Māori Party shouldn’t leave partnership over Kermadecs - Turia

By Heta Gardiner

Ko tā Kahurangi Tariana Turia, me noho tonu te Pāti Māori hei hoa kāwanatanga, ahakoa ngā tautohetohe e pā ana ki Te Rangitāhuahua. He kaupare tēnei i te whakahau a te Peretihini o mua o te Pāti a Ken Mair, kia huri tuarā atu rātau ki a Nāhinara. 

Ko tā Kahurangi Tariana Turia. Ēhara te kaupapa o Rangitāhuahua I te rite kit e Takutai Moana, aa e tika ana kia kaua te Pāti Māori e peke i te waka.

“The situation is far different to when I walked away from Labour. I was in the tent, I was in the party and I could not vote against the party line. The Māori Party is an independent party and they could vote against the government.”

I tēnei wiki i puta te kōrero a Ken Mair, peretihini tuarua o te Pāti Māori i tōna wā, he kaiwhakahaere hoki o Te Ohu Kaimoana, he hiahia nōnā kia wehe te Pāti Māori i te hope o te kāwanatanga, nā te 'takahi mōtika Māori' o te kāwanatanga ki Rangitāhuahua. I wehe a Kahurangi Tariana i te Pāti Reipa, ki te whakahē i te Pire Takutai Moana i te tau 2004. Engari ko tāna, kaore ia i te hiahia kia whai te Pāti Māori i taua ara.

“Why would you want to lose every opportunity to have gains as they have done, to now say well because of the Kermadecs because of fishing rights they'll walk away from the government? I don't know that I agree with that.”

Tuia ki tērā e ai ki a Kahurangi Tariana, he kaupapa whakahirahira ake hei wero atu mā rātau ki tēnei tohe mō Rangitāhuahua.

“I would far sooner see the party step away from the government on the issue of institutional racism rather than an issue of fish.”

Ko tā te Pāti Māori, kua hoki rātau ki te tēpu wānanga ai ki te taha o te kāwanatanga, a e kore rātau mō te kuti i te hononga kia rātau, tae noa ki te kōpanitanga o aua kōrero. 

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