Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Maori Roll Electors Urged to Vote Strategically

MEDIA RELEASE – IMMEDIATE

Maori Roll Electors Urged to Vote Strategically

Voters enrolled in the seven Maori electorates must learn to maximize their influence by voting strategically, according to the Maori Party candidate for Te Tai Tokerau, Rev Te Hira Paenga.

“The latest polls highlight the need for voters to support the Maori Party in the coming election, because they show that this time around Labour is extremely unlikely to be in government.” Rev. Paenga said today.

“In the Maori Party we have always made it clear that we could work with Labour, just as well as with National, but this time around it does not look like that opportunity will arise. Our aim is to be always at the table in government.

“National are on a roll, and barring some kind of catastrophe for them, will be the government after the election. The only ability that Maori will have to exercise influence after the election will be through the Maori Party. Only the Maori Party will be able to provide a voice of moderation, working for policies like Whanau Ora that deliver stable government not just to Maori, but to all New Zealanders. The more members we get into Parliament, the stronger our voice will be.

“The leaders of the Dotcom financed Internet/Mana clique have made it abundantly clear that they will not work with a NationalNled government, while the Labour leader, David Cunliffe has made it just as clear that Internet/Mana will play no part in any government he leads. So, Maori votes for Internet/Mana represent a loseNlose proposition.

“There will be Maori Party candidates standing in some general seats as well, reminding nonNMaori voters that, while they may not be eligible to vote in the Maori seats, they can cast their list votes for the Maori Party to ensure another three years of stable and progressive government of our country,” said Rev Paenga.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Transport Report: LGNZ Calls For Proactive Approach To Mobilise Regions

LGNZ has today released Mobilising the Regions, its major transport study, which highlights the economic and social impact of strategic transport decisions nationally and in the regions, and the direct link between regional development, national prosperity, social well-being and cohesiveness. More>>

ALSO:

Transport: New Rules Bring Double-Deckers To Our Cities

New rules that allow buses, including double-deckers, to carry more people will ramp up the public transport offering in our cities, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say. More>>

ALSO:

Cycling:


Images & Video: Four Alternative Flags For Referendum

Flag Consideration Panel chair, Professor John Burrows, said the Panel’s decision had been guided first and foremost by the results of its engagement programme across a range of communities where thousands of Kiwis shared what was special about New Zealand, as well as the Panel’s own selection criteria. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: New Figures Show Speculators Rampant

New figures released by the Reserve Bank show there’s been an explosion in mortgage lending with most of the growth going to property investors, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

False Official Information Response: English's Apology Accepted

Finance Minister Bill English is being thanked for his apology to New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters... Mr English says his staff and the Treasury have searched again, and they found the document that they denied having. More>>

ALSO:

Midwives On Pay Equity: Historic Bill Of Rights Case For High Court

“We have been left with no choice.” That from Karen Guilliland, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, as the organisation prepares to file a pay parity discrimination case on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act in the High Court. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news