6 Aug 2014

Harawira still confident of deal

8:17 am on 6 August 2014

Mana leader Hone Harawira believes the Labour Party will call him with a post-election deal, despite its leader ruling out a role in a Labour-led government for the Internet-Mana alliance.

Hone Harawira

Hone Harawira Photo: RNZ

In the past, Labour leader David Cunliffe has said it would be highly unlikely that Internet-Mana MPs would be ministers in a Government that he leads if elected on 20 September.

On Tuesday he took that a step further, saying Internet-Mana would not be part of a Government that he leads. However, that still leaves the door open to a confidence and supply agreement.

Mr Harawira told Radio New Zealand's Morning Report programme on Wednesday that if Internet-Mana gets close to 5 percent of the vote, it will get a call from Labour.

Meanwhile, Mr Harawira says Labour's candidate in Te Tai Tokerau should consider standing for the National Party instead.

Kelvin Davis had proposed a website against Internet-Mana and Kim Dotcom, who is behind the Internet Party.The Labour Party's head office asked Mr Davis' team to stop the campaign.

Hone Harawira said what Mr Davis was doing ran counter to Labour's campaign strategy and what the party was trying to achieve.