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He ngākau aroha - Ōtautahi five years on

The Māori Party stands with the rest of Aotearoa today to remember those whose lives were lost in the 6.3 magnitude earthquake which struck Christchurch and surrounding areas five years ago today and to pay tribute to the resilience of whānau. 

Freshwater debate on Iwi rights deserves informed discussion

The Māori Party welcomes the Government’s Consultation Document on fresh water but it says the opening line on Iwi rights and interests is playing into the hands of the ignorant.

Ture Whenua Māori Bill - Key Changes

The Ture Whenua Māori Bill is due to be introduced into parliament early this year. The Māori Party supports the road to mana motuhake for Māori landowners.     

Supporting Māori Housing Providers

Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox says, “The Māori Party supports the housing aspirations of whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori and that is why we have supported the Social Housing Reform (Transfer Mandate) Bill.”

Māori Party mourns the death of a former MWWL national president

The Māori Party mourns the passing of Linda Grennell, former National President of the Māori Women’s Welfare League, who lost her brave fight for life in Christchurch on Tuesday night.

Māori Party farewell a respected Māori advocate

The Māori Party is devastated by the loss of Mereiwa Broughton who passed away this week, at the age of 77. “Whaea Mere was passionate about her heritage and culture and cherished the knowledge she learnt from her elders,” says Māori Party Co-leader, Marama Fox.

NZ Wars petition adds weight to the call for a national day of remembrance

The Māori Party welcomes the petition to Parliament calling for a national day of remembrance for the New Zealand Wars. Ōtorohanga College students gathered around 12,000 signatures in support of a New Zealand Wars Day and have travelled from Waikato to Wellington to present it.

Iron Māori MP leads by example

Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell is gearing up to compete in the IronMāori half Ironman event tomorrow. He’s looking forward to joining thousands of other participants in the two kilometre swim, 90 kilometre bike ride and 21.1 kilometre run.  

Māori Party supports Safe Sleep Day

The Māori Party is proud to promote the series of Mokopuna Ora resources being championed by Whakawhetū being released to mark Safe Sleep Day 2015. “When we think about protecting our mokopuna we think about the promise our tūpuna believed in; that is articulated in our party’s constitution:  – ‘E kore au e ngaro he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea – I will never be lost, for I am the seed which was sown from Rangiātea,” says Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox.  

Māori Party welcomes debate on Public Works Bill

The Māori Party is thrilled to see the next chapter of parliamentary progress in the Public Works space with a new private member’s bill pulled today. Te Ururoa Flavell’s Bill, the Public Works (Offer Back of and Compensation for Acquired Land) Amendment Bill fell at its second reading in July 2010. In his closing comments, Te Ururoa laid the challenge: “I submit that the failure of the Crown to protect Māori land as agreed to within article Two of Te Tiriti o Waitangi is a blatant breach of its obligation to Māori. I stand on notice before the House to say that if this bill does not proceed today, the Māori Party will nevertheless continue to uphold, and be dedicated to, our commitment to protect and preserve the whenua that is still in our hands, as tangata whenua, and for the generations to come.”

Advancing the interests of Māori land owners

The current Ture Whenua Māori reform will give Māori land owners greater rangatiratanga (authority) over

The hīkoi continues forty years on

Forty years ago a courageous group led by the late Dame Whina Cooper started 

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