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Marama Davidson

Green Party

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19-year-old and kura kaupapa develop testing kit in bid to save waterways

Te Kete Waiora, a digital water testing kit that can be used physically or online to measure the safety of waterways, has been developed by Rangipo Takuira Mita and students of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Manurewa, who wanted to clean up their local waterways, together with Auckland University.

Rangipo Takuira Mita is 19 years old and her main focus is on reviving the environment: “Mēnā ka korero to manawa, tō aroha ka whai ara i to aroha i tēnei mōmō mahi me whai āhakoa te whai rawa, pūtea. Rauemi rānei ka taea te tutuki, āhakoa te aha “


Efeso Collins to take iwi with him as super city mayor

Auckland mayoral candidate Efeso Collins is a son of Sāmoa and Tokelau, born and raised in Ōtara, a South-Sider made good. Now he is challenging the status quo.

But the race to become the next mayor of the country's largest city is heating up. Businessman Wayne Brown and councillor Collins are the two frontrunners for the Auckland mayoralty according to recent polls. 

Collins was first elected to Auckland Council as a councillor in 2016. Now, in his pursuit of the top job, he says the council must understand its obligations to iwi completely.


Tuiono rules himself out of Greens leadership contest

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Teanau Tuiono (Te Uriroroi, Ngāpuhi, Ngāi Takoto) will not throw his pōtae in the ring to lead the Green Party with fellow Māori MP and current co-leader Marama Davidson.

Recently, Tuiono told Te Ao it was for members to decide whether James Shaw should step down.

“Ia te tau ka pērā ngā amuamu me ngā kōhimuhimu, kaore he paku aha ki a au. Ko te mea nui kia kaha tātou ki te whai i te rangatiratanga o roto”


New political poll suggests Te Pāti Māori might not decide next government

A new political poll suggests Te Pāti Māori would not be kingmaker if an election were held today.

Recent polls have indicated the party could decide the next government, However, the new Taxpayers Union Curia poll has National on 36.8 per cent (down one percentage point since the last poll in April) and able to form a government with Act on 10.9 per cent (up 2.5).


Tory Whanau: Greens back 'staunch AF wahine Māori' for Wellington mayoralty

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Wellington mayoral candidate Tory Whanau (Taranaki) has been endorsed by the Green Party.

The former Green Party chief of staff, who last year announced she will contest the Wellington mayoralty after six years in the halls of parliament, confirmed the backing of the Greens in a series of tweets on Sunday.


Homelessness prevention work with iwi and hapū continues, Davidson says

Photo / File Sector experts acknowledge there has been a major shift in recognition of the severity and urgency of homelessness and that the Aotearoa New Zealand Homelessness Action Plan (HAP) is providing solutions, says Marama Davidson, the Associate Minister of Housing (Homelessness). In a joint statement with Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods, who said the 18-month review of HAP shows "good progress" against the immediate initiatives set out to address homelessness, Davidson said, "It’s heartening to continue to make progress a…

'Move on' - Minister Davis responds to Greens' plan for return of private land to Māori

Labour's Kelvin Davis and The Greens' Marama Davidson.

The Māori-Crown Relations Minister has taken a dim view of the Green Party's call to reinstate the Waitangi Tribunal's power to make recommendations on private land. The Greens are looking at ways to return private land to Māori including the Crown buying it, then giving Māori the first right of refusal.

Land was stolen, should it be bought back? 

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