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Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 09:26

Green Party Co-Leader Marama Davidson has re-affirmed the Party’s commitment to universal te reo in schools, and has announced that the Greens will now work with the education sector on a plan to make the language a core curriculum subject.

“Our vision of a bilingual nation will only be reached when all of us are comfortable and confident with te reo Māori.  We have a responsibility to ensure that our indigenous language not just survives, but thrives in Aotearoa, and introducing all children to it at school is one of the best ways to make that happen,” Marama Davidson said.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

I am particularly delighted to stand in this third reading, celebrating the longstanding generosity and strength and resilience of Ngāti Tamaoho.

 

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

The Green Party stands here, absolutely in full support of the people of Heretaunga Tamatea and this settlement,

 

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:11

Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson is today attending the 40th anniversary ceremony of the Takaparawhau/Bastion Point occupation to honour the legacy of Ngāti Whātua and their resistance to confiscation.

“The story of the Bastion Point occupation has always made me feel proud, angry, sad and mostly deeply appreciative of the leadership of Ngāti Whātua ki Ōrākei. Their story of triumph through injustice is still unfolding and evolving,” said Ms Davidson.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

Has she received any advice, including the cost to ratepayers, on the 5 polls taking place on the establishment of Maori wards; if so, what was that advice?

 

Hon NANAIA MAHUTA (Minister of Local Government): No, I haven't received any specific advice about the cost of the five polls currently under way regarding Māori wards.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

Tēnā koe, Madam Speaker. Thank you. It's really special and important, actually, to be standing on behalf of the Green Party to support the Coroners (Access to Body of Dead Person) Amendment Bill.

 

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

Ngā manu e rua, Tohu Kākahi, Te Whiti o Rongomai, tēnā kōrua. Ki a koutou ngā uri o Parihaka o Taranaki iwi. Nau mai, haere mai, haere mai. Madam Speaker, it’s really special today to stand in support of Te Pire Haeata ki Parihaka, the Parihaka Reconciliation Bill.

 

 

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

MARAMA DAVIDSON (Green): I like a bit of politicking as much as anybody else in this House, but if I can just take us to the forest for a little moment here.

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Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

I'm going to start, as have many of my colleagues in this House, by acknowledging the incredible generosity of Ngāti Tūwharetoa 

MARAMA DAVIDSON (Green): Madam Speaker

Madam Deputy Speaker – Hon Anne Tolley: I call Marama Davidson

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Monday, August 28, 2017 - 15:31

The Green Party has reiterated its commitment to universal te reo Māori in schools, following National’s education announcement yesterday.

“It’s good that National is open to Kiwi kids learning a second language and te reo Māori should be at the front of the queue. We want a more ambitious plan for te reo Māori in schools, and the Green Party will make that happen in government,” said Māori development spokesperson Marama Davidson.

“Te reo Māori is one of the official languages of Aotearoa. It is a taonga that should be treasured, valued and nourished.