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And here comes a $266m Budget fillip for sport (but you will have to pass the eligibility test before receiving any lolly)


Again we see racism from the government

Point of Order

Government announcements of more money for this, that and the other – all part of the Budget’s Covid-19 response –  continued to flow from the Beehive over the weekend.

The “sport and recreation sector” ($266 million extra) was among the beneficiaries, although “recreation” (we might argue) is the beneficiary of announcements from the Minister of Conservation  –

  • Money to rebuild conservation and visitor infrastructure destroyed by a severe flood in Fiordland earlier this year ($13.7 million), to have “iconic Great Walks such as the Routeburn track and the full length of the Milford Track” ready to re-open in time for the summer season.

And from the Minister for the Community and Voluntary sector –

  • A funding boost ($63 million over four years) for lifeguards and coastguards – $60.5m is for Surf Life Saving New Zealand and Coastguard New Zealand for rescue services, and $2m to Water Safety NZ to promote…

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