26 Sep 2017

'No independent Māori voice in Parliament' - Dame Tariana

From Morning Report, 8:17 am on 26 September 2017

How will the Māori Party make its way back into Parliament in 2020 after Labour swept all seven of the Māori seats? The party was ousted from Parliament after Te Ururoa Flavell lost the Waiariki seat and they won just 1.1 percent of the party vote.

Māori Party members will be meeting for an online hui tonight to discuss the future. Dame Tariana Turia founded the party after quitting Labour over the seabed and foreshore issue, and joins us to discuss their plans.