"Whilst people that do crime must serve their time, they must also be treated in a just and humane way."
The MP visited the prison after being "invited by our brothers".
"I think 2020 will have to go down as one of our more challenging years on all sorts of fronts."
Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer says his departure is a sign progress is not being made.
"Too many of our whānau are struggling, out of work and unable to survive on benefits."
Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi asked why the procurement target isn't 16 percent to reflect the Māori population.
The Speaker says there is a "clear set of rules" the Māori Party "chose to ignore".
Newshub understands Children's Minister Kelvin Davis is furious with Oranga Tamariki.
The Māori Party entered Parliament with a splash, refusing to swear the oath to the Queen alone.
But former leader John Tamihere says it's not about changing the outcome.
Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi is not surprised because it would "remove the only true and independent Māori voice from Parliament".
The party has made a remarkable comeback.
She says the party spent their time away from parliament making changes and will "continue to grow."
National's losses to Labour have only grown bigger with the final results of the election confirmed.
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His place in Parliament is not guaranteed with special votes still to be counted.
It comes after a "preliminary discussion" with the Green Party co-leaders on Monday.
There are 40 new parliamentarians.
Preliminary results show he won his electorate by 415 votes.
Matthew Tukaki called it a landslide not only for Labour but for Māori.
She says voters had said "they don't want too much complexity".
Electorate votes give parties an opportunity to boost their seat count in Parliament.
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Donna Pokere-Phillips went on privately owned land to stop the soil sampling.
He is just behind Labour's Peeni Henare.
"[It's] not just Māori - a lot of us are wanting to assert that so we continue to be a really proud nation."
The final two Māori electorate debates were held this week.
The hour-long debate had plenty of jabs and digs.