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...
Co-leader of the Maori Party to step down in 2014
Co-leader of the Maori Party, MP for Te Tai Hauauru and Minister of the Crown, Tariana Turia has confirmed she will be standing down at the next general election in 2014. Mrs Turia will have spent 18 years in Parliament when she retires in 2014. The Maori Party take this opportunity to thank ...Continue Reading...
Mourning the loss of Sir Wilson Whineray – Harawira
By Hone Harawira In the New Zealand Parliament today, leaders of all political parties were given an opportunity to speak to a notice of motion on the death of a sporting icon, Sir Wilson Whineray. As the leader of the MANA Movement, I joined with others in offering words of farewell to a great ...Continue Reading...
Beehive Chat – ‘One voice sounds like divisive tactics’
Tariana Turia MP Tuesday 18 September 2012 Over the last few months we have seen the latest chapter unfold in the long and enduring struggle by tangata whenua to have their rights over water recognised. We have seen our hapu and iwi come together, standing shoulder to shoulder in preparation ...Continue Reading...
Maori Party co-leader “likely” to attend hui called by Maori King
(TV3 By Lloyd Burr) Maori-Party co-leader Pita Sharples is likely to attend the Maori King’s hui on water ownership being held next Thursday. Dr Sharples’ office today confirmed to 3 News that he’s likely to go, despite his fellow co-leader Tariana Turia saying yesterday she didn’t see any ...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...
Te Ururoa Flavell weighs in on the abuse of Tame Iti’s image
Te Ururoa Flavell – Whakatane Beacon Article – Published Friday 10 August The Olympics Tena ano tatou katoa. No doubt you will all be engrossed watching the Olympics these last few weeks. We have to admire the performances of those athletes who even make it there. There seems to ...Continue Reading...
Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices – MP Pita Sharples
TangataWhenua.com Eds: On this day, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, sadly there is no mention whatsoever of the incredible work that Maori are doing online (NOT just in the way of social media) the websites that we have seen emerge (Maori-in-oz.com, MaoriNews.com, ...Continue Reading...
Te Ururoa Flavell: The battle for water rights
(Rotorua Daily Post) Both Labour and the Harawira party have stated that the Maori Party should walk away from our influential position – what a cheek. I begin by acknowledging those whom have passed over recently. I speak of one of the great leaders of Ngati Tuwharetoa, Timi te Heuheu, ...Continue Reading...
Maori Party: Key’s stand on water insulting
TRACY WATKINS AND KATE CHAPMAN (Waikato Times) Prime Minister John Key has denied National’s relationship with the Maori Party is under threat and says he is happy to meet with its leaders, just not this week. Maori Party co-leaders Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples slammed Mr Key after he ...Continue Reading...
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