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 whÄnau has been calling for the introduction of a screening programme since 2010.
Three major arts organisations will receive a funding boost in Budget 2016, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says.
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.
WhÄnau Ora will receive a $40 million boost of operating funding over the next four years, allowing it to substantially increase the number of whÄnau it can support, MÄori Development and WhÄnau Ora Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says.
Budget 2016 provides $14.2 million to support the establishment of the new MÄori Land Service, which is a key element of the current reform of Te Ture Whenua MÄori Act 1993.
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.
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 MÄori Party Co-leader Marama Fox say.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The MÄori Party is proud to have secured new funding in Budget 2016 to support New Zealand Land Wars commemorations.
Three funds in this year’s Budget 2016 will contribute towards increasing the number of proficient MÄori language speakers.
MÄori 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.
Landowners of MÄori freehold land will benefit from two announcements in this year’s budget.
Budget 2016 provides $14.2 million for the development of the MÄori Land Service (MLS).
Budget 2016 provides $5 million over the next four years to increase MÄori electoral participation.
"This fulfils one of the commitments the MÄori Party sought from the National-led Government in our 2014 Relationship Accord," says MÄori Party Co-leader Marama Fox.
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.
MÄori Party Co-leader Marama Fox is thrilled that WhÄnau Ora will be able to reach an extra 2,500 whÄnau with the boost of $40m in new funding, announced in Budget 2016.