Young politician | Issue 08

Na Terata Hikairo - Māori Party

What's good for Māori is good for Aotearoa. As a rangatahi representative for the Māori Party, I would like to express the values we have in the Māori Party and why they exist.

Our MPs, the Hon. Tariana Turia, Hon. Pita Sharples and Te Ururoa Flavell, have worked tirelessly to ensure Te Tiriti o Waitangi is part and function to decision-making in Aotearoa. Professor Whatarangi Winiata was very clear at the inception of the Māori Party that, in order to make change, we must continue to be in a decision making role in government, than to be in opposition where we would be nothing but a missed opportunity and untapped potential. For generations, Māori were born in opposition to decision-makers and we think it is time to turn the tides to make people aware that what’s good for Māori is good for Aotearoa. All ethnicities are welcome to join our whānau – get involved here -
This article first appeared in Issue 8, 2014.
Posted 4:31pm Sunday 13th April 2014 by Na Terata Hikairo.