Turia disagrees with feeding children in schools policy
(Radio NZ) Maori Party MPs are vowing to support Hone Harawira’s ‘Feed the Kids Bill’, even though co-leader Tariana Turia is putting forward a different solution to the problem. The Education Amendment (Breakfast and Lunch Programmes in Schools) Bill, dubbed the ‘Feed ...Continue Reading...
Harawira fights charges (+his words)
This message just came through from MP Hone Harawira, his simple words, his account of the court proceedings: Kia ora Went to court. 5 minutes. Spoke in Maori. Refused to accept the right of the court to charge me for defending the homeless. Recorded as a “not guilty” plea. Stood down till Nov ...Continue Reading...
House Nigger comment a “Honeism” says Maori Party
(By Adam Bennett & Hayden – NZ Herald) Mana leader Hone Harawira has accused Maori Party MPs of being the Prime Minister’s “little house niggers” over their indecision about attending a water rights hui. The Maori King, Tuheitia, has called the meeting for iwi ...Continue Reading...
MANA in Parliament, 14-16 August
Government Bills This week the debate continued on the Appropriations (2012/13 Estimates) Bill and the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf Bill (the EEZ Bill), both of which MANA is continuing to oppose. The government put up an amendment to the EEZ Bill to introduce ‘sustainable ...Continue Reading...
Mana Movement releases Govt scorecard on Indigenous Rights #fail
On the United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the MANA Movement of Aotearoa has released a scorecard measuring the New Zealand government’s three-year progress against the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. New Zealand agreed to support ...Continue Reading...
Harawira confirms his position Gay Marriage
In a press release published today, Hone Harawira MP and Leader of the Mana Movement, both congratulated Louisa Wall on her “the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Bill” being drawn from the ballot and confirmed his support for it, ending months of speculation about how he might ...Continue Reading...
“leave it to the lawyers” Annette Sykes tells the PM
(NZ Herald) By Claire Trevett – Maori rights lawyer Annette Sykes has suggested Prime Minister John Key should either get a law degree or stay quiet about Maori water rights issues. Ms Sykes is among the lawyers acting for claimant hapu at the Waitangi Tribunal hearing on whether state ...Continue Reading...
Ownership of water bigger than Foreshore debate – Harawira
(Radio NZ) Mana Party leader Hone Harawira says the question of who owns water has the potential to be bigger than the Foreshore and Seabed debate. Prime Minister John Key says the Government could choose to ignore the outcome of the Waitangi Tribunal’s hearing on water rights because ...Continue Reading...
Harawira seeks party direction on gay marriage
(By Claire Trevett, NZ Herald) Mana leader Hone Harawira is coming under pressure from his party to support gay marriage, despite previously expressing discomfort about it, saying he was “morally very conservative”. Mr Harawira has so far refused to say whether he will vote in ...Continue Reading...
Harawira apologises to the Maori Party
“Looks like an apology is in order” said MANA leader in reference to the Maori Party’s support for the (EEZ) Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Bill. “So when I said that the Maori Party sold their people out on the Marine and Coastal Area Bill, and when I ...Continue Reading...
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