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Crossing the Floor: The Story of Tariana Turia

Crossing the Floor: The Story of Tariana Turia (Paperback)

By Leahy, Helen

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This biography of Tariana Turia sees family members, iwi leaders, social justice advocates and politicians share their experiences of this remarkable woman. While parliament was not part of her life plan, Tariana Turia was involved in many community initiatives. A turning point ...came in 1995, when Tariana's leadership was evident in the reoccupation of Pakaitore. Here was a woman with the courage to care, the determination to speak up and a deep commitment to whanau. Inevitably, she was invited to stand in the 1996 general election. In her eighteen years as an MP, she advanced thinking in the disability area, advocated for tobacco reform and spoke out about sexual abuse, violence and racism. She also led the Whanau Ora initiative. In 2004, she crossed the floor, leading to the birth of the Maori Party.
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ISBN 9781775501633
Published NZ 15 Nov 2015
Publisher Huia Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781775501633
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Huia Publishers
Imprint Huia Publishers
Published 15 Nov 2015
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Leahy, Helen
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Political Leaders & Leadership
Political Parties
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 360
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 235mm
Dewey Code 320.993092
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women, Maori, Maori (New Zealand people) - Politics and government, Turia, Tariana, Women politicians - New Zealand
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade