Election Policy 2011
Whānau-ora: restoring the essence of who we are;putting the vibrant traditions from our people at the heart of our whānau Whānau Ora begins with you. Whānau is the heart of our people, it is the foundation on which our country thrives. It is about reaffirming a sense of self-belief. It encompasses:
- Manaakitanga: acknowledging the mana of others as having equal or greater importance than one's own, through the expression of aroha, hospitality, generosity and mutual respect.
- Rangatiratanga: weaving the people together with humility, leadership by example, generosity, diplomacy and knowledge of benefit to the people.
- Whanaungatanga: underpins the social organisation of whānau, hapū and iwi. The rights and reciprocal obligations consistent with being part of a collective.
- Kotahitanga: the principle of unity of purpose and direction.
- Wairuatanga: a spiritual existence alongside the physical; expressed through the intimate connection of the people to our maunga, awa, moana and marae, and to tūpuna and atua.
- Mana Whenua: turangawaewae and ūkaipō, the places where you belong, where you count, and where you can contribute.
- Kaitiakitanga: the spiritual and cultural guardianship of Te Ao Mārama; our responsibility to care for our environment.
- Mana Tūpuna / Whakapapa: is the bridge which links us to our ancestors, which defines our heritage, gives us the stories which define our place in the world.
- Te Reo Rangatira: Te reo Māori is the medium through which Māori explain the world.
- Pūkengatanga: repository of higher learning and scholarship.
- Whirinakitanga: depending on one another; trusting each other.
- Whakapono: belief in yourself.
- Tūmanako: the ethos of hope.
Whānau Ora: restoring the essence of who we are - putting the vibrant traditions of our people at the heart of our whānau.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi: we want to face our past with courage, so we can build our future together.
Kāwanatanga: We want a government that values accountability and serving the people;
we want a public service that understands the aspirations of whānau, hapū and iwi.
Click here to download the Maori Party Policy document 2011.