Maori Party

What price change?

Changes to Whanau Ora trumpeted by the minister in charge of the scheme, Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia, unfortunately seem only to have raised more concerns with critics.

Leadership challenge in Maori Party

Leadership challenge in Maori Party

The Maori Party council will meet today to discuss a call for co-leader Pita Sharples to stand down.

Week in Politics: Maori Party-National stoush sign of trouble ahead

National's "mixed ownership model" - the innocuous-sounding vehicle tasked with making the party's unpopular privatisation agenda more appetising - paradoxically may yet end up making the partial sell-offs of state corporations even less palatable to voters.

Treaty entanglements

Treaty entanglements

Even before Parliament reassembles for the year, the temperature of politics rises.

Key confident Maori Party will stay

Key confident Maori Party will stay

The Maori Party's suggestion that it might walk out on its relationship with National has been played down by the Prime Minister.

Sharples holds on to Maori Party role

The Maori Party's Pita Sharples has been re-elected as the party's co-leader after fellow MP Te Ururoa Flavell told the party he was unwilling to challenge Dr Sharples for the position.

Free to oppose asset sales

Developing Whanau Ora, a ministerial committee on poverty and a new focus for Te Puni Kokiri are the centrepiece of an agreement reached yesterday between National and the Maori Party on confidence and supply.

Confidence and supply agreement focus of party hui

The Maori Party hui over a proposed confidence and supply agreement with National began last night but ministerial positions would not be discussed, Maori Party president Pem Bird told The New Zealand Herald.

More than 'short-term gains' wanted

More than 'short-term gains' wanted

Despite a battering at the polls, Maori Party leaders will today push John Key for more than "short-term gains" as the party seeks to solidify its position in the National-led Government.

A Maori Party, Labour battleground

The Otago Daily Times is profiling the region's electorates, the candidates, and the issues in the lead-up to this month's general election. Reporter Eileen Goodwin takes a look at Te Tai Tonga.

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