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Maori Wardens Budget Funding Well Deserved

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22 May 2008

Maori Wardens Budget Funding Well Deserved

New Zealand First’s Maori Affairs spokesperson Pita Paraone is absolutely delighted that $2.3 million of funding for capacity and capability building has been given to Maori Wardens in Budget 2008.

“I am thrilled that the hard work of Maori Wardens across New Zealand this year in supporting their communities has been recognised and this funding will help to ensure that they continue their important work, particularly in projects targeting Maori youth.

“This additional funding is on top of the $2.5 million of funding that was secured by New Zealand First’s Confidence and Supply Agreement with Labour for the Maori Wardens in Budget 2007.

“New Zealand First is proud to say that we have delivered on our promises to the Maori Wardens and we believe this money will mean better services that would benefit not only their local communities but New Zealand as a whole,” said Mr Paraone.


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