May 21, 2018
Mainstream prosperity the Maori way
A Maori development expert is welcoming the mainstreaming focus of last week's Budget.
The Government has drawn fire for not boosting Whanau Ora and other Maori-specific programmes.
But Manuka Henare from the University of Auckland school of business says it’s one of the best budgets he has seen for long time and lays the foundations for prosperity for many Maori whanau.
"The bulk of our people are in the mainstream in education and hospitals and all those sorts of things so when those mainstream services of New Zealand are funded adequately we do well. The targeted budget items add value to what is already in place through the mainstreaming," he says.
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