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Maori Party manifesto costs breakdown

As of September 18, the Maori Party has promised $12.2b in new spending. This is equivalent to $7,060 per household.

IwiRail – estimated at $1.55b over the next three years.

The Maori Party will write-off the living cost component of all outstanding student loan debt. This is estimated to cost the Crown approximately $4b.

The Maori Party will also implement a universal student allowance. Estimated to cost the Government a further $770-$790m per year.

Building 90,000 affordable homes over the next five years are almost identical to Labour Party policy, so used the same costings of $2b (due to lack of cost disclosure by the Maori Party).

The Maori Party has also announced a $1b housing infrastructure fund.

Free public transport to students and over 60-year-olds is estimated at approximately $130m per year.

3000 new Whanau Ora jobs will cost approximately $180m a year.

The Maori Party costings will be included after the release of their manifesto.

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