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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


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

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

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. Read more

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. Read more

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”. Read more

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.     Read more

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. Read more

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.     Read more

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.” Read more

Correcting Corrections

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. Read more

POROPOROAKI: Rob Cooper (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi)

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. Read more

Veto of Paid Parental leave Bill is an affront to MMP

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. Read more

Māori Party congratulates Robert Martin on making history at the UN

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. Read more