Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Maori Party Announces List

Auckland 26 June 2005

Maori Party Announces List
Matariki Launch,

The Maori Party is today delighted to announce a list of sixty-two candidates, a list which represents the face of our future.

“We must take bold action to build the nation of tomorrow” said Party President, Professor Whatarangi Winiata. “It is for that reason that we have taken seriously the need to give voice to those who will make up our future – those who represent our diversity as a nation, a nation of many peoples”.

“Included in our list are tangata whenua, pakeha, pasifika peoples, Chinese. Other ethnic communities have also expressed a desire to work closely with us on further policy development” stated Professor Winiata.

“It also demonstrates the commitment our candidates have given to enacting Te Tiriti o Waitangi, particularly renown Treaty practitioner and author, Robert Consedine, and former Waitangi Tribunal director Morrie Love”.

“We are delighted with the inclusion of rangatahi at all levels of the party, and are thrilled that in our top forty, we have five outstanding candidates under the age of forty” stated Tariana Turia, co-leader of the Maori Party. “We are particularly excited to have top Olympic ski champion Simon Wi Rutene, and environmentalist Glenis Philip-Barbara in our top five. Our youngest candidate is only 19 years old (Tell Kuka).”

“The skills, strategic experience and knowledge of the candidates standing for the Maori Party has blown us away” stated Dr Pita Sharples, Co-leader of the Maori Party.

“Our top forty include a number of company directors, the chief executive of a national organisation to advance literacy in Aotearoa (Bronwyn Yates), chief executives of community education, a former President of the Maori Women’s Welfare League (Aroha Reriti-Crofts), the former chief advisor of Maori health, (Dr Tony Ruakere) and a huge range of entrepreneurial talent”.

“Included in the expertise are auditors for quality standards in health (Te Orohi Paul) and tertiary education (Dr John Harre), managers of services across a range of District Health Boards, and leading edge specialists in areas such as; commercial and customary fisheries (Ngahiwi Tomoana), resource management, forensic psychiatry (Charles Joe), organic horticulture, violence prevention (Daryl Gregory), and peak oil (Anne FitzSimon).

The list also includes union delegates, business mentors, social service workers, expert practitioners in health, organic horticulture, peace and social justice; teachers at kohanga, kura, wananga and across mainstream schools, writers, performers, a music producer and audio engineer (Solomon Matthews) and a national champion of tae kwon do (Brett Cowan)”.


Top Forty

1. Tariana Turia
2. Dr Pita Sharples
3. Atareta Poananga
4. Simon Wi Rutene
5. Glenis Philip-Barbara
6. Robert Consedine
7. Pakake Winiata
8. Morrie Love
9. Angeline Greensill
10. Te Ururoa Flavell
11. Billy Maea
12. Monte Ohia
13. Te Orohi Paul
14. Bronwyn Yates
15. Charles Joe
16. Mama Tere Strickland
17. Malcolm Peri
18. Dr Tony Ruakere
19. Hori Awa
20. Brett Cowan
21. Josie Peita
22. Anne Fitzsimons
23. Abe Hepi
24. Ngahiwi Tomoana
25. Tureiti Moxan
26. Aroha Reriti Crofts
27. Dr John Harre
28. Rangi McLean
29. Mere Tipene
30. Tell Kuka
31. Bill Puru
32. Mere Rawiri-Tau
33. Richard Orzecki
34. Maraea Ropata
35. Sonny Hoskings
36. Daryl Gregory
37. Rangi Tawhiao
38. Dean Te Hae
39. Andre Meihana
40. Solomon Matiu

Remaining list in alphabetical order
Kororia Abraham
Adell Dick
Gina Haremata-Crawford
Raewyn Harrison
Dave Hawea
Celia Hotene
Ngatai Huata
Awa Hudson
Reimana Johnson
Rahuia Kapa
Aaron Makutu
Rowena Maniapoto-Anderson
Kelvin Martin
Kevin Moore
Raumati Para
Maanu Paul
Sam Rerekura
Merehora Taurua
Jim Tipene
Francis Waaka
Cissy Walker
David King

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Yesterday’s Big Parliamentary Air Kiss To China

In order to obtain support from the two major parties, Act Party deputy leader Brooke Van Velden twice had to soften the language of her parliamentary motion yesterday condemning China’s persecution of the Uighurs. The key word “genocide” was deleted. Evidently, the kind of resolution passed by a conservative government in the UK proved to be far too tough for a centre-left Labour government and a centre-right National opposition to countenance. Yesterday, the two major parties were united in their fear of retribution from China... More>>

 

Government: Fair Pay Agreements To Improve Pay And Conditions For Essential Workers

The Government is delivering on its pre-election commitment to implement Fair Pay Agreements which will improve wages and conditions, as well as help support our economic recovery, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Public Services: Government Sets Pay And Workforce Expectations For The Public Sector

The Government’s Workforce Policy Statement issued today sets out its expectations for pay and employment relations in the Public Sector, the Minister of Finance and Minister for the Public Service say. “New Zealand has had an exceptionally successful ... More>>

ALSO:

Government: Budget 2021 Reprioritises Nearly $1 Billion

Hon Grant Robertson Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Finance The Government’s strong pandemic response and the better than expected economic recovery means not all the money allocated in the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund has been spent, ... More>>

ALSO:


PM: Statement On The Speaker And Annual Review Debate

“The serious issue of alleged sexual assault and harassment at Parliament was poorly managed and inappropriately politicised last night. The tone of the debate did not reflect well on Parliament as a whole,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. ... More>>

Parliament: Mallard Fails To Give Taxpayers A Straight Answer

Trevor Mallard has confirmed he is unfit to be Parliament’s Speaker by failing to answer several important questions relating to the false rape accusation saga that cost taxpayers more than $330,000, Shadow Leader of the House Chris Bishop says. ... More>>

Local Government: Independent Review To Explore Future

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says an independent review of local government will explore how councils can maintain and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders in the communities they serve long into the future. More>>

ALSO:

PM Ardern And PM Morrison: Commencement Of Two-Way Quarantine-Free Travel Between Australia And New Zealand

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern Commencement of two-way quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand Today, Australia and New Zealand have fulfilled their commitment to establish two-way quarantine free ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels