Posts Tagged ‘Minister for Social Development’

Government adds $6m to food bank funding

Thursday, June 29th, 2023

The government is putting a further $6 million towards food banks, saying demand is high – particularly in communities affected by extreme weather events. The funding is being added to the Food Secure Communities programme, set up during the pandemic. Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said the government had since July 2021 provided more than Read more

Questions left hanging as Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni hangs up

Monday, February 21st, 2022

When Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni admitted she hadn’t read a report from the royal commission, it was all downhill from there. After nearly a week of waiting for an interview with her, I finally got a call from Sepuloni as she travelled from Rotorua to Auckland on Thursday. I wanted to talk to Read more