Maori Party leaders look to the future as a Labour Green Maori Mana coalition could win the next election
By Audrey Young Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples have reportedly been under pressure from supporters to stand again at the next election. Photo / NZPA Maori Party co-leaders Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples have revealed they are reconsidering retiring from politics next election – just as ...Continue Reading...
Thousands send a clear message “Aotearoa is not for Sale” #hikoi (+photos)
(TangataWhenua.com) The beauty of the day was a tohu. Bright sunshine, soft breezes and piercing blue skies greeted us throughout the day (after the weather presenter told us it would rain, lol). People started to assemble at Te Papa from 10am onwards. The group which grew bigger over the ...Continue Reading...
This country is ‘not for sale’ (Gisborne #anfs #hikoi) +video
(Gisborne Herald) A PROTEST through the city yesterday afternoon brought together about 150 people marching against the Government’s plan to partly privatise public assets. The protest was part of a nationwide hikoi that started at Cape Reinga on Tuesday and aims to reach Wellington by ...Continue Reading...
Maori health review nothing but “Blatant bloody racism”
“Blatant bloody racism” is how MANA leader Hone Harawira described National’s call for a review into ‘the cost effectiveness of Maori health providers’. “Government spends $7 million over several years on an assessment tool for adult literacy but only $150,000 on an evaluation tool for ...Continue Reading...
Mana Party champions plight of port staff and meatworkers (RadioNZ)
Mana Party leader Hone Harawira says the AFFCO and Ports of Auckland disputes are attempts by employers to destroy hard-won working conditions. Mr Harawira says workers’ conditions have been fought for over generations and any move to get rid of them must be resisted. At the Mana ...Continue Reading...
Urewera Four – justice denied | Hone Harawira
Statement from Hone Harawira Four years ago armed offenders stormed the homes of innocent families, broke down doors, smashed windows, overturned furniture, forced people to their knees in front of their children, refused them access to water and even the right to go to the toilet, degraded ...Continue Reading...
Warning to Overseas buyers of NZ assets sent Worldwide | Harawira
Clearly the National government is not listening to the people of Aotearoa New Zealand, despite their slim win at the 2011 elections, PM John Key has continually stated that this WAS his mandate and his government will sell the precious assets which have been built up over generations. So it ...Continue Reading...
Welfare shake-up ‘beneficiary bashing’: Harawira (ODT)
Mana Party leader Hone Harawira has accused the Government of “beneficiary bashing” for its sweeping changes to the welfare system. Under the reforms, teenagers who have dropped out of school, work or training will be able to earn an extra $30 a week from the Government for going ...Continue Reading...
Harawira says English and Ryall are liars
“Bill English and Tony Ryall are liars” said MANA leader Hone Harawira” when they say that ‘the preference was clearly expressed’ at the consultation hui for ‘a provision reflecting the concepts of the existing section 9 of the SOEs Act’. “Maori said nothing of the sort” “Let there be no doubt ...Continue Reading...
Maori own water | Mana Movement
“Moana Jackson made the simple statement that ‘every tribe has a river’” said MANA leader Hone Harawira “and that is why MANA supports Maori claims to the ownership of water and recognition of their right to have a primary say in its future management and care.” “Government has been giving ...Continue Reading...
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