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Flood Relief for National Voters First

Flood Relief for National Voters First

MANA Leader and Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira
18 July 2014

“The flooding in Tai Tokerau has hammered the north and impacted hundreds of families right across the region,” said MANA Leader and Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira.

“It’s bitterly disappointing to see that the first response from this National government is to bailout a few farmers,” said Harawira.

“Poor Māori communities devastated by the floods have been completely ignored in the first round of assistance while National bails out its own voters and that’s a bloody disgrace, particularly when you know that some of those same farmers have deliberately broken the law and flooded other lands”.

“Flood relief should focus firstly on people, not profits and most of the people affected by the floods live in heavily populated communities like Moerewa”.

“Farmers deserve support too, no question, but government’s first relief should be for communities, not cows”.

ENDS

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