9 Jun 2021

Former MPs reveal untold stories in RNZ podcast

From Morning Report, 8:37 am on 9 June 2021

The former deputy leader of the National Party Paula Bennett has revealed Todd Muller told her she wasn't wanted in any role after his leadership coup in May last year.

She made the revelation to Maiki Sherman in the second season of Matangireia - an RNZ documentary series profiling former Maori politicians.

Another former National MP Harete Hipango - now set to make her return to Parliament shortly - has spoken for the first time about being assaulted by the police during her time as a criminal lawyer.

Political reporter Meriana Johnsen reports.