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Apology call after Government delivered on Māori funding

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The chair of Labour’s Māori Party caucus says he’s waiting for an apology from critics who complained the Government was running shy of delivering targeted funding for Māori.

Willie Jackson says next week’s Wellbeing Budget includes a number of areas where the Government has decided the best way to achieve its outcomes are through specific Māori programmes.

"You’ve already seen $98 million go out for our people totally targeted funding in terms of our prisons and Corrections. Whānau Ora is involved in that. I can't see that sort of pūtea distributed by previous Governments. We've already seen $100 million go out in terms of whenua. So those who said to us we couldn't get any targeted funding, I'm waiting for an apology, and that's with New Zealand First who we were told would block Māori funding," he says.






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