A Tauranga mum of five says she sees lots to like in the Government's Wellbeing Budget.
Naomi Gardiner of Welcome Bay, who shared her Budget wishlist in yesterday's Bay of Plenty Times, said she was especially happy to see targeted funding for education, mental health, Māori and Pasifika health and ambulance services.
Gardiner, who is Māori and works part-time for the Tauranga Pacific Island Community Trust, gave a big tick to plans to put $81 million over four years to expand Whanau Ora.
"I have seen that programme work in the community."
She said funding boosts for mental health, child