Mea nei NGĀ KAUPAPA MATUA O TE AO MĀORI hei whakamarama i te huarahi o MANA. These are THE FOUNDATION PRINCIPLES OF THE MĀORI WORLD; they help explain the road that MANA has chosen.
MANA ATUA is the recognition of the role of the Māori Gods in the everyday lives of Māori people. It affirms our descent from those gods, and connects us to Papatūānuku below and Ranginui above
MANA WHENUA defines who we are by the land we occupy through ancestral claim; it defines our turangawaewae, our place to stand, our place to belong.
MANA TUPUNA is the bridge which links us to our ancestors. It helps to define our heritage, to understand from whom we descend, and what our obligations are to those around us and those who come after us. It includes concepts such as mana tangata, mana wahine and mana tamariki
RANGATIRATANGA is the concept of leadership which includes humility, generosity, diplomacy, knowledge and a willingness to listen, to learn and to share. Rangatiratanga is also an expression of rights of Mana Atua, Mana Tupuna, Mana Whenua.
WHANAUNGATANGA is the principle of kinship and relationships which is the basis of whanau, hapū and iwi. It binds individuals to the wider group, and affirms the value of the collective.
MANAAKITANGA is the concept of recognising the mana of others as having equal or greater importance than one’s own. It helps to build unity through humility and the act of giving.
KOTAHITANGA Māori have a saying - my strength is not that of the individual, but that of the multitudes. Kotahitanga is the unity of purpose and direction.
KAITIAKITANGA is the spiritual and cultural guardianship of our world, the welfare of our people, and the active care for our environment.
TE REO The Māori Language is the cornerstone of all that is Māori. Without it we are lessened as individuals, and weakened as a nation.
With those principles to guide us, MANA will work with anyone to:
Make TE TIRITI o WAITANGI the cornerstone of our country’s constitution
Guarantee the protection and growth of TE REO MĀORI
ELIMINATE the RACISM that keeps Māori as third-class citizens in our own land
STOP THE SALE OF AOTEAROA and "keep Māori land in Māori hands"
TAX THE RICH TO FREE THE POOR
CANCEL GST on everything, because it unfairly targets the poor
FEED THE KIDS - immediately and unconditionally
HOUSE THE HOMELESS and free up housing through the use of a capital gains tax
Support FREE EDUCATION for all
Provide FREE HEALTH CARE for everyone under 18
Introduce a UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME
Create EMPLOYMENT that helps people rebuild their communities and their sense of self-worth
Change the focus of SOCIAL SUPPORT from attacking the poor to helping those in need
CLEAN UP OUR WORLD so that our mokopuna get a better world than the one we have