Definition of a Māori MP

Definition of a Māori MP

Identifying the difference between a Māori MP and a MP who is Māori is vital to ascertain real Māori representation in parliament both historically and today. Post 2017 election, the media are stating that Māori have more representation than ever before. The purpose of this short post is to raise awareness of the such comments. When defining what is a Māori MP, we must not […]

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Name change for Massy Univesity – historical racism against Māori

Name change for Massy Univesity – historical racism against Māori

New Zealand is made up of numerous colonial place and street names, as are organisations and brands. Likewise, there are many place, street, educational institutions and government organisations with Māori names. A Massey academic is suggesting a name change for Massey University – Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa as his research has revealed that its namesake was racist against at least Māori. This despite the university having its name […]

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Te Tai Tonga 2017 analysis who is the best person

Te Tai Tonga 2017 analysis who is the best person

A Māori Party and Mana Party alliance to win all of the Māori seats creates the question of who will be the Te Tai Tonga representative? My analysis of Te Tai Tonga voters will be what each of the parties with the exception of Labour will consider when selecting their candidates. This could potentially be to the detriment of Labour who are riding on the Tirikatene whanau name and voter loyalty, […]

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Marae could be the solution to homeless in NZ

Aotearoa New Zealand is facing a housing shortage and many homeless in the cities and for the first time in my life I am hearing about the working poor and families sleeping in cars and on the streets. One marae in Auckland, Puea marae has opened its doors to up to 60 people. At the time of writing this the media had reported that there […]

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Māori electorate candidates online details

Māori electorate candidates online details

Currently the New Zealand Parliament has seven Māori electorates otherwise knows as Māori seats. Below is a list of those electorates and online details inclusive of Twitter and Facebook of the elected members of Parliament. All but one seat has a Labour Party candidate, the Waiariki which has the co-leader of the Māori Party Te Ururoa Flavell as the candidate. Electorate: Te Tai Tokerau MP: […]

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Te Tai Tonga an introduction

An overview of statistics and facts of Te Tai Tonga the New Zealand parliamentary Māori electorate and its previous elected members of Parliament. Te Tai Tonga is the biggest electorate in the country comprising all of the South Island, Stewart Island/Rakiura, the Chatham Islands, Wellington and parts of the Hutt Valley as far north as Avalon. The predominant Iwi and tribal area in Te Tai […]

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