July 30, 2014
Peters spurns Maori parties
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has vowed to block the Maori Party or Internet Mana from being part of any coalition he is part of.
Polling over the past year has consistently rated New Zealand First as the likely kingmaker after the election, as long as it gets over the 5 percent threshold.
Mr Peters says he’s not interested in working with any race-based parties.
" You’ve got the Maori Party that's allowed National to get away with this, that and every darn thing and all of a sudden come near the elections they say " oh we could work with both sides' and so New Zealand First are saying we're not going to do a deal with any party that's based on race and forgets that in the end if we can lift the whole country all together, Maori included, we'll go far further and do far better " he says.
Winston Peters says Mana has shown its instability from the way leader Hone Harawira split from the Maori Party, and its teaming up with Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party shows it can’t be trusted.
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