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Mana Says No to Copper Tax

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Hone Harawira, MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau

Mana Says No to Copper Tax

Thursday 28 November, 2013

“National’s proposed copper tax is about getting poor whānau in Te Tai Tokerau to pay for a fibre broadband network for its rich mates in Remuera,” said MANA leader and Tai Tokerau MP Hone Harawira.

“A quarter of Kiwis will never have access to the new UFB fibre network – and that includes poor, rural Maori who AUT University says are already disadvantaged when it comes to internet access.”

“We’re not voting for any Bill that tries to make people who will never have UFB pay for it to be put into homes in Remuera.”

“The people, whānau, school and health clinics of Te Tai Tokerau need the cheaper internet prices that are coming on 1 December 2014 as long as National doesn’t pass legislation to put those prices back up again.”

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