The Māori Party embraces the whakapapa bonds that unite Maori with all other peoples throughout Te Moana Nui-a-Kiwa. He kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea – we are seeds sown in the ancient home of Rangiātea. Together, Māori and Pacific peoples will advance our political, institutional and legislative aspirations on behalf of all our peoples. Our aspirations centre around fanau and families.
Together with One Pacific, the Māori Party will:
- Invest in the establishment of the TaTupu – a cultural, social and economic transformational change kaupapa led by Pacific churches and communities.
- Establish 500 new TaTupu navigator positions.
- Build a viable Pacific Cultural Centre in Auckland as an employment and economic development centre so Pacific social, cultural and economic efforts can be brought together, harnessed and strengthened.
- Introduce a one-off amnesty for Pacific overstayers.
- Introduce a climate change refugee category.
- Reinstate the parent category and family reunification visas.
- Support the portability of national superannuation for Pacific retirees.
- Reintroduce low interest housing loans for Pacific families.
- Establish 500 Pacific scholarships for Pacific youth and second chance education for Pacific adult, so those who have not been to university or undertaken formal studies, can do so.
- Establish 150 paid Pacific youth and adult internships per year as part of a capacity and capability building for Pacific workforce.
- Double the numbers of trades training and cadetships placements per year for the next five years for Pacific and Māori.