27 May 2020

National Party facing controversy over white front bench

From Morning Report, 7:19 am on 27 May 2020

The Opposition has become embroiled in debate about its new look under new leadership - a startlingly white line-up on the party's front bench.

This week's reshuffle resulted in no Maori MPs in the top 10 and just two in the top 20 - Paula Bennett at 13 and Shane Reti at 17.

It's raised questions over whether National - under Todd Muller - has given up trying to win over Maori voters.

RNZ's deputy political editor Craig McCulloch reports.