This morning on The Nation at 9:30 am (repeated Sunday morning 10:00 am):
When the Maori and Mana parties signed an agreement to work together in election year, it looked like their bad blood could be a thing of the past. But with their recent spat over the Ture Whenua or Maori Land Bill, cracks have already started to show… we’ll talk to Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox.
Fox says the strength of the Mana/Maori Party alliance is they can talk about their differences
“The Ture Whenua is a good bill.”
Harawira called the Ture Whenua bill a poisonous cancer. Is that irrational?
She is a refreshingly no-nonsense politician.
She says there is no impasse over the bill, they have arranged to meet and talk it over.
‘A vote for Maori Party is a vote for National’ is “ridiculous”.
“”I think we punch above our weight”.
On Little saying the Maori Party was not kaupapa – after the 4% poll Fox says that senior Labour MPs sidled up and asked if they could consider supporting Maori (but I presume that wasn’t Little).
Newshub report: Hone Harawira is whanau – Marama Fox
Video: Interview: Marama Fox
Transcript: Lisa Owen interviews Marama Fox