SPEECH: The Greatest Hurdle in Healthcare
When the Māori Party looks at your question, ‘What is the greatest hurdle to the ongoing provision of healthcare in New Zealand and how can we best address it?" the answer lies in the statistics.
SPEECH: The role of political parties in the MMP environment in Parliament: effectiveness and limitations
MMP is the best system, of those on offer, for Maori representation in the New Zealand parliament, and to promote the influence that Maori issues can have.
Corporal Willie Apiata a true Maori hero
A loved son of the North and Te Whanau a Apanui, Willie Apiata has not only had an honourable career, he has made his whanau, hapu and iwi proud.
SPEECH: Arohatia te Reo – Cherish the language!
Ka ngaro te reo, ka ngaro taua, pera i te ngaro o te Moa. Ina te nui o nga hitori Maori, nga moteatea, nga waiata ka puta i te reo...
Radio Live Column: A Voice in Parliament
It's been one of those big weeks in te ao Maori and as always there is a lot of mahi to be done. So I went into our hui with the mind to do the job we have always set out to do...
SPEECH: Launch of Te Whanake Online Platform:Tapuika Iwi Authority Language Revitalisation Strategy
I come here today - to celebrate the Tapuika language revitalisation project - and to acknowledge this day as a landmark in the history of the Tapuika Iwi Authority; in the evolution of ngā uri o Tapuika.
SPEECH: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Matariki Event
Matariki and Puanga are the perfect opportunities for all of us to look deeply into the psyche of our people - to reflect on our experiences and to plan and prepare for our future.
Te Ururoa Flavell - Daily Post Column Published 26 June 2012
I start this column on a sad note - acknowledging the recent passing of Tauranga Council CEO, Ken Paterson, who died suddenly last week. I had just recently been working closely with the Council on a local Bill, so it came as quite a shock to hear of his passing. I send my condolences to his whānau and colleagues.
Te Ururoa Flavell - Weekend Sun Article Published Friday 22 June
It is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Tauranga City Council chief executive Ken Paterson. Ka tuku whakaaro i tēnei wa ki tōna whānau e noho mai ra i raro i te kapua pouri. Moea te moe roa e hoa. Āpiti hono, tātai hono, ko rātou te hunga kahurangi ki a rātou anō. Āpiti hono, tātai hono, ko te hunga ora ki te hunga ora.
Māori Party MP keeps up pressure to release Police Conduct Authority report
Waiariki MP, Te Ururoa Flavell, last night renewed his call for the Independent Police Conduct Authority to issue its report on police activities in Operation 8.