August 28, 2014
Dearlove forming Te Tai Tokerau Party
Former Mana candidate Clinton Dearlove is looking for members for a new political party.
The Kaitiaia-based schoolteacher is standing against his former leader Hone Harawira in Te Tai Tokerau after he split with the party over its alliance with Kim Dotcom's Internet Party.
He says the Te Tai Tokerau Party will be a vehicle for whanau and hapu to support building healthy communities in the region.
Mr Dearlove says the Kim Dotcom partnership with the Mana Party has caused concern in the electorate, and combined with the decline of the Maori Party it has opened up a space for a new party.
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