Story: Northland region

Matiu Rata

Matiu Rata

In 1980 Northland MP Matiu Rata resigned from the Labour Party and set up Mana Motuhake, a political party that aimed to promote the interests of Māori people. It won no seats but has been called the forerunner of the Māori Party of the 2000s.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7625/matiu-rata (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015