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E18 Salient Māori News Week ending 5 June 2020

E18 Salient Māori News Week ending 5 June 2020

Queen’s Birthday Honours

The following New Zealand Honours and Queen’s Service awards were conferred to Māori, or people giving services to Māori, on 01 June 2020.

DNZM

To be Dames Companion of the said Order:

KNZM

To be Knights Companion of the said Order:

CNZM

To be Companions of the said Order:

ONZM

To be Officers of the said Order:

MNZM

To be Members of the said Order:

The Queen’s Service Medal (QSM)

Other News

  • Kingi Snelgar and Tracey McIntosh have been appointed Commissioners to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Mr Snelgar has been appointed for a five-year term and Ms McIntosh will serve for a three-year term.
  • Sir Jerry Mateparae has been appointed the chair of the Healthier Lives – He Oranga Hauora National Science Challenge.
  • Dr Tanira Kingi has been appointed a member of the Landcorp / Pāmu board.
  • On Wednesday, the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction, Jacinda Ardern, and the Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, announced from October the Ministry of Education will commence fully funding sanitary products for girls in schools. The products will initially be available in 15 low-decile schools across the Waikato region and in 2021 the programme will be expanded to all state and state-integrated schools, on an opt-in basis. The purpose of this initiative is to reduce school absenteeism of young women who stay at home during their periods due to not having access to sanitary products.
  • The Ministry for Women have opened applications for a COVID-19 response fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide some financial relief for organisations (impacted by COVID-19) which support women and girls. Applications close on Monday 15 June. More information on the fund can be found at the link below.
    https://women.govt.nz/news/covid-19-and-women/covid-19-community-fund
  • Next week Te Whānau o Waipareira will commence trialling three mobile container health clinics in West Auckland.

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