Turia rejects 'house n****rs' comment
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 12:31p.m.
By 3 News online staff
Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia has reacted to former colleague Hone Harawira’s racial slur where he called her party “house n****rs”.
Mr Harawira made the comment on Facebook in response to the Government’s decision not to attend a hui on water rights.
Ms Turia says the comments were offensive, unfair and untrue.
“I’ve never been a house n****rs,” she says. “And I don’t take kindly to be called one.”
She says Mr Harawira is all talk and making empty promises to Maori.
“He goes around acting as if whatever he says and does is going to be taken up by the Government. Well I don’t think the Government is about to listen to Hone Harawira.”
Mr Harawira’s online tirade included comments that the Maori Party was controlled and led by Prime Minister John Key.
“Notice how John Key says none of his Maori MPs are allowed to go to the National Maori Hui on Water ... and two minutes later Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples say that they're not going," Mr Harawira wrote.
But Ms Turia says his comments are wrong and the Maori Party are not attending the invite-only hui because they weren’t invited.
“To create a perception that we are sell-outs and he’s the man is absolutely unfair and untrue and he knows it,” says Ms Turia.
She says the party is founded on being Maori ambassadors and acting in their best interests.
“It’s not me who acts against the interests of our people. Everything we stand for is about upholding the values, the kaupapa and tikanga of our people and we will continue to do so.”
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9/09/2012 9:31:11 a.m.
@MOERA. Agree. He makes it obvious.
7/09/2012 12:34:49 p.m.
Hone Harawira is branded a 'racist' by his blunt words. What shall we call J.Key when he constantly fails to 'act in good faith' and blatantly disregard Maori claims. J.Key has effectively put a collar around the Maori Party 'neck' and forbidden them to go to a National Hui extended to ALL Maori. As Hone has aptly said 'house n*****s' is exactly how J.Key is treating Maori MPs and the leaders of the Maori Party. J.Key as PM of this country really needs to get himself under control before his unco-operative behaviour sparks all out confrontation.
7/09/2012 9:26:27 a.m.
All I can say about Harawera is he is a disgrace to the Maori race ( just like his mother ) and he should be barred from Parliament. As someone else has written here, he is racist through & through, and in my book " a low-life."
7/09/2012 7:23:46 a.m.
Hmm, im starting to think the ‘im European and I support maori people’ are all the same guy. The rants are almost identical.
6/09/2012 8:55:37 p.m.
@David. Again the paid mouthpiece can't address any issue, has to resort to the name calling. And he is so inept, and my comments struck so well, it took him 3 replies! Probaly familiar with hood wearing and burning stuff from personal experience where NZ generally, and myself, have no experience of that kind of stuff. Is it a Labour convention thing? I've never been, so given his comments, maybe thats what they get up to?I was commenting on that you support Labours SANLU actions to stand by while babies died - as they were only Chinese babies. You have never addressed that issue ever. I know you need someone to give you written instructions in triplicate to do something difficult like wipe your own backside - thats hardly free thinking of you?You commented on Merchant Finance and the sentences given for those crims (which I felt were to little), who helped disappear 160 mil, but when Labour disappeared $29 billion, you claimed it was good for NZ! Nobody has been made accountable for that $29 billion that was disappeared, and it was criminal!Law should treat all NZrs equally, not have one rule for one and another rule for another based on race - thats Racism and what we have in NZ. Maori generally dont benefit from our racist laws, so we should get rid of them and the gravy train that a small number are benefiting from at the expense of the rest of NZ.That National and the Maori party can work together with such diversity in ideals shows that they are more mature than the opposition screamers who hoot and holler in parliment worse than badly behaved kids. Take National appointing Peter Tapsell as speaker, Labour has never recognised a Maori MP in that way before, let alone someone not in their own party. For all the name calling, National has a better record for treating Maori as partners while Labour tries to treat Maori as inferiors, hence the 'Last Cab on the Rank' comment on Maori. Why did Turia leave Labour? Labours racism.
6/09/2012 7:54:33 p.m.
Oh by the way Mike.. I am european... so a european supporting maoridom against race based National party policies is in your tiny mind... racist? lol you need a dictionary... look up racism.. the first thing you will see is a picture of yourself... same can be said for your posts on women and beneficiaires.
6/09/2012 7:50:23 p.m.
LOL Mike.. who thinks poor people should be sterilised.. thinks that extends to low income earners as well.. calls people getting working for families... bludgers.
You are more of a hood wearing, cross carrying effigy burner than Erm... calling me a racist? oh thats rich from a retard like yourself.
I support Maoridon, I support Samoans, I support people of all races... so how am I racist exactly? find a post of Mine that puts any minority group down I dare you.
I can find many many many posts from you putting all minority groups including women down... how ridiculous you are.. reaching for straws.
6/09/2012 5:27:51 p.m.
@Erm thats rich coming from a white hood wearing, cross carrying effigy burner like yourself.. truely rich.
6/09/2012 4:56:44 p.m.
Turiana. If the cap fits.
6/09/2012 4:54:16 p.m.
Hone is one of the worst racists in NZ.We have other racists in politics, but most aren't as extreme as Hone.We have paid mouth pieces commenting that its all okay as their parties have a track record of racism. Take Helens comment on Maori 'Last Cab on the Rank', while no racist words were used, the statement was extremely racist, and the pro-racist paid mouthpieces support any derogatory statement on anyone but themselves.Then again take the Sanlu disaster where Labour doing nothing cost babies lives - but they were only Chinese Lives! Racists like idiotacre/David stand for racism and if a few people die from that racism, it wont upset them a bit. Sanlu showed Labours racist colours, as did Helens 'Last Cab on the Rank'. Labour hasn't changed and is still as racist.National is being attacked for being racist, for having policy to eliminate racist seats in parliment. Now The Maori party has been part of government and moderated Nationals policy to elminate racist Maori seats. National had the numbers and could have had the seats gone by lunchtime, but since they have the Maori party involved in government they have made concessions both sides, as one would expect by parties with very different views. And I have never seen something like Sanlu, or Helens racist 'Last Cab on the Rank' from Nationals leadership!Till Labour apologises and admits they got it wrong for likes of Sanlu, I will keep bringing it up. Also the $29 billion Labour lost pre election 2008 from their corrupt directing ACC/Kiwisaver to invest in likes of Maddoff as they had been wined and dined, and were paid finders fees to Labour members.
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