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White Person Saving Dark People's Lives????????

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Ambae is Vanuatu’s story, not just a global media backdrop By  -
October 5, 2017 0 9 SHARE

Why the Maori Party Lost its Way and its Seats

POLITICS The end of ‘neither left nor right, but Māori’ | Contributing writer
September 30, 2017
Morgan Godfery looks back at the four term history of the parliamentary Māori party, 2005-2017. Te Ururoa Flavell, the former Minister for Māori Development, school principal, charity boxerand “Iron Māori”, is out of Parliament after twelve years representing Waiariki, a four-term run that saw him expand Whānau Ora – his party’s signature achievement – reform gambling laws, improve access to housing grants, and hand iwi and urban Māori the power to set the government’s direction on te reo Māori. “A gentle man who cries at happy news,” Flavell is vowing to stand down from his party’s co-leadership after a devastating election night where party supporters, pale and mute, watched Labour’s Tamati Coffey take Waiariki with a more than 1000-vote majority. “New Zealand has spoken,” party co-leader Marama Fox told The Hui on Sunday morningher voice crackingas people shuffled past he…