Sharples and Turia reconsdering retirement
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 7:50a.m.
Maori Party co-leaders Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples are reconsidering retiring from politics at the next election.
They are reconsidering after being asked repeatedly by supporters, a party official said, the New Zealand Herald reported.
Mrs Turia, 68, told Prime News on Sunday that the issue was being worked through.
"It may well be that we stand at the next election but ... we are still working those issues through," she said.
Dr Sharples, 70, said he was giving the issue "real consideration".
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5/07/2012 2:39:57 p.m.
What's wrong Dan, feeling a bit overwhelmed by the number of Maaori in parliament are you?? It's not as if Pakeha don't have their own political parties within parliament representing Pakeha.
If Turia and Sharples do retire it will be a sad day. They have done alot for Maaori, even when they at times clash with Maaori. It will be interesting to see who will be able to fill the space.
11/06/2012 9:18:37 p.m.
Heres a better idea, retire the whole damn party, its a complete racist joke. If i started the NZ European party i would be labled a racist.
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