May 17, 2013
Sharples claims credit for poverty Budget
Māori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples is hailing the budget as good for the Māori Party.
Spending was set aside for reo Māori, trade training and swabbing for rheumatic fever detection, and the Government went back on its plan to end the home insulation scheme.
Dr Sharples says a lot of the credit can go to his party.
"A lot of the issues that have come through have been as a result of our setting up a ministerial committee on poverty and we have been able to target particular issues and they've come through with the goods. In that sense it is really good and in the sense of te reo Māori and education, it has been good also for us," he says.
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