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Planning got underway in earnest yesterday for Labour’s new Maori caucus. What a talented bunch. A cross section of experience, energy and a skill set second to none - 3x Iwi Treaty negotiators; Te Reo Maori exponents; 2x local councillors including a deputy mayor; 3x lawyers; 2x CEOs; 2x public broadcasters; 2x NZ Sports Reps; 2x new mummas to name but a few.

The commitment to deliver to our people, in fact to all people, is clearly evident whether we are in or out of government. Nanaia, Louisa and Tamati joined us by phone. Honoured to be named co-chair with our mate Willie Jackson. Kelvin Davis Paul Eagle Tane Phillips Senior Willie Jackson Kiritapu Allan Jodi Ihaka
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My mum’s youngest sister, Aunty Mariana Seymour turned 70 today. Decades of service to the Maori Wardens, Pukemokimoki marae, Tū Tangata and her beloved community of Maraenui. Happy birthday and thank you Aunty for all that you do for others. So pleased to have joined the whanau in celebrating this special occasion with you. You now join your 5 sister’s all in their 70s! Ka mau te wehi xxx Harata Rapana did you get a pic of all 6? ... See MoreSee Less

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Yesterday King Tuheitia, Tumu Te Heuheu, Minister of Maori Development Te Ururoa Flavell, Waka Huia, Heretaunga and Ahuriri Squash reps, Tauranga moana, Kahungunu to mention but a few descended on Te Pahou Marae, Manutuke to pay their respects at the tangi of Uncle Lewis Moeau. Tino pai nga korero o te pae. Another day today before Uncle’s service tomorrow at 11am. ... See MoreSee Less

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Had a ball celebrating 150 years of educational achievement, leadership and manaakitanga o nga marae o Ngāti Kahungunu at last night’s celebratory dinner. The performances by each decade a particular highlight! A big thank you to the organising committee, former school leaders and of course one of the country’s leading school leader and current principal Dame Georgina Kingi. He mihi nunui, he mihi maioha e te kura nei. Hari huirtau x ... See MoreSee Less

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LEWIS MOEAU

He aituā, he aituā!

Kua tau ngā pōkeao ki runga i te marae o Te Poho o Taharākau ki roto o Manutūkē, oti rā ki runga o Puketapu me Manawaru, ngā maunga tipua o te hautipua kua riro nei. E heke ana ngā roimata me ngā maimai aroha mō te rangatira kua hinga nei nō Ngāti Maru, Rongowhakaata, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, kua kapohia e te ringa kaha o aituā.

The Labour Party wish to extend our sincerest condolences to the whānau of Lewis (Sonny) Moeau who passed this morning after a short battle with illness.

Lewis or 'Parps' as he affectionately known, has worked tirelessly for Māoridom over many years and his close connection to the Labour Party began through his work alongside former Ikaroa Rāwhiti MP Parekura Horomia in his time as Minister of Māori Affairs as well as travelling extensively both here and abroad with former Prime Minister and Labour leader Helen Clark.

Ikaroa Rāwhiti's Meka Whaitiri is a niece of Lewis and says he will be sorely missed.

“Uncle Lewis epitomised the word “servant” whether it was royalty, prime ministers, Dalai lama or kapa. Uncle had an unequivocal gift of guiding and generosity of sharing his enormous kete of knowledge. E Te Pāpā, moe mai i runga e ngā ringringa o tātou atua”

Uncle will arrive at Pahou Marae, Turaki Road, Manutuke tomorrow. His service will be Monday 11am.

Nō reira e te Pāpā, haere ki a Parekura, haere ki tō hoa mahi, waihotia mai ō mahi rangatira ki konei hei tauira mā ngā tini whakatipuranga kua mahue mai nei ki muri.
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