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Maori Party co-leader “likely” to attend hui called by Maori King
Maori-Party co-leader Pita Sharples is likely to attend the Maori King’s hui on water ownership being held next Thursday.
Dr Sharples’ office today confirmed to 3 News that he’s likely to go, despite his fellow co-leader Tariana Turia saying yesterday she didn’t see any point in her party going because it’s for iwi.
The revelation comes on the back of former colleague Hone Harawira’s tirade of criticism on Facebook about the ordeal.
Mr Harawira called the Maori Party “house n****rs” in response to both the Government’s and the Maori Party’s decision not to attend the hui.
Ms Turia said the comments were offensive, unfair and untrue.
“I’ve never been a house niggers and I don’t take kindly to be called one,” she said.
The hui is being held at Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawahia and has been called by Maori King Tuheitia Paki.