August 30, 2023
Waititi suspended for name suppression stunt
Te Pāti Māori co-leader Rawiri Waititi has been suspended from the House for 24 hours over comments he made about an ongoing court case.
During question time last week, Mr Rurawhe used a supplementary to suggest a person with name suppression was connected to another political party.
Speaker Adrian Rurawhe said he considered that conduct to be grossly disorderly.
“Therefore, I name Rawiri Waititi, and call on the House to judge his conduct. The question is, that Rawiri Waititi, be suspended from the service of the House. Those of that opinion wil say aye, to the contrary, no. The ayes have it,” he says.