October 31, 2014
Maori Party AGM to mark achievements
The Maori Party holds its annual meeting in Whanganui this weekend, when it will pay tribute to co-founding MPs Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples, who retired at the election.
Dr Sharples says he’s disappointed by the result, which left the party with just one electorate MP and one list MP.
He says Maori voters don’t seem to understand how much the Maori Party has achieved by going into Government with National.
He intends to stay involved over the next three years to the next election.
"We just can’t let this opportunity go. The Maori Party is all it set out to be, except in numbers and representation. We got into parliament, we got into government, we achieved results, we achieved laws we have written, and billions of (dollars of) opportunities for Maori," he says.
The AGM is expected to endorse list MP Marama Fox as the Maori Party co-leader.
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