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  • Total 120

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer

Māori Party

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Māori Party wants capital gains tax, welcomes refugee announcement

The rising cost of living is foremost on the minds of many right now, as the price of food and petrol soar.

Earlier today, the Māori Party announced it wanted the government to cut the 15% Good and Services Tax (GST) from kai to help combat price surges.

On Te Ao Tapatahi today, Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa Packer said while the government's tax relief at the pump was welcomed, it was not enough.


Te Pāti Māori could choose next government

MMP machinations are back with a vengeance - and the Māori Party just became Parliament’s powerbroker.

The latest 1News/Kantar Public Poll shows voters are split between possible Labour/Greens or National/Act coalitions.

The government-deciding factor would be the Māori Party if polls continue to trend this way.

This poll found National had shot ahead of Labour on 39% compared with Labour’s 37%.

National rose seven percentage points, and Labour fell three percentage points to its lowest figure since 2017.

The Green Party had 9% and Act 8%.

Māori Party year in review - 'Māori still at the bottom of the cliff'

They're the smallest political party in Parliament but, what they lack in numbers, they make up in noise both in and out of the House. Te Pāti Māori co-leaders Rāwiri Waititi and Debbie Ngārewa Packer sat down with our political team to talk about 2021.

Ngārewa Packer has spent a sizeable portion of her political year on the tools in Taranaki with an aim of getting the vaccination rates up. She says she's a service leader and when Covid hit the Taranaki region, she immediately wanted to go home and help.

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