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Te Ururoa Flavell

Māori Party Co-leader
MP for Waiariki

Marama Fox

Māori Party Co-leader
List Seat MP

Tukoroirangi Morgan

Māori Party President

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Building on gains for whānau, whenua, whare and whakapapa

The Māori Party is pleased to have secured additional resources for whānau, housing, landowners, housing and cultural wealth. "We are proud to have secured funds in areas that are important to our people and in initiatives that are making a real difference to their lives," says Māori Party Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell.

Tobacco excise to rise 10 per cent per annum

Marama Fox MP, Māori Party Co-leader Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, Associate Minister of Health   Budget 2016 will increase the tax on tobacco by 10 per cent on 1 January each year for the next four years, Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga and Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox say.

$4m for extending micro-financing

Budget 2016 has provided $4 million over the next four years to provide greater access to microfinance for whānau. Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox says, "This funding will provide small-scale, low-interest loans to reduce the number of whānau accessing finance from loan sharks. "The Māori Party has championed this initiative because trials held in the Auckland region have shown the long-term benefits of providing micro-financing."

Māori Party continues to support housing solutions

Māori Party Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell announced an extra $12.6 million over four years earlier this month, bringing the total annual operating budget to $17.5 million. Launched last year, the Network provides funds for the development of new whare, housing repairs, infrastructure and papakāinga. Mr Flavell says, "The Māori Housing Network, which is a result of the government's Māori Housing Strategy launched by former Māori Party Co-leader Dame Tariana Turia, has already supported hundreds of whānau to realise their housing aspirations."

$40m boost for Whānau Ora

Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox is thrilled that Whānau Ora will be able to reach an extra 2,500 whānau per year with the boost of $40m in new funding, announced in Budget 2016. "Our flagship kaupapa is making a real difference to the lives of whānau who are seen as the solution not the problem.  

$17.8m to support Māori landowners

Landowners of Māori freehold land will benefit from two announcements in this year's Budget. Budget 2016 provides $14.2 million for the development of the Māori Land Service (MLS). Māori Party Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell who is leading the Ture Whenua Māori reforms says the MLS is a critical element of the Ture Whenua Māori Bill which passed its first reading in Parliament earlier this month.

$5m to promote Māori voter participation

Budget 2016 provides $5 million over the next four years to increase Māori electoral participation. "This fulfils one of the commitments the Māori Party sought from the National-led Government in our 2014 Relationship Accord," says Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox.

$4m to commemorate New Zealand Land Wars

The Māori Party is proud to have secured new funding in Budget 2016 to support New Zealand Land Wars commemorations. Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox says the party has taken the lead from hapū, iwi and local communities who have organised their own commemorative events to recall these battles.

$34.6m to support te reo Māori revival

Three funds in this year's Budget 2016 will contribute towards increasing the number of proficient Māori language speakers. Māori Party Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says: "The funds come on the back of the passing of Te Ture mo te Reo Māori earlier this year, as well as a strong desire by many of our people to see the language flourish."

Calling for speedy response to wiping WINZ debt

Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox received a petition today urging the Government to wipe debt incurred by people having to borrow money from WINZ to stay in emergency accommodation.  

World-leading Te Awa Tupua bill passes First Reading

E rere kau mai te awa nui. Mai i te kāhui maunga ki Tangaroa. Ko au te awa. Ko te awa ko au.  

An extra $9.6m for Māori and Pasifika Trades Training in Budget 2016

An extra $9.6m for Māori and Pasifika Trades Training in Budget 2016

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