Turia happy with Key's response
Thu, 19 Jul 2012 8:10a.m.
By Adam Ray
The Maori Party's waited more than a week for their meeting with the Prime Minister and it ran an hour longer than expected - but the two sides made good use of that time
“We were concerned about legislation being introduced over the Waitangi tribunal hence we've talked it through and happy with the outcome,” says Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia.
Ms Turia says the Prime Minister's agreed the Government won't make laws that go against Maori rights to water
“The main issue was that this Government would do the same as Labour by legislating away rights and they have agreed not to do that,” she says.
Some have been calling for the Maori Party to walk away from their relationship with National.
The Prime Minister angered many within Maoridom by saying he's prepared to ignore the Waitangi Tribunal recommendations over water claims.
But Ms Turia was happy with Key's response last night
“He has explained that all he was doing was reiterating the law as it stood and I have accepted his response.”
And Ms Turia says while the two parties may disagree over the Waitangi Tribunal, they will talk about it
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22/07/2012 9:59:37 p.m.
@Joe. The foreign owners will make even more. Get used to it. You get what you voted for.
21/07/2012 11:42:19 p.m.
Get ready people of NZ. Maori radicals are going to demand 2% payment from every household and landowner in the country because it's their land you built on. Sounds stupid; well so did the ownership of water 6 months ago, and now thanks to a spineless, capitulating PM this has become reality. These maori radicals are now on the cusp of making billions from every hard working NZer in the country. And don't think for one minute it'll end there. God help New Zealand for we are in serious trouble.
21/07/2012 11:32:57 a.m.
I can imagine what is left of the Maori Party after the next election sitting around asking each other "what went wrong"? Well, I would suggest the above story explains it all. The Maori Party could have, and should have used this issue to re-establish their identity as an independent party however I think this choice is the beginning of the end for them.
20/07/2012 7:28:39 p.m.
turia is happy with the only thing that counts her pay packet .
19/07/2012 10:05:09 a.m.
Maori poodles wrote:
Where is the Tariana who occupied Motua Gardens, who was outspoken on Maori issues? She is now just an apologist for the rich-boy govt of Mr Key.
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