August 27, 2014
Apathy a political threat
Tamaki Makaurau candidates will take to the stage at Te Wananga o Aotearoa this morning to put their case for becoming the electorate's next MP.
The Te Wero debate will be re-broadcast on Radio Waatea and the Iwi Network on Friday morning.
Labour's candidate Peeni Henare says housing, the high cost of living and education are the major issues for whanau Maori in Auckland.
He's also concerned at the number of young people who seem disengaged from the political process.
"You know a lot of our people in particular our young people just don't want to hear it. I'd like to say they're disillusioned but you can only get that if you are able to engage in a conversation with them. Most of them just walk past and ignore you and just really don't care and that should be a concern for not only us as Maori but us as a country because these people are our future " he says .
Te Wero also features the Maori Party's Rangi Mclean, Kereama Pene from the Mana Movement, Green candidate Marama Davidson and independent Raewyn Harrison.
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