Friday, February 11, 2011

Maori Party faces new rebellion - are they dog tucker?

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Maori Party faces new rebellion  -  are they dog tucker?

Tamaki Makaurau elders have moved a vote of no confidence in the party's support for the Marine and Coastal Area Bill

Maori Party leaders are facing a rebellion from some of their strongest supporters, over the new Marine and Coastal Area Bill.

Tamaki Makaurau elders have moved a vote of no confidence saying the party's support for the new legislation, in the face of substantial objections is like trampling on the mana of their ancestors.

Spokeswoman, Ngaire Te Hira, says the new bill isn't what people marched the length of the country for back in 2004."This is not just about the Maori party" she told Newstalk ZB, "This is about the bill that has violated against every Maori and every New Zealander."

Meanwhile, the Maori Party's also moving to clarify how it'll handle the complaint against Hone Harawira.

Its disputes and disciplinary committee began proceedings in Wellington this week, but adjourned to allow Mr Harawira the weekend to discuss issues with his electorate.

Committee Chair, Te Orohi Paul, says the disputes committee won't be present at a hui in Te Tai Tokerau, but it's hearing for Mr Harawira will continue early next week.

Acknowledgements: © 2011 NZCity, NewsTalkZB

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H. Nizam said...

Hi Peter,
I am always interested with news about indigenous people.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

This Maori Party has lost the plot because they unwisely sided with the right-wing National government. Now there is rebellion in the ranks, and an election at the end of the year.