Sep 06, 2017
17 Days to Go: Message from our President You and your whānau have the power to decide whether it is the Māori Party or NZ First which become the “kingmaker” in this year's General Election on September 23. The National and Labour parties are now neck and neck which creates an opportunity for Māori, and Pacifica, to play a decisive role in who determines our country’s next Government.
Sep 05, 2017
Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell begins his weekly delivery of lunch orders to Te Wharekura o Ngati Rongomai today, they are the fourth local school to take up the initiative this term as part of the pilot initiated by Healthy Families Rotorua. “The team from Healthy Families Rotorua have guided this kaupapa alongside members of the community, and like-minded businesses who have stepped up to offer their support, whether by way of administrative support, sponsorship, volunteers, or delivering the lunches to local schools. It is a true example of how it takes a village to raise a child”, said Flavell.
Sep 01, 2017
The Māori Party billboards start going live today and tomorrow throughout the country in an effort to capture party votes when Aotearoa goes to the poll in 23 days. “We’re using uplifting images of Māori and Pacific champions in the majority of our billboards to get some of our key campaign kaupapa and policies across to the nation,” said Māori Party president Tukoroirangi Morgan.
Aug 30, 2017
The Māori Party is excited to announce its list for the 2017 General Election. "We have a diverse list of 26 talented candidates with links across the Pacific who are all dedicated to mana motuhake and the benefits that can bring Aotearoa,” said Māori Party president Tukoroirangi Morgan.
Aug 30, 2017
Māori Party co-leaders Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell are welcoming a new United Nations report which calls for an independent inquiry into the abuse suffered by those in state care or foster care in New Zealand from 1950 to 1990.
Aug 24, 2017
Māori Party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox are questioning the ability of TVNZ presenter Mike Hosking to host any election debates after his major blunder on Seven Sharp last night.
Aug 24, 2017
The Māori Party is calling on the bosses of TVNZ's Seven Sharp programme to get their presenter Mike Hosking to correct the lie he told last night that non-Māori can't vote for the Māori Party.
Aug 23, 2017
Māori Party president Tukoroirangi Morgan wants ‘green’ voters to give their votes to a party whose green credentials were established over a thousand years ago.
Aug 21, 2017
Māori Party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox have today paid tribute to United Future and Ōhariu MP Peter Dunne who has chosen to retire from politics.
Aug 20, 2017
Māori Party candidate for Te Tai Tonga, Mei Reedy-Taare, has commended the whānau of Kawatiri for coming out in the mass ‘hands around the hospital’ action against the proposed integrated family health centre.
Aug 16, 2017
Māori Party candidate for Te Tai Hauāuru, Howie Tamati, supports the call by Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy for the United Nations to pressure New Zealand's Government to hold an inquiry into child abuse in state-run institutions. "One of my four campaign pou or policies is calling for the Government to launch a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the abuse of children in state care, so I completely back Dame Susan Devoy in her request to the UN to push our Government into action on this important issue."
Aug 16, 2017
Te Tai Tonga candidate for the Māori Party, Mei Reedy-Taare, is speaking out about Māori men’s health in her determination, both politically and personally, to do whatever it takes to get health on the agenda. The launch, held last night at Te Wharewaka on Wellington Waterfront, is a great opportunity to focus attention on Māori men’s health. “I want to congratulate Mana Tāne Ora o Aotearoa – the national Māori men’s health coalition – for their bold and proactive work in addressing the poorer life expectancy of Māori men,” said Mei Reedy-Taare. “In doing so I acknowledge their board: Riki Niania; Tahi Takao; Steve Kenny and Te Kani Kingi; and the inspiration of Lee Luke in mobilising this movement of men to create intergenerational change. “Currently there remains a significant gap – 7.3 years – between the life expectancy of a Māori male (73 years) and a non-Māori male (80.3 years). We believe that such inequalities cannot be tolerated or maintained. “If we believe in notions of equity and social justice, we want to see measurable improvements in life expectancy, quality of life, morbidity and an overall reduction in inequalities for Māori men. “The Māori Party is campaigning on the grounds of committing to eliminating poverty, disparity and inequality. We know that as a population, Māori men have, on average, the poorest health status of any ethnic group in New Zealand”. “We welcome the move by Mana Tane Ora o Aotearoa to establish nationally networked strategies to address the health and social issues of Māori men in Aotearoa. “The implementation of a sustainable set of health indicators is a brilliant means of focusing attention on the issue of Māori men’s health, and I look forward to seeing the way in which this tool can be used to generate discussion where it matters most.”