Harawira’s party to focus on those suffering

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(Waatea News) Te Tai Tokorau MP Hone Harawira says his new political party will have a far wider focus than the foreshore and seabed.

Mr Harawira’s objection to the Maori Party’s continued support for National’s Marine and Coastal Area Bill precipitates his split from the party, in an echo of Tariana Turia’s departure from Labour.

He says other Maori are abandoning the Maori Party not just because of that issue but because its support for National is leading to rising costs, welfare cuts and tax breaks for the rich.

The people suffering the most are Maori, our Pacific Island whanaunga, poor Pakeha as well. Everybody at the bottom ends of the scale is copping a hammering and somebody, some party needs to stand up and say no, this ends here, and here is the way we are going to do it, Mr Harawira says.

The hikoi against the Marine and Coastal Area Act, which left Cape Reinga last week, is due to march on Parliament tomorrow morning.

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  1. Kia Ora Hone, Im guessing there are lots of disgruntled people @ the Govt and Maori party @n this stage,. so its heartening to read you are going to start up a Party for NZ,ers who are sick of the state we are all in below the breadline.
    I for one will be closely following your new party progress and if it gets off the ground zero, we will be votingand im sure many more in NZ..
    Go Hard and God be with you.

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