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Hon Tariana Turia

21 July, 2014

Speech: Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand Inc

For Blind Citizens New Zealand, the lessons we have learnt from your example is a virtual spectrum of positive attitudes around the rights of blind and vision-impaired people.

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16 July, 2014

Public Health Association Māori Caucus Hui

I want to commend you on your disciplined approach to debating a vision for Māori health for determining the actions that must occur if Māori health is to progress and prosper and articulating ideas around how the interest of Māori can be best represented and realised.

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12 July, 2014

Government announces more support for Māori housing

Associate Minister of Housing Tariana Turia today announced the establishment of a National Māori Housing Unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) to co-ordinate strategic Māori housing policy across government.

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7 July, 2014

Launch of Te Pou Matakana – Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency

It is a real privilege to be here with people that I have such respect for - those of you who have been there all the way through our lives.

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6 July, 2014

Te Kupenga Hauora Ahuriri - Celebrating 20 Years

There is nothing more uplifting than to look around this room at the past board members and trustees, current board members and staff, health professionals, legal and financial advisors and friends of Te Kupenga Hauora Ahuriri.

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5 July, 2014

Opening of Te Waiora Community Health Service

I want to thank Tawhiti Kunaiti – the Māori Health Manager of Central PHO and Project Manager for Te Waiora – for your invitation to join with you on such a special milestone day.

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3 July, 2014

Launch of the National Stop Smoking Practitioner Qualification and National Training Service

In three weeks time, at about this time of the day, I will stand to deliver my valedictory speech after 18 years in Parliament.

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3 July, 2014

Protecting families

The Government has announced a cross-Government package to better protect victims of family violence.

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3 July, 2014

Whānau Ora general practices continue to find success

Associate Minister of Health and Minister for Whānau Ora Tariana Turia says that latest figures show general practices in Whānau Ora collectives are making continued progress in improving the health of high needs populations.

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2 July, 2014

Health and Disability Commissioner Fourth National Disability Conference

Much has happened since I opened your first National Disability Conference in 2010. We have much to celebrate – but also much to anticipate in terms of the expectations we should continue to have about enjoying a very different future for disabled New Zealanders.

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2 July, 2014

Breaking the family violence cycle

The Government has announced it will introduce a whole-of-Government approach to address family violence in New Zealand, break the cycle of violence and achieve intergenerational change.

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2 July, 2014

Government welcomes report on Family Violence

The Government has welcomed the report from the Expert Advisory Group on Family Violence released today. The Expert Advisory Group (EAG) was tasked with providing independent strategic advice to the Government to assist in determining key priority actions to address family violence in New Zealand.

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1 July, 2014

He Whare Āhuru He Oranga Tāngata Māori Housing Strategy launched

Associate Minister of Housing Tariana Turia launched “He Whare Āhuru He Oranga Tāngata – The Māori Housing Strategy in Kaitaia today. The plan reflects the Government’s desire for a long-term strategy to improve Māori housing and respond to the housing aspirations of whānau, hapū and iwi.

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27 June, 2014

Dual Launch for Pacific Health

Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia facilitated the dual launch of Tangata o le Moana – the Auckland Regional Provider Network and the refreshed ‘Ala Mo’ui: Pathways to Pacific Health and Wellbeing 2014-2018 at Pacific Homecare in Papatoetoe, Auckland this week.

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22 June, 2014

Minister congratulates disabled New Zealander for winning broacasting award

The Minister for Disability Issues Tariana Turia has congratulated disabled New Zealander Jai Waite on winning the prestigious international Apollo Award for the editing of a documentary about a man with a disability. Jai received the award in Singapore as part of the Broadcast Asia Conference.

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20 June, 2014

Te Puna Oranga Launch of Sexual Violence Prevention Resources

I am thrilled to be with you tonight; at this very important launch – and to celebrate with you and congratulate you on an amazing milestone in reaching thirty years.

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20 June, 2014

Latest Māori & Pasifika Trades Training providers announced

The latest five groups selected for the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training initiative were today announced by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Tariana Turia.

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20 June, 2014

Launch of He Korowai Oranga – Māori Health Strategy

There could be no better time to be launching He Korowai Oranga than at the Māori New Year.

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20 June, 2014

Māori Health Strategy building on success of Whānau Ora

Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia has launched an updated version of He Korowai Oranga - New Zealand’s Māori Health Strategy this morning in Parliament. The strategy builds on the success of the Whānau Ora approach and introduces the concept of Pae Ora.

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18 June, 2014

Applications for funding under the Māori Provider Development Scheme Open

Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia has announced that applications for funding under the 2014 - 2016 Māori Provider Development Scheme (MPDS) are now open.

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11 June, 2014

Robert Martin nominated as Candidate for UN Committee election in 2016

The Minister for Disability Issues Tariana Turia has announced that Robert Martin will be New Zealand’s candidate for the election in 2016 for the 2017 – 2020 term of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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6 June, 2014

Educate before you medicate - Health literacy necessary for the prevention and early detection of gout

A report released online this week by the Ministry of Health indicates that building health literacy is necessary for better understanding, prevention and management of gout.

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30 May, 2014

Minister represents New Zealand at the 2014 Global Summit of Women in Paris and at the United Nations on Disability Issues

The Hon. Tariana Turia will represent New Zealand at the 2014 Global Summit of Women in Paris and at the United Nations on Disability Issues. Minister Turia has left for London this week for a series of meetings and site visits with representatives from Government and the community in areas of housing, inequality and family violence prevention.

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29 May, 2014

Kia Piki Te Ora National Suicide Prevention Conference 2014

I want to thank Stormie Hunter Rogan, the Whanganui Kia Piki te Ora Coordinator for the opportunity to address you at this annual Kia Piki te Ora National Conference.

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28 May, 2014

Disability Action Plan 2014-2018 Announced

The Minister for Disability Issues Tariana Turia has announced the Disability Action Plan 2014-2018 today. The new plan is a collaborative effort between government agencies and representatives from Disabled People’s Organisations (DPO’s).

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28 May, 2014

Establishment of the New Zealand Sign Language Board underway

The establishment of the New Zealand Sign Language Board is underway with Minister for Disability Issues Tariana Turia announcing further details today. The Government has committed $6 million over four years to promote and maintain New Zealand Sign Language in Budget 2014.

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23 May, 2014

New national tikanga standards for rongoā released

A new set of standards to ensure the delivery of safe, quality rongoā services has been released today, replacing the original rongoā standards developed in 1999.

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23 May, 2014

Christchurch Pasefika Proud Fono 2014

I acknowledge firstly, Pastor Kenneth Fuliese, for blessing our fono with your presence and your gift of words.

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20 May, 2014

Waitemata CEO Lecture Series 2014

Thank you for inviting me here today to speak with you on this very important topic, the future of the New Zealand health system.

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20 May, 2014

Budget 2014: Oral Health and Bariatric Surgery Announcements

Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia announced an additional health initiative in Budget 2014 today, new operating funding of $10 million for Better Oral Health for children and adolescents over the next four years.

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