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Political debate Thursday July 31st at Whanau Centre

PNUI PAPAHO / MEDIA ADVISORY

Political debate Thursday July 31st at Whanau Centre

Waipareira will host a political debate on Thursday at Whanau Centre, Henderson, starting at 7pm.

Hosted by broadcaster Willie Jackson, candidates will be asked the tough questions about Whanau Ora, the future of the Maori Seats, Housing, Child Poverty as well as Welfare Reform.

Candidates confirmed include Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei, Manurewa MP Louisa Wall and John Minto from the Mana Party.

“We want our whanau fully informed before the election of where these political parties stand when it comes to Maori issues,” said Jackson, who will host Hui around the country as part of the Radio Waatea 603am and Iwi Radio Networks election build-up.

“It’s great that the first debate is at the home of Waipareira and I look forward to the west putting these candidates to the test.”

The Iwi network will broadcast the bilingual election specials, Te Wero 2014, on Fridays between 9am-12.

Radio Waatea’s Dale Husband will host the segment. He will be joined by journalist Tina Wickliffe and Merepeka Raukawa Tait, Chair of the North Island Commissioning Agency Te Pou Matakana.


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