Budget 2019

Budget at a Glance

Supporting Māori and Pasifika aspirations

Māori and Pacific peoples make a significant contribution to New Zealand across a range of different sectors. However, the indicators and evidence underpinning our priorities show that there is significant scope for enduring inequities to be improved.

$81m operating

Major Boost for Whānau Ora

Whānau Ora will receive a boost to expand the integrated service model to improve outcomes for whānau. Additional Whānau Ora programmes will be delivered to improve primary healthcare outcomes.

$208m operating $2m capital

Supporting Te Reo Māori and Communities

To promote a stronger sense of national identity, there are significant investments in culture and community-focused initiatives. This includes re-starting Te Kotahitanga, supporting the Māori Housing Network and revitalising marae.

$113m operating

Valuing the Contribution and Ensuring the Wellbeing of Pacific Communities

Significant initiatives include $10 million to increase the Pacific Provider Workforce Development Fund to support a Pacific Health workforce pipeline, $20 million to support Pacific languages to survive in New Zealand’s Pacific communities and $12 million to combat rheumatic fever, a disease that is particularly prevalent among Māori and Pacific peoples.

$95m operating $3m capital

Kaupapa Māori Approaches to Tackling Reoffending

A major first step in changing the way Corrections operates, to help break the cycle of Māori reoffending and reimprisonment. This includes a $35 million investment to apply a Whānau Ora approach to improve outcomes in the Corrections system.

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