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 has been called the forerunner of the present Māori Party.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 August 2019)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 4 May 2015