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Pita Sharples
Individual // Politics // Auckland
Member since: 16 August 2007
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Member for Tamaki Makaurau, Maori Party Honours/decorations CBE for services to New Zealand in education 1990 Current parliamentary roles Co-Leader Deputy-Chairperson, Maori Affairs Committee Member, Regulations Review Committee




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Wednesday, 5 December 2012
1:26PM
Pureora Cycle Trail about realising economic potentia 291 views

Tuesday, 4 December 2012
4:46PM
New leadership scholarships announced for Maori boarding schools Hon. 167 views

2:57PM
Poroporoaki ki a Cassidy Wehipeihana Tangaere Ko Hikurangi te maunga, ko Waiapu te awa, ko Whangaokena te motu, ko Hinepare te marae. 433 views

Thursday, 25 October 2012
6:59PM
Sharples calls for New Zealand history in all schools Associate Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples has renewed his call for New Zealand history to be taught in all schools, saying a knowledge of history is essential to effective and inclusive education. 117 views

6:35PM
Final chapter of Mokomoko restoration opens 188 views

Thursday, 11 October 2012
11:41AM
Keep Tyson and his message out of New Zealand - Sharples Māori Party Co-leader Dr Pita Sharples, a White Ribbon ambassador against male violence, has joined opposition to Mike Tyson's visit to New Zealand to talk about his life story. 68 views

Tuesday, 25 September 2012
1:43PM
New kaihautū for Te Puni Kokiri Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples welcomes the appointment of Michelle Hippolite as the new Chief Executive of Te Puni Kokiri, and thanks the departing CE Leith Comer for his ‘active service’ over the past 12 years. 247 views

Friday, 14 September 2012
6:04PM
Minister acknowledges language activists' return to Parliament Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples today paid tribute to Te Reo Māori Society and Ngā Tamatoa, on the fortieth anniversary of the Māori Language Petition being presented to Parliament. 400 views

Monday, 10 September 2012
2:29PM
Sharples welcomes cross-party support for reading programmes Associate Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples welcomes the belated interest of the Labour Party in the Government’s decision to increase funding to reading programmes in primary schools. 89 views

Friday, 7 September 2012
6:17PM
Education helps restore Māori culture Kaupapa Māori education has been part of the renaissance that has helped rebuild Māori people and culture in recent decades, according to the Associate Minister of Education, Dr Pita Sharples. 222 views

Thursday, 9 August 2012
4:40PM
Ministerial Fresh Water Hui provided vital consensus on water Hon Dr Pita Sharples, Minister of Māori Affairs, has recognised the importance of Monday’s forum in bringing together various representatives across hapū and iwi to discuss their collective aspirations around water. 101 views

4:38PM
Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices The theme of this year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous People has been welcomed by the Minister of Māori Affairs as an opportunity to celebrate the work of indigenous media in influencing the social and political agenda.  The focus of this year’s International Day is "Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices". 104 views

Monday, 6 August 2012
12:45PM
Hui of iwi leaders and claimants on fresh water The Minister of Māori Affairs has called a hui of iwi representatives and claimants to the Waitangi Tribunal on Māori custom and interests in fresh water. 205 views

Tuesday, 10 July 2012
7:04PM
Māori Trade Training Investment Welcomed by Sharples and Turia Minister of Māori Affairs Dr Pita Sharples, and Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Tariana Turia, are pleased that the partnership between iwi, industry, tertiary providers and Government has received the confirmation of further investment in activities in Otautahi. 115 views

Thursday, 28 June 2012
6:20PM
Statement about housing in Christchurch Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples says he has not advocated that people move into unsafe houses in the Christchurch red zone. 90 views

Tuesday, 26 June 2012
12:59PM
Poroporoaki ki a Major Hone Hikitia Te Rangi Waititi QSO, JP 105 views

12:56PM
Poroporoaki ki a William Rātahi Pitman 85 views

Monday, 18 June 2012
8:41AM
Minister pleased to hear Crafar farms deal on the cards Minister pleased to hear Crafar farms deal on the cards Maori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples says he is pleased to hear that the Chinese buyers of the former Crafar farms, and representatives of Maori trusts with ancestral links to two of the farms, have confirmed they are in negotiations. 118 views

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
2:51PM
Business delegation presents gift for New Zealand House in Shanghai An innovative plan to showcase New Zealand to Chinese consumers will see Māori culture and products playing a central role. 159 views

Saturday, 9 June 2012
11:46AM
Business delegation meets with Chinese Forest Group New Zealand’s Minister of Māori Affairs, Dr Pita Sharples, and members of his business delegation, met with senior executives from the China Forest Group and discussed future proposals in Beijing this week. 112 views

11:44AM
Māori fisheries companies strengthen Chinese presence Representatives from three New Zealand fishing companies have met with their newly appointed employees and agents in Shanghai and Guangzhou this week. 235 views

Friday, 8 June 2012
8:09AM
International agricultural and cultural exchange launched by China's Guizhou Province and NZ's Te Puni K?kiri The People’s Republic of China’s Government of Guizhou Province and New Zealand’s Te Puni K?kiri (Ministry of M?ori Development) have launched an international agricultural exchange programme. 94 views

Thursday, 7 June 2012
3:08PM
International agricultural and cultural exchange launched by China's Guizhou Province and NZ's Te Puni Kōkiri The People’s Republic of China’s Government of Guizhou Province and New Zealand’s Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry of Māori Development) have launched an international agricultural exchange programme. 231 views

Tuesday, 5 June 2012
2:19PM
Tribute paid to China's phenomenal contribution to the world New Zealand’s Minister of Māori Affairs Dr Pita Sharples, paid tribute to China’s phenomenal and ongoing contribution to global culture, economy and civilisation today at a meeting with Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Hui Liangyu in Beijing. 138 views

Thursday, 31 May 2012
4:10PM
Kiwa Media Group join business delegation to China Cutting edge media company Kiwa Media Group will be represented in a business delegation to China this month that will be led by Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples. 99 views

Friday, 25 May 2012
3:02AM
Government support for Māori education Māori education remains a Government priority, despite the challenging economic climate, Māori Affairs and Associate Education Minister Pita Sharples says. 78 views

2:50AM
Cadetships a focus for Māori Affairs The Government will fund 1,000 Māori cadetships over the next four years, Māori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples says. 192 views

Tuesday, 22 May 2012
7:39PM
Cadetships to grow skilled workforce Electricity Supply Industry Training Organisation Cadetships are leading examples of private-public sector partnership in action, says Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples. 203 views

Thursday, 17 May 2012
3:47PM
Science, Innovation and Technology to power the Taniwha Economy New Zealand’s economic future will be determined by our ability to connect businesses with science, innovation and technology, says Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples. 155 views

Thursday, 10 May 2012
12:04PM
Budget 2012: Environmental programme benefits schools Budget 2012 will provide $7.6 million over the next four years for an education programme that gives schools and children a hands-on approach to looking after the environment, Environment Minister Amy Adams and Māori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples announced today. 80 views



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