Nov 08, 2017
The Māori Party is calling for nominations for the following executive positions within our Party: * Co-Leader (wahine) * Co-Leader (tane) * Vice-President (wahine) * Vice-President (tane) The position of President within our Party has not reached full term, so nominations for this position are not being called for. Here are the key dates to note in the nomination process: * December 15 at 5pm: Nominations close * December 17: Nominations and relevant information is sent to electorates and posted on www.maoriparty.org * January 20, 2018: Māori Party special general meeting is held to elect Co-Leaders (venue and time of meeting to be confirmed) * January 20, 2018: Māori Party annual general meeting is held to elect Vice-Presidents (time of meeting to be confirmed but venue will be the same as the special general meeting) To request a nomination form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text mobile phone 021 822 834
Oct 25, 2017
The Māori Party is praising New Zealand First for pushing for gains that will benefit thousands of tamariki and the country’s lowest paid workers, many of whom are Māori. “People will most probably be surprised to hear the Māori Party acknowledge NZ First for anything but we need to give credit where credit is due,” said Māori Party president Tukoroirangi Morgan.
Oct 20, 2017
The Māori Party is congratulating the leaders of the Labour and NZ First parties for forming a new Government for Aotearoa. “Good on Winston Peters for treading carefully during his negotiations with both Labour and National, he has obviously done what his party wanted and what he felt was right,” said Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox. “Jacinda Ardern was the new leader brought in to revive her party in the eleventh hour and she did that in amazing style so we need to acknowledge her for that and for managing to pull-off negotiations with one of the country’s most seasoned political leaders who her party hasn’t always agreed with in the past,” said Ms Fox.
Sep 20, 2017
MEDIA STATEMENT 20 September, 2017 Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell Māori Party co-leaders Māori Party supports LGBQTI community Māori Party co-leaders Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell say they are fully supportive of the LGBQTI community after the party was accused of being anti-takatāpui. “We are a party based on a belief in whakapapa, whanaungatanga and manaakitanga and as such we will always support LGBQTI members of whānau,” says Ms Fox. “To be clear, the comment made in a press release by a party candidate that prompted the accusation of the party being anti-takatāpui is not the party’s position. It is the personal view of that candidate and a vote on such topics is, by convention, a conscience issue.
Sep 16, 2017
SPEECH BY SHANE TAURIMA Māngere Markets - 16 September 2017 Mōrena Māngere, mōrena Tāmaki Makaurau! One in every four Māori in Aotearoa live right here in Auckland. So it’s fitting that the Māori Party has a plan for this city, a plan for our whānau here. The Māori Party acknowledges the blood, sweat and tears our tupuna invested in the birth and growth of this city. We remember the taking of land from mana whenua and the giving of land from mana whenua for all peoples of Auckland.
Sep 15, 2017
Māori Party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox are calling on Labour to come clean on who owns the country’s freshwater before they try taxing it. “Labour have claimed everybody owns the water, while the Waitangi Tribunal says Māori have rights akin to ownership,” says Mr Flavell.
Sep 12, 2017
MEDIA STATEMENTTe Ururoa FlavellMāori Party co-leaderMP for Waiariki Māori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says the admission from a Labour candidate that it would only tweak the Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill if it formed the next government shows their opposition to it has been nothing but hot air. “Labour have huffed and puffed in the House about how bad this bill supposedly is and vowed to scrap it if they become the government. Now they’ve changed their tune. Suddenly this bill is not so bad after all and just needs tinkering,” says Mr Flavell, MP for Waiariki.
Sep 12, 2017
Māori Party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox say Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern is once again ignoring Māori in favour of political expediency by pushing for New Zealand to become a republic. “Here we are, less than two weeks out from a general election and without any consultation with the treaty partner, the Labour leader announces she wants to do away with the Queen,” says Mr Flavell.
Sep 12, 2017
The Electoral Commission has cleared Māori Party candidate Wetex Kang of a bribery allegation which the New Zealand Herald “beefed up” on its front page last week, says Māori Party president Tukoroirangi Morgan. “Today’s decision by the commission confirms what I said last week – that Wetex is the victim of a smear campaign led by a troublemaker angry that he didn’t want her as his campaign manager. And a reporter at the Herald who let himself be fooled and manipulated by her,” said Mr Morgan.
Sep 12, 2017
Māori Party Tāmaki Makaurau candidate Shane Taurima says it is great that Labour has finally seen the light and recognises that thousands of whānau are achieving their goals and aspirations because of their determination to do better, but announcing a measly $5m of additional funding per year for Whānau Ora is an abysmal commitment by Labour. “Over the past three years, the Māori Party has secured $110 million more for Whānau Ora, bringing the total funding since 2010 to $450 million. The Māori Party has been able to secure support for 12,000 whānau a year and nearly 300 navigators across the motu, and the Māori Party are committed to at least doubling funding for Whānau Ora over the next three years,” says Mr Taurima. “It wasn’t too long ago that Labour was attacking Whānau Ora. It was only in October 2015 that Nanaia Mahuta said: ‘Whānau Ora isn’t working. It’s time for the Māori Party to admit that Whānau Ora isn’t anchored on solid foundations and has failed…..’ Now two years later, Labour is acknowledging that whānau are in a better place because of Whānau Ora and are prepared to commit more funding.”
Sep 11, 2017
Māori Party co-leaders Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell are lending their wholehearted support to the fantastic events happening around Aotearoa for Te Wiki o te reo Māori but are urging political parties to do more to help revitalisation efforts of the language.
Sep 08, 2017
Māori Party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox say the signing of an agreement to pave the way for a pardon for Tūhoe prophet and leader Rua Kēnana is further evidence of its commitment to work tirelessly for Māori rights.