May 11, 2016
Media Statement The Government is transferring up to $11.38 million in funding and programmes from the Ministry of Social Development to support Whānau Ora. The transfer is part of a review of social service spending which aims to achieve better outcomes for the most vulnerable whānau and families.
May 04, 2016
Media Statement The Māori Party is concerned children’s lives are not being valued appropriately in the Justice system. Māori Party Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell said the loss of a child’s life must be taken seriously and that the lives of tamariki should not be bargained over in Court. “Constituents are contacting us concerned about a recent case in Taupō where two adults were given a plea bargain in relation to their responsibility for the death of a three-year-old.” “If the public is to have faith in the Justice system, decisions like this need to be explained.” Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox said: “The outcome of this case has made many of our constituents feel the Justice system doesn’t care about our mokopuna. This needs to change.” “Too many of our children are vulnerable and we need to know that we have a system in place to protect them.”
Apr 14, 2016
Kei te Ika-ā-Whiro, haere atu rā. Ko te karanga tēnei o mate kua tae mai ki a koe. Ka mahue iho nei ko mātou, ka mōteatea nei, ka haku nei, me te aroha i roto i a mātou, mōhou, kua wehe nei. Nō reira, haere, haere, haere atu rā.
Apr 12, 2016
The Māori Party says its support of a Bill that proposes to establish a sanctuary around the Kermadec Islands is not guaranteed.
Apr 11, 2016
The Maori Party Co-leader, Te Ururoa Flavell, has accepted a request to present a petition to Parliament, which calls for the establishment of Māori wards on District Councils.
Apr 04, 2016
Haere rā e hika, haere atu Tanara Whairiri Ngata i te huanui, i te ara kua papatauria e te tapuwae kauika tangata. Hoki atu koe ki ngā mātua tīpuna, ki tōu maunga tapu a Hikurangi e tiaki ana mai ngā raukura kua ngaro atu ki te pō, hoki atu koe ki te awa e rere atu a Te Waiapū. Moe mai rā e te rangatira.
Apr 02, 2016
The Māori Party is marking the centenary of the invasion of Maungapōhatu with a vow to continue calling for public recognition of the New Zealand Land Wars.
Apr 01, 2016
The Māori Party co-leaders are proud to have worked with the Government to achieve the first increase to base benefit levels for 43 years.
Mar 31, 2016
He aha te tohu o te ringaringa! He kawakawa! E tuku ki raro kia hope rā E horo kia hō, te whakatau a te mate! The Māori Party mourns the loss of senior Rātana Church member, Karaka Waka Paama, who died today at the age of 76.
Mar 24, 2016
The Māori Party wishes all those taking part in the Hīkoi Wai Tapu from Tūrangi to Wellington a safe journey.
Mar 21, 2016
The Māori Party supports Te Ohu Kaimoana and iwi who are challenging the Government in court for extinguishing customary and commercial fishing rights around the Kermadec Islands.
Mar 10, 2016
Māori have a long history of fighting for our whenua. In less than a century, we lost 95 percent of our land. Much of it by force or stealth. The Crown has facilitated and instigated this dispossession.