Eye to Eye - Intermarriage is the answer
Eye to Eye - Intermarriage is the
Intermarriage is what will unite
Maori and Pakeha says National MP, Wayne Mapp.
speaking on Eye to Eye with Willie Jackson, on TV One on
Saturday morning. The programme was a Matariki special
coming out of Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington.
appearing on the programme were Green MP Metiria Turei and
the CEO of the Maori Language Commission, Haami Piripi, who
had called for Matariki – the Maori New Year – to be
celebrated with a national holiday as part of bringing Maori
and Pakeha together.
National’s Employment Spokesman,
Wayne Mapp, did not agree that Matariki should be a national
holiday. When Eye to Eye host Willie Jackson joked with Mapp
about his wife, prominent Maori lawyer Denese Henare, Mapp
said that’s where the country was really being united – in
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