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Press Releases Archives - Māori Party

Māori Party says apology is a step in the right direction

The Māori Party says the apology yesterday to the people of Rūatoki at Te Rewarewa Marae by Police Commissioner Mike Bush is a step in the right direction in bringing a sense of peace between the Tūhoe people and the … Read More

Nancy Tuaine announces Maori Party candidacy for Whanganui General electorate seat

Treaty negotiator, Te Oranganui Chief Executive and former head of the Whanganui River Maori Trust Board, Nancy Tuaine, has stepped up to the challenge of Election 2014, by announcing her candidacy for the Whanganui Electorate General Seat.

“The signing of … Read More

Maori Party: 2014 New Zealander Of The Year Shows Support

The Māori Party is proud to announce that the 2014 New Zealander of the Year, Dr Lance O’Sullivan is gracing their national billboard campaign to encourage voters to support their Party and their candidates in the coming election.

“Having the … Read More

The Māori Party welcomes the passing of the Veterans Support Bill

The Māori Party welcomes the passing of the Veterans Support Bill on Wednesday night, following negotiations with National that have enabled some immediate and increased support available to a much larger group of veterans. The eligibility of veterans who can … Read More

Founding Māori Party Co-leaders give their total support to the new line-up

In an historic week for New Zealand politics, departing Māori Party founding leaders give their unreserved support to the new generation of Māori Party candidates.

“Absolutely outstanding” is how Tariana Turia and Dr Pita Sharples describe the Māori Party candidates … Read More

Maori Party statement on Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels Legislation

The Labour Party’s accusation that the Maori Party blocked the Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels Legislation from being debated this week is incorrect.

There was no notice of motion put to us on whether the Bill should be read. The Maori … Read More

Politics of Assimilation have no place in modern New Zealand

The Māori Party says politics of assimilation have no place in modern New Zealand and has dismissed the ongoing barrage of race-based rhetoric from Jamie Whyte as belonging to a bygone era.

“It would appear that Mr Whyte has … Read More

The Māori Party dismisses Act Party claims of race-based privilege

Māori Party Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says the Act leader’s speech on race-based favouritism is divisive and designed to whip up anti-Māori sentiment.

Act Party Leader Jamie Whyte has said that what he calls ‘race-based favouritism’ in education leads … Read More

Vote for the Māori Party on its Merits

Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell wants Māori on the Māori roll to support the Māori Party based on its achievements and its co-operative approach to working with other political parties.

“We’ve influenced $3 billion worth of programmes for whānau over … Read More

Maori Party President acknowledges founding co-leaders

Maori Party President, Rangimarie Naida Glavish, has today acknowledged the enormous contribution founding Maori Party co-leaders, Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples have made towards building a greater nation.

“The platform they have established in the first decade of the … Read More