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Cruise ship cases boost COVID tally past 1500
There were no new cases of COVID-19 reported today, but New Zealand’s total has gone up by four..Read more

Waitangi subsidy after tourists turned away
Four weeks ago Ngati Hine leader Pita Tipene was on a COVID-19 checkpoint stopping tourists coming through to Te Tai Tokerau..Read more

Ministry of Health: No new cases of COVID-19
Media Release: No new cases of COVID-19.Read more

Wakatu Harvest shows Maori land potential
The chair of one of the largest Māori food businesses says their experience through the COVID-19 crisis shows the potential of Māori landowners to contribute to job creation and economic recovery..Read more

Local job initiatives supported
Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Employment Minister Willie Jackson have announced almost $15 million to support skills training and education that can help regional recovery from COVID-19..Read more

Joy as kids back in school
Thousands of children are back in school this week, and the principal of a Northland school says it was a joyous return..Read more

Boost for Maori arts as PM visits tourism hub
Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta says the continuation of Te Puia New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute is vital both culturally and economically..Read more

Fair access to vaccines on WHO wish list
There were no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today..Read more

No magic wand in tourism planning
Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says he can’t magic the opening of the borders, and businesses need to make decisions based on a realistic understanding of the likely situation post COVID-19..Read more

Ministry of Health: No new cases of COVID-19
Media Release: No new cases of COVID-19.Read more

Maori Party fear COVID excuse to dump Maori workers
Māori Party co-leader John Tamihere is bracing for a big increase in Māori unemployment - and he’s unsure how Budget 2020 can help..Read more

Testing backlog chance to move Maori health forward
As the country moves more freely in Alert Level 2, Māori medical professionals are turning their focus to some long term health challenges..Read more

Scope to expand Budget Maori spend
The New Zealand Māori Council is encouraging iwi and Māori organisations to look beyond the $900 million headlines Māori spend in the Budget as they put their plans together for recovery from COVID-19..Read more

Ministry of Health: 1 new case of COVID-19
Media Release: 1 new case of COVID-19.Read more

Whanau Ora critics on wrong song sheet
Whānau Ora Minister Peeni Henare has assured the commissioning agencies the $136 million tagged for the programme in Budget 2020 will be spent through them..Read more

Maori trade training roars back
The Prime Minister says being able to bring back Māori trades training was one of the highlights of Budget 2020..Read more

Little moves to fix Family Court
National’s botched overhaul of the Family Court is to be fixed thanks to a $62 million investment from the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund..Read more

Budget boost helps Maori Television digital strategy
Māori Television has received a $3.5 million boost from Budget 2020 for news and current affairs..Read more

Maori Tourism looks to survival
New Zealand Māori Tourism says the road ahead will be long, but support for the sector in Budget 2020 will go a long way to help operators to keep their doors open..Read more

Maori job scheme set to expand
Employment Minister Willie Jackson says Budget 2020 has been a chance to supercharge some programmes that will make a long term difference to Māori job numbers..Read more

Targeted Maori putea in $50m COVID recovery fund
The Government has earmarked $50 billion for a COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to invest in the economy and jobs..Read more

Hot kai to mark lockdown end
The country has moved to COVID-19 Alet Level 2 but the need is still out there..Read more

Ministry of Health: No new cases of COVID-19
Media Release: No new cases of COVID-19..Read more

Public heath law fails human rights test
The Human Rights Commissioner says the rapid passing of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act was a failure of the democratic process..Read more

Navigators look to COVID recovery role
The head of South Island whānau ora commissioning agency Te Pūtahitanga hopes today’s Budget will acknowledge the impact providers have had during the lockdown and how they can help the recovery..Read more

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