Te Puni Kōkiri to hoard money

avatr Mana News editor Joe Trinder


A damning report from the auditor general  Lyn Provost advised Te Puni Kōkiri the ministry of Maori development has been mismanaging whanau ora funding and spending money on administration costs.

Te Puni Kōkiri is not a housing or welfare provider its primary role is to advise government. The crown agency spent $42 million on administration costs in its first four years which was scheduled for vulnerable Whanau and Tamariki through NGO’s.

The report praised the Whanau ora programme Kaitoko whanau  that has been supportive of desperate Whanau in need but is scheduled for termination by the minister of Maori development. Te Puni Kōkiri needs to cut back on hoarding money on administration costs and push that money into the community through community initiatives like the Katioko whanau programme.

The report can be viewed below

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