October 16, 2014
Flavell to tackle poverty
New Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says he will make tackling poverty a priority for his ministry.
The Waiariki MP welcomed a move by the Northland District Health Board to extend free doctors visits up to 13 years, six months before the rest of the country makes the switch.
He says health costs are just one of the issues the Maori Party has addressed through the Ministerial Committee on Poverty.
"Most importantly is trying to allow people to get back on to their feet in terms of having enough money to be able to cover the basics of life, the kai, having a roof over your head and so on and that is going to be one of the priorities I have set for Te Puni Kokiri and the other agencies I will be working with," Mr Flavell says.
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