Protecting Papatuanuku a Priority for MANA
Protecting Papatuanuku a Priority for
Hone Harawira, MANA Leader and MP
for Te Tai Tokerau
Tuesday 1 July
“Big ups to Greenpeace for their Climate
Voter initiative http://www.climatevoter.org.nz/”, said
Hone Harawira, MANA leader and MP for Tai
“Letting people see which parties stand up for
Papatuanuku and which parties stand for overdevelopment and
pollution should help focus their votes come election
time”, said Harawira
“The respect we hold for
Papatuanuku is fundamental to the future of all mankind, and
MANA is keen to work with anyone willing to protect our
world from the devastation of climate change".
cool with where MANA stands on environmental issues, and
I’m urging all of our members to sign up to the Climate
Voter initiative and to promote it as widely as possible.
And I can confirm that MANA will be endorsing the Climate
Voter initiative through our own website http://mana.net.nz/".
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