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July 6, 2020

The Chair of the National Maori Authority, Matthew Tukaki, has told the Immigration Minister to push back against pressure to extend all temporary visas from overseas workers. Tukaki, who is also the former head ot the worlds largest employment company, Drake, has said...

July 1, 2020

The New Zealand Maori Council has asked that the Auditor General intervene and audit the finances and management of the following Councils: Tauranga, Western Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, New Plymouth and the Far North District Council. The Councils Executive Director, Matt...

June 28, 2020

Depression and Suicidality taking hold / Tukaki calls on 5 million to address it

The Chair of the National Maori Authority, Matthew Tukaki, has pleaded with all New Zealanders to keep a watch out for “their own well-being and that of their neighbours and families”. Tuka...

June 15, 2020

Simpson Review: Massive opportunities for Maori with the establishment of a Maori Health Authority and a clean up of the DHBs

National Maori Authority Chair, Matthew Tukaki, has welcomed the publishing of the Simpson Review into the Health and Disability system in New Z...

June 9, 2020

  • 450 former service men and women serving sentences in the corrections system

  • Answers wanted from the Chief Justice and the Chief Judge of the District Courts

  • Increasing rates of mental health and suicide amongst the recently served veterans population

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June 9, 2020

Inquiry into the operation of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020

Submission to the Finance and Expenditure Committee

The New Zealand Maori Council and the National Maori Authority

My name is Matthew Tukaki and I am both the Chairman of the National Maori Authori...

"It's hard to find the answers when you don't understand the question. Racism is learnt in the environment through which we are taught, work and live."
 

When people have not experienced racism, they may find it hard to understand why the #blacklivesmatter movement has...

May 18, 2020

Maori Hearings reach tens of thousands / Pits Maori Authority Chair against National Leader Simon Bridges

The first Maori Hearing can be viewed here:  

Key Points:

  1. Maori Hearings established after Simon Bridges refused to hear more from Maori on COVID19 / Maori A...

May 18, 2020

Another patient dies by suicide – Waitemata District Health Board should be sacked and a Commissioner APPOINTED

  • KEY POINTS: Four suicides related to the same DHB facility / PPE and COVID19 – Nurses infected  / Quality of care sub-standard / DHB Board should be sacke...

May 14, 2020

The Executive Director of the New Zealand Maori Council and Chair of the National Maori Authority, Matthew Tukaki, has welcomed the significant boost in the budget for Maori. Tukaki paid particular tribute and thanks to the work of Minister of Employment, Willie Jackso...

May 3, 2020

"Its time to build this nation anew. A Nation where we are self sustaining and fixed on the future. We must once again take up our leadership roles, roll up our sleeves and ensure that we do not go back to business as usual. That means being bold and brave but focused...

May 1, 2020

It was an institution that grew Aotearoa's scientific and research capacity - and then it was gone. 

The National Maori Authority Chair, Matthew Tukaki, has backed a proposal for a $10 million investment into New Zealand researchers and scientists working on a vaccine f...

April 30, 2020

The New Zealand Maori Council has welcomed the doubling of the winter energy payment calling it another pillar of support for the nations most vulnerable:

"The news that the payment has been doubled is a great show of support for New Zealanders who are doing it tough -...

April 30, 2020

More Maori could enter the home ownership market, push for a first home buyers matched grant, shop around for a better deal

New Zealand Maori Council pushed further into housing policy

The New Zealand Maori Council has welcomed the removal, for the next twelve months, of...

April 30, 2020

“The sheen is beginning to come off the Governments health response as Maori struggle in a post level 4 lockdown – the question has to be what is the plan?” Matthew Tukaki

The New Zealand Maori Council has released data that paints a bleak picture for Maoridom as the lo...

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Sir Apirana Ngata was a man who set the pace of his times and a true Maori leader. He has often been described as the foremost Māori politician to have ever served in Parliament, and is also known for his work in promoting and protecting Māori culture and language. In the 1905 election, Ngata himself stood as the Liberal candidate for the Eastern Maori electorate, challenging the incumbent Wi Pere. He was elected to Parliament.

 

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