24 Oct 2017

Labour's Maori caucus push to fix longstanding problems

From Morning Report, 7:48 am on 24 October 2017

Labour campaigned to win all seven Maori electorates and did just that, unseating Maori Party Co-Leader, Te Ururoa Flavell in Waiariki along the way. The seven Maori seats and a further two general seats won by Louisa Wall in Manurewa and Paul Eagle in Rongotai puts the number of electorates won by Maori in Labour at 9. On top of that are four Maori List MPs, including broadcaster and urban Maori authority leader Willie Jackson. He told RNZ Maori issues correspondent Mihingarangi Forbes the Labour Maori caucus is determined to tackle longstanding problems affecting Maori.