“Kia rangatira te tū a Te Pāti Māori hei rōpū whakatinana i ngā rau wawata
o te iwi Māori, o te motu hoki” - Māori Party Constitution
The Māori Party, is a political party, born of the dreams and aspirations of tangata whenua to achieve mana motuhake (self-determination) for whānau, hapū and iwi within their own land; to speak with a strong, independent and united voice; and to live according to kaupapa handed down by our ancestors.
The Māori Party believes that indigenous solutions can help unlock the wellbeing of our whānau, and our nation. Our policies and practices are derived from kaupapa tuku iho, and aim to provide for the wellbeing of all, recognising that we must improve the outcomes of whānau Māori if we are to be a truly diverse, happy and well nation.
- We stand for Whānau Ora
- We stand for Mana Motuhake
- We stand for the protection of our taonga tuku iho
- We stand for to uphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi
- We stand for tangata whenua.
Dame Tariana Turia
Sir Pita Sharples