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Marama Davidson

Green Party

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'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? 

Political year starts; parties jostle for position ahead of 2023 election

The political year has had a stuttered start with the cancellation of events that usually mark the end of the long summer break for MPs but one commentator says that doesn't mean kaupapa Māori will have been left in the shadows.

With the annual Rātana celebrations and Waitangi Day commemorations cancelled due to Omicron cases, Māori, in particular, have not the usual kanohi ki te kanohi chance to discuss issues with the country's political leaders.


'Learn from previous mistakes, prioritise Māori and Pacific' - Dr Elizabeth Kerekere

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It is critical that the government learn from previous mistakes and prioritise those most at risk from Omicron, such as Māori and Pacific whānau, the Green Party says.

“The most important thing is to make sure those most at risk are supported to get everything they need to stay safe," Green Party Covid-19 spokesperson Dr Elizabeth Kerekere said in a statement Sunday.

"That means making sure those who are most at risk from Omicron can get everything they need to keep themselves and their family safe.”


Green leaders: More Te Tiriti-centric approaches needed

A New Zealand with a thriving environment and a healthy people is the dream for the Greens co-leaders Marama Davidson and James Shaw, who say that the only way to achieve that is through te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Davidson says one of their recent successes is launching the national plan to tackle family and sexual violence, Te Aorerekura. The strategy was explicit in mentioning that colonisation and racism are the main drivers in violence statistics

Marama Davidson opens up about what it took to get Te Aorerekura over the line

Greens co-leader and Mnister in Charge of Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence Marama Davidson has opened up to political reporter Rukuwai Tipene-Allen about the criticism she received when engaging with victims and survivors of harm and violence who had gang affiliations and how her party helped her “hold the line” and engage appropriately. 

NZ's first plan to halt family and sexual violence

The first nationwide strategy aimed at eliminating family and sexual violence was launched today at Te Papa where the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and Sexual Violence, Marama Davidson, says racism and colonisation are major drivers in violence, and dealing with those issues will ensure better outcomes for whānau across the country. …

Te Aorerekura coordinated strategy on family violence breaks new ground

One in every three women in Aotearoa has experienced physical or sexual violence; nevertheless, 90% of them are too scared to disclose it.

It's a similar tale for tamariki where there are 80,000 reports of child abuse each year.

The government is now taking action, launching Te Aorerekura, an action plan to end family and sexual violence, this morning.

'Sad to see Shane demoted' - Green Party leader stands up for National MP

Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson may be at the other end of the political spectrum from National but she does have a place in her heart for their demoted deputy leader from Ngāpuhi.

Dr Shane Reti was demoted from his position of deputy leader, after Christopher Luxon assumed the leadership position from Judith Collins, and promptly appointed Nicola Willis as his deputy.

National leadership mess a reminder to focus on victims' voices

Today marks White Ribbon day and advocates for preventing violence against women arrived at Parliament to mark the occasion by gifting survivor stories to the Minister for Family Violence and sexual violence, Marama Davidson.

But, in light of the National leadership mess, the minister says the voices of victims should always be heard and kept to the forefront.

Today, however, the victim's voice was the least part of a fierce fight, though apparently the cause of leader Judith Collins' sacking of Simon Bridges, which sparked the leadership spill.


Auckland to level 3.2 tomorrow; Far North to level 2 Thursday

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed Auckland will go into Alert Level 3.2, on the advice of Health director-general Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

The next step of restriction loosening sees Auckland mirroring Waikato's current settings, where retailers can open with public health measures, and gatherings of 25 people can meet outside.

"This means families, friends and neighbours can get together for barbecues and gatherings whilst still keeping these outdoors," Ardern says. "It will also mean that outdoor classes like yoga and CrossFit can increase to 25 as well."

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