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The Elevator Pitch: Maori Party

Charlotte Cook

We are taking elevator pitches to politics. Everything you need to know about The Maori party's policies, values and why you should vote, all in the length of an elevator ride.


Maori party Co- Leader Marama Fox  jumped in the elevator to explain everything first-time voters need to know about them. She talked party values, policies, general voting advice and sung her go-to karaoke song.

The Maori party stands for aroha, kaitiakitanga and manaakitanga.

Manaakitanga is a Maori word that loosely translates to 'hospitality'.

 Kaitiakitanga means guardianship and protection. 

Aroha means love. 

One policy Marama wants first-time voters to know about is Te Reo Maori compulsory in schools.

What does the Fox say... watch the video to find out more. 

Click here to see a full list of policies.