|Hone Harawira, 2006 portrait photo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|Māori Party (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Mana leader Hone Harawira is welcoming a change of heart by the Maori Party to changes to the Resource Management Act.
The Maori Party says it can’t support Environment Minister Amy Adams’ amendments because they replace the principle of environmental sustainability with a drive for economic development.
United Future MP Peter Dunne has also gone cold on the changes, meaning the Government will have to either court New Zealand First or rewrite the bill to get it passed.
Mr Harawira is calling on his former colleagues to hold the line.
"I would sincerely hope that they stand by that decision and not allow themselves to be bought off over the next few weeks because you can absolutely guarantee Nationals going to come back at them with some lolly", he says.