Budget 2016

Building on gains for whānau, whenua, whare and whakapapa

The Māori Party is pleased to have secured additional resources for whānau, housing, landowners, housing and cultural wealth.

"We are proud to have secured funds in areas that are important to our people and in initiatives that are making a real difference to their lives," says Māori Party Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell.

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Gains in Budget 2016


$62.6 million


$17.8 million


$41.4 million


$12.6 million

TOTAL                 $134.4 million  

 Whānau $62.6 million

Whānau Ora     $40 million over 4 years
Increase the number of whānau that receive support through Whānau Ora.
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Microfinancing for whānau     $4 million over 4 years
Provide whānau with access to low or no-interest financial relief.  Read more

Māori Electoral participation     $5 million over 4 years
Encourage increased electoral participation by Māori.  Read more

Māori and Pasifika Trades Training     $9.6 million over 4 years
(Business, Science and Innovation)

Increased opportunity for people to gain skills and jobs across a range of trades.

Māori Innovation Fund     $4 million over 4 years
(Business, Science and Innovation)

Support more Māori business collectives to work with commercial advisers. The size of the fund will increase by 50 per cent.

Tobacco tax to rise
Budget 2016 will increase the tax on tobacco by 10 per cent on 1 January each year for the next four years, Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga and Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox say.  Read more

 Whenua $17.8 million

Māori Land Service (MLS)     $14.2 million over 1 year
Establish a new one-stop shop service to assist Māori landowners.  Read more

Te Tumu Paeroa     $3.6 million over 4 years
Assist Māori landowners to better govern and develop their whenua.

 Whakapapa $41.4 million

Te Mātāwai    $12 million over 4 years
Support the establishment and operations of Te Mātāwai; a new entity to support whānau and Māori to revive te reo Māori.  Read more

Whānau and Community language planning     $12 million over 4 years
Support communities to develop their own strategies to revive Māori language.

Māori Television Service (MTS)   $10.6 million over 4 years
Provide funding for MTS to upgrade its technology so it can reach a wider audience.

New Zealand War commemorations     $4 million over 4 years
Support iwi and communities to commemorate the New Zealand Land Wars.
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Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa     $2.8 million over 4 years
(Arts, Culture and Heritage)

Increasing funding support for Māori performing arts by 50 percent

 Whare $12.6 million

Māori Housing Network     $12.6 million over 4 years
Expand the number of whānau that can receive housing support.  Read more

Click Here to download a printable version of "Gains in Budget 2016".