April 14, 2014
Maori Party sells access to PM
The Maori Party is trying to deflect criticism of its $5000 a plate fundraising dinner with John Key by stepping up the attack on Mana’s courtship dance with the Internet Party.
Maori Television’s Native Affairs programme has revealed that the Maori Party hosted a dinner at Auckland’s exclusive Northern Club where 15 guests donated a minimum $5000 each to schmooze with the Prime Minister.
Party president Naida Glavish says there is nothing wrong with inviting Mr Key to speak at the dinner.
But she says talks between Hone Harawira and Kim Dotcom show there is only one true Maori party in parliament, and it isn’t Mana.
She says that’s why the Maori Party is The Maori Party and is gearing up to win the seat back from Mr Harawira.
A candidate will be named before the end of May.
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