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on Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 14:49

The Green Party has today announced a set of commitments to honour and implement Te Tiriti o Waitangi in a new progressive government.

The commitments, announced at the Party’s Māori campaign launch today, will address ongoing Te Tiriti breaches, fix the Treaty settlement process so that it is just, fair and durable, and uphold Māori representation in local and central government.  

on Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 13:03

The Green Party is thrilled to have had a Member’s Bill drawn from the ballot today that will help enable better Māori representation at a local government level.

Green Party MP Marama Davidson’s Local Electoral (Equitable Process for Establishing Māori Wards and Māori Constituencies) Amendment Bill was today pulled from the ballot. If passed, it will ensure that the establishment of both Māori and general wards and constituencies on district and regional councils follow the same legal process.

on Friday, April 28, 2017 - 09:55

The Green Party’s Māori Caucus is excited to be launching a national outreach tour to engage with Māori communities, kicking off in Northland today.

“We take our role as a voice for Māori very seriously. We’re getting out and listening to Māori communities who have borne the brunt of National’s nine years of failures in housing, water quality, and the economy,” said Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei.

on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 14:31

Tiwhatiwha te pō, tiwhatiwha te ao. He rā pouri, he pō kerikeri. Ka iri te kapua pouri i runga a Hikurangi maunga me ngā riu o Te Tairāwhiti.

Ka tangi ana te ngākau o Te Rōpū Kākāriki nā te hinga o tēnei rangatira whakahirahira rawa atu o te motu. Ka tuku ngā mihi aroha mutunga kore o mātou ki te whānau pani, ki Te Tairāwhiti me te Hāhi Mihinare.

on Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:43

Minster for Māori Development Te Ururoa Flavell must front up to Māori on what his intentions are for the role of the Māori Land Court in his controversial Te Ture Whenua Māori reform agenda, in light of the Ministry of Justice’s proposal to cut over 35 jobs at the Court, the Green Party said today.

on Friday, August 19, 2016 - 16:46

The Green Party extends its congratulations to Te Arikinui Kingi Tūheitia and the Kingitanga movement as they mark the King’s 10th koroneihana celebrations.

The week’s celebrations have included a ceremony in which the King received the keys to Hamilton city - the city’s highest civil honour, ngā kawe mate o te motu – a remembrance for those who have died over the last year, and a ceremony today to commemorate the return of the Rangiriri pā site.