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Māori Party congratulates Sir Pita Sharples

The Māori Party congratulates one of its founding Co-leader’s Sir Pita Sharples, who received his Knighthood at Government House in Auckland today.

Sir Pita was appointed a Knight Companion in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services as a … Read More

Poroporoaki: Stuart Panapa QSM

Māori Party Co-leader, Marama Fox, has expressed her sadness at the passing of Stuart Panapa, QSM, of Ruahapia Marae.

“The whole of Ikaroa Rawhiti loves this man,” says Mrs Fox.

“He has spent a life supporting our rangatahi, passing on … Read More

Poroporoaki: Putiputi O’Brien QSM

E te whaea o te motu, e te kuia o Ngāti Awa, Te Arawa, Tūhoe e te kaiārahi o ngā whakatupuranga, e Puti, whakangaro atu rā. Auē, taukuri ē!

The Māori Party grieves with whānau across Aotearoa for a champion … Read More

Amendments to the Health and Safety Bill and list of high risk industries anticipated

The Māori Party welcomes the greater transparency over which workers will automatically have a health and safety representative regardless of their company’s size.

“We’ve lobbied hard to have this list released prior to the Health and Safety Bill going back … Read More


Māori Party Constitution - 2013

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The Māori Party is born of the dreams and aspirations of tangata whenua to achieve self-determination for whānau, hapū and iwi within their own land; to speak with a strong, independent and united voice; and to live according to kaupapa handed down by our ancestors.
The vision for the Māori Party will be based on these aspirations, for they speak to us of whānau whose wairua is strong and vibrant; who have fully developed their spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical well-being; and who are confident, secure and pro-active in all aspects of the environmental, social, cultural, economic and political life of this great country of ours.
The Māori Party is for all citizens of Aotearoa New Zealand.

  • Its founding was an initiative of Māori, te kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea, for the benefit of all citizens of this land.
  • Its policies and practices derive from kaupapa tuku iho that are values that provide for the well-being of all and are in a constant state of enrichment and refinement as insights are gathered from new experiences and discoveries.
  • Its vision is of a nation of cultural diversity and richness where its unity is underpinned by the expression of tangata whenuatanga by Māori, te kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea.
  • Its commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of this nation and to its whakapapa is steadfast.