Our Achievements

This page provides a summary of the achievements that the Māori Party has gained over the past four years as a part of the New Zealand Government.

AGM 2012

On October 26-27 2012 the Maori Party AGM was held a Papawai Marae, Greytown. The Party released the document Taking Stock which provides a summary of achievements since the NZ General Election 2011.

Achievements 2008-2011


Whānau Ora

‘Taking responsibility for ourselves’

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

Securing our rights as tangata whenua at an international level

Ngā Pū Waea

Māori guiding the rollout of broadband to get the best outcomes for our communities

Community Max

$40 million for youth training and employment

Te Paepae Motuhake

A strategy towards securing the future of te reo Māori

Whare Oranga Ake

A revolutionary kaupapa Māori programme to support offenders to stay out of prisons


A framework for teaching our kids – better educational outcomes

Kura Kaupapa Māori

$60 million for building new kura kaupapa Māori

Te Ao Auahatanga Hauora

$20 million for health innovation


Introduced an ‘attitudes’ campaign around disability and achieved resources for independent monitoring.
Appointed a Disability Commissioner and Ombudsman

Revealing the $36.9 billion Māori contribution

To the Economy of Aotearoa

Computers in homes and Computer Clubhouse

Closing the digital divide

Māori Flag

Led the way to establish nationwide support and legal recognition of our Māori identity

Kāinga Whenua

Growing the supply of affordable housing

Māori Statutory Board in Auckland

ensuring that we have a voice at all levels of Government

Māori Trade Delegation to China

Broadening our relationships for economic, social and cultural development

Rugby World Cup

Ensuring Māori have a place on the world stage
Advocating for Free to Air Boradcasting of Games for Māori Television
Funding for Waka Māori

Kaitoko and Oranga Whānau

Over 90 whānau advocates in our communities to protect vulnerable families


Securing the rights of Māori in aquaculture fisheries


It's about a safe pair of hands

  • Initiated a parliamentary inquiry into the wellbeing of Māori children
  • 6000 low income families benefited from home insulation
  • Reduced by half the cost of power and petrol
  • $100m secured for Māori education
  • 500 maara kai for our communites to feed and grow themselves
  • Treaty clause in key legislation, including the Environment Protection Authority, Emissions Trading Scheme
  • Advocated for GST off all foods
  • 200 places for Māori trainees in the Canterbury rebuild
  • Refocused family violence funds on frontline services
  • Achieved $12m to fight rheumatic fever


  • Released Māori and Pasifika strategies to address violence
  • $8m for bariatric surgery to address diabetes, obesity, heart disease
  • A voice for the people in crisis
  • Retained enviro-schools / Kura Taiao
  • Protected section 8 of the Resource Management Act
  • Redirected funding for community development in five communities
  • Introduced a bill to provide marae and hapū a statutory veto on proposed exploration and mining permits in their rohe
  • Introduced laws to increase tobacco tax, and to ban tobacco displays from shops
  • 1800 training and job outcomes from the Māori Economic Taskforce

‘taking responsibility for ourselves’Constitutional Review

Placing Te Tiriti o Waitangi at the heart of government

Repealed the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004

We increased the capacity in Māori electorates

More Māori being appointed to Boards – especially in forestry, fisheries, agriculture and climate change

Extended 20 hours free early childhood to kōhanga and playcentre

Supported iwi self-determination in finalising Treaty settlements