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Māori Party Welcome Resignation Of Grainne Moss

Friday, 22 January 2021, 10:34 am | The Maori Party

The Māori Party is welcoming the resignation of Oranga Tamariki chief executive Grainne Moss after sustained pressure from leading figures within the Māori Party. This resignation is the result of the continued strong pressure of the Māori Party ... More >>

The 16 Of Waikeria Have Surrendered

Sunday, 3 January 2021, 12:58 pm | The Maori Party

At approximately midday today, the 16 of Waikeria surrendered, escorted out by Rawiri Waititi, MP for Waiariki and Co-Leader of the Māori Party. “As previously expressed, I have had constant contact with the whānau involved in this protest and they were ... More >>

Māori Party Calls For Minister Of Corrections To Step In To Resolve Waikeria Situation Immediately

Friday, 1 January 2021, 8:27 am | The Maori Party

MP for Waiariki and Co-Leader for the Māori Party, Rawiri Waititi is calling for the Minister of Corrections to step in to resolve the issue at Waikeria prison immediately. “The Minister for Corrections championed the same issue in 2015 when he visited ... More >>

Te Paati Māori Welcome Ihumātao Agreement

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 2:34 pm | The Maori Party

Te Paati Māori Co-leader Rawiri Waititi is welcoming the Government’s announcement that the Ihumātao land is to be purchased from Fletchers and a Rōpū Whakahaere, with a mana whenua majority, established to determine how the land is protected and ... More >>

Oranga Tamariki Boss Must Be Sacked

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 8:22 am | The Maori Party

Māori Party Co Leader Debbie Ngarewa Packer says the country’s most senior Māori Minister Kelvin Davis must sack Oranga Tamariki Boss Grainne Moss following the shock resignation of her most senior Māori appointment Hoani Lambert. Lambert, handpicked ... More >>

Māori Party Says Grainne Moss Must Go Now

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 5:59 am | The Maori Party

Māori Party Co Leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer says the country’s most senior Māori Minister Kelvin Davis must sack Oranga Tamariki Boss Grainne Moss immediately, following the shock resignation of her most senior Māori appointment Hoani Lambert. Lambert, ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori Walk Out Of The House After Being Denied The Right To Speak

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 2:54 pm | The Maori Party

Te Pāti Māori Co-leaders Debbie Ngarewa-Packer and Rawiri Waititi have walked out of the House after being denied the right to speak as Co-leaders in the Address in Reply debate. “We were shocked and deeply disturbed to learn that we would not ... More >>

Māori Party Call On Government To Ban Seabed Mining In Aotearoa

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 2:20 pm | The Maori Party

With the Supreme Court hearings wrapping up, Māori Party Co-leader and incoming MP Debbie Ngarewa-Packer is calling on the Government to put in place a nationwide ban on seabed mining permits within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). “For the ... More >>

Māori Party Requests Recount In Two Electorates Claiming Discrimination

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 12:48 pm | The Maori Party

The Māori Party will seek recounts in two electorates – Tamaki Makaurau and Te Tai Haurauru - to highlight the discriminatory and bias nature of the election process towards Māori. Māori Party President Che Wilson said the party had no dispute with ... More >>

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer Thrilled To Be Entering Parliament After Special Vote Results

Friday, 6 November 2020, 3:13 pm | The Maori Party

Māori Party Co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer is excited to be entering Parliament as a List MP after special vote results confirmed Rawiri Waititi’s win in Waiāriki and a significant increase in the party vote for the Māori Party. “I am shocked ... More >>

The Māori Waka Is Back On The Water As Waiariki Returns The Māori Party To Parliament With 2 MPs

Friday, 6 November 2020, 2:25 pm | The Maori Party

Rawiri Waititi Māori Party Co-Leader and MP for Waiariki After three weeks of anticipation, Rawiri Waititi is both humbled and privileged about the news that confirms his entry into the 53rd parliament of Aotearoa as the Co-Leader of the Māori Party and as ... More >>

Protest Song Maranga Ake Ai Re-released

Friday, 6 November 2020, 8:06 am | The Maori Party

Father and daughter team Baz and Shaye Muir are the force behind NLC, which is re-releasingMaranga Ake Ai. A 1980s Māori protest song used to revitalise the 2020 Māori Party movement will be re-released –35 years after its initial release. Maranga Ake Ai was released ... More >>

Māori Party Oppose Attorney Generals Intervention In Seabed Mining Case

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 1:12 pm | The Maori Party

The Māori Party oppose Attorney General David Parker’s intervention in Ngāti Ruanui’s seabed mining legal battle in the Supreme Court, which agrees with mining company Trans-Tasman Resources’ interpretation of the EEZ Act. “It is unacceptable ... More >>

Māori Party Disappointed Kelvin Davis Demoted

Monday, 2 November 2020, 1:34 pm | The Maori Party

The Māori Party is pleased pressure applied during the election campaign has resulted in Labour Maori MPs being elevated to key cabinet positions. But new Māori Party Co-Leader Rawiri Waititi is disappointed Labour Deputy Leader Kelvin Davis has not ... More >>

Rawiri Waititi Media Statement: Election 2020 – Waiariki Returns Home To The Māori Party

Sunday, 18 October 2020, 6:12 am | The Maori Party

In an underdog upset, the people of Waiariki have voted strategically & returned the seat to the Māori Party after an election result to Rawiri Waititi swung his way despite the odds. “The people have spoken and I am absolutely overwhelmed ... More >>

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer Statement On Te Tai Hauāuru Result

Sunday, 18 October 2020, 6:09 am | The Maori Party

Māori Party Co-leader and Te Tai Hauāuru candidate Debbie Ngarewa-Packer is disappointed with the Te Tai Hauāuru results but is congratulating Rawiri Waititi on his likely win in Waiāriki and is celebrating the probable return of the Māori Party to Parliament. ... More >>

Poll Reveals Tamihere On Cusp Of Historic Māori Movement Election Victory

Monday, 12 October 2020, 6:04 am | The Maori Party

John Tamihere’s election campaign is on the rise and on track to return the Māori Party to parliament, a new Māori TV poll has revealed. The poll released on 11 October during the seventh and final Māori TV Maori Electoral campaign coverage has Tamihere ... More >>

Māori Voice Is Loud And Clear – Split Your Vote

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 12:44 pm | The Maori Party

Māori have sent a clear message to Labour – form a working coalition government with the Māori Party. Four of the seven Māori electorates polled to date by Māori TV support a Labour-Māori Party deal. Even in electorates where Labour has overwhelming ... More >>

$100 Million For Māori Legal Aid Service/Māori Legal Defence Service To Fight Brutal Justice System

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 12:16 pm | The Maori Party

Two years of the Criminal Justice System - two years of the Criminal Punishment System, costs more than all Treaty Settlements paid over the past 26 years. The Māori Party’s Criminal Justice policy calls for a complete overhaul of the justice system ... More >>

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer: Māori Party Would Ban Conversion Therapy

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 8:30 am | The Maori Party

The Māori Party will ban conversation therapy and fight for the rights of takatāpui whānau, Māori Party Co-leader and Te Tai Hauāuru candidate Debbie Ngarewa-Packer said today. “The Māori Party would ban conversion therapy and end that disgusting ... More >>