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Rähina 21 Haratua 2012

Published: 9:50AM Monday May 21, 2012

BUDGET 2012: Decrease taxes for healthy foods, says Te Moni family
The Government's Budget will be announced on Thursday and in a lead up to it, Te Karere will be introducing you to a wide range of families who will be affected. In today's show, the Te Moni whanau tells us of their hopes and expectations for Budget 2012.

Proper immigration process was adhered to, says Jones 
Labour MP Shane Jones says he did not act inappropriately whilst he was Associate Minister of Immigration in 2008. He was at the High Court in Auckland today to testify in the case of a Chinese millionaire who's under suspicion of fraud and whose citizenship he approved.

Waitaha Kapa Haka Regionals 2012 results
The Waitaha Kapa Haka Regionals was held over the weekend. Three groups have made it through to the National's next year.
1st place: Te Ahikomua a Hamo Te Rangi.
2nd place: Nga Manu a Tane
3rd place: Te Kotahitanga.

Resolution in sight for AFFCO workers
There's been some significant progress in the long-running AFFCO Meat Workers dispute. The union and Talleys have reached provision agreement on the core document, and are now working towards the settlement of specific site documents for union members to ratify.

Bureau of Economic Research report disputes assets sales
The Green Party says a new report from the Bureau of Economic Research shows the Government and the economy will be permanently worse-off if asset sales go ahead. Green Party co-leader, Dr Russell Norman says we will have to pay for National's poor economic choices.

Ellison gets second look in to AB squad
Tamati Ellison has been called back into the wider All Blacks squad, but there's still a lot of work to do before a definite spot in the team can be confirmed.

Maori designer to launch clothing line
At the end of the month, Kiri Nathan of Ngapuhi and Tainui will launch her own clothing design company. She'll be working with Annah Stretton and the clothing will be released under both of their names.

Harawira's thoughts on political issues this week
Hone Harawira gives us his views on some of the political issues happening this week, including the Government's Budget and Shane Jones' predicament.

Correction's budget allocated to reduce reoffending
According to the Corrections Minister, the Department of Corrections budget will contribute to reducing reoffending. There will be an increase in support for people with alcohol and drug addictions through rehabilitation before they are released back into the community to decrease reoffending.