22 Aug 2017

Maori Party has strong Pacific focus ahead of election

From , 5:03 am on 22 August 2017

New Zealand's Maori Party has included an amnesty for overstayers as as one of its policies for Pacific peoples, in the lead up to the general election.

The party announced a number of Pacific-focused policies last week, including the amnesty for Pacific overstayers, refugee status for climate change refugees, and a number of social and educational initiatives.

The Maori Party's co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell told Tim Glasgow their recent partnership with the One Pacific party prompted them to adopt a strong Pacific focus.

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Photo: RNZ Pacific