Story: Ngā take Māori – government policy and Māori

Matiu Rata, 1980

Matiu Rata, 1980

Matiu Rata speaks at the opening of Hoani Waititi marae in West Auckland in 1980. The previous year Rata, a former minister of Māori affairs, had resigned from the Labour Party in protest at its Māori policies. He formed a new party, Mana Motuhake, and stood unsuccessfully for his old seat of Northern Māori. Rata led the Far North (Muriwhenua) tribes in their claims to the Waitangi Tribunal in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAMK 3495 21 21/n

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Mark Derby, 'Ngā take Māori – government policy and Māori - Māori renaissance, 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 August 2020)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012