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Hone Harawira
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MANA, movement of the people, is Aotearoa’s newest political force, led by Hon Hone Harawira, Independent MP for Tai Tokerau.

MANA emerged from hui all over the country   and from a  competition  to find a name that best describes the personal authority that people have to make our society one we can all be proud of, and the commitment it takes to make that happen.

MANA is a concept that all New Zealanders are familiar with. 
MANA is the principle of independence recognised in Te Whakaputanga o Te Rangatiratanga o Nui Tireni. 
MANA embodies the principle of authority confirmed in Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
MANA includes the principle of autonomy that is the driver behind Mana Motuhake.
MANA comes from a deep and ongoing connection to the people of the Pacific.
MANA embraces the personal responsibility we all have to contribute to society.

MANA also speaks to the pride and dignity of workers who built this country into the special place that we all call home.

"MANA  is born from a need/ or desire to be a truly independent Maori voice in parliament."

"MANA is also seen as the natural home to a growing number of ordinary Kiwis cast adrift by this National government, and despairing of Labour’s inability to provide a viable alternative."

"Government is giving tax breaks to the rich, bailing out failed finance companies, selling off our natural resources, turning prisons into private profit ventures, and spending $36 million on a yacht race on the other side of the world, while ordinary New Zealanders are starving, workers are being forced into slavery by the 90-day bill, and Maori rights are being drowned in the Raukumara Basin.

"In the land of milk and honey, those massive inequalities are unacceptable.

MANA will promote the principle that what is good for Maori is good for Aotearoa. 
MANA will promote policies that allow all New Zealanders to lead a good life.
MANA will outline a budget to meet those expectations.
MANA will bring courage and honesty to political endeavour.
MANA will guarantee a measure of people power and accountability from its MPs, that has never been seen before in this country.

MANA is a principle we bring out of our history, to serve us in the present, and to provide us with the platform to transform this nation.

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Labour standing in Tai Tokerau “Flip-flop Phil is back” said Mana leader and Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira. 182 views

Monday, 9 May 2011
Are you Pro-Brash? "It is now confirmed that the Maori Party will compete with me in seeking a mandate from the voters in Tai Tokerau. 167 views

Thursday, 5 August 2010
Speech: Ethical Investment (Crown Financial institutions) Bill Ethical Investment (Crown Financial Institutions) Bill. 299 views

Thursday, 22 April 2010
Speech: Tariff (Malaysia Free Trade Agreement) Amendment Bill Tariff (Malaysia Free Trade Agreement) Amendment Bill Hone Harawira, Maori Party Member of Parliament for Te Tai Tokerau Tuesday 20 April 2010. 267 views

Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Speech: Disqualification of convicted prisoners - Hone Harawira Mr Speaker - if an election was held today, some 3200 sentenced prisoners, those with a release date between now and 5 March 2011, would be able to take up their democratic right to a vote; and there are another 1800 prisoners on remand who are also eligible; about 5,000 people in prison who can legally vote in a General election; who, under the terms of the Electoral Act 1993, are serving a sentence of less than three years, and are therefore eligible to vote. 304 views

Speech: The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Hone Harawira Mr Speaker - it was with a sense of enduring shame that when the rest of the world was signing up to the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007, the Labour government of the time, without consultation with their own Maori caucus or with the wider Maori population, decided to oppose the Declaration, thus sending a clear statement to the world that as long as Labour was in power, New Zealand would oppose the fundamental rights and aspirations of Maori people. 286 views

Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Speech: Canterbury Regional Council (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water management Bill) Kia ora tatou katoa e te Whare. 281 views

Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Prime Ministers Debate - Hone Harawira The Prime Minister didn’t talk too much about the Foreshore and Seabed in his speech last week, so I’m glad my bro Te Ururoa raised it in his reply. 279 views

Wednesday, 16 December 2009
A cause for celebration “The announcement of a national Maori flag should be a cause for celebration not mean-spirited opposition,” said Hone Harawira, Maori Party MP for Tai Tokerau. 475 views

Thursday, 5 November 2009
To Paris or not to Paris Last month I was up in Europe as part of a parliamentary delegation to the European parliament, and while there decided to take the opportunity to skip away to Paris for a day. 210 views

Friday, 4 September 2009
Hides assurances hollow and worthless - Maori Party "New Zealanders should be aware now that assurances given by Local Government Minister Rodney Hide about the Auckland super-city are hollow and worthless", the Maori Party said today. 273 views

Thursday, 30 July 2009
He whakatika i te Pire Mana Arai me te Taake Hanga nM Rwaho (Te Aukatinga o ng Hanga i mahia ai e Te Kaimahi e Tukinotia ana) Wenerei, te Rua Tekau ma Iwa o Hurae Hone Harawira, Mema Paremata mo te Tai Tokerau Customs and Excise (Prohibition of Imports Made by Slave Labour) Amendment Bill   I ahau e rangahau ana i te Pire nei ka puta mai te pukuriri. 317 views

