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Maori Party announces Hauraki Waikato candidate

Maori Party announces Hauraki Waikato candidate

Saturday 3 May 2014


Rangimarie Naida Glavish, Maori Party President, today announced that Susan Cullen (Ngati Maniapoto), a well-known educationalist and community development entrepreneur will represent the Maori Party as their candidate for Hauraki Waikato in the upcoming election.


“We are extremely proud that Susan will be a part of our team, and be representing the Maori Party in the Hauraki Waikato electorate.”


“She is a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and staunch Maori woman. Susan has been a strong advocate for Maori education, particularly focusing on access to education, and the provision of culturally attuned education options for a diverse range of New Zealanders.”


Tom Phillips, Maori Party Chair of Hauraki Waikato electorate said that Susan is well known in the Waikato and across New Zealand for developing educational programmes such as Mahi Ora and Lifeworks, and for her staunch advocacy for community transformation, and Whanau Ora.


“What impressed us about Susan is her passion and compassion for Maori people. Her story is one of absolute commitment to the transformation of Maori communities, and we have absolute faith that she will represent us proudly in the electorate”


“She was born and bred in Te Awamutu, and is truly in tune with the needs of the people in our communities.”


“We look forward to the upcoming election, and are proud to have a woman of Susan’s incredible passion, presence, and history representing us in our region.”


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