Category: Budget

2016 Budget: Government’s low housing priority blasted by Labour MPs Su’a and Salesa

The lack of government action coupled with the plight of Pacific peoples due to affordable housing is cause for Su’a calling out Minister for Pacific Peoples, Peseta Sam Lotu I’iga for his lack of interest and action on behalf of the Pacific community at the Cabinet level.

NZ invites Pacific peers to review and recommend how to run its aid program

Already Niue’s position as to where New Zealand can better help is with its issue of depopulation. Premier Toke Talagi told Pacific Guardians in April this year, “Apart from its constitutional obligation [budgetwise], we believe New Zealand is obligated to help us with our population because they took our population away.

Where are Pacific islanders after the Bill English rock concert, (I mean, budget)?

So Bill tabled his budget and the Government praised itself for the groovy “family friendly” tone. Now we have a “Rock Star” economy where the books have returned the surplus New Zealand needed in order to be rewarded, plus the ability to repay some of the ballooning debt they ran up...

Maori Party budget speech

Tēnā koe, Mr Assistant Speaker. Kia ora tātou e te Whare. These are historic times to be speaking to the 2014 Budget as a strong and independent Māori voice in the Parliament of this...