4 Dec 2020

Māori Party leaders mark party's return to Parliament with maiden speeches

From Morning Report, 7:22 am on 4 December 2020

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The Māori Party is back - marking its return to Parliament with powerful speeches and impassioned waiata. 

After a devastating loss in 2017, Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi secured the party's return - winning the Waiariki seat off Labour's Tāmati Coffey.

The special votes meant he was joined by co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer.

The pair were supported by hundreds who travelled from across the country as they made their maiden speeches in the House yesterday. 

RNZ political reporter Katie Scotcher was there.