Government will listen to Waitangi Tribunal's ruling
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 8:50a.m.
By 3 News online staff
Prime Minister John Key will meet with the Maori Party tomorrow to discuss the issues around water rights.
It will be a meeting with a lot riding on it as pressure builds on Tariana Turia to lead her party out of Government. Mr Key says the meeting is not out of the ordinary.
“We have regular meetings with the Maori Party […] we will have an opportunity to discuss the issues and the broader relationship between the Maori Party and the Government,” he told the show this morning.
Mr Key also says the Maori Council’s challenge of the water rights issue is not reflective of all Maori.
“It’s important to understand what’s happening here, you’ve got the Maori Council taking a case before the Waitangi Tribunal. The Maori Council speak for some Maori, but certainly not all of them by any stretch of the imagination,” he says.
Mr Key also said he will listen to the Waitangi Tribunal’s ruling on water rights “in good faith” – a contrast to a week ago, when he told Firstline the Government does not have to abide by the tribunal’s ruling.
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18/07/2012 12:23:30 a.m.
Mr Keys ethics and integrity are as measurable as John Banks' selective amnesia and about as reliable.. Does his Yes or No actually mean anything?
Every Maori I have spoken to have said The Maori party have lost all mana. Just as well Mana haven't
17/07/2012 9:51:04 a.m.
Te Rina wrote:
Ha nothing like a bull headed primeminister who has to back down over controversial issues.
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