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This year the Government’s 2017 Budget announces more gains for Māori through resourcing new initiatives. Read below to find out more information about the gains that are made for whānau, hapū and iwi through Budget 2017.

$28m boost for whānau-centred initiatives

More whānau will get access to Whānau Ora support across the country with the injection of $10 million of new operating funding over four years in this year’s Budget, says Whānau Ora Minister Te Ururoa Flavell.

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$21m boost for Māori language and culture

Budget 2017 will provide an extra $21 million of operating funding over the next four years for Māori language initiatives to support the continued revitalisation of te reo and Māori culture, Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says.

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Budget 2017: $27m for marae and Māori housing

The special significance of marae to Māori and communities is being acknowledged in this year’s Budget with $10 million over four years allocated to help repair and restore whare and revitalise the paepae, building resilience of those charged with maintaining the protocols of marae, says Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell.

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More jobs in Māori tourism and regions

Māori tourism operators will be able to create new employment opportunities for whānau with $10 million of operating funding over four years in this year’s Budget, Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says.

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Māori Land Service to support land owners

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says $31 million of funding will be dedicated to establish phase one of the Māori Land Service.

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A full-breakdown of Vote Māori – Budget 2017 [PDF, 107 KB]

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