May 7, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Parata stocks rise after Mana elections

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(Source | Waatea News) National list MP Hekia Parata’s stocks have risen after her success at pegging back Labour’s majority in Mana.

The prime minister, John Key, says Labour has reason to be worried about Saturday’s result.

He says he has always thought the Ngati Porou former bureaucrat was cabinet material.

She’s articulate. Shes intelligent. Shes thoughtful. She knows the electorate well. Shes got a great pedigree. I mean shes worked in all sorts of government departments so shes very knowledgeable and she truly cares about the people of Mana. And its hopefully I think the face of the modern National Party, multicultural, ambitious, Mr Key says.

People will have to wait and see whether Ms Parata is his next appointment as a minister.

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