MANA set to contest all Maori seats and more
“MANA will stand candidates in all seven Maori electorates and potentially in some general seats as well”, said Hone Harawira, MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau following the Prime Minister’s announcement this afternoon that the general election will be held onSaturday 20 September. “The ...Continue Reading...
Iroquois Confederacy is foundation of United States Constitution
(FNX) Did you know that the foundation of the United States Constitution comes from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy? H. Con. Res. 331 was passed in October 1988 to acknowledge the contribution of the Iroquois Confederacy of Nations to the development of the United States Constitution, and to ...Continue Reading...
Tuhoe documentary “The Road to Whakarae” seeks your support on PledgeMe
Filmmakers Tim Worrall and Aaron Smart intend to make a short documentary that speaks to the mana of their iwi, Ngai Tuhoe, in a lighthearted and joyful way through the performance of an old Waimana party song “Te Rori ki Whakarae” - “The Road to Whakarae”. Their plan is ...Continue Reading...
Kainga Whenua Infrastructure Grant now available
There is now funding available that will assist you to develop infrastructure for housing projects on your ancestral Maori land! It is called the Kainga Whenua Infrastructure Grant, and you can head to this link for more information, guidelines and forms: ...Continue Reading...
In 2014 I would like to see a government that listens to its people by Tiki Taane
In 2014 I would like to see a government that listens to its people. A government that puts its people first as its most valuable asset. I’d like to be able to say that I’m proud of my government & prime minister, and trust that they have our best interests at heart with no ...Continue Reading...
Remember Wounded Knee
On This Day: In 1890 the Wounded Knee Massacre happened near Wounded Knee Creek (Lakota: Cankpe Opi Wakpala) on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, USA. The day before, the 7th Cavalry had intercepted Spotted Elk’s band of Miniconjou Lakota and 38 Hunkpapa Lakota near ...Continue Reading...
Funding available for Maori housing initiatives
Associate Minister of Housing Tariana Turia today announced the opening of a new infrastructure grant fund for developing Maori land as well as changes to an existing proposal development programme to better support Maori housing initiatives. Both programmes are designed to enable the ...Continue Reading...
Hone Harawira to attend tangihanga of Nelson Mandela
Despite his exclusion from the official delegation, Hone Harawira, MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau will today depart for South Africa to attend the tangi of Nelson Mandela. I’m going there to pay my respects on behalf of the anti-tour movement of 1981 in particular, and all those ...Continue Reading...
Chris McKenzie to run for Te Tai Hauauru
He’s smart beyond his years, gets both our young and old people, loves our people and really wants to make a difference for them.” That’s the endorsement Tariana Turia has given for Chris McKenzie who was today announced as the Maori Party candidate to run for the Tai Hauauru seat in next ...Continue Reading...
Constitutional Review report now complete, but what does it mean for Maori? +report
The Constitutional Advisory Panel has just released their report on New Zealand’s constitution. If you already knew that we actually have a constitution then consider yourself an exception to the rule. For those of you who didn’t know, you’d be forgiven considering we are only ...Continue Reading...
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