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Te Pāti Māori: Unsafe To Stand Candidates In Tauranga By-Election.

Friday, 13 May 2022, 4:07 pm | The Maori Party

Te Pāti Maori has made the decision not to stand any candidates in the upcoming Tauranga bi-election. "Whilst this By-election could be an opportunity for Te Pāti Māori to advance our cause for a more just, equitable, equal, Tiriti Centric ... More >>

Waititi, Māori Party To Defend Rotorua Electoral Bill.

Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 10:57 am | The Maori Party

MP for Waiariki and Māori Party co-leader, Rawiri Waititi, will defend Rotorua’s plans for equality in its proposed Representation Amendments bill. The comments come after the attorney general, Labour’s own David Parker, called the bill discriminatory ... More >>

Crown Finally Acknowledges Rotorua As The Tier 1 City It Has Always Been

Monday, 28 March 2022, 2:25 pm | The Maori Party

“Ko te whare e tū ana ki te pārae he kai nā te ahi, ko te whare e tū ana ki te pātūwatawata koina te tohu o te rangatira” Rawiri Waititi, MP for Waiariki, welcomes a Māori-led approach to the extreme housing deprivation experienced by ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori Demand Accountability From Pharmac CE For Lie About Live Saving Trikafta Drug Cost

Monday, 28 March 2022, 6:25 am | The Maori Party

Today Te Pāti Māori stand in solidarity with the cystic fibrosis community of Aotearoa New Zealand in calling for the government to fund the wonder drug, Trikafta. Unfortunately, Co-leaders Debbie Ngarewa-Packer and Rawiri Waititi are unable to ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori Launch Petition Calling To Remove GST From All Food

Sunday, 20 March 2022, 2:01 pm | The Maori Party

Following the announcement of their policy to remove GST from all food, Te Pāti Māori have today launched a petition that will make a real difference in the lives of everyday New Zealanders and those who are struggling. “This is an opportunity ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori Launch Policy To Remove GST From All Food

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 6:13 am | The Maori Party

Te Pāti Māori have today announced their policy to remove GST from kai as Aotearoa experiences the worst cost of living crisis in generations. “We are seeing the biggest wealth transfer in generations. From hard working whānau to greedy property ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori File For Divorce From The Crown

Sunday, 6 February 2022, 2:10 pm | The Maori Party

Te Pāti Māori are calling to remove the British royal family as head of state, and move Aotearoa to a Te Tiriti o Waitangi based nation.  “The only way this nation can work is when Māori assert their rights to self-management, self-determination, ... More >>

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 >>