Post by Kiwi Frontline on Mar 23, 2020 3:42:19 GMT 12
$56.5M TO BE SPENT ON MĀORI CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE PACKAGE
The government will spend over $56m on a specific Māori response action plan. The cross-sector announcement comes after growing criticism from the Māori community, iwi leaders and health experts.
Associate Health and Whānau Ora Minister Peeni Henare said the government's $12.1 billion economic package and $500m health fund includes Māori families, workers and businesses but a separate plan was needed because Māori have specific challenges.
"We know that we need to help our people and provide targeted support to Māori businesses and help our vulnerable Māori communities.