September 29, 2014
Prue Kapua wins top MWWL role
This month's general election wasn't the only poll being watched closely by Maori.
For many wahine, a more important contest was who would be the new president of the Maori Women's Welfare League.
The one they picked to replace retiring president Kaa O'Brien was Auckland lawyer Prue Kapua.
Despite being the long term partner of Labour MP Lousa Wall, Ms Kapua says she sees the job … and the league … as apolitical.
"There are lots of peoplel involved in league who have political involvement with different parties right across the board but I also think it is important for our Maori MPs to be coming back to the league, to be at the league, to be accountable, to be answering the questions that our women have," she says.
Ms Kapua says priorities include continuing the rejuvenation of League, and also considering ways to reach out to whanau living overseas, including whether to set up overseas branches.
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