September 20, 2017
Mental health top campaign concern
Entertainer turned Opportunities Party candidate Mika Haka says mental health has turned out to be the major issue on the campaign.
Mika is standing in Auckland Central, and he says it's been an eye opener.
He says problems finding warm housing, Jobs and a place to be all contribute to mental stress.
"It's quite fascinating. Everything, the social isolation we are feeling is coming from a whole bunch of things. There are so many things that need to be fixed. It's no secret – number one in youth suicide, homelessness, the bullying. So many things need to go right back to grass roots," says Mika.
He is standing in Auckland Central because the Opportunities Party decided only kaupapa Maori parties like Mana or the Maori Party had a right to stand in the Maori seats.
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