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Te Pāti Māori Petition Jacinda Ardern To Ban Seabed Mining In Aotearoa

Sunday, 3 October 2021, 2:13 pm | The Maori Party

Te Pāti Māori Co-leaders Debbie Ngarewa-Packer and Rawiri Waititi have today launched a petition calling on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to ban seabed mining in Aotearoa. The petition follows on from Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling , the culmination ... More >>

Ngāti Ruanui, Te Pāti Māori Call On Government To Ban Seabed Mining Following Supreme Court Ruling

Friday, 1 October 2021, 6:17 am | The Maori Party

30 September Te Pāti Māori Co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, who has led a seven year campaign, is today celebrating the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to dismiss TTR’s seabed mining appeal, and calling on the Government to follow this precedent ... More >>

One Of Two Additional Rotorua MIQ Hotels, Quarantine Facility

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 1:34 pm | The Maori Party

MP for Waiariki, Rawiri Waititi, today revealed that the Government is looking to add two additional MIQ facilities in Rotorua. With one, functioning as a quarantine facility for infectious cases of Covid-19. “Sources have indicated that two additional ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori Launch Petition To Change Official Name To Aotearoa, Restore All Māori Place Names By 2026

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 5:37 am | The Maori Party

14/09/21 Marking Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Te Pāti Māori Co-leaders Rawiri Waititi and Debbie Ngarewa-Packer have today launched a petition to change the country’s official name to Aotearoa, and officially restore the te reo Māori names for all ... More >>

Seymour stooped to an all time low

Monday, 6 September 2021, 1:30 pm | The Maori Party

Te Pāti Māori are disappointed in the actions of Act leader David Seymour this morning, as he shared a confidential email sent to Māori whānau to his twitter this morning, which included a priority code which sought to ensure access for Māori ... More >>

Vaccinate Tāmaki Makaurau and prioritise Māori walk-ins

Monday, 30 August 2021, 2:23 pm | The Maori Party

Te Pāti Māori are advising Māori and Iwi providers to prioritise Māori and Pasifika by allowing them to have the right to walk in on demand to receive their vaccinations in Tāmaki. They are also demanding for a significant increase of vaccines into Tāmaki ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori: National and Act won’t determine our oranga

Monday, 30 August 2021, 12:06 pm | The Maori Party

National and ACT continue to refuse to agree to a virtual sitting of Parliament, despite advice from the Director General Health that “it is not advisable that MP’s participate in a large indoor gathering for an extended period of time, or ... More >>

Waiariki Mp Launches Petition: No More MIQ In Rotorua

Sunday, 29 August 2021, 4:35 pm | The Maori Party

Te Pāti Māori Co-leader and Mema Paremata mō te Waiariki, Rawiri Waititi has today launched a petition to stop the establishment of more MIQ facilities in Rotorua. “Minister Hipkins last week confirmed that he is exploring the potential for another ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori seeking answers on low Māori vaccination rates

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 9:59 am | The Maori Party

Te Pāti Māori are becoming increasingly concerned about the Government’s level of investment into a Māori vaccination programme that has produced unacceptable results. More >>

‘Testing Whilst Blind’ – Ngarewa-Packer Urges Health Ministry To Be More Transparent With COVID-19 Information

Saturday, 21 August 2021, 1:40 pm | The Maori Party

Māori Party List MP based in Te Tai Hauāuru - Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, claims the Government and Ministry of Health are blinding Māori Health providers and Iwi by withholding key information. This comes after the PM yesterday, alluding to a heat ... More >>

Information Act shows racism in PHARMAC’s decision making

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 12:46 pm | The Maori Party

Paati Māori Co-leader, Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, has received information that blatantly outlines the inequity within Pharmac and its decision making. She is calling for Pharmac to urgently address their inclusivity of Māori into their funding decisions. More >>

Te Pāti Māori Welcomes And Supports ‘Births, Deaths, Marriages, And Relationships Registration Bill’

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 11:27 am | The Maori Party

Today the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Bill will have its second reading in the house. Te Pāti Māori will be supporting this bill and recognise the importance of the proposed changes, especially those that seek to remove ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori: Call To Remove Barriers For Māori Voting

Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 1:05 pm | The Maori Party

The Ministry of Justice have called for public submissions as they consider whether the timing and frequency of the Māori Electoral Option should be changed. Te Pāti Māori today made their submission to the Ministry of Justice and was centered on ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori Welcomes Announcement Of ‘Ban Conversion Therapy’ Bill

Friday, 30 July 2021, 11:31 am | The Maori Party

Today the government has announced the proposed legislation to prohibit conversion practices, which confirms the intention to ban conversion therapy in Aotearoa. “Te Paati Māori whole heartedly support and welcome this much needed and overdue announcement. ... More >>

Process Should Be The Core Of The Investigation In Botched BOPDHB Comms

Friday, 23 July 2021, 1:16 pm | The Maori Party

MP for Waiariki and co-leader of Te Paati Māori, Rawiri Waititi – says the process that has seen the Bay of Plenty District Health Board communications botch, should be the focus of investigation. These comments come from a line of digital and print ... More >>

He Aituā: Esther Tinirau

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 12:14 pm | The Maori Party

Iri te raukawakawa ki whare aituā, pōuri ana te awa nui nei māi i te kāhui maunga ki Tangaroa. He aituā! He aituā! It is with great sadness that Te Pāti Māori acknowledge the passing of Esther Tinirau (Ngāti Ruaka). A dedicated leader of her ... More >>

Inciting Racial Disharmony Charge Landmark Decision In Future Race Relations

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 6:15 pm | The Maori Party

The perpetrator of threats against Maori and Maori Party Co-Leaders, Debbie Ngarewa-Packer and Rawiri Waititi has been charged with Inciting Racial Disharmony; under the Human Rights Act 1993 which carries a maximum penalty of three months’ imprisonment, ... More >>

Inciting Racial Disharmony Charge Landmark Decision In Future Race Relations

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 1:50 pm | The Maori Party

“We are pleased with the charge and expected nothing less. The charge of inciting racial disharmony is incredibly important because it is rare and only sanctioned by the Attorney General, but also because this decision has set a precedent for human ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori Call For A Review Into Oranga Tamariki Protection Protocol And Youth Residence Culture

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 12:56 pm | The Maori Party

Te Pāti Māori are calling for a review on Oranga Tamariki’s Child Protection Protocol and the culture at their youth residences, after a whistle blower video revealed physical abuse against children in state care by Oranga Tamariki staff members. ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori Call For Joint Taskforce To Investigate Anti-Maori Hate Speech From White Supremacist Organisations

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 2:24 pm | The Maori Party

Te Pāti Māori call for joint taskforce to investigate anti-Maori hate speech from white supremacist organisations Te Pāti Māori co-leaders Debbie Ngarewa-Packer and Rawiri Waititi are calling for the establishment of a joint taskforce between ... More >>