Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples says the government's budget will have funding for education and the Corrections Department which will help Maori.
He told TV One's Marae programme that there had been a number of gains for Maori in pre-budget announcements. He cited an environment programme in schools, funding for treatment of cancer, funding for tackling rheumatic fever and funding for those with disabilities.
"And there are other things... I've got education and corrections things, but it is budget sensitive today. Next week I will talk about it," he said.
He said "zero budgets" meant gains and losses for Maori.
Te Puni Kokiri, the Ministry of Maori Development, was facing a 3 per cent budget cut, while other ministries were facing cuts as big as 6 per cent.
"TPK is not only surviving but is being refocused," Dr Sharples said.
The government's budget is due on Thursday.