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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)

18/05/2020

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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