Urewera Four: The Collateral Damage – Flavell
Maori Party MP for Waiariki, Te Ururoa Flavell, says his first thoughts following the verdict on the ‘Urewera Four ’ have been for the four people who have been stigmatised by the actions taken by the Crown, and the people of Tuhoe who as a community have been painted as terrorists ...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...
Whanau Ora a template for all
Select Committee hearing on Whanau Ora dispels recent criticism says Flavell Maori Party MP for Waiariki, Te Ururoa Flavell, is challenging the critics of Whanau Ora following this morning’s M?ori Affairs Select Committee hearing in which Te Puni Kokiri presented progress on Whanau Ora. “The ...Continue Reading...
Flavell calls for Iwi to go to Court on Section 9
Te Ururoa Flavell, Maori Party MP for Waiariki, is encouraging Iwi to put Section 9 of the State Owned Enterprises Act to the test, and take their cases to Court. “I am asking for Iwi and Maori Trusts to keep the pressure on the Government, and to test your rights as tangata whenua ...Continue Reading...
PR wars on! | Mana Movement 1 : Maori Party 1
The Maori Party are playing tit for tat with Leader of Mana and MP for Tai Tokerau, Hone Harawira, in one of their latest press releases which took issue with a scathing press release from Harawira which called out the Maori Party saying they were standing silently by while 50 Te Puni Kokiri ...Continue Reading...
Beehive Chat: Serving the needs of large Maori electorates – Hon Tariana Turia, MP for Te Tai Hauauru
Next week (February 7) Parliament resumes. The 31 weeks of sitting time that comprise the parliamentary calendar, become a key focus for the media, political commentators, lobbyists and of course politicians. But for electorate MPs, many of us have been back at work weeks ago, serving the ...Continue Reading...
Treaty of Waitangi clause complicates asset sales
(NZ Herald) Maori political leaders are urging iwi to object strongly to suggestions the Government will not include protection of Treaty of Waitangi rights in planned legislation on partial state asset sales. Next week, the Government will begin a series of hui about the law changes needed to ...Continue Reading...
Maori Party loses confidence in National-led government
(excepts taken from Stuff article by KATE CHAPMAN AND DANYA LEVY) TangataWhenua.com is pleased to see reports that there may be a possible split between the Maori Party and National over plans to delete reference to the Treaty of Waitangi when state-owned assets are sold off to to the the ...Continue Reading...
Maori Party disapointed by PM’s speech
Maori Party Co-leader Dr Pita Sharples is disappointed at the obvious omissions from the Prime Minister’s State of the Nation speech this afternoon. “This was not a speech about the health of this nation – it was almost exclusively about the economy and budgetary matters,” said Dr Sharples. ...Continue Reading...
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