Jul 14, 2016
Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox have today announced funding of $517,000 to further restore South Canterbury’s Wainono Lagoon.
Jul 07, 2016
MEDIA STATEMENT - 07 July 2016 Māori Party Co-leaders Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell say they appreciate the New Zealand Herald’s apology for declining to publish a memorial notice in te reo. When Te Atarangi Whiu wanted to place a memorial notice in te reo to mark the one-year passing of her mother, te reo Māori educator Te Iria Whiu, her request was denied. She was told it could only be printed if she translated it, as per the company’s policy, and paid for the translation to also be printed. Mr Flavell says: “It was gravely disappointing it happened, particularly in Māori language week, but they’ve recognised the mistake, apologised and are quickly rectifying the issue.”
Jul 06, 2016
Media Statement 6 July 2016 Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox are deeply disappointed with the Corrections Department standing down Whanganui community worker and kaumātua Ngapari Nui this week after unfounded complaints from a pressure group. “As New Zealanders we pride ourselves on treating people fairly but that’s not what’s happening here,” Mr Flavell says. “Mr Nui has a record of doing excellent work volunteering his time to help rehabilitate and reintegrate prisoners to the community. He’s been doing this for years and there hasn’t been a problem,” he says.
Jun 21, 2016
Kua hinga he tōtara i te wao-nui-ā-Tāne. The Māori Party today grieves the passing of a much loved mentor, a superb advocate, a masterful activist and a lifelong champion of kaupapa Māori, Rob Cooper.
Jun 16, 2016
The Māori Party says the use of a financial veto by National to extinguish the paid parental leave bill is a slap in the face to MMP.
Jun 15, 2016
The Māori Party is thrilled that Robert Martin, who was nominated by former Co-leader Dame Tariana Turia, has become the first person with a learning disability to be elected as a member on to any United Nations Committee.
Jun 14, 2016
The Māori Party sends its aroha to the many people who will be shattered by the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Jun 14, 2016
Minister pays tribute to Charlie Petera - Media Statement 13 June 2016 E te tamaiti o Te Hokowhitu-a-Tū, e te rangatira o Ngāti Kurī, haere, haere, haere atu rā. Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell pays homage to the passing of Charlie Petera, the last survivor of the 28th Māori Battalion A Company. Mr Petera passed away on Saturday at his home in Ngataki in Northland at the age of 92. Mr Flavell says Mr Petera’s passing is a loss not just to Māori but to the nation as a whole. “Charlie Petera and the Māori Battalion played a role of significant importance in our history. Not just for their heroic efforts on the battlegrounds of Europe but for how they helped shift attitudes back here in Aotearoa-New Zealand. “The fact that the Māori Battalion was a voluntary unit and that its soldiers received more individual bravery decorations than any other New Zealand battalion, speaks to the courage and mana of the men involved. “In the words of Charlie Petera: ‘war is history, and it needs to be told – it enriches our country’,” Mr Flavell says.
Jun 13, 2016
“It is said of very few people that they were ahead of their times, but Tā Kereama Ratima (Sir Graham Latimer) was one of the few who deserves that accolade,” said Rangimarie Naida Glavish, president of the Māori Party in her tribute to the late Sir Graham Latimer who died recently.
Jun 13, 2016
Recent political events such as the alliance between the Labour and Greens Parties, and formation of the New Zealand Senior Party, have opened the way for Maori to play a much more influential role in the governance of Aotearoa, according to the president of the Maori Party, Rangimarie Naida Glavish.
Jun 07, 2016
Kua hinga he kauri i te Wao nui-ā-Tāne. Haere atu rā e te hautipua o Ngāti Kahu ki te paepae o Matariki, o Rehua. Haere atu rā. Moe mai rā I te poho o Ranginui e tū iho nei.
Jun 07, 2016
The Māori Party commends all the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients including tāngata whenua who have committed themselves to their work and serving their communities.