Updates filtered by: Whanau Ora
The Māori Party is once again throwing good taxpayers’ money after bad at the still unproven Whānau Ora programme, says New Zealand First.
The decision to give $50 million worth of extra funding to Whānau Ora navigators in Budget 2015 was made by the Government without the Minister of Whānau Ora, Te Ururoa Flavell, having any information to justify the extra spending, says New Zeala
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.
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.
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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.