13 Feb 2020

Kelvin Davis on Whānau Ora funding

From Morning Report, 7:53 am on 13 February 2020

The Minister of Corrections says his department is using its own money for Whānau Ora programmes.

Yesterday Dame Tariana told Morning Report that during her meeting with the Prime Minister they discussed that money earmarked for Whānau Ora was going to other government departments.

She is one of five leaders who filed an urgent claim to the Waitangi Tribunal over the government's handling of Whānau Ora funding. 

Yesterday Te Puni Kōkiri's chief executive, David Samuels, told the Māori Affairs Select Committee that money earmarked for Whanau Ora services does sit within other government agencies.

Kelvin Davis is the Minister of Corrections.

He speaks to Susie Ferguson.