September 25, 2014
Flavell hunts portfolios
Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell is eying Whanau Ora and employment as areas he wants responsibility for.
The Waiariki MP is expected to become minister for Maori affairs under the support agreement he is negotiating with National.
He wants some other portfolios so the Maori Party can be at the table when it comes to setting priorities and budgets.
"We've set the platform, that's Whanau Ora, we think that has the real basis for us to change some of the negative statistics our people face. The Prime Minister recognises that as well. But we don't want to be stuck in that mode. We also want to be to talking about the future, building on jobs for our people to pull them out of the issues that we face," Mr Flavell says.
The party will consult with its members over the next week before it signs any agreement to support John Key's Government.
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