Aug 09, 2017
Wendy Biddle has been selected to run for the Māori Party in the Rotorua electorate in this year's General Election.
Aug 03, 2017
Tai Tonga candidate, Mei Reedy-Taare is campaigning for the living wage as an immediate step to improve the wellbeing of whānau.
Aug 03, 2017
Last month the Maori Party announced their first ever Asian Candidate to stand for the Party. Party President Tuku Morgan said, “We share whakapapa [genealogies] with our relatives from Asia”. Some studies have indicated that modern day Taiwanese share DNA with Maori and Pacifica peoples. Mr Morgan announced the candidacy of Wetex Kang, a NZ entrepreneur of Asian descent, to stand in the Botany General Electorate. Wetex can speak a number of Chinese dialects and can also understand Malay.
Jul 30, 2017
Te Tai Tonga candidate, Mei Reedy-Taare, is overwhelmed with the vigour of Te Tai Tonga voters who have been speaking with her in Nelson, Dunedin, Lower Hutt and Christchurch over the last fortnight.
Jul 28, 2017
Māori Party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox have praised businesswoman Mavis Mullins as she was inducted in the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame at a gala dinner in Auckland tonight.
Jul 27, 2017
A distressing new report into the abuse suffered by those in state care is further justification that there needs to be a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the abuse of those in institutional, state and other care, says Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox.
Jul 26, 2017
Fresh from seeking to have Māori seats wiped off the face of the earth, Winston Peters is now taking aim at te reo Māori, says Māori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell. The New Zealand First leader accused Mr Flavell of “hiding behind the Māori language” after the Māori Development Minister gave an answer to a question in the House today in te reo.
Jul 26, 2017
Media Release Wednesday 26th July 2017 Tasha Hohaia - Māori Party Candidate for Manurewa Manurewa Candidate Hohaia says “Let’s get legal on homelessness.”
Jul 24, 2017
Maori Party Candidate for Te Tai Hauāuru, Howie Tamati, says becoming a Member of Parliament will be a life-changer as he launched his campaign for the 2017 General Election today at Owae Marae in Waitara. Mr Tamati will be contesting the Māori Electorate seat of over 32,000 registered Māori voters and encouraged those voters to be active and fight for rangatiratanga. “I am standing for Parliament for the Māori Party, the only party that truly represents my dreams for whānau, hapū and iwi.” “Living as Māori, in this country, is still a struggle. For many it’s a fight. We fight to exercise our rangatiratanga. We fight for this country to honour the Treaty that established it.” “And that's why I am standing for Parliament - to hold this country to account for its past and to work with others, building better futures.” “I say to the people of Te Tai Hauāuru and across the country don’t just enroll – be aware, be active citizens!” “Our Rangatiratanga is at stake – ‘Toitū te kupu, toitū te mana, toitū te whenua!’”
Jul 24, 2017
Māori Party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox say Labour is in disarray after Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis threatened to quit if two charter schools in the region were closed.
Jul 19, 2017
Auē taukuri e! Kei te ringa rehe o te ao toi, haere atu rā koe. Nāhau rā ngā mahi a ngā mātua tīpuna i whakairo. Ki te rino, ki te rākau, ā, ki te whatumanawa hoki o te tangata. Ko koe tēnei kua riro ki te kāpunipunitanga o te wairua, nō reira haere atu rā koe. Waiho mai ko mātau o te Rōpū Tōrangapū Māori me tō ao Māori hei mihi, hei tangi, hei poroporoaki atu ki a koe.
Jul 17, 2017
Māori Party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox say the latest anti-Māori rhetoric from New Zealand First is nothing short of a cheap political stunt.