Kauhau: Te Pire Tiaki i Nga Kararehe o Te Moana Te Pire Tiaki i Nga Kararehe o Te Moana Hone Harawira, Mema Paremata mo Te Tai Tokerau Wenerei : Rua Tekau ma Iwa o Hurae : te tau Rua Mano ma Iwa     I nga tau e rua ki muri – i te wa i haere a Taitokerau ki Orakei ki te korero mo te kaupapa o WAI 262 – ara te kaupapa mo nga uri a Täne, kei to mätou taha a whäea Saana Murray. 376 views

Friday, 5 June 2009
Speech: Budget Debate 2009 : The Road to Recovery - is it? Hone Harawira Budget Debate 2009 : The Road to Recovery – is it? Hone Harawira: Maori Party Member of Parliament for Te Tai Tokerau Thursday 4 June 2009   This budget talks about the road to recovery, a road that Maori have travelled down on many occasions, often diverted, sometimes stonewalled, and many times turned back, but a road we travel constantly, in the search for justice and the promise of the Tiriti o Waitangi in our everyday lives. 222 views

Thursday, 14 May 2009
Speech: In opening the debate on this Bill, the Hon Rodney Hide spoke on a number of occasions, about the historical background to this bill, referring to the decades old debate about how Auckland should be restructured, which reminded me about a comment made by one of my own whanaunga, Paora Tuhaere, a chief of the Ngati Whatua o Orakei, who said & Let us be admitted into your councils. 242 views

Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Maori denied the right to vote "The most basic of democratic rights is the right to vote – and it is being denied to Maori," said Te Tai Tokerau Maori Party MP, Hone Harawira. 215 views

Friday, 24 October 2008
MP shocked at fatal shooting Local Maori Party MP for Te Tai Tokerau, Hone Harawira, says he is shocked at the fatal shooting of an armed woman by the Armed Offenders’ Squad in Whangarei. 321 views

Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Tai Tokerau is Maori Party territory Tai Tokerau is now Maori Party territory, said Hone Harawira, Maori Party Member of Parliament for Te Tai Tokerau, and the polls confirm what weve been seeing for months - that Maori have finally shaken off the shackles that Labour has always held over us, and see the Maori Party as their independent voice in parliament." 174 views

Monday, 13 October 2008
The Treaty in the House The Treaty has always been a cornerstone in my life, said Hone Harawira, Maori Party Member of Parliament for Te Tai Tokerau, and I aint surprised to see that its also the most important issue for people in the north. 129 views

Thursday, 2 October 2008
Watch TV3's Campbell Live Tonight at 7pm Maori Party MP Hone Harawira goes on a chop GST shop at Pak N Save in Henderson. 820 views

Wednesday, 1 October 2008
Baby Buried Without A Heart "Makes you want to cry," said Hone Harawira, Maori Party MP for Tai Tokerau, when he heard that a family had just been told to pick up the rest of their baby’s heart a month after they thought they had buried all of him. 262 views

Thursday, 25 September 2008
Financial Service Providers - Hone Harawira Kia ora, Madam Assistant Speaker. 328 views

Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Aquaculture Legislation Amendment Bill Second Reading, Committee Stage, Third Reading. 264 views

Thursday, 11 September 2008
'The Speechless, the Silly and the Sensible' : Hone Harawira Code of Conduct. 197 views

Waste Minimisation (Solids) Bill - Hone Harawira Madam Speaker, in a world of discarded lifestyles, plastic wrap-arounds, high-impact packaging, and personal attacks in parliament, this Bill is a breath of fresh air. 375 views

Monday, 8 September 2008
Speech: Cultural Property (Protection in Armed Conflict) On behalf of the Maori Party I rise to make a very short statement on this Cultural Property (Protection in Armed Conflict) Bill which defines cultural property as the cultural heritage of all people. 199 views

Wednesday, 3 September 2008
Maori Party supports increased powers for Police watchdog The Maori Party says it will support legislation giving the Independent Police Conduct Authority power to arrest police officers and lay criminal charges as a result of its inquiries. 155 views

Friday, 29 August 2008
Taser Tease a Sick Joke says Harawira The Police Commissioner’s overnight decision to introduce tasers amounts to nothing more than taunting MPs with the possibility that consultation on the latest weapon in the police arsenal would actually mean something says Maori Party MP Hone Harawira. 1176 views

Thursday, 28 August 2008
Speech : Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Bill When Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli, touched down at Auckland Airport last week, he described his welcoming ceremony as a wonderful surprise, complete with beautiful music, and the beautiful music he was referring to wasnt that of the Auckland Philharmonia, the New Zealand Opera, or the Auckland Theatre - the beautiful music he was referring to was a traditional Maori welcome from Te Pou o Mangatawhiri, an historic association that all of Auckland can be proud of. 486 views

Maori Party congratulates diplomat on new appointment The appointment of Robert Kaiwai as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Kiribati is great news for him, for his iwi, and for the nation, says the Maori Party. 297 views

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