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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 >>

Te Pāti Māori Have Lodged Official Complaint To The Independent Police Conduct Authority

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 6:22 pm | The Maori Party

Today Te Pāti Māori lodged an official complaint to the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) on the basis of their failure to adequately respond to or investigate a threat and hate crime targeting Te Pāti Māori Co-Leaders Debbie Ngarewa-Packer ... More >>

Waiariki MP Welcomes Establishment Of Whakatāne Māori Ward, Urges Rotorua To Do Same.

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 4:54 pm | The Maori Party

Waiariki MP and Co-leader of Te Paati Māori, Rawiri Waititi, welcomes the news of the establishment of a Māori ward in Whakatāne. “The establishment of the Māori ward in time for the next round of local body elections assures whānau in ... More >>

Whakatōhea High Court Decision

Sunday, 9 May 2021, 1:14 pm | The Maori Party

“We applaud the Whakatōhea High Court case that has now set a precedent for Māori rights and interest in their foreshore and seabed. It’s an outstanding decision because the Court recognises all reclaimed lands with significant and boating traffic” ... More >>

Statement - Maori Party Referral To SFO

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 9:04 am | The Maori Party

The Māori Party has seen the media reports that the Police have referred the late declaration of some donations to the Serious Fraud Office. However, we have received no official notification of this from the Police or any other agency. We acknowledge ... More >>

Rawiri Waititi: “Rotorua Council Needs To Clean It’s Shit Up”, After Sewerage Catastrophe

Sunday, 11 April 2021, 2:41 pm | The Maori Party

This week MP for Waiariki, Rawiri Waititi was invited to attend a community hui at Hurungaterangi Marae in Ngapuna, Rotorua - where locals spoke of the physical and psychological suffering they are experiencing, caused by faulty sewerage plant ... More >>

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer Calls On Government To Introduce Targeted Māori Housing Package

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 2:46 pm | The Maori Party

Te Pāti Māori Co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer is calling on the Government to introduce a targeted Māori housing package in response to figures which show that homeownership is becoming increasingly unattainable for Māori. “The housing crisis ... More >>

Māori Party: Waikeria Protestors To File Civil Rights Cases

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 9:55 am | The Maori Party

“The 16 of Waikeria will tell their stories of the inhumane treatment to the High Court and the Waitangi Tribunal,” said Rawiri Waititi, Co-Leader of Te Paati Māori. This comes as the 16-prisoners involved in the Waikeria protest, have each filed ... More >>

Waititi Initiates Collaborative Approach To Whakatāne Mill Closure

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 8:49 am | The Maori Party

MP for Waiariki and Te Paati Maori Co-leader, Rawiri Waititi has adopted a “Whanau Ora approach to addressing the Whakatāne Mill closure.” Upon hearing of the Mill’s impending closure, Waititi called upon all key stakeholders in the Whakatāne region ... More >>

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer Announces Member’s Bill To Ban Seabed Mining In Aotearoa

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 9:55 am | The Maori Party

Te Pāti Māori Co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer is today announcing that she has entered her first Member’s Bill, the Prohibition on Seabed Mining Legislation Amendment Bill, into the Member’s Ballot. “I’m proud to be introducing my first legislation ... More >>

Māori Party New National Executive

Saturday, 6 March 2021, 2:03 pm | The Maori Party

This morning the Māori Party confirmed their new National Executive including Che Wilson, Fallyn Flavell, John Tamihere and Kaiarahi Takirua: Rawiri Waititi and Debbie Ngarewa-Packer. Wilson returns for a second term as President and the two new members ... More >>

Te Paati Māori Calls For Urgent Ministerial Inquiry Into The Treatment Of Inmates In Aotearoa

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 9:17 am | The Maori Party

Te Paati Māori is calling on the Minister for Corrections, Kelvin Davis to urgently commission an inquiry into the treatment of inmates in corrections facilities in Aotearoa. This call comes after the recent protest in Waikeria prison where 16 inmates ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori Call On COVID Minister To Release Māori Vaccination Plan

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 2:18 pm | The Maori Party

Te Pāti Māori is calling on the Minister for COVID-19 Response, Chris Hipkins, to immediately release his plan for rolling out vaccines in Māori communities and to commit to working directly with Māori organisations to ensure resources get to ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori Celebrate Announcement On Māori Wards

Monday, 1 February 2021, 3:58 pm | The Maori Party

Te Pāti Māori Co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer is today celebrating the announcement that the Government will be introducing legislation to remove the racist provision in the Local Electoral Act that enables referendum on local Māori wards. The Act ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori Will Not Be Attending Waitangi On Iwi Advice

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 1:46 pm | The Maori Party

Te Pāti Māori Co-leaders Debbie Ngarewa-Packer and Rawiri Waititi have today announced that they will be taking a cautious approach and will not be travelling to the Bay of Islands to commemorate Waitangi Day this year. The party has cancelled its plans ... More >>