Parliament

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

 

Funding for Murupara anti-drugs campaign

2 December 2004

Anderton announces funding for Murupara anti-drugs campaign

The government has agreed to contribute toward the Murupara community's anti-drugs education campaign, Jim Anderton said in Murupara today.

"I visited Murupara earlier this year and was impressed by the commitment of the Murupara community to take control of its own destiny in the campaign against drug use and alcohol abuse.

"So it gives me a great deal of satisfaction to come back to Murupara today and bring some good news from Wellington," Jim Anderton said.

The Progressive Party successfully sought funding from the coalition government's Budget to fund fifteen new Community Action on Youth & Drugs (CAYAD) programmes around the country selected on the basis of a range of data studied by officials.

"As I said earlier in the year, I was personally very disappointed that the very worthwhile community campaign in Murupara was not selected to be one of those 15 new CAYADs which officials agreed was worthwhile but it still missed out on funding afforded the other communities whose needs were judged more urgent," the Progressive leader said.

In Budget 2004, the Progressive Party successfully sought new funding for a new National Drug Policy Discretionary Fund aimed primarily at helping out good short-term initiatives or initiatives, which had not been able to get funding from mainstream funding sources.

"I am pleased to announce, therefore, that the Ministerial Committee on Drugs meeting on 30 November agreed to fund the Murupara application to address the problems of drug abuse in their community from this new discretionary fund," the Progressive leader said.

A total of $115,000 will be allocated to the proposed community action youth and drugs programme.

This is made up of $78,000 for the standard contract, $20,000 for set up costs, and $17,000 for the formative evaluation component.

The formative evaluation has been vital in establishing other CAYADs or Community Action on Youth And Drugs programmes and the Ministry of Health will contract SHORE to do the formative evaluation as it has for other CAYADs.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why New Zealand Needs To Change Its Defence Habits


In a flashback to the military displays of days gone by, one of our frigates recently joined a Carrier Strike show of force in the South China Sea, en route to a joint military exercise in Singapore with our traditional allies, called BersamaGold21. Reportedly, Anna Powles, from the Centre of Defence and Security Studies at Massey University felt this to be a case of us doing our bit to uphold international law, and the right of free transit through the region in question... More>>

Government: New COVID-19 Protection Framework Delivers Greater Freedoms For Vaccinated New Zealanders


Vaccinated New Zealanders will regain everyday freedoms when the country moves to a new simplified COVID-19 Protection Framework that doesn’t rely on nationwide lockdowns as the main measure to stop the virus spreading. In a suite of announcements that establish a pathway out of restrictions the Government is also providing up to $940 million per fortnight to support businesses through the challenging period... More>>

ALSO:





 
 


Government: Responds To Independent Review Into WorkSafe

The Government has clear expectations that WorkSafe must action the recommendations of the independent review into the regulator to improve its management of adventure activities following the tragedy at Whakaari White Island, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood says... More>>

Government: New Zealand Secures Historic Free Trade Deal With The United Kingdom
New Zealand and the United Kingdom have agreed in principle the details of a historic Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which will further accelerate our COVID-19 economic recovery say Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor... More>>

ALSO:

Ombudsman: Launches Investigation Into MIQ Booking System
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is launching a broad investigation into the Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) booking system after receiving hundreds of complaints... More>>

ALSO:


Pay Cheque To Pay Cheque: Half A Million New Zealanders Have No Savings
New findings from the Consumer NZ sentiment tracker found that 15% of New Zealanders had no savings, and a further 27% were anxious about their level of savings and would like to have more tucked away... More>>


Government: Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces

Large parts of two workforces critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be required to be vaccinated, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Our education and health and disability workforces have done an incredible job throughout this pandemic to keep themselves and people safe,” Chris Hipkins said.... More>>


Green Party: Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws

The Green Party is deeply concerned that space launches by Rocket Lab may be breaching nuclear-free laws, given our long-standing position as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels