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Bowel cancer screening programme 'a positive decision'

26 May 2016 - 3:33pm

Bowel Cancer New Zealand welcomes the budget 2016 announcement today of a plan to fully implement a national bowel cancer screening programme. The nationwide charity for bowel cancer patients and whānau has been calling for the introduction of a screening programme since 2010.

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$11.6m new funding for the arts

26 May 2016 - 3:21pm

Three major arts organisations will receive a funding boost in Budget 2016, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says.

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$34.6m boost for te reo Maori

26 May 2016 - 3:21pm

Budget 2016 provides $34.6 million of operating funding over four years to support the revitalisation of te reo Māori across key Māori language initiatives.

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$49m to strengthen Whanau-centred services

26 May 2016 - 3:21pm

Whānau Ora will receive a $40 million boost of operating funding over the next four years, allowing it to substantially increase the number of whānau it can support, Māori Development and Whānau Ora Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says.

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$17.8m to create Maori Land Service

26 May 2016 - 3:21pm

Budget 2016 provides $14.2 million to support the establishment of the new Māori Land Service, which is a key element of the current reform of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993.

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Budget 2016: Additional support for Pacific peoples

26 May 2016 - 3:21pm

Budget 2016 will allocate $6.4 million of new operating funding over four years for Pacific peoples initiatives, Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says.

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Budget 2016: Tobacco excise to rise 10 per cent per annum

26 May 2016 - 3:20pm

Budget 2016 will increase the tax on tobacco by 10 per cent on 1 January each year for the next four years, Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga and Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox say.

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$857m to deliver a modern tax system - Woodhouse

26 May 2016 - 3:19pm

Budget 2016 invests $503 million of new operating funding over the next four years and $354 million of new capital funding for Inland Revenue’s new tax administration system, Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse says.

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Extra $6.2m to increase Civil Defence capability

26 May 2016 - 3:18pm

Budget 2016 will help ensure New Zealanders are better prepared for natural disasters by providing an extra $6.1 million of operating funding over the next four years and $63,000 of new capital funding for the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM), Civil Defence Minister Nikk

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Low-risk travellers streamlined at the border

26 May 2016 - 3:18pm

Budget 2016 establishes a two-year trial to streamline border processing for low-risk travellers and traders, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Customs Minister Nicky Wagner say.

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$16m new funding to tackle wilding conifers

26 May 2016 - 3:16pm

Budget 2016 provides $16 million of new operating funding over four years to tackle wilding conifers, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry say.

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$69.8m towards eliminating bovine TB

26 May 2016 - 3:14pm

Budget 2016 confirms $69.8 million of new operating funding over the next four years to help eradicate bovine tuberculosis, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says.

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$4m to commemorate New Zealand Wars

26 May 2016 - 3:13pm

The Māori Party is proud to have secured new funding in Budget 2016 to support New Zealand Land Wars commemorations.

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$34.6m to support te reo Maori revival

26 May 2016 - 3:13pm

Three funds in this year’s Budget 2016 will contribute towards increasing the number of proficient Māori language speakers.

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Maori Party continues to support housing solutions

26 May 2016 - 3:12pm

Māori Party Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell announced an extra $12.6 million over four years earlier this month, bringing the total annual operating budget to $17.5 million.

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$17.9m to support Maori landowners

26 May 2016 - 3:12pm

Landowners of Māori freehold land will benefit from two announcements in this year’s budget.

Budget 2016 provides $14.2 million for the development of the Māori Land Service (MLS).

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$5m to promote Maori voter participation

26 May 2016 - 3:12pm

Budget 2016 provides $5 million over the next four years to increase Māori electoral participation.

"This fulfils one of the commitments the Māori Party sought from the National-led Government in our 2014 Relationship Accord," says Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox.

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$4m for extending micro-financing

26 May 2016 - 3:12pm

Budget 2016 has provided $4 million over the next four years to provide greater access to microfinance for whānau.

Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox says, "This funding will provide small-scale, low-interest loans to reduce the number of whānau accessing finance from loan sharks.

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$40m boost for Whanau Ora

26 May 2016 - 3:12pm

Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox is thrilled that Whānau Ora will be able to reach an extra 2,500 whānau with the boost of $40m in new funding, announced in Budget 2016.

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$32m extra for Southern DHB

26 May 2016 - 3:12pm

New funding for Southern DHB in Budget 2016 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman.

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