Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Tariana Turia of New Zealand

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Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia opposed the proposal, telling Parliament that like the Jews, members of gangs would be punished for being members of a particular group.
Mrs Turia said banning people on the basis of what they wore on their back, did not address the real issues.
Turia was born in 1944 to an American father and Māori mother.
Although never a member of Cabinet, Turia has held a number of non-Cabinet ministerial roles.
Turia described the Te Tai Hauauru by-election of 10 July 2004 as a chance to test her mandate, and to ensure that she had the support of her voters, but doubts remained about the significance of the by-election, since none of the major parties put forward candidates.
Turia was re-elected in Te Tai Hauauru and that night three more Māori Party candidates won parliamentary seats, Pita Sharples (co-leader) in Tamaki Makaurau, Hone Harawira in Te Tai Tokerau and Te Ururoa Flavell in Waiariki.
Turia was given the portfolios of Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Associate Minister of Health and Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment, while Sharples was made Minister of Maori Affairs.
Mrs Turia has revealed it is the latest in a string of abusive letters received by her office.
Mrs Turia has signed off on a warrant enabling police to get the company to trace the email.
He says as a party leader, Mrs Turia is entitled to much better security that she currently receives.
Party leader Tariana Turia has repeatedly reached out to National MP Georgina te Heuheu, asking her to stand as a Maori Party candidate and saluting the work she has done in parliament.
We point out that Tariana Turia has attempted to persuade National MP Georgina te Heuheu to stand for the Maori Party in next year's elections, praising her fulsomely.
A senior Maori leader has been criticised in New Zealand for comments that a government minister said could encourage teenage pregnancy.
Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia said earlier this week that Maori teenage pregnancy was not a problem.
In a speech on Maori reproductive health on Monday, Ms Turia said she was "intolerant of the excessive focus on controlling our fertility.
Maori party founder and co-leader Tariana Turia is well respected across the political spectrum.
Like her Party, Mrs Turia is very hard to pin down to a specific ideology.
Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says the only reason her party will not sign up to support National is if John Key and his colleagues have a monumental shift in thinking over the next two days.
However, Turia says she will not be taking signals from Labour's new leader Phil Goff.
Turia has labelled such notions as scaremongering from a tired party.
Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia was all smiles today as she released the Partys treaty policy but she says an email from a group of Asian students earlier this week had her unhappy.
Turia says the course must be completed before receiving citizenship - just what type of course, Turia was not sure - she says she has never been to one.
Turia says that is discriminatory.
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Turia has held a number of non-Cabinet ministerial roles.
Helen Clark said that Turia had shown "an astonishing lack of perspective.
Turia described the Te Tai Hauauru by-electionTe Tai Hauauru by-election 2004 The Te Tai Hauauru by-election was a by-election in the New Zealand electorate of Te Tai Hauauru, one of the Maori seats.
Turia was re-elected in Te Tai Hauauru and that night three more Maori Party candidates won parliamentary seats, Pita SharplesPita Sharples Dr.
Co-Leader, Tariana Turia is with Guyon Espiner now.
a byelection, but Turia has been regularly discussing the issue with supporters.
Tariana Turia was challenging the training of New Zealand psychologists in respect to their ability to nurture the psyche of Maori clients, to see the wounded spirit of colonised people, and appreciate Maori concepts of 'kai tiaki, makutu' and 'mate Maori.
Party co-leader Tariana Turia is calling for an official apology from the New Zealand Government to all Maori people.
Hon Tariana Turia was appointed as Minister Outside of Cabinet in December 1999.
Maori Party Promotes Party Vote Maori Party Co-leader Tariana Turia has been puzzled at how many New Zealanders still appear to be unsure about the party vote.
Hauraki-Waikato candidate, Angeline Greensill.
Government changes tune on regional development - Turia Maori Party MP for Te Tai Hauauru Tariana Turia says it is sad to hear Forestry Minister Jim Anderton say that the government is not willing to take steps to protect the jobs of 200 workers at the Putaruru mill which is threatened with closure.
Maori Party Thrilled at Labours Treaty Commitment Tariana Turia says the Maori Party is absolutely thrilled at reports that a Labour Minister is going to introduce a Bill to Parliament to entrench the Treaty of Waitangi in the constitution of New Zealand.
Problems with meningitis vaccine not surprising  Maori Party Maori Party Health spokesperson Tariana Turia says she can understand the outrage and confusion among Maori health workers over the failure of the meningitis vaccine to provide lasting protection to children but she is not surprised.
Turia sets record straight Tariana Turia is dismayed that Labour List MP Louisa Wall would play politics regarding the achievement of a Treaty clause in the Public Health Bill.
We should be proud of our Pasifika Connections says Maori Party Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia has today scorned a report which describes Pasifika peoples as an under-class, which is of concern given the higher fertility rates of this group.
It is understood that Sharples is deeply opposed to the proposed scheme while Tariana Turia is a strong advocate for Key’s right to hunt, kill and mount unemployed Maori youths, describing it as enhancing his rangatiratanga and sending a strong message to young Maori that if they study and work hard they will not be cut down in their prime by Key’s poison-tipped crossbow bolts or torn apart by his pack of savage dogs.
Tariana Turia was making it pretty clear that they would find it very hard to work with Labour after the election, because of this.
Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says Labour has all but blown its chances of a coalition deal at the next election.
The Maori Party believes inadequate resources are partly to blame for the country's appalling child abuse record.
Party co-leader Tariana Turia says the case of the Kahui twins highlights a group of people who have become marginalised.
Mrs Turia says she has shed many tears over the deaths of three-month-olds Cru and Chris Kahui, a week ago today.
Tariana Turia says privacy laws are also a problem, because government agencies are often afraid to share information about families in trouble.
in the House this afternoon for her analogy to the Holocaust.
Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia is distancing her party from notions that the Maori Party wants to be a "Treaty partner" in Parliament.
Associate Maori Affairs minister Tariana Turia is to be given a stern warning by the Prime Minister to keep her opinions about "the Maori holocaust" and colonisation to herself.
Our great co-leader, Tariana Turia has repeatedly said that The maori party is prepared to demonstrate the leadership required to respond to the imminent oil crisis.
I’ve rarely seen Dr Pita Sharples squirm, so when it happens it’s noteworthy.
Labour Party for more than seven years.
Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia is well ahead of her Labour Party challenger Errol Mason in the Te Tai Hauauru electorate, a new opinion poll shows.
Incoming Associate Minister of Social Development Tariana Turia says the Curtis brothers, who were found guilty of murdering the three year-old.