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Biddle to stand for Māori Party in Rotorua

Wendy Biddle has been selected to run for the Māori Party in the Rotorua electorate in this year's General Election.

Putea i te pukoro! Advocate for a living wage says Te Tai Tonga candidate, Mei Reedy-Taare

Tai Tonga candidate, Mei Reedy-Taare is campaigning for the living wage as an immediate step to improve the wellbeing of whānau.

Rahui Papa supports our Asian cousins

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.

Māori Party Candidate Excited by Voter Energy

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.

Mullins a worthy inductee into NZ Business Hall of Fame

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.

State abuse report lends weight to call for Royal Commission of Inquiry

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.  

Winston Peters takes aim at Māori language

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.

Manurewa Candidate Hohaia says “Let’s get legal on homelessness.”

Media Release Wednesday 26th July 2017 Tasha Hohaia - Māori Party Candidate for Manurewa Manurewa Candidate Hohaia says “Let’s get legal on homelessness.”

Māori Party’s Howie Tamati Launches Election Campaign

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!’”

Labour in disarray over charter schools

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.

Poroporoaki: Dr Clifford Hamilton Whiting (ONZ)

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.  

Māori seats must remain for the good of Māori

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.    

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