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The Māori Party (Te Pāti Māori) is a Māori-led and Māori-focussed party currently outside of parliament. It was formed in 2004 in a split from the Labour Party following the passing of the controversial Foreshore and Seabed Act. The party supported the fifth National Government from 2008, holding a number of cabinet portfolios, until its departure from parliament at the 2017 election. The party aims to uphold te Tiriti o Waitangi, achieve mana motuhake (self-determination) for whānau, hapū and iwi, and represent Māori with an independent voice.
- Year founded 2004
- Times in government 1
- Current MPs 0
- Electorate seats held0
- Donations received 2017-2019 $390,860
2020 polling average 0.9%
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