The regions are off National’s radar in Budget 2015, and promises made to Northlanders by the Prime Minister have been broken, says the New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.
Updates filtered by: Whanau Ora
New Zealand First is dismayed that the Minister of Māori Affairs, Te Ururoa Flavell, could not guarantee any restraint over Whānau Ora spending, even after the Auditor-General’s damning report was released yesterday.
Much of the Whānau Ora money was concentrated in Maori Ministers’ home territories, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First has long said Whanau Ora is a serious waste of hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First Convention 2013
Addington Raceway, Christchurch
Sunday 20 October 2013, 1.30pm
New Zealand First More Relevant Than Ever
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Rt Hon Winston Peters has called for the resignation of Tariana Turia, the Minister responsible for Whānau Ora, for providing funding for an organisation and then repeatedly denying it.
Rt Hon Winston Peters has called for an end to the highly questionable Whānau Ora process and to return the public money to programmes that actually help New Zealanders who genuinely need assistance.
New Zealand First says facts show that criminal gangs are planning to grow their illegal drug cartels by using funding from the Government’s seriously flawed Whanau Ora scheme.
New Zealand First has obtained documents which show Whanau Ora funding is being used on immigrants with substance abuse issues who are in the country illegally.
Speech: Bay of Plenty Public Meeting
Arataki Community Facility, Zambuck Street, Mount Maunganui
Friday 23 November, 12pm – 2pm
One Year On
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New Zealand First has accused the Maori Party of waffling about inanities over the seriously flawed Whanau Ora scheme which fails to tackle the big issues facing Maori.
New Zealand First says the four-year jail sentence of a Dunedin gang member who syphoned $20,000 of Whanau Ora money to buy cannabis is further proof that the scheme should be scrapped.