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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.

on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 12:59

Kua hinga he rangatira o Ngāti Awa, o Te Waiāriki. Kua hinga he tino pou o te hunga kaimahi me te hunga uniana.

Ka tangi ana te ngākau nā tēnei wehe kei tua o te ārai. E rere haere ana ngā mihi aroha o mātou o Te Rōpū Kākāriki ki te whānau pani me ngā tangata katoa huri noa i te whenua e tangi ana i tēnei wā pouri.

The Green Party is deeply saddened by the passing of Ngāti Awa rangatira Joseph Harawira QSM, who led the Sawmill Workers Against Poisons (SWAP) organisation.

"Joe was a real inspiration to us," said Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 17:43

The Green Party is calling on the Government to front up to iwi after learning that, going right back to the Ngāi Tahu settlement in 1997, the Right of First Refusal (RFR) clause in Treaty settlements has actually meant right of first refusal for charities, not iwi.