Maori Party Makes Stand for Independence
Dr Pita Sharples and Tariana Turia
Co-leaders of the
17 October 2005
The Maori Party has chosen
to end its first month in Parliament, with a clear statement
of intention, to uphold its commitment to be a strong and
independent Maori voice in Parliament.
“We entered into
negotiations with all parties in good faith, and have
appreciated the way in which our proposals were heard”.
“We want to thank all political parties for their
willingness to engage with the Maori Party and we look
forward to making a positive contribution to the
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