soifua maloloina mo tatou tagata pasifika po’o Pacific Health providers, o lea ua iai le fuafuaga a le malo ina ia tu’uina atu le sefulu tesi ma le fa miliona ($10.4 million) mo le fa tausaga o lo’o lumana’i ina ia lagolagoina le fa’atupulaia ma atina’eina o nei galuega mo tagata pasifika. O lea tupe o le a fa’aaogaina mo le fa’avaeina o ni polokalame mo le soifua maloloina e fa’asino tonu i tupulaga, auā e tāua lea tulaga mo le lumana’i manuia o tatou fanau aemaise le lautele o tagata pasifika o lo’o aumau i Niu Sila

Saunoa le Minista o Tagata Atumotu o le Pasifika Hon Luamanuvao Winnie Laban “O lo’o fa’atāuaina e le malo le soifua maloloina o tatou tupulaga, auā o tatou alo ma fanau o le lumana’i lea mo a taeao.

Ua fa’apea foi ona tuuina atu e le malo i le ofisa o le Matāgaluega mo tagata atumotu o le Pasifika mo le tausaga fa’aletupe 2008/2009 ma le 2009/2010 se vaega tupe e tusa ma le lua selau afe tala ($200,000) ina ia fa’alauiloa i tagata Pasifika le polokalame a le malo mo le atina’eina o le silafia i galuega eseese mo tagata lautele, atoa ai foi ma le feutagaina ma falefaigaluega eseese ina ia mafai ona o’o tatou tagata i nei falefaigaluega e vaai ma a’oa’o i matātā eseese po’o le Modern Apprenticeships.

Ua tu’uina atu e le malo le tasi tesi ma le tolu miliona ($1.3 million) i le ofisa o le Matagaluega o Tagata Atumotu o le Pasifika mo le 2007/08 ona fa’aopopo laia o leisi tasi tesi ma le tolu miliona ($1.3million) mo le fa tausaga o lumana’i mo le fa’afoeina o galuega i totonu o le matāgaluega po’o operating costs, ua fa’apea foi ona tu’uina atu le lua selau iva sefulu afe ($290,000) mo le tausaga fa’aletupe 2008/2009 mo le fa’atauina o aseta mo le matāgaluega po’o capital funding.

Saunoa Minista Hon Cuniliffe ma le afioga i le Minista Hon Luamanuvao Winnie Laban “O le fa’amoemoe o le malo o nei tupe o le a fesoasoani tele mo galuega fai a tagata pasifika mo le manuia o lenei atunu’u o Niu Sila o tatou nonofo ma aumau ai.


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