To all MANA members, friends, whanau and supporters,

Kia ora koutou,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANA: Haere Ra to John Key and let’s get ready to win Te Tai Tokerau for MANA in 2017

John Key has gone but his legacy remains: People living in cars and garages: kids going to school hungry; the “P” epidemic devastating whanau; families struggling with no jobs.

(Read MANA leader Hone Harawira’s media release on John Key at the end of this note)

Aotearoa needs MANA like never before. We have a strategy to get Hone Harawira back into parliament next year and this strategy needs the support of YOU and your whanau.

MANA needs a full-time campaign co-ordinator in Te Tai Tokerau to drive the campaign in the North and gather the support of MANA from across the country.

We must have this position in place from February so it’s time to get serious…

Before you get too busy with Christmas there are three things we need you to do to get MANA back into parliament:

  1. Renew your MANA membership – you can do this online for $5.00. Go to…….
  2. Get your friends and whanau to renew their MANA membership or join up to MANA. Go to……
  3. Make a koha or give a monthly pledge to help get our full-time campaign co-ordinator working from February. Go to…

When you’ve done these three things then relax and enjoy your friends and whanau over Christmas. We’ll be in touch again in the New Year.

Meri Kirihimete!

Na Lisa McNab

MANA President

Email: president@mana.org.nz

Phone: 021 2432467

 

MANA says ‘HAERE RA’ to JOHN KEY

Press release 5 December 2016

Hone Harawira, MANA Leader

 

“The Dakota Access Pipeline has been stopped, the Prime Minister has resigned, and the Warriors are coming to Kaitaia … so it’s an awesome day to be alive” said MANA Leader Hone Harawira on hearing the news that the PM was stepping down.

 

“Look, John Key has been a great leader … for the rich” said Harawira “but I doubt that those living in car cases, caravan parks and cold, damp houses will be shedding a tear anytime soon.”

 

“And in case people haven’t noticed, Maori have also suffered massive setbacks in housing, employment, justice, corrections, education and welfare during his time” said Harawira “The only Maori who will mourn John Key’s passing are those who clipped the ticket during his reign - those who reaped the benefits of Treaty settlements and corporate success, but did nothing to lift their own people from the mire of welfare despondency, drug-fuelled violence and suicide.

 

“In fact it’s difficult to think of a time in New Zealand’s recent history when so much has been done for so few, by taking so much from so many”

 

“I don’t buy the line about John Key’s legacy being marked by economic stability and an increased profile on the international stage, because I see where it has come from - off the backs of those who could least afford it, te pani me te rawakore, the poor and the dispossessed.

 

“I wish him well with his future and I hope his family get more time with him, but most of all I wish us all strength in overcoming the mindset that only the rich should matter in life”

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