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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

LATEST NEWS

Māori Party push for a smoke-free Parliament gains traction

Māori Party Co-leaders Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell welcome Parliament’s announcement this morning that the Parliamentary Precinct’s smoke-free boundary is being extended.

Māori Party and Kiingitanga to work together

  Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterdayto discuss working together on key issues for the betterment of Māori.  

Māori Party commends return of confiscated Tainui land

Māori Party Co-leaders Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell are today in Ngāruawāhia to honour the return of important historic sites to Kīngi Tūheitia on  behalf of Waikato-Tainui. 

Māori Party cautiously support NZ Intelligence and Security Bill to First Reading

Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox say the Party will cautiously support the New Zealand Intelligence and Security Bill to select committee when it has its first reading in Parliament today.          

Strong public interest in Homelessness Inquiry - Cross-Party Homelessness Inquiry

Supported by the Māori Party, Labour Party and the Green Party           

Māori Party view on UN Secretary General role

Māori Party Co-leaders Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell are highly supportive of having a New Zealander as UN Secretary General but say they cannot at this time support the bid by former Labour Party Leader Helen Clark. “We’d love to support our own but we can’t in good conscience take the populist route of backing her bid. Helen Clark has many qualities that would help with being an effective Secretary General but her actions against Māori as the Labour Prime Minister cause us to doubt her attitude toward indigenous peoples,” Mrs Fox says. Mr Flavell says that as leader of the Labour Party and Prime Minister Helen Clark supervised a law that removed the right of Māori to go to court to test a property right.

Poroporoaki: Dr Ngāpo Wehi (Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Whakatōhea, Ngāpuhi, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāti Kahu)

Kei te pāpā e Ngāpo Ko koe rā kua riro ki te pūtahitanga o Rehua E tangi apakura ana taku manu kaewa ki te tihi o Ahitītī Kua hora nei koe ki te moenga, ki te hunanga o te tangata hokinga kore ki muri.

Tupuna images on beer bottles leaves bad taste in the mouths of descendants

MEDIA STATEMENT 21 July 2016 Māori Party Co-Leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox are disappointed the branding of alcoholic beverages feature two prominent Te Arawa tupuna. “I agree with the concerns raised by descendants of Hinemoa and Tūtānekai, who are outraged that their tupuna appear on a beer bottle, and rightly so” says Mr Flavell.  “Gone are the days where the exploitation of someone else’s identity is allowed.  The greatest care must be taken with tupuna names and the products they are linked to.  This is about whakapapa and whakapapa is not to be misappropriated”.

Māori meets Mana

Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox reiterate that there is currently no appetite for a formal alliance between the Māori and Mana parties but there is an openness to a more cohesive relationship.    

Morgan looks to corporate sponsorship

Tukoroirangi Morgan says he will be on a corporate fundraising campaign as new Maori Party president to finance a strong election campaign next year. In a bid to win all seven seats, he wants current voters to desert Labour. He wants the Maori Party to have greater engagement with younger voters, to improve communications and to have a higher profile in general seats.

Wainono Lagoon clean-up continues - Dr Nick Smith & Marama Fox

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.    

NZ Herald apology welcome

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.”

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