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Media Advisory: Metiria at Makaawhio and Ratana

18 January 2005 Media Advisory

Metiria at Makaawhio and Ratana

Green Party Maori Affairs Spokesperson Metiria Turei will be attending two significant events for tangata whenua early next week.

This Sunday she will be at the opening of the Makaawhio Marae at Mahitahi / Bruce Bay in South Westland.

Then on Monday she will be at the annual gathering to mark the birthday of Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana, founder of the Ratana Church, at Ratana near Wanganui.

Metiria Turei MP
Sunday, 23 January, 4.30am, dawn ceremony; 11am, powhiri
Makaawhio Marae, Mahitahi / Bruce Bay, South Westland.

Monday, 24 January, 11.00am, goes on to the marae
Ratana Pa, Wanganui district.

Metiria Turei MP, 021 440 701 (will be out of coverage area on Sunday
morning and early afternoon)

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