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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.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

This is a bill to improve Māori representation in local government—the Māori Local Electoral Amendment Bill. 

 

 

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

Tū ai a ia i runga i te mana o tana kōrero, “we have some real issues in terms of the workforce around te reo”, ā, he mea tērā “looking at” e ia

 

 

nā, ka whakaūngia e Te Minita te tukunga o tētahi mahere e mea ana, ka pēhea tā Te Kāwanatanga whakawhanake i te raukaha o te opemahi ki te whakaako i Te Reo Māori ki roto i ngā kura?

on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 18:32

The Green Party is calling on Television New Zealand (TVNZ) to uphold its commitment to Māori programming and rethink their proposal to axe the dedicated Māori commissioner.

“It’s deeply disappointing that TVNZ are proposing to axe their dedicated Māori commissioner and we call on them to rethink this,” Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said.

“It’s important that our publicly-owned television channel broadcasts Māori content and so TVNZ should uphold their commitment to that.