Story: Tōrangapū – Māori and political parties

Mana Motuhake campaign flyer, 1980

Mana Motuhake campaign flyer, 1980

This flyer announces a public meeting in South Auckland for Matiu Rata, Mana Motuhake candidate for Northern Māori. Rata first became the MP for Northern Māori in 1963, representing the Labour Party. He resigned from the Labour Party in 1979, because he felt the party did not pay enough attention to Māori, and resigned from Parliament the following year. In 1980, representing the new Mana Motuhake party, he contested his old seat but lost to Labour candidate Bruce Gregory.

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Ann Sullivan, 'Tōrangapū – Māori and political parties - Rātana, Labour and Mana Motuhake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2023)

Story by Ann Sullivan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 18 Jul 2016