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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.  

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 14:15

The Green Party is welcoming the release of a new NZCER report on te reo Māori revitalisation that recommends universal te reo in all schools, and is calling on Nikki Kaye to release a plan to build teacher capacity so it can be achieved.

Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori commissioned the NZCER report, which proposes increasing the use of te reo Māori by making it a core curriculum subject beginning in Year 1 in 2020, until it is included in all levels up to Year 13 by 2037.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:30

He mihi tēnei ki ngā mate kua whetūrangitia ki te korowai o Ranginui. E te rangatira, e matua Bruce, hoki atu ki te poho o te whenua, ki ngā ringaringa o ngā mātua tūpuna. Takoto mai, takoto mai, takoto mai rā.

Ka tuku au i ngā aroha mutunga kore o Te Rōpū Kākāriki ki te whānau pani me te hāpori o Tapu Te Ranga i tēnei wā pouri.

It was with great sadness that the Green Party learned of the passing of Bruce Stewart QSM (Te Arawa, Tainui), the visionary founder of Tapu Te Ranga marae.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:26

The Green Party is disappointed that its Member’s Bill to enable better Māori representation in local government was voted down last night, but is vowing to continue its campaign to make it happen.

Marama Davidson’s Bill would have ensured that the establishment of Māori and general wards follow the same legal process. Currently, the establishment of Māori wards in local government can be put to a referendum, whereas general wards can’t be – they are decided by councils alone.

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.

Jan Logie MP on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 17:11

The Green Party is congratulating Māori organisations on their victory after Anne Tolley today indicated that the Government is going back to the drawing board on reforms to Child, Youth and Family (CYFs) that would have removed the prioritisation of whānau-first placements for tamariki Māori.

Green Party Social Development spokesperson Jan Logie is calling on the Government to immediately release details of their proposed changes and to make a commitment to working closely with Māori organisations and experts to get it right.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:39

The Green Party has today entered a Member’s Bill into the ballot that would make local government representation more equitable by ensuring that the establishment of both Māori and general wards on district and regional councils follows the same legal process.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 11:04

The Green Party has today announced its support for universal te reo Māori in all public schools and committed to creating a comprehensive plan to achieve it.

It has also launched a petition to support the call, and will be engaging with parents, tangata whenua and the education sector this year to develop a policy on how it will be delivered.

“The Green Party supports teaching te reo Māori to every New Zealand child and is committed to achieving it,” said Green Party Māori development spokesperson Marama Davidson.

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.