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Te Pāti Māori's Takutai Kemp on Meka Whaitiri Joining the Party and the Coronation: 8 May, 2023

Te Pāti Māori's Takutai Kemp on Meka Whaitiri Joining the Party and the Coronation: 8 May, 2023

Te Pāti Māori's Takutai Kemp on Meka Whaitiri Joining the Party and the Coronation: 8 May, 2023 Te Pāti Māori's Takutai Kemp on Meka Whaitiri Joining the Party and the Coronation: 8 May, 2023, 24.59 MB
Monday, May 8, 2023

For their weekly catch up, Hanna spoke to Te Pāti Māori's Takutai Kemp about MP Meka Whaitiri quitting the Labour Party to join Te Pāti Māori. Whaitiri's statements indicate the jump was prompted by Labour dropping co-governance in its Three Waters reforms, disregarding obligations under Te Tiriti guaranteeing Māori authority over natural resources. They discussed what differentiates Te Pāti Māori from Labour, and why Whaitiri aligns herself more with the former than the latter.

Te Pāti Māori have also signed a letter with other inigenous peoples in the Commonwealth calling for the King to apologise for the harms of colonisation, and have a petition underway seeking to remove the British royal family as Aotearoa's head of state. Hanna and Takutai Kemp discussed these in light of the coronation of King Charles, and foundations for a Tiriti-centric Aotearoa.