May 10, 2021

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Shame, utter shame (Tariana’s Smear Campaign) Morgan Godfery | Maui Street Blog

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The Herald screams:

Maori supporters threatened claim

I don’t believe this. This is baseless innuendo straight from Mrs Smear herself, Tariana Turia.

She is playing a filthy game. It is an utter disgrace. The Maori Party should be ashamed. Even if there is some residual truth to this accusation, and I stress it is an accusation, the appropriate measure is not to contact the New Zealand Herald.

The appropriate response is to contact the Mana Party and determine whether the threats are in any way related to/emanating from or sanctioned by the Mana Party. The threats, if threats even exist, probably come from a lone lunatic. The best response then is to contact the Police or brush it off. You do not go straight to the media. What good does that serve?

Other than attacking the credibility of the Mana Party. This is a persistent attempt to destroy the Mana Party. The only way the Maori Party can do that is with the help of the National Party smear machine and the complicit mainstream media. Shame on you, Tariana. Shame on you. Your game is dirty and disgusting.

About Maui Street Blog

The Maui Street Blog is the digitalcreation of rangatahi blogger Morgan Godfery, who affiliates to Ngati Awa (Te Pahipoto) as well as Tuhoe, Ngati Tuwharetoa and Ngati Hikairoa. He grew up in Kawerau, went to high school in Rotorua (Boys High) and Im currently studying law at Victoria University.

What Morgan has to say about his blog Maui Street is an attempt to address the shortage of Maori voices in the blogosphere. As an ardent reader of many left leaning blogs and an occasional visitor to some right leaning blogs I was, and continue to be, struck by the shortage of Maori bloggers and the poor coverage Maori issues receive, having said that there are a number of notable exceptions. Therefore, I believe Maui Street fills a very important niche.

Maui Street will deal, for the most part but not exclusively, with Maori political issues. I will do my best to post at the very least weekly. With study commitments and life in general my posting habits may become erratic.

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