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Labour forgets Treaty and Māori in republic call

Māori Party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox say Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern is once again ignoring Māori in favour of political expediency by pushing for New Zealand to become a republic. “Here we are, less than two weeks out from a general election and without any consultation with the treaty partner, the Labour leader announces she wants to do away with the Queen,” says Mr Flavell.

Kang: “Disadvantaged once as an Asian now as a Māori Party candidate”

The Electoral Commission has cleared Māori Party candidate Wetex Kang of a bribery allegation which the New Zealand Herald “beefed up” on its front page last week, says Māori Party president Tukoroirangi Morgan. “Today’s decision by the commission confirms what I said last week – that Wetex is the victim of a smear campaign led by a troublemaker angry that he didn’t want her as his campaign manager. And a reporter at the Herald who let himself be fooled and manipulated by her,” said Mr Morgan.

Māori Party commits to much more spend for Whānau Ora

Māori Party Tāmaki Makaurau candidate Shane Taurima says it is great that Labour has finally seen the light and recognises that thousands of whānau are achieving their goals and aspirations because of their determination to do better, but announcing  a measly $5m of additional funding per year for Whānau Ora is an abysmal commitment by Labour. “Over the past three years, the Māori Party has secured $110 million more for Whānau Ora, bringing the total funding since 2010 to $450 million. The Māori Party has been able to secure support for 12,000 whānau a year and nearly 300 navigators across the motu, and the Māori Party are committed to at least doubling funding for Whānau Ora over the next three years,” says Mr Taurima. “It wasn’t too long ago that Labour was attacking Whānau Ora. It was only in October 2015 that Nanaia Mahuta said:  ‘Whānau Ora isn’t working. It’s time for the Māori Party to admit that Whānau Ora isn’t anchored on solid foundations and has failed…..’ Now two years later, Labour is acknowledging that whānau are in a better place because of Whānau Ora and are prepared to commit more funding.”

Te Wiki o te reo Māori – me ū ki te kaupapa, kōrerotia te reo

Māori Party co-leaders Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell are lending their wholehearted support to the fantastic events happening around Aotearoa for Te Wiki o te reo Māori but are urging political parties to do more to help revitalisation efforts of the language.

Rua Kēnana pardon agreement welcomed by Māori Party

Māori Party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox say the signing of an agreement to pave the way for a pardon for Tūhoe prophet and leader Rua Kēnana is further evidence of its commitment to work tirelessly for Māori rights.  

Time to come home

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.

MP proud to support Ka Pai Kai Rotorua

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.

Māori Party signs to capture party vote go live

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.

Māori Party announces 2017 list

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.

UN report backs call for inquiry into state abuse

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.

Ill-informed Hosking needs to learn the rules

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.

TVNZ Must correct the lie - tonight!

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.

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