Pacific people make up over 290,000 of New Zealand's population and some Pacific communities feel disappointed with last week's budget announcement.
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Flavell disputes Māori got "crumbs" of budget
The Māori Party proudly took a $122 million slice of the budget pie for Māori specific initiatives, but the slice is $12-million smaller than last year and even more frugal than the year before that. But some ask if Māori are being left with the crumbs.
We want a torrent not a trickle- Poverty action group
Action groups against poverty say the 2017 budget is not enough to lift the country's most needy whānau out of poverty. Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) believe the boost for low-income families in this year's Budget won't do enough to make a real difference.
TAHUA 2017: Funding increase aims to address school overcrowding
A recent government report revealed 214 schools nationally are over capacity and 488 are at risk of becoming overcrowded. More than a quarter of Wellington Schools are already overcrowded. Ngā Mokopuna is one of them at 114% over capacity.
TAHUA 2017: $2-billion to help whānau get ahead
The Government today announced an annual $2 billion Family Incomes Package to help around 1.3 million families by, on average $26 per week. This follows its $2.23billion state-led housing building programme for 34,000 new Auckland homes, but Roturua locals say the regions are also in need.
TAHUA 2017: Opposition MPs oppose Budget
Finance Minister Steven Joyce and National head into parliament to deliver gains from it's ninth budget, but New Zealand First leader Winston Peters isn't supporting it one bit.
TAHUA 2017: Kaikohe youth crying out for help and opportunity
Northland holds one of the highest unemployment rates in the country and youth in Kaikohe are crying out for help and opportunity. How will the Budget reduce youth unemployment for Māori?
TAHUA 2017: Fears budget won't meet mental health needs
Mental health has received a $224mil boost for mental health services. Te Kāea spoke with some Māori mental health workers who are concerned that the money won't be directed to the right areas within the sector.
TAHUA 2017: $64.4m to support people into Employment
Budget 2017 invests $64.4 million of new operating funding to help people move off benefits and into work.
TAHUA 2017: TE KĀEA Budget Special 2:50pm
Te Kāea brings you the latest on Budget 2017. We cross live to Te Kāea reporters Heta Gardiner, Heeni Brown and Mānia Clarke about what the 2017 Budget will provide for Māori.