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Renewed and radical: Could the Māori Party make it back to Parliament in 2020?

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer lives on land that was once stolen from her ancestors.  Halfway between Hawera and Patea in South Taranaki, she shares an eight-acre block with three generations of her family, including two grandchildren, a teenage son who threatens to move out every Saturday night, and a 12-strong flock of chickens.  Don’t mind the clucking of the chooks, she says …

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Maori ward inaction decried by Maori Party

The Government’s failure to remove this provision from law proves why we need independent kaupapa Māori voices in Parliament. We need representatives who will fight for kaupapa Māori solutions, every moment of every day. If elected next year, that’s exactly what I will do. Read full article here: Waateanews.com

Local Māori wards decision highlights need for independent Māori voice

MEDIA STATEMENTMāori Party – Te Tai Hauāuru The Government’s failure to act on ending the discriminatory local and regional government Māori wards provision is unacceptable and highlights the need for independent Māori voices in Parliament, Māori Party candidate Debbie Ngarewa-Packer said today. Currently, the establishment of Māori wards in local government can be put to …

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Māori party makes move to win back Te Tai Hauāuru seat

The Māori party is looking ahead to next year’s general election after selecting Debbie Ngarewa-Packer to contest the Te Tai Hauāuru seat. Ms Ngarewa-Packer (Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Ruahine and Ngā Rauru) is CEO of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui and a former Deputy Mayor of South Taranaki District Council. There is a need for an independent Māori …

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Māori Party selects Debbie Ngarewa-Packer for critical Te Hauāuru seat

The Māori Party has kicked off its comeback bid, selecting its first candidate in the electorate once held by party founder Dame Tariana Turia. Debbie Ngarewa-Packer was selected as the candidate in the Māori electorate of Te Tai Hauāuru for the 2020 election at the party’s annual meeting at Whangaehu Marae near Whanganui. Ngarewa-Packer has …

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