June 23, 2016
Return to parliament hard work
Northland MP and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says it will be a tough road back to parliament for Hone Harawira.
The fellow northern politician says Mana will contest next year's election and he'll try to wrest Te Taitokerau back from Labour's Kelvin Davis.
Mr Peters says he can attest that coming back to parliament after electoral wipe-out is hard work.
He's not taking Mr Harawira's criticism of Maori MPs personally, because he has always taken a different approach.
"We've focused on the four things Maori need: decent housing, decent health, decent education and decent first world jobs and wages. Hone when he was in parliament focused on the poor, and of course it is critical. He was on to a symptom that is so sad to see in Maori society today," Mr Peters says.
He says Harawira is more clever then people realise and it will be a fascinating contest.
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