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.
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.
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.