• Media Advisory

      Posted on October 7, 2014 in Hone Harawira, Media Advisory, Press Releases with one comment

      MANA Leader, Hone Harawira will not be available to speak with media today regarding his release “Recount Just One Step To restoring Credibility”. He is however available for media comment tomorrow, Tuesday the 8th of October, all media arrangements are to be made through Skye Kimura-Paul, (027) 881 9999.

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      Posted on October 7, 2014 in Hone Harawira, Press Releases with no comments

      “I have applied for a judicial recount of the votes in the Tai Tokerau election because it is one step in trying to restore credibility to the electoral process in the north, and, I suspect, in all other Maori electorates as well” said MANA leader Hone Harawira.   “Irrespective of whether the recount changes the result of the election in Te Tai Tokerau, these issues need to be independently examined and substantial improvements made ahead of the next election to ensure our people’s basic rights are respected and their participation in the democratic...

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      Posted on October 7, 2014 in News with no comments

      The MANA Movement is supporting Leader Hone Harawira’s application for a judicial re-count in the Te Tai Tokerau electorate for the 2014 general election. President Lisa McNab says there are a number of serious issues of concern regarding the ability of Maori voters to exercise their basic democratic right to vote. “A judicial re-count will enable some independent scrutiny of some the processes by which hundreds of votes were discarded”, said Mrs McNab. "We want to ensure that the votes of the people in his electorate are counted to the full extent possible. We are especially concerned about the rejection of special votes...

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    • MANA to fight mass privatisation of state housing

      Posted on October 7, 2014 in John Minto, Press Releases with 2 comments

      Announcements over the past 12 hours from the Minister responsible for Housing New Zealand, Bill English, and Minister for Social Housing, Paula Bennett, make clear the government’s intention for the mass privatisation of state housing. This comes during the middle of a housing crisis with over 3000 families in absolutely urgent need of housing. “When such families are living three to a house or in garages, cars, vans and cockroach-infested caravans then the government should declare a state housing emergency and begin an urgent state house building programme”, said MANA Movement co-vice President John Minto. “It has to be the government rolling up...

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