Politicians across the entire spectrum weighed in on #Budget2017 #TahuaPūtea2017 and had their initial say on the budget.
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“Ki a au nei mō te kāwana me tiro atu rātou kia mātou o Tāmaki e tino noho taumaha ana ka rua tiro atu ki Otepoti me te tiro atu he aha rā ngā pēhitanga mō aua tauira ki reira, tēnā pea ka whai tauritenga mō mātou katoa i roto i Aotearoa nei.” – Jack Potaka, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Hauiti #budget2017 #tahuapūtea2017
Sir Ngatata Love has served eight months out of 2.5 years at Rimutaka Prison and his lawyers argue that he was unfit to stand trial due to multiple health complications.
“Keep looking back over that time, what that extra funding has enabled me to do as an athlete is to actually do the best I can for my country rather than having to worry about how am I going to pay the bills and that sort of thing.” – Cameron Leslie, Ngāpuhi
What do you think of today's Budget announcement for Māori?
#WATCH Post traumatic stress disorder or #PTSD can develop in people who have experienced a shock, frightening or dangerous event. Maaka McKinney a first responder for the ambulance and fire service knows what that's like. After serving in the Middle East Maaka set out on a 1800km hīkoi from Bluff to Auckland to raise awareness for PTSD and blood cancer New Zealand. Marae reporter Nathaniel Howe followed Maaka on his journey.
“Well its seasonal work. When it’s raining there’s no work and you don’t get a full week, which is what you’re always hoping for is a full week. And then your budget kind of allows you to pay your rent and power.”- Sophie Kepa, Edgecumbe Resident #budget2017 #tahuapūtea2017
“If there was just help in reach, ‘cause there’s not really much help in Tauranga.” – Jeralee Hirini, Ngāi Te Rangi #budget2017 #tahuapūtea2017 Where to seek help; Lifeline (open 24/7) - 0800 543 354 Depression Helpline (open 24/7) - 0800 111 757 And many other places