October 25, 2018
Three step plan as Māori Party aims to reconnect
The Māori Party is putting off electing new leaders as it heads into its annual general meeting this weekend.
President Che Wilson says it will pick a male vice president, but the co-leader spots left by Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox will remain vacant for now.
The pair will be acknowledged at the hui for their contributions to the party.
He says there’s work still to be done before picking a leadership team, and they’re sticking with the three step plan laid out after the being ejected from parliament at the last election.
"Tītiro, we would analyse what happened, look at our internal structure and see what needs to be improved and we have done that, that is our key focus for this AGM. Whakarongo which is to listen and reconnect – we will be going out on the road to hear the kōrero of our people so that we can then develop the appropriate policies in good time for 2020. And the last bit, hāpaitia, is about implementing everything we have done over that time," Mr Wilson says.
He says the Māori Party’s messages before the election failed to connect with the voters.
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