Matatini Festival delays Harawira’s Disciplinary Committee

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(Source | Waatea News) The chair of the Maori Party’s disciplinary committee says it will be next week at the earliest before the committee will be able to deliberate on the complaint against Tai Tokerau MP Hone Harawira.

Te Orihi Paul, who is also the party’s co-vice president, says the national Te Matatina kapa haka competition starting on Thursday must take precedence over whip Te Ururoa Flavell’s complaint.

Matatini is a really important part of our Maori world. Its international and to have this crashing into Matatini, it does something to the ethos, the wairua of our world, so we have to be careful what happens and our people know that, they understand and appreciate that, Mrs Paul says.

The committee must refer any recommendations to the full council of the Maori Party.

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