• On Sunday Ralph Hotere ONZ (acclaimed artist) passed away, aged 81 years. • Sir Michael Cullen has been appointed as an independent advisor to assist in implementing recommendations of the Waitangi Tribunal’s report on the Kōhanga Reo Claim (Wai 2336: Matua Rautia). The appointment of an independent advisor was a recommendation of the Tribunal. Pānui edition [...]
The Māori Party has announced a shortlist of three names from which it will select a candidate to contest a by-election in Te Tai Tokerau. The Maori Party will choose from either: Waihoroi Shortland, Solomon Tipene or lawyer Mere Mangu. The successful candidate will be announced on Wednesday.
Both The Māori Party and Labour have announced that they will stand a candidate against Mana Party leader Hone Harawira if a by-election is called in the Te Tai Tokerau electorate.
Louisa Wall (Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Waikato and Ngāti Kuri) has been confirmed as the replacement for Darren Hughes’ vacant seat in the Labour party
Labour list MP Mita Ririnui has announced in will not stand in the 2011 General elections and leave Parliament at the end of this year. Mr Ririnui has been a member of Parliament for 12 years during this time he represented Waiariki from 1999 till 2005 and previously served as Associate Minister of Treaty Negotiations, [...